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Hand Gauntlets

PostPosted: February 18th, 2004, 8:54 pm
by mjd380571
Wife's hand are always cold anyone with experience using handlebar gauntlets. Are they effective and what to buy any and all tips appreciated.

Hand Gauntlets

PostPosted: February 19th, 2004, 12:32 am
by xcsp
I've used them in the past. One thing to keep in mind, you would want something that allows you to remove your hand out of them quick for any reason-signaling for oncoming sleds,turns,etc.

I've found that with good gloves or mitts and the hand warmers that that is more safe.

Hand Gauntlets

PostPosted: February 19th, 2004, 1:55 am
by PA500XCSP
They are great, I use them in very cold weather. Polaris makes them with a stiff plastic circle to make entry & exit easy. About $40.00 do it.

Hand Gauntlets

PostPosted: February 19th, 2004, 4:28 am
by IndyRed
A women ended up in an ambulance, her sled trashed when her gauntlet came lose and slipped over the throttle. She couldn't get her hand out quick enough to hit the kill switch before the sled hit a tree. I never thought about that happening, But other people have heard of the same thing. I quess her gauntlets just weren't tight enough. This woman was lucky just some minor injuries. Said she'd never ride again tho.......

Hand Gauntlets

PostPosted: February 19th, 2004, 4:36 am
by BigJWalt
I'll vote for them. I went riding earlier this year and without gauntlets, riding would not have been possible. That was the only time I used them, but there good to have.

As for the lady that got her's stuck on the throttle, maybe we should have the Colorado football coach (Barrett) comment on that.

Hand Gauntlets

PostPosted: February 19th, 2004, 9:02 am
by ReconRider25
have you looked into handguards? they look better then the gauntlets, and they block the wind which is the only reason hands usually get cold.

Hand Gauntlets

PostPosted: February 19th, 2004, 2:31 pm
by Gobigorgohome
mjd, I have a pair that I never used, will sell for $10