Cold weather riding gear recommendations?

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11/25/2018 5:42 PM

So, up in my neck of the woods I think we can safely say its getting a little chilly, so Im just curious to know what you guys use or recommend for cold weather riding.

This time of year I mostly just ride my road bike, so road friendly gear is also much appreciated.

I recently bought a pair of 100% all weather gloves and they seem to be alright.

PS how the f*ck do you street guys keep your visor from fogging? I even used anti-fog and i still had issues today.


11/25/2018 5:48 PM

Wear a latex glove under regular gloves and rub dish soap on lenses for cheap winter weather tricks.


11/25/2018 5:50 PM

My street helmet is a shoei rf1200. It has an anti fog thing on the visor.

As for cold riding gear, ive got some thermo base layer pants and a shirt that i wear under my gear when its below 50 degrees. If its under 40 i dont ride. They make heated jackets, pants and gloves. I can usually get away with latex gloves underneath my riding gloves tho. Not to bad. Also i have a thermo “isis mask” i wear around my neck to keep the wind off.


11/25/2018 10:48 PM

Put a set of hand guards on your bike, deflects the cold air.


11/26/2018 12:16 AM

Hand guards and hockey tape on the levers helps.


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11/26/2018 12:39 AM

Neoprene riding gloves are great for the cold weather riding

In extreme cold weather you use handlebar pouches to protect your hands from the cold



11/26/2018 12:39 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/26/2018 3:14 AM

Handguards and a vest/jacket is all I use, same gloves as I use in the summer as I can't stand the thickness of neoprene gloves. Works fine for me in the winter (-15 celsius, 5 fahrenheit). Some people use heated grips and soles.


11/26/2018 3:10 AM

JMX82 wrote:

Neoprene riding gloves are great for the cold weather riding

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Neoprene gloves are a must have.
One of those multi-puprose-tube-scarf thingies on my neck, and pulled over the chin.
Helmet chin strap holds it in place and you won't have a cold air blowing directly on your throat.
Other than that, a couple of layers of thermal clothes and you're good to go.


11/26/2018 6:20 AM

FXR has a lot of snow/winter gear


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11/26/2018 7:22 AM


11/26/2018 7:54 AM

When riding during the Norwegian winter, I used to cut a big foam sittingunderlays(for sitting in the forest during hikes) and ducttape it like big handguards. Just to get a big area of deflection of the wind. Neoprene gloves is a must.


11/26/2018 7:59 AM

I run with Under Armour Cold Weather gear under my normal riding pants and an enduro jacket. Some good hunting socks and 100% or EVS winter gloves (latex gloves underneath works well also). I'll throw on a Turtlefur neck warmer if it is very cold. Hand guards are a must. Go ride in the snow!


11/26/2018 8:09 AM

The XC ski and bicycle crowds have a lot of gear that works for moto in winter. THey are both trying to stay warm while doing something that generates sweat and requires freedom of movement.

Years ago, I made a set of “Hippo Hands” out of vinyl to use when riding in the cold. They are the best, since they keep the controls dry. The only draw back is getting your hands to the controls quickly during a straddle the front wheel hare scramble start.'s/Essentials/gloves/Men's_ELITE_Softshell_Gel_Glove/p/14141604021


11/26/2018 8:19 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/26/2018 8:21 AM

Klim is the only Gore-Tex gear that is available for off road that I am aware of. Also they make snowmobile gear so they know cold weather probably better and anyone. Its pricey but their stuff wears like iron.


11/26/2018 8:27 AM

craigathan404 wrote:

So, up in my neck of the woods I think we can safely say its getting a little chilly, so Im just curious to know what you guys ...more

In regards to the goggle issue.

If you aren't already, using a vented (dual) lens drastically reduces fogging. Most goggle companies make them.

If your helmet accepts a breath box (something that deflects your breath away from the goggle) This helps as well.

Lastly if you're a baller... 509 makes a rechargeable heated goggle that will eliminate fogging.


11/26/2018 6:19 PM

Rub a fresh cut potato on the inside of your lenses, old school Scandinavian ice racing trick


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11/26/2018 8:09 PM

Hand guards, latex gloves under riding gloves, under armour cold gear base layer under pants and jersey, enduro jacket over jersey.


11/26/2018 8:14 PM

The fly wind gloves are super dope!! Then you don’t have to wear rubber gloves..


11/26/2018 8:17 PM

Fly windproof jersey

Absolutely amazing


11/27/2018 5:29 AM

Surgical gloves makes my hands sweat too much. New Fox cold wx gloves and hand guards seem to work pretty good. I take a cheap Walmart sweatshirt, cut the sleeves off so it gives me core warmth w/o added bulk so I feel I can move around better. U/A pants seem to do pretty good too.


11/27/2018 10:22 PM

Under armour cold gear. 100%


11/27/2018 11:16 PM

Thermal shirt and hand guards


11/28/2018 11:43 AM

Moose heated grips and handguards. Can ride with normal gloves and if really cold, hippo hands.