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Offline Jarvis

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Hippo Hands Backcountry Muffs
« on: January 25, 2019, 05:28:24 PM »
Has anyone got ony photos of the Hippo Hands Muffs attached to their Tex. Looking for images of all their three versions.
Cheers in advance.

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Re: Hippo Hands Backcountry Muffs
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2019, 10:24:47 PM »
In the offshoot case that you cannot find images and or want to consider alternatives, I cannot recommend this guy's work enough. Storm industries. I think these things have been with me for 5 years now. Never washed them, never even take them off when the temp falls below 60. They freeze, get soaked, dry whatever by themselves on the bike.




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Re: Hippo Hands Backcountry Muffs
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2019, 12:12:35 AM »
I dont have a Tiger. Yet! Thinking about it. I use the original Vetter Hippo Hands,  on my Triumph Trophy, and bikes before. FANTASTIC!! Dont even need gloves. I have 3 sets of Vetter Hippo hands. Guess I thought I would wear them out.
Icy, I am considering the adventure panniers and trunk. Do you like them? Seems everyone goes for the Explorer set. Is that really snow? Dont you fall down?

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Re: Hippo Hands Backcountry Muffs
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2019, 12:28:24 AM »
Adventure panniers: absolutely a must have. I love them because they open from the top and I can tie more stuff on top of them. And when you take them out, they stand upright and you can use them as sitting or put a wood on top and turn them into a table. I also commute on the bike with them attached - perfect storage of gear, backpack, helmet, gloves, whatever so I don't have to carry them around. They also prevent me from filtering in traffic and accumulating more tickets.  :028: :169:

Snow: Of course that's really snow. And yes, if you are not careful, you will slip and fall.   :169: :002:

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Re: Hippo Hands Backcountry Muffs
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2019, 12:57:39 AM »
Maybe someone should start a new post on winter riding. There probably is one. I commute high 30's, but my 60min trip always takes me thru and down to 24'F or less, speeds from 30 to 65mph. It takes a long time to suit up, and long time to un-suit. Plus I go to the gym on the way, so that's another undress, dress, undress and dress. And there is the whole foggy visor thing, cold feet and hands if I dont use the Hippo hands. Heated vest is great. I dont have heated pants, and the battery Venture gloves are only, ok, better than not. My one piece First Gear suit is GREAT. But I feel like the Michelin man, so I am hesitant to go all the way and wear the suit. And then there's the slip and slide challenge. If there is a thread, please point the way. Inspire me, lead the pack, I really need to ride!!!

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Re: Hippo Hands Backcountry Muffs
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2019, 04:13:49 AM »
I find that at 25F and below I have issues with my helmet fogging up and I need to think about getting a heated visor like snowmobile riders use.  My feet are the weak link after the grips and heated gloves are going. 

I don't change much other than when it gets into the 30s and below I have my heated gloves and over-pants with insulation that I wear.  I do have a nice multi layer Triumph jacket that has a storm collar. 

I don't ride much colder than 25F because around here that is where we wind up getting snow and ice anyway so it shuts me down.  I was able to ride at 14F once but that was a very rare occasion when the roads were dry so I didn't worry about black ice.

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Re: Hippo Hands Backcountry Muffs
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2019, 01:10:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by nert [+]
Maybe someone should start a new post on winter riding. There probably is one. I commute high 30's, but my 60min trip always takes me thru and down to 24'F or less, speeds from 30 to 65mph. It takes a long time to suit up, and long time to un-suit. Plus I go to the gym on the way, so that's another undress, dress, undress and dress. And there is the whole foggy visor thing, cold feet and hands if I dont use the Hippo hands. Heated vest is great. I dont have heated pants, and the battery Venture gloves are only, ok, better than not. My one piece First Gear suit is GREAT. But I feel like the Michelin man, so I am hesitant to go all the way and wear the suit. And then there's the slip and slide challenge. If there is a thread, please point the way. Inspire me, lead the pack, I really need to ride!!!

There are a lot of threads that we have chat about cold weather riding. Here's one of them. Just search for "cold weather riding"

https://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,18057.0.html

You can start your own thread, and please do - because this thread is now hijacked with this side-topic. Just copy & paste what you wrote above into a new thread :-)
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