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Default Heated Grips Or Heated Gloves?

My hands get really cold, riding in the Winter, so I'm thinkng of getting heated grips, or maybe heated gloves. Not sure which is best. What do you all think?

I love the Nostalgic grips, so these are the heated grips I'd go for:

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For gloves, maybe these H-D ones, or some of the Gerbing's branded ones.

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I have heated grips and they work fine, provided that it is over 45 degrees and I wear uninsulated gloves. Lower temps and higher speeds, the front of my fingers get frozen. I have tried heavier insulated gloves resulting in the grip heat being insulated out. Heated gloves seem to me to be the best of both worlds.
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Definitely gloves all over warmth.
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I like heated glove liners rather than the heated gloves. That allows you to wear any gloves you wish
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I have heated grips and they work fine, provided that it is over 45 degrees and I wear uninsulated gloves. Lower temps and higher speeds, the front of my fingers get frozen. I have tried heavier insulated gloves resulting in the grip heat being insulated out. Heated gloves seem to me to be the best of both worlds.
I've never had heated grips but I have to agree with Terry. The cold air hitting the back side of my finger tips and the back of my hands seems to be my biggest problem riding in the winter. Those areas are where it always gets the coldest from the air hitting them directly. Since the gloves are heated internally they seem to transfer the heat more evenly everywhere inside the glove.
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I Choose other for two reasons..

Number 1) I don't have heated anythings (I do have a very nice set of The HARLEY DAVIDSON GAUNTLET GLOVES (Goretex) with liners that do a very good job down to about 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

Number 2) I am going to agree with Parrott on the heated liners.. allowing you to change out the gloves is a major plus.. Doesn't require you to operate the same motorcycle as heated grips would.. and if you get caught in a bad rain storm, the heated gloves may be too wet to use.... where the liners will be available to use with other outer gloves.
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I don't like heated grips because the ones they sell here at least are always on. They just get warmer as the temperature drops. Plus I've already put new grips on that I really like and don't want to rip them off. Gloves are more expensive but they give better coverage, keep you warmer and come in battery powered or electric.
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I voted grips...but agreeable that they're only good to a certain point. Once temps drop into the 30's they don't work so good.

My caveat is, I don't tend to ride much when it's that cold out.

What I like best about heated grips is you can wear a thinner pair of gloves and still keep the fingers toasty.
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Heated grips are a nice supplement, but don't protect your knuckles so well. They will keep your hands from freezing, though. Better is to have heated gloves that are truly wind-proof, as the wind will suck the heat out of your hands faster than anything.
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