Oxford BoneDry Handlebar Muffs
Great product, one design flaw
Overall I like this product. I received the shipment on Friday, mounted them on Saturday (took less than an hour), and went for a two hour ride in 32 F weather. I had to turn my heated grips off because the muffs kept my hands nice and warm. These are a little tricky to get used to because all of the switches are no longer visible. For the controls that I use all the time (turn signal, start button, etc) my muscle memory allowed me to find those without any problems. However, the switches for my driving lights and my heated grips are now stuck behind part of the muff which required me to pull into a parking lot to operate them safely. My only concern about this product is how long the muffs will last now that I have had to cut a hole in the muffs to mount my mirrors. The instructions that come with the muffs tell you to remove your mirrors, mount the muffs, cut a hole in the muffs for your mirror stems, and then remount your mirrors. Both muffs now have a 3/4" hole in them for my mirror stems. I may try some superglue to keep the hole from expanding.
Overall I'm very happy with this product.
January 27, 2015
Super and keeps me on the road in sub freezing temps
Does just what it says on the tin. Takes a bit of getting used to, but once you are sorted you have good access to the controls even at speed.
Make sure you spend plenty of time getting everything in the right place and installed correctly before you cut holes for the mirror. This means sitting on the bike with your heavy gloves on and operating the controls to make sure it all work correctly. Once you screw in you mirrors it's locked into place and wont allow any more wiggling.
I also threw fashion out the window and sealed up any air gaps around the handlebars with duct tape. Good gloves has kept me riding down to 20 degrees. I will instal some heated grips next week and I think that should solve me for almost any weather.
January 20, 2015
The only reason you're not using them is because you don't know about them.
Took a trip to Europe a year or two ago and every, I mean every scooter or motorcycle had these things on them. I wondered why I never saw them here, but since getting mine and people commenting on them, I've come to the realization that people just don't know about them.
I've tried umpteen number of child weather gloves to no avail, my fingers would always end up freezing. I have heated grips now so that was helping some, but with these, not that I ride without gloves on a regular basis, but I was making a short trip down the street and I have to say it wasn't bad.
I highly recommend these!
January 15, 2015
These Muffs are GREAT
I previously had some softer snowmobile muffs that I used for several seasons, which were adequate. However in severe weather, they would become soaked and almost a hazard. The Oxford muffs are far superior! They are sturdy maybe even rigid, more or less waterproof (nothing is waterproof at 80MPH) and linked together. They hold their shape even in the driving rain and since they are linked together they are stable and never inaccessible.
January 12, 2015
Excellent Product - Best $50 Bucks I've Spent On Cold Weather Gear
My current ride is a 2014 Burgman 200 scooter. I've tried several other mitts which I had on hand that didn't work as they were too small, impeded access to the controls and/or were difficult to use when you're "gloved up" with thick cold weather gloves
For me there are 4 requirements with mitts: (aside from basically fitting your specific ride parameters)
1) That they have a rigid front and are large enough to avoid blow back at speed which can accidentally trigger your brake lights;
2) Have a rigid shaped, wide hand opening so your gloved hand can easily fit in and out;
3) Permit comfortable access to both the right and left side controls while gloved;
4) Are water resistant and provide some decent level of warmth retention.
These Oxfords meet all of those criteria.
Over the years I've spent more than a few bucks on mitts - these are by far the best I've come across. JMHO
January 6, 2015