Oxford RainSeal Handlebar Muffs
Not for me but still a nice option.
Bought these in hope of them keeping the wind off my hands so I can extend my riding season. Once I put them on the bike I just new they wouldn't hold up to Interstate Speeds. They are fairly rigid but they would basically be getting full wind blast at 70+ mph for extended times and I suspect they would easily collapse into my front brake causing my lights to come on. Never even rode with them. They seem well made and if you were doing in town commuting or already have some barkbusters or storm guards, these would be a great accessory. They just won't work for what I had intended.
November 16, 2015
One minor flaw
These are a good solution for those who don't want bulky winter gloves or mess with wiring electric heat. I paired these with a set of cheap handguards to act as internal support (don't want to risk interference with brake and clutch leavers at high speeds) and it still came out to less than you would spend on the cheapest gloves. I've used them in temps down to the upper 30s now wearing nothing but summer gloves and my hands have stayed mostly warm. The only issue is the hole for the brake reservoirs that do eventually let cold air in. I'm going to slap some duct tape or something over them when I have time which should hopefully fix the issue. Otherwise these should work great through the winter.
October 26, 2015
Rain protection with a little.. tiny.. compromise
I was able to use this product years ago when riding abroad. It does what it's supposed to do. Block rain, wind and some wind chill. It takes a while to get used to having muffs but sooner or later, you'll feel at home.
The only drawback is that during high speeds, because it blocks the wind, it tends to push against the control levers. Solution I found is so have a lever guard installed under the muffs. This would be my 2nd time to buy this product and I think it's an essential riding product. It may not be for everyone, but you'll be able to just use 1 kind of gloves if you are gonna be going on a road trip.
September 24, 2015
Dry and Warmer'
These help keep your hands stay dry and warm. They allow you to wear a lighter glove which can offer better feeling in cold weather while keeping you warmer, especially with heated grips.
April 29, 2015
Best if used at low speeds...
I suggest low speed use due to there being little rigidity within the muffs. These would be ideal for someone with bark busters or the like already installed.
At speeds in excess of 80 mph without bark busters or an installed wind deflector for the handgrips, the muffs collapsed on the clutch and brake levers. This caused obvious control problems.
They kept the weather off my hands without issue. The material used for that purpose is top-notch.
April 15, 2015
worth the money
I was struggling to find gloves that would keep my hands warm in temps below 40 without heated grips. When I found these, I couldn't pass up trying them. They definitely helped, but the one weakness I found was that on my bike ('99 Bandit), with no fluid reservoir on the clutch side, I was getting a fair amount of wind through the pre-cut hole in that side. I'm planning to find a way to cover that hole, which should keep my left hand warmer on longer trips.
April 7, 2015
if it fit a bit better...
Great product, but on the 1200 GSA it's a pretty tight fit and hard to reach the turn signal with gloves on. I'll use it to extend my riding throughout the winter, but it would be soooo much better if they came in larger sizes. Works fine when I put it on the harley.
March 30, 2015
Excellent protection in cold and rain
Ordered this for winter commuting trying to keep my hands warmer and drier on the way too and from work.
Received the shipment day after i ordered. Took about 5 minutes to install and fit was solid on my Ninja 250.
Kept hands warmer and completely dry on a 21 degree day.
Have used them on both my Ninja and my Majesty and have had great results.
Product blocks a lot of the wind allowing me to used less bulky gloves even on the coldest days.
Highly recommend for winter commuters.
March 6, 2015