When it comes to snowmobiling, having the right gear is crucial for a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Among the essential gear items are snowmobile gloves, which play a pivotal role in keeping your hands warm, protected, and dry during your winter adventures. One common question that arises among snowmobilers is whether 509 snowmobile gloves are waterproof or not. The answer is that 509 offers both waterproof and non-waterproof snowmobile gloves, providing options to suit various preferences and needs. 

Waterproof Snowmobile Gloves

For snowmobilers seeking maximum protection against snow, moisture, and cold, 509 offers a range of waterproof snowmobile gloves. These gloves are equipped with advanced waterproof technology, such as the Hipora membrane lining, designed to keep your hands dry and comfortable in wet and snowy conditions. 

The Hipora membrane lining is a unique waterproof and breathable layer that prevents water from penetrating the gloves while allowing moisture and sweat to escape, ensuring your hands stay dry and sweat-free. This technology is particularly beneficial when riding through snowy trails or encountering wet conditions. 

To learn more abou how the Hipora membrane lining work visit the article: What is a Hipora Membrane lining?

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Non-Waterproof Snowmobile Gloves

On the other hand, if you prefer gloves with a focus on tactile control and grip, 509 also offers non-waterproof snowmobile gloves. These gloves are designed to prioritize dexterity and feel, making them an excellent choice for riders who prioritize responsiveness over waterproofing. 

Two examples of non-waterproof snowmobile gloves from 509 are the Stoke Glove and the High 5 Glove. While these gloves may not feature waterproof technology like the Hipora membrane lining, they are well-crafted with quality materials to ensure durability and reliable performance during your snowmobiling adventures. 

Restoring and Enhancing Waterproofness

If you own waterproof snowmobile gloves and want to maintain or enhance their waterproofing properties over time, 509 offers solutions like Nikwax products. You can use Nikwax TX Direct Spray-On, Nikwax Tech Wash, and Nikwax TX Direct Wash-In to restore and enhance the waterproofness of your gloves. These products are designed to rejuvenate the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) of your gloves' waterproof/breathable fabrics, ensuring they continue to protect your hands from snow and moisture. 

To learn more about how to use Nikwax visit the article: How should I wash my Snowmobile Gloves?