Choosing the right gloves for snowmobiling or dirt biking is crucial to ensure comfort and protection in various weather conditions. 509 offers a range of gloves specifically designed for different temperature ranges and terrains. Let's explore the recommended conditions for each 509 glove model and understand the significance of insulation levels.
LVL 1: These gloves are suitable for temperatures above 20 degrees F or mountain terrain. They provide light insulation, perfect for milder conditions encountered in mountainous areas. Mountain terrain refers to riding in elevated areas with varying weather conditions. In such terrain, riders typically generate more body heat due to the physical activity involved. Therefore, gloves with less insulation are recommended to prevent overheating and ensure better temperature regulation during intense mountain rides.
LVL 2: Designed for temperatures between 20 degrees F and 0 degrees F or mountain/crossover terrain. These gloves offer moderate insulation to keep hands warm in colder temperatures while allowing for flexibility during various riding styles.
LVL 3: Recommended for temperatures between 0 degrees F and -20 degrees F or trail/crossover terrain. These gloves provide increased insulation to combat the cold temperatures experienced during trail rides.
LVL 4: Designed for temperatures below -20 degrees F or trail terrain. These gloves are heavily insulated to provide exceptional warmth and protection in extremely cold conditions encountered during trail riding. Trail terrain involves riding on designated snowmobile trails, often covering long distances at sustained speeds. Trail riding exposes riders to colder temperatures and increased wind chill due to higher speeds. Gloves designed for trail terrain require more insulation to provide enhanced warmth and protection against sustained cold temperatures encountered during longer rides.
- Backcountry Ignite Heated Glove
- Duke Trigger Finger Mitt
- Fisticuff Trigger Finger Mitt
- Youth Rocco Mitt & Glove
- Youth Rocco Gauntlet Glove & Mitt
Dirt Bike Gloves
Factor Pro: These gloves offer minimal insulation for temperatures 20 degrees F and above, making them suitable for warmer dirt biking conditions.
Neo Gloves: Designed for wet conditions, these gloves have no insulation. They provide excellent grip and moisture resistance to keep hands dry and comfortable.
Low 5: These gloves are specifically designed without insulation, prioritizing breathability and flexibility for warmer weather dirt biking.
4 Low: Similar to the Low 5 gloves, these gloves have no insulation, focusing on breathability and flexibility in warmer riding conditions.
Top Grain Goat Leather: Top Grain Goat leather is a highly desirable material for snowmobiling gloves due to its exceptional durability, softness, and performance, providing the necessary protection and comfort for snowmobilers navigating challenging terrains and extreme conditions. To learn more about Top Grain Goat Leather visit the article: What is Top Grain Goat Leather?
Speed Cinch: Speed Cinch is a 509 exclusive tightening adjustment that allows you to quickly tighten your glove or jacket wrist cuffs with just one hand. to learn more about Speed Sinch visit the article: What is Speed Cinch?
In conclusion, selecting gloves based on the recommended insulation levels for specific temperature ranges and terrains is crucial for snowmobiling and dirt biking. 509's range of gloves provides options suitable for various weather conditions and riding styles, ensuring optimal comfort, warmth, and protection. Additionally, the use of Top Grain Goat Leather in snowmobiling gloves enhances durability and performance, making them a reliable choice for riders in challenging environments.