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Yesterday my wife and I went on a long ride and even though we had our heated grips selecter on high our hands still ended up getting real cold, especially my left hand due to using the brakes. Has anyone used deflectors like PowerMadd and how well do they work?
 

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i have a set of powermadd ones on my sled and if you position them right they help quite a bit, you will still have some wind but definitely helps a lot. And it makes some sleds look better
 

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I think you may like these more:

Handlebar gauntlets:
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/9/47/551/26089/ITEM/SPI-Snowmobile-Handlebar-Gauntlets.aspx?SiteID=CSE_Gbase_26089&WT.mc_ID=80003&zmam=88421133&zmas=1&zmac=45&zmap=26089

Here's what they look like on sled (different brand but similar:
http://www.amazon.com/Polaris-Snowmobile-Handlebar-Gauntlets-2874144/dp/B000M743EA
 

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I checked out the gauntlets and it seems that they would work real well since they totally surround your hands. I also like that they can be taken off easily when the weather gets warmer. The Polaris ones are nice too but I would rather save the $5.00. I'll tell you lots of people were out yesterday afternoon when it was warmer. Last night on the way back from the Lake Alexander we did not come across anyone else riding. It was -10 degrees and our hands were freezing even though our hand warmers were on high. Perfect weather for riding is a sunny day with temps in the teens.
 

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My wife has some gauntlets I bought at Mills fleet farm for about $20, she runs her warmers on low or off and wears some really thin gloves inside of them. Similar to the ones in the link, but they are more of an L shape so they cover the controls well and go about halfway up her forearms.

http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=420133&pdesc=Raider_Handlebar_Gauntlets&aID=507A4&merchID=4006
I think these are the ones I bought for her.
 

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GustoGuy said:
Yesterday my wife and I went on a long ride and even though we had our heated grips selecter on high our hands still ended up getting real cold, especially my left hand due to using the brakes. Has anyone used deflectors like PowerMadd and how well do they work?
I put handguards on my sled this year. We rode on Saturday and the temp was only around 5 above and they worked great. Hands stayed nice and warm.
 

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They work, rode yesterday my 09 dragon fst has them, my buds 10 800 dragon does not. He flagged me down to stop so he coild put in extra glove liners to keep his hands warm. I tend to run my warmers either at low or off. But my hands tend not to get cold anyway.
 

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If you and your wife do mostly sit down trail type riding I would suggest the gauntlets over the handguards. It looks like your sled is basically stock so the stock windshield is already blocking enough of the wind, your hands are most likely getting cold just from the cold, not the wind. My .02
 

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I have a set of the trail version on 1 sled and the pro version on another. These work great IMO.

http://www.skinzprotectivegear.com/snowmobileproductah/handguards.html
 

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i have powermadd on my too they did make a big difference in keeping my hands warm.
 
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