Backcountry — Enduro and dirt bike motorcycle hand covers
Our Backcountry model is designed for riders who stand and ride (dirt bikers, enduro riders, commuters) but these hand covers are applicable to just about any bike, they are even a great option for any cruiser with hand guards. It is our smallest, most easily adaptable hand cover.
Sold in pairs. Note: Modified or aftermarket handlebars often cannot be properly fitted with standard Hippo Hands models.
I ride a Suzuki DRZ 400S and was surprised to find little to no interference from the Hippo Hands, even when riding single track. At 40°-45° my hands were warm using a pair of light gloves
I bought these to fit my dual sport I use for commuting to work. They have been a lifesaver on rainy days and when temps approach freezing. I got the small size as I have bar-end mirrors on my bike, and these don't go past the bar ends. Larger sizes would offer more protection from the elements, but these work well for my needs; just know you'll still need to wear full winter gloves with these for winter riding. I also use heated grips which I think is necessary with the limited coverage of this smaller size Hippo Hands.
My only word of caution is make sure you have hand guards on your bike! I tried installing mine without, and although they 'mostly' stayed in place, when you reach freeway speeds, these Hippo Hands will press against your front brake and clutch no matter what you do to prevent it. Do yourself a favor and make sure you can install the appropriate hand guards on your bike prior to ordering these!
Met my requirements of no hardware or tools required for install. Super easy to put on/off as needed for weather conditions. Rode in 48 degree's for 2 hours and never had to turn on my heated grips. love them!
Recieved the hand covers and headed straight out. I’m not keen on winter gloves and these covers combined with heated grips meant I could wear my motocross summer glances all day everyday at temperatures as low as -3 without the windchill. Great product I highly recommend.