Alcan — Max coverage, ADV/touring motorcycle hand covers
The all new Alcan™ is a maximum coverage, all-weather hand cover that fits adventure bikes, sport touring bikes, and many others. It may not surprise you that they are covered with HippoSkin™, our waterproof outer shell, and insulated with a generous layer of HippoFat™, a warm, flexible, closed cell foam—both are designed to keep inclement weather away from your hands.
We designed them for the BMW GS, but Alcans fit most adventure bikes and sport tourers. The Alcan is the ultimate hand cover for all-weather riders. Alcans have a neoprene cuff ensures a tight fit and seals off wind and rain. They also have a generous, plush, quilted interior hand opening that stays open at high speeds. They are designed to be fitted over hand/brush guards. Alcans are 12" deep.
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Alcans feature front and side reflective panels for higher visibility in low light situations.
Sold in pairs. Hand/brush guards are required for proper fitment and for safety reasons. Hippo Hands go on and off in seconds and never require tools or hardware.
I live in New England but I don't talk about a short riding season. There is quite a lot of time when there is not snow or ice to be seen on the roads during our Winter so no reason not to ride! These Alcans really make a difference on my 2020 BMW GSA. So far, I've ridden this season in temps in the teens and my hands have stayed plenty warm with Summer riding gloves & handgrip heat. I've ridden for years with really great Winter gloves and heated grips but the heavier gloves are clumsy to work controls in. Thanx Hippo Hands! I'll be ordering a couple more pairs for my other motos. ~Corvus
Wore out front rotors at highway speed.
We state on every product page that we do not recommend installing hand covers without hand guards. Hand Guards or Lever guards are necessary to support them and to prevent blowback onto the levers.
Works very good and even better with my heated grips. I have a Kawasaki Versys 1000 and they stay in place and block wind very well as described. Theses are a keeper for use in colder temperatures.
I had to wait until the temps dipped to give my Alcans an honest review. I bought these for my Harley Pan America because my old handlebar muffs were too tight for the handlebar controls. I was a little skeptical of how warm they would be because of how big the hand openings were but it has gotten down into the 20's and my hands have been good with middleweight gloves. The Alcans do not interfere with any of the Pan America's many buttons either. Very well made also. When I first got them the velcro straps were too short to fit around my stock handguards. I notified customer service and a set of extenders were in mail the next day.
Oh and the little orange logo matches my bike. ;)
Universal fit is poor for my 08 r1200gs, large openings are present
Also the Velcro provided is woefully inadequate for stock handguards.
We are happy to send you the updated Velcro straps. We realize the early version were too short for some hand guards.
We are also happy to help with fitment issues, we have fit the Rogues on the GS and they should work great. Please email us and we can help with any issues you are having.
Thank you for the feedback!