Alcan — Max coverage, ADV/touring motorcycle hand covers
The 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.
PLEASE ADD VELCRO EXTENSIONS TO YOUR ORDER IF YOUR HAND GUARDS HAVE SIDE RAILS GREATER THAN 1" IN HEIGHT.
Wonder what I did without them, they are wonderful.
Love these! Keeps the wind and nasty weather off my hands and the heat from my grips in. Have yet to use winter gloves when these are installed. Installation is a breeze, maybe 5 minutes total from box to bike.
I run the Bark Buster hand guards on my BMW R1250 GS Adventure. The Velcro strap that came with the Alcan system is useless. The Velcro strip that's attached inside the hippo hands is way to short! No good! I had to use regular old Velcro and stick it to the side of the hand guard rail so it would catch a portion of the inside of the hippo hands Velcro strip. They do keep the wind and rain off my hands.
They do work. These and heated grips get me to work every day. Coldest commute so far is 28f. Hoping they still work into the low teens. It’s nice using leather lined gloves instead of the bulky heated gloves. The Velcro to wrap the hand guards is too short for GS handguards , and I also ended up making extra Velcro straps to seal them up tighter around the mirrors/controls. Minus stars for the air gaps & Velcro provided being short. I need to source some longer/thicker Velcro to wrap the hand guards to keep them from popping loose. Overall I’d still recommend them. So far so good.
If you ride anything below freezing these are a must. Eliminates 95% of the wind chill while riding. Of course you still need a decent pair of winter gloves. Don't expect to ride bare handed. Easy to take on and off the bike. Excellent build quality. Only minor criticism is I wish the patches of velcro were bigger so I can adjust the Hippo Hands more and make them a little tighter around the bars to close off all air gaps. None the less, awesome product!