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Whether for wet single track excursions or the daily urban commute, the Backcountry is ready for action and will fit with the widest range of bikes in the Hippo Hands lineup—even cruisers fitted with universal with brush/hand guards.

The Backcountry is 9 inches deep, versus 10.5 or 12 inches for the Rogue or Alcan, respectively.

  • At 9 inches deep - this is the smallest of the Hippo Hands lineup
  • Best fit for dirt bikes, Enduros, and pretty much any bike fit with factory of aftermarket handguards.
  • Plush quilted interior with enough structure it won’t collapse at high speeds
  • Front and side 3M retroreflective reflective panels for higher visibility in low light situations.
  • Hand/brush guards are required for proper fitment and safety. Hippo Hands go on and off in seconds and never require tools or hardware.
  • The soft inner paneling attaches to corresponding Velcro straps (included), which attach to handguards secure fitment
  • As of the 2022/23 season, G3 Hippo Hands now come in a gray finish, versus previous generations' black finish.
  • Sold in pairs

  • *We sell a universal aluminum handguard, offered in silver or powdercoated black, that will easily bolt on to most any bike for winter use and help support Hippo Hands.


    Hippo Hands has a four different models that fit a range of bikes. The Alcan, optimized for BMW GS bikes and the like, is the deepest in the range, with a full 12 inches of coverage going all the way up the rider’s forearm.

    The slightly smaller Rogue model by comparison is just slightly smaller, offering 10.5 inches of hand-swallowing depth, and may be slightly be better suited for riders who spend a lot of time on their pegs and working through a rider range of motion.

    The smallest and most minimal of the lineup is the Backcountry model, which is shallower at 9-inches-deep than its bigger brothers is best suited for naked standard bikes, such as the Ducati Scramber, or lighter-weight dirt bikes, where the rider will be moving around the bike to keep control of their bike on a trail.

    Last, Hippo Hands offers a Ducati Specific “Duc” model for Ducati Multistrade and Hyperstrada owners. The Duc model features transparent paneling that lets the factory hand guard indicators shine through

    Hippo Hands Backcountry G3 - Dirt Bike and Enduro Motorcycle Hand Covers

    Regular price
    $129.95
    Sale price
    $129.95
    Quantity must be 1 or more

    The Backcountry hand cover is a great option for riders looking for good protection but in a form-factor that’s friendlier for smaller bikes, and for spending long stints standing on the pegs and muscling a bike through off-season trails. Read More Read More

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    About The Brand

    Hippo Hands is the maker of the original motorcycle hand cover. With roots going back to the 1970’s, when founder Craig Vetter (of fairing fame) first duck-taped his sleeping bag around his handlebars during a particularly frigid ride.

    Thoroughly modernized, the new lineup of Hippo Hands fits a wide range of motorcycles and riding styles. Functionally, they have molded components, 3M retro-reflective panels, plus of course insulation, and waterproofing. These best-in-class hand warmers are great for anyone looking to expand their comfort zone and ride safely and comfortably through the shoulder seasons.

    More products by Hippo Hands

    Whether for wet single track excursions or the daily urban commute, the Backcountry is ready for action and will fit with the widest range of bikes in the Hippo Hands lineup—even cruisers fitted with universal with brush/hand guards.

    The Backcountry is 9 inches deep, versus 10.5 or 12 inches for the Rogue or Alcan, respectively.

  • At 9 inches deep - this is the smallest of the Hippo Hands lineup
  • Best fit for dirt bikes, Enduros, and pretty much any bike fit with factory of aftermarket handguards.
  • Plush quilted interior with enough structure it won’t collapse at high speeds
  • Front and side 3M retroreflective reflective panels for higher visibility in low light situations.
  • Hand/brush guards are required for proper fitment and safety. Hippo Hands go on and off in seconds and never require tools or hardware.
  • The soft inner paneling attaches to corresponding Velcro straps (included), which attach to handguards secure fitment
  • As of the 2022/23 season, G3 Hippo Hands now come in a gray finish, versus previous generations' black finish.
  • Sold in pairs

  • *We sell a universal aluminum handguard, offered in silver or powdercoated black, that will easily bolt on to most any bike for winter use and help support Hippo Hands.


    Hippo Hands has a four different models that fit a range of bikes. The Alcan, optimized for BMW GS bikes and the like, is the deepest in the range, with a full 12 inches of coverage going all the way up the rider’s forearm.

    The slightly smaller Rogue model by comparison is just slightly smaller, offering 10.5 inches of hand-swallowing depth, and may be slightly be better suited for riders who spend a lot of time on their pegs and working through a rider range of motion.

    The smallest and most minimal of the lineup is the Backcountry model, which is shallower at 9-inches-deep than its bigger brothers is best suited for naked standard bikes, such as the Ducati Scramber, or lighter-weight dirt bikes, where the rider will be moving around the bike to keep control of their bike on a trail.

    Last, Hippo Hands offers a Ducati Specific “Duc” model for Ducati Multistrade and Hyperstrada owners. The Duc model features transparent paneling that lets the factory hand guard indicators shine through

    About The Brand

    Hippo Hands is the maker of the original motorcycle hand cover. With roots going back to the 1970’s, when founder Craig Vetter (of fairing fame) first duck-taped his sleeping bag around his handlebars during a particularly frigid ride.

    Thoroughly modernized, the new lineup of Hippo Hands fits a wide range of motorcycles and riding styles. Functionally, they have molded components, 3M retro-reflective panels, plus of course insulation, and waterproofing. These best-in-class hand warmers are great for anyone looking to expand their comfort zone and ride safely and comfortably through the shoulder seasons.

    More products by Hippo Hands

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