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I think it's all about what your body acclimates to. In the fall / early winter 30 feels cold. By early spring when I've been through weeks / months of teens to sub zero temps, I'm going out in 30 degree temps without a jacket on. People up here (not me) spend upwards of $10K for a snowmobile hoping they will get 2-3 months of riding season. We don't get the snow we used to. They will ride at any temp if there is snow. I am way more protected in my wolverine even with just the wind deflector than they are.I must really be a puss because it's hard for me to get motivated to ride when it gets under 40. Although riding on frozen water sounds awesome.
A new mountain sled up here is $16k plus...but there is at least 4-5 months of good riding. Check out Fernie Alpine Resort or Island Lake Cat Skiing.I People up here (not me) spend upwards of $10K for a snowmobile hoping they will get 2-3 months of riding season. We don't get the snow we used to. They will ride at any temp if there is snow..
I have the front windshield and the rear plastic shield. I was wearing uninsulated carhart coveralls, a tshirt with a sweatshirt over it, hat and work gloves. I never got real cold, just chilled. I could have stayed out all night. Normally i would wear more or better gear but if things got too cold i could go to the bar and warm up. It really was very tolerable with that set up. Not sure about a deflector with a rear shield, may not work so well. We were out on Prior Lake.So, as a fellow Minnesotan, how does the wind deflector treat you when it's only 0 degrees? One of the primary reasons I'm looking at a Wolverine is for ice fishing and keeping my kids a little warmer than hanging off the back of my Grizzly. Do you need a wind shield or is it tolerable with the deflector? What lake are the pictures from?