Hippo Hands Motorcycle hand covers have a stout history among the typical motorcycle enthusiast. It all started with Craig Vetter, a legendary motorcycle designer best known for his Vetter Fairings. On a painfully chilly ride, he wrapped sleeping bags around his handlebars using duct tape creating the very first version of Hippo Hands. The actual production version that came from this was comprised of leather on the outer side and wool on the inner. Hippo Hands continues to evolve today with a modern take on the decades old concept. They now fit better, maintain their shape, and of course have the quality and looks to go with. The mantra? Comfort every ride.