I have some good pieces of kit (finally), but the real unsung hero is my lowly pair of Olympia Gel-palm gauntlets. These have been my main gloves for six years of constant use, and barely look worn. They were comfortable right from the start, and have never bled in the rain.
"You wouldn't be riding a motorcycle if you weren't an optimist."
- Matthew Crawford
2005 Ural Tourist, 2000 Kawasaki W650