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Old 10-03-2012, 08:01 PM   #1
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Tip for dealing with wet gloves: silk liners!

Now that the rainy season is upon us, here is a suggestion for the inmates who get out in the rain.

I happened to spend yesterday many hours riding in the torrential downpours in NY and in NJ and the issue is fresh on my mind.

I have been always using silk liners in low temperatures and found them to be very effective. However, a while back, 'xmagnarider' on BMWLT forum pointed out another great idea: using the silks in the rain. As you all know, there is no such thing as waterproof gloves - sooner or later they'll soak through. Then, they become almost impossible to put on or take off wet hands: the interior liner sticks to the skin.

This is where the silk gloves come in: even when wet, they will allow the riding gloves to slide on smoothly. Amazing discovery! It helped me with taking pictures in inclement weather, too: I no longer dreaded taking off the gloves to operate my camera in the rain.

I hope you find this useful .


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Old 10-03-2012, 09:31 PM   #2
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Yep, greatest things silk glove liners. Don't think about it, just get em.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:42 PM   #3
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:40 AM   #4
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I carry glove covers. They have split fingers so I can cover the brakes with two fingers. Got them from Aerostich.

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-t...it-covers.html
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:55 AM   #5
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I carry glove covers. They have split fingers so I can cover the brakes with two fingers. Got them from Aerostich.

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-t...it-covers.html
I tried that, but I have a really hard time putting my gloves back on when I use these instead of silk liners.


Great tip, thanks for that, but I still prefer to use my Rain-Off three finger glove covers (very similar to the Aerostich ones) in stead of silk liners.
When I get my leather gloves soaked too often, they get smelly and stiff if I'm not careful.

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I tried that, but I have a really hard time putting my gloves back on when I use these instead of silk liners.


Great tip, thanks for that, but I still prefer to use my Rain-Off three finger glove covers (very similar to the Aerostich ones) in stead of silk liners.
When I get my leather gloves soaked too often, they get smelly and stiff if I'm not careful.
I don't like getting leather gloves wet. I've been using the Aerostich elk hide gauntlets, both unlined and lined, and they've been great. The covers work well, and I just pull them on over the glove. I also have a pair of gloves made of wet suit material that keeps the hands warm even when wet.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:20 PM   #7
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Great thread, thanks for the real solution to a real problem.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:55 PM   #8
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stupid question...where do you get the liners from?
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:02 PM   #9
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How about :

Terramar-S491-Thermasilk-Glove-Liner
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:35 PM   #10
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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=where+do+i+get+silk+glove+liners






http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ove-Liner.aspx


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one complaint is how quickly velcro will destroy this product. You ultimately have to be very careful while putting on your actual gloves so as not to get the velcro stuck on the liners.
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stupid question...where do you get the liners from?
Any good sports / ski store. Online outdoor-equipment supplies, such as http://www.campmor.com/.

Or, just search for ThermaSilks brand glove liners - Amazon is one of the vendors.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:41 PM   #12
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This works - http://www.rain-off.com/

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Old 10-05-2012, 11:44 PM   #13
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I've personally never had an issue slipping soaked gloves on or off. My main issue is the fact that they're soaked.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:55 AM   #14
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Anybody have an equally good solution for summer sweat? I don't even wear my Rukka's in the summer anymore because I can't get the damn things back on after a gas stop. I want/need the protection but can't handle the frustration of trying to get them back on so I wear some less protective A-Stars. I've only got 4 un-mangled fingers left, so protection is pretty important. lol
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:10 AM   #15
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Problem with glove liners is that you still have a pair of wet gloves to contend with. You can get dedicated waterproof gloves, but unless you live in the PNW, you'll only get caught out in the occasaional rainstorm or rarely need to ride in the rain. Overgloves make sense, just like a rainsuit.

Don't have overgloves, but they just went up a notch on my "round-tuit" list...
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