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Old 02-22-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
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Lets talk ADV gloves...

Looking for some gloves for adventure riding...

I currently have motocross gloves from my dirt bike gear bag and leather gloves (plain) from my "cruiser" days...

I like the idea of added protection and "features" such as a face shield wiper, etc.

I don't want to break the bank, any recommendations? Do you guys value "waterproof" gloves?
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:00 PM   #2
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You don't need "Adventure" gloves. Wear what ever is comfortable for the type of riding and time of year.

I use Gauntlets, Insulated Gauntlets, and a couple pair of MX shorties.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:58 AM   #3
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Go retro!



Seriously, though, I don't think there's a better glove (for protection) than Motoport's:

http://www.motoport.com/index.php?op...&pid=23&cid=14
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:01 PM   #4
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You don't need "Adventure" gloves. Wear what ever is comfortable for the type of riding and time of year.

I use Gauntlets, Insulated Gauntlets, and a couple pair of MX shorties.
This.

I wear streetbike gloves on my snowmobile.
I wear snowmobile gloves on my dirt bike.

Wear whatever the hell you want.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...sh-Gloves.aspx


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Old 02-23-2013, 12:32 PM   #5
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Sometimes I wear *gasp* 661 mountain bike gloves on a dual sport ride. Conversely, I may also wear *bigger gasp* Astars moto gloves on my mtb rides.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:47 PM   #6
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I wear my Fox and my Thor motocross gloves all the time on the mtn bike.... Been wearing both (street and dirt) on the Tiger. I guess what I am really asking is do any of you see value in "waterproof" gloves?
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"Waterproof" gloves? No such thing.

Carry extras. Soak one pair, trade 'em out.
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:44 PM   #8
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Get some handlebar mitts to fit over your barkbusters. Helps a lot with wind and rain and cold. Cheep. Take them off on hot days.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:07 PM   #9
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Get some handlebar mitts to fit over your barkbusters. Helps a lot with wind and rain and cold. Cheep. Take them off on hot days.
Hey, that's a good idea for late fall rides!!
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:23 PM   #10
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"Waterproof" gloves? No such thing.

Carry extras. Soak one pair, trade 'em out.
This^.

They will either leak...eventually, or your hand perspiration will soak them from the inside.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:59 PM   #11
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As been said wear what ya want, take extras!

I carry at least 2 pair.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:24 PM   #12
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I have Klim inversion gloves. They are not waterproof. They are lined with gore tex and are wind proof. Good cool weather glove, not a winter glove.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:36 PM   #13
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Whatever suits your needs and is comfortable.

I wear Held Calibur gloves. A regular leather glove with some added protection and a visor wiper. After your first rain ride, they shrink to your hand's size

http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street...ur_gloves.html

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Old 02-26-2013, 05:44 PM   #14
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I've had several pairs...being a cyclist I'm a bit of a glove whore. Here's the skinny:

Olympia Gel Reflector: fit well, not much gel, but fell apart. Not worth the money IMHO. http://shop.olympiagloves.com/710-71...or-710-711.htm

Icon 29er: cheap, minimal padding, but very comfortable and breathable. http://www.rideicon.com/products/?productGroupId=66747

Tourmaster Adventure Gel: decent gel padding, but solid leather so not very breathable. Very comfortable. http://tourmaster.com/xcart/product....ctid=277&cat=9

Olympia Easy Rider: no padding, solid leather so not very breathable. Very comfortable. http://shop.olympiagloves.com/103-Easy-Rider-103.htm

On longer trips, I'll carry the last three with me. I usually run the Adventure Gels for the extra padding and vibration absorption. The Easy Rider is good for cool mornings with the heated grips on. The 29er is my go-to hot weather glove.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:23 PM   #15
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I rock the Motoport Kevlar Racing gloves in the summer for all temps and such.

Personally I think motocross gloves are about as worthwhile as wearing gardening or mountain biking gloves. At even reasonable speeds, I'd think they would shred.

if it's going to be cold or get cold, I just put on my regular leather Helimot gloves, or for wet use, I put on the Aerostich lobster claws.
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