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Old 03-10-2013, 02:01 PM   #16
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Ive been using my trusty 12 year old Frank Thomas Aqua gloves which have never leaked Until last Friday, were I had to ride my 43 mile commute ride home from the city of London out to my home in the wilds of Essex.

I treat them with Nicwax on a weekly basis which is a simple process of applying wax on a cloth and rubbing onto the leather.

as i said they have remained waterproof all this time until last Friday.
I had to ride home in a constant downpour, I don't believe the gloves leaked exactly, I think it was more a case of water ingressing from the cuff.

im a diver and have given thought to using a spare pair of 0Three Drysuit diving gloves I have, 5mm neoprene should not only keep my hands dry but warm aswell.

I shall give it a try.

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Old 03-10-2013, 03:09 PM   #17
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I use Aerostich Triple Digits over whatever gloves I'm using for that season. There's probably quite a few threads on this topic if you do a search. It seems to come up once a month or so.


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Old 03-10-2013, 05:53 PM   #18
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Every "waterproof" glove I have tried... failed! Then I tried these:

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

Wear them over your regular riding gloves, ensure that water does not run down the gauntlet by securing your jacket sleeves over the gloves, and ride on. They will not leak & your digits will stay nice & dry.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:21 PM   #19
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I have a pair of rain off gloves from NZ.
They work when I wear a gore tex rain suit over my Rukka, they also work over Held water proof gloves. When its cold ~40 or so, the combination of liners, water proof gloves and rain off over gloves will keep your hands warm
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:36 PM   #20
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I also have tried tons of differant shit...

My solution..Aerostich elkskin ropers.

Wet hands aren't the problem, getting gloves back on at fuel stops is the problem.

Ropers dry out quick enough when the rain stops.

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Old 03-10-2013, 06:56 PM   #21
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I'm a believer in the aerostich crab glove covers mentioned in post #7. "work well" and when not needed wad up nice and small for easy stowage.
Yes, the crabbers work great especially since I put on the grip puppies. I never liked the feel of the triple digit gloves on the smaller R12 grips. I wore the grips out around 80k and now they feel better on the fatter grips
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:05 PM   #22
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Look for Goretex Extrafit. The membrane is bonded to the liner and outershell. They're completely waterproof, and the drama of putting a wet hand in the glove goes away for good.

I love my Held warm n dry and Held Rainstars!
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:06 PM   #23
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Heated grips really help.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:51 PM   #24
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look for goretex extrafit. The membrane is bonded to the liner and outershell. They're completely waterproof, and the drama of putting a wet hand in the glove goes away for good.

I love my held warm n dry and held rainstars!
+1 on the Held Warm N Dry. I would not even consider buying a "waterproof" glove without goretex extrafit.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:13 AM   #25
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If I'm leaving the state I'll probably have 3 liters of gloves with me. In an all-day rain I can sometimes use one pair all day or sometimes I get the liners damp and switch to another pair.

I have Held Rainstorm gloves and the Extrafit Gore-tex really does make them more convenient. FOR ME the gauntlet on the Rainstorm gloves is more likely to pop out of the sleeve of my jacket. The gauntlets don't look short, but my other rain gloves have longer ones.

I also have two different Olympia waterproof gloves, one with thinsulate and one with only the fleece inner layer. They work for me for cooler temperatures. These are the hardest to dry once they get wet.

I also carry Aerostich triple-digits. These can go over mesh gloves, or over plain leather gloves or over an insulated glove. The triple digits are the most versatile and a good fallback when others are damp. I find them slick and putting on the second one is a pain since they are so slick and awkward. But they work.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:21 AM   #26
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I also have tried tons of differant shit...

My solution..Aerostich elkskin ropers.

Wet hands aren't the problem, getting gloves back on at fuel stops is the problem.

Ropers dry out quick enough when the rain stops.

JMTC
My solution as well, but I live somewhere where cold isn't a problem.

When it was cold and wet I had a pair leather welding gauntlets that I'd waxed and wore them over my regular gloves. Clumsy, but worked against cold and wet.

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Old 03-11-2013, 06:08 AM   #27
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HELD with the X-tra liner or whatever they call it. Works a treat.
I test waterproof riding stuff as a business and the HELD gloves with the new Gore-Tex liner have been the answer.
The wet hand thing in the glove is a BIG deal when you fill up 3-4 times a day in the rain.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:12 AM   #28
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I have a couple friends that use neoprene divers gloves and rave about them. No protection though.

I usually get a pair of black dollar store rubber gloves and large enough to slip over my existing gloves.
Maggot - Neoprene gloves are "wet gloves" - they are not waterproof. They way they work is they trap a small "film" of water between your skin and glove and your body's heat warms up the water which keeps you warm. But you're right, they do not provide any protection whatsoever.

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I just got a pair of Gerbing T5's so I did not have a chance to use them. However, per Gerbing, "gloves (excluding glove liners) are all constructed with a waterproof/breathable membrane to keep your hands dry. However the leather is not waterproof and should be treated with a water repellant. We recommend NikWax Glove Proof, available from Gerbing's or your Gerbing's dealer." I may order a bottle and give it a try...
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:26 AM   #29
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Rev It Kelvins do a decent job, but if I'm in any serious rain, the 'Stich Lobster Claws go on.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:30 AM   #30
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I was getting sick of 'weather proof' motorcycle gloves that didn't work.

I snagged a pair of 'water proof', winter gloves at REI for ~130$. Thus far they have kept my hands warm and dry.

They are also the first gloves ive found with a water proof zip open vent on top.
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