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Old 09-17-2014, 09:20 AM   #1
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Issue with gloves + jacket + rain

So guys,

I have the Cortech Hydro GT gloves and the Tourmaster Sentinel Rain jacket .

Both by themselves are pretty waterproof and have no issues with that.

The problem comes when I am riding in the rain and I need to stop. The water will comes in rushing into the glove the second I apply the breaks.

With this combo that I have, the glove's gauntlet goes over the jackets cuff; the cuff is too tight to go over the gauntlet.

What can I do to prevent water from rushing in. I was already suggested to use tennis bracelets (the ones used by tennis player to prevent sweat to run down the hands and racket handle) and place them inside the glove before tightening the gauntlet.

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Old 09-17-2014, 03:16 PM   #2
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BEST solution is to get a pair of rainproof gloves that fit UNDER the jacket. Perhaps a shorty glove with little or no gauntlet. It's what it do.

I like the tennis bracelet idea!
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Old 09-17-2014, 04:00 PM   #3
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In the rain, glove gauntlet goes under jacket sleeve (may not apply with ape hangers?).

If you can't cram your glove gauntlet under your jacket sleeve, get some glove jacket combination that you can (or swith to ape hangers?). Easiest/cheapest solution is probably a cheap PVC rain jacket to wear over your jacket and glove gauntlet.
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:00 PM   #4
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Different gloves or jacket are needed. Best to work it all out prior to purchase. We live and learn..............

On a more serious note-watch what professional riders do and use. The guys who make a living on bikes in any weather. You'll see firsthand what works and what does not.
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:49 PM   #5
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Aerostich Sleestacks might work.

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-t...it-covers.html



The BEST option is still gloves in the sleeves. The Sleestacks work pretty good though. They seal up tight enough around the wrist to keep most water out.
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:39 PM   #6
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BEST solution is to get a pair of rainproof gloves that fit UNDER the jacket.


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In the rain, glove gauntlet goes under jacket sleeve (may not apply with ape hangers?).


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The BEST option is still gloves in the sleeves.



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Old 09-18-2014, 05:16 AM   #7
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Hmmm....this is interesting.

In the past I've always just put a pair of industrial/lab type rubber gauntlets over my leather gloves. Over the years I've ridden a lot in the rain and I don't remember ever having water run into the guantlets. Never even thought about putting the gauntlets under the jacket sleeves.

I have a pair of The GT Hydros. Just got them and haven't tried them in the rain yet (glad to hear they work good - killer deal on them at motorcyclegear.com right now btw). I just put them on with a firstgear Kenya and they would fit under the cuffs, although its a little awkward. I tried them over the sleeves and it seemed like I could cinch the gauntlets down tight enough that very little water would get in just from slowing or stopping.

Are you riding a lot of stop and go type stuff? Not doubting your problem at all, it just looks too me that if you cinch down the gauntlets it shouldn't be a big problem. At least in highway riding that doesn't involve frequent stops. Otherwise a different jacket or gloves as others (everybody ) has said.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:05 AM   #8
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The lobster claws are a good idea, but you'll still end up with water in them if you spend any time at all in heavy rain.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:27 AM   #9
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Hmmm....this is interesting.
Are you riding a lot of stop and go type stuff? Not doubting your problem at all, it just looks too me that if you cinch down the gauntlets it shouldn't be a big problem. At least in highway riding that doesn't involve frequent stops. Otherwise a different jacket or gloves as others (everybody ) has said.
Well I commute everyday with my bike, rain or shine, and sometimes I get stop and go traffic. During the summer, the water coming in was refreshing (but annoying). I am fearing the winter months if I get caught in some rain. Luckily it doesn't rain often during the winter in Florida.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:44 AM   #10
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Well I commute everyday with my bike, rain or shine, and sometimes I get stop and go traffic. During the summer, the water coming in was refreshing (but annoying). I am fearing the winter months if I get caught in some rain. Luckily it doesn't rain often during the winter in Florida.
Kind of what I suspected. I quit commuting on the bike many years ago after too many close calls with unawake commuters. Then later when I went to work during the wee hours and commuters weren't a problem, the deer were.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:53 AM   #11
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There are waterproof gloves with an inside and an outside gauntlet. You put the thin inside gauntlet under your jacket sleeve, and the thicker outside gauntlet over. I know BMW makes or made them. I'm guessing others do too.

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Old 09-18-2014, 09:10 AM   #12
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There are waterproof gloves with an inside and an outside gauntlet. You put the thin inside gauntlet under your jacket sleeve, and the thicker outside gauntlet over. I know BMW makes or made them. I'm guessing others do too.

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I commute everyday year round as well and just had to find the right gauntlet glove to fit under my jacket.
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:22 PM   #13
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I'm going into my second winter with my Atlantis 3 gloves. I have a drawer full of other attempts - but these are the only ones that have kept me 100% dry in the hardest rain. The dual gauntlet is the key: one inside the jacket sleeve, one outside. The outer gautlet has two little drain holes for the water trapped between. I'm surprised that other manufacturers don't offer the same idea.

I bought the largest size to give me room for my PowerLet heated liners inside. Warm and dry is a nice combo.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:01 PM   #14
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I have a dual cuff on the jacket instead, so it works perfectly with any waterproof glove. And the cuff is big enough to work reasonably well with larger gauntlets, too.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:30 PM   #15
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I'll offer that a rider should check all waterproof gear with a bucket test or hose as needed to be sure whatever it is you're testing is in fact waterproof.
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