Gauntlet glove recommendations?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Chickenstrip, May 3, 2013.

  1. Chickenstrip

    Chickenstrip Been here awhile

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    Hi,

    I've been wearing a pair of gloves (Brand? Don't know off hand - not one fo the majors.) that leave my hands black whenever I come across rain. Not only are they not waterproof, the die runs like blood, even after 6+ years of all-weather riding.

    So I'm looking for recommendations for new gloves that have some protection, gauntlets, and that won't bleed in the rain. These would be used from late spring into the fall, not winter. (I have a nice pair of Dainese taking care of that season.)

    Thanks for the help.
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  2. bowtie39

    bowtie39 n00b

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    Might take a look at Texas Good. Has a selection of USA made gloves and a variety of leather types.
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  3. Chickenstrip

    Chickenstrip Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the suggestion. They look like general work gloves rather than motorcycle specific gloves. I'd like gloves with the 'protection' we've come to expect with moto-specific gloves.
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  4. Brad-Man

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    Held Agadir or Klim Induction...
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  5. hpsVFR

    hpsVFR Hoosier Daddy

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    I was always happy with my Held Steve gloves, and felt them worth the price. Bought my last ones from http://www.newenough.com
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  6. Chickenstrip

    Chickenstrip Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the suggestions!

    Anyone try the Cortech Latigo gloves? I recall a magazine review of Cortech gloves that was very positive.
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  7. motowest

    motowest Two-wheeled Adventurer

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    I am also looking for gloves with similar criteria. I am considering the Motoport Kevlar gloves - they look pretty ideal.
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  8. Chickenstrip

    Chickenstrip Been here awhile

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    Okay, summer gloves that are water resistant and don't cost $200? Recommendations?
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  9. Mr_Snips

    Mr_Snips Husky BRAAAAAAAAP!

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    Had very good luck with A* but just picked up a set of Klim induction gloves
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  10. NJ Moto

    NJ Moto Long timer

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    I too am considering the Motoport gloves. Anyone have experience with them?
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  11. Chiriqui Charlie

    Chiriqui Charlie Been here awhile

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    I have two pairs of Icon guantlet gloves, one waterproof and one mesh. Love them both!!
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  12. swooshdave

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    Which model of waterproof glove? One review of the PDX said it sucked.
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  13. Chickenstrip

    Chickenstrip Been here awhile

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    Anyone riding with Aerostich rain covers? They look kinda clumsy to me, but maybe it's worth the water protection without buying new gloves?
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  14. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    I have them, and the keep your hands dry even when it's pouring. The downside is there is no dexterity whatsoever. I was riding to VT a couple of years ago in pissing rain when a deer jumped over the guardrail a couple dozen yards in front of me at 45. If it had been any later, I would have nailed it, having no chance at panic braking. So, I would get some good gloves that allow you good reaction time.
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  15. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    I've not had a pair of black gloves yet that doesn't bleed when they get wet. You can wash them a few times with some woolite and it will stop most of it.

    I like Dainese and now Rev'it.
    A* never seem to fit me correctly.
    Held look nice but nowhere to try them on that I've found.
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  16. cheff

    cheff Been here awhile

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    I have gone through so many gloves I cant count. My sweat is like acid and eats at them in a few months.

    I was buying a pair of Held Steves every year, I tried some custom fitted Helimot buffalo gloves, lasted less than a year before I had a hole in the palm.

    I then got the Elk skin gauntlets from Aerostich. They are now 3 years old, worn every single day rain or shine, with not sign of wearing out.

    Best gloves ever in my personal opinion period. I loved the feeling of the kangaroo leather of the Steves but I could not afford spending 120 bucks a year in gloves.

    Here is a pic. Like I said 3 years of daily wear. My GS grips lasted less than this gloves.

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  17. WRW9751

    WRW9751 7th Day Adventurist

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    I did the same, Held Steve gloves are very nice.
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  18. Flightar

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    +1, Held Steve.
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    FoxCreekLeather.com
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  20. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    I've been using the Cortech Adrenaline now for 4 years. They fit perfectly and other than a little rub spot on the thumbs and some fading of the black leather dye look about like they did when I got them. I have some leather dye so I'll just re-dye them. They have a newer version out now that looks nice too, but they bumped the price from $100 to almost $200 with the new model so I haven't tried them.

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