Lets talk ADV gloves...

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by kingofZroad, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. kingofZroad

    kingofZroad Been here awhile

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    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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  2. Flashmo

    Flashmo Whatever...

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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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    chollo9 Screwed the Pooch

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  4. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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  5. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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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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  6. kingofZroad

    kingofZroad Been here awhile

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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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    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    "Waterproof" gloves? No such thing. :nah

    Carry extras. Soak one pair, trade 'em out.
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  8. thegraydog

    thegraydog 2 wheels X 6 ways

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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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  9. kingofZroad

    kingofZroad Been here awhile

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    Hey, that's a good idea for late fall rides!!
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  10. Flashmo

    Flashmo Whatever...

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    This^.

    They will either leak...eventually, or your hand perspiration will soak them from the inside.
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  11. JoshBMW

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    As been said wear what ya want, take extras!

    I carry at least 2 pair.
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  12. dhb400

    dhb400 No Regrets

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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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  14. mcstark

    mcstark KaTooM convert

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    I've had several pairs...being a cyclist I'm a bit of a glove whore. :D Here's the skinny:

    Olympia Gel Reflector: fit well, not much gel, but fell apart. Not worth the money IMHO. http://shop.olympiagloves.com/710-711-Gel-Reflector-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.php?productid=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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  15. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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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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  16. markgsnw

    markgsnw WTF?

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    I used to agree, now I disagree. I just hadn't found the right gloves, but they are out there. Held Warm n' Drys are indeed waterproof. Don't know if they're diving gloves, but for hours of driving western Oregon winter rains, yes, they are waterproof.
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  17. ADW

    ADW 'tard bike restos

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    I bought a pair of Motoports a couple years ago on the advice of none other than Dr. Rock of The Mobius Trip. They're what he's been using on the Mobius routes for years. They are indeed my favorite gloves of any I've ever used and are my go-to gloves I grab before just about every ride on any of my bikes. The only time I go for something else is when it's just August-In-Atlanta AFRICA Hot and humid, then they're too warm. But otherwise, big bump for Motoports!
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