Summer Mesh Gloves

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by SamRus, May 10, 2013.

  1. SamRus

    SamRus Been here awhile

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    Hey mates!

    So I want to buy some new mesh gloves to be used for street-riding.

    I have some perforated leather Alpinestars gloves with plastic knuckle protection which are great for about 60°F - 80°F, but above that my hands get toasty. I'm looking for some short-gauntlet mesh gloves with some knuckle protection that I could use in the hottest temperatures. It gets to 100° - 110°F and super-humid around here in the summer!

    Do you guys have any recommendations on what to buy? :ear
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  2. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Motocross gloves are nice in the summer heat.
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  3. bdb1513

    bdb1513 Adventurer

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    I picked up a pair of Held Sambia's last year and love them. The knuckle protection has little vents that pull in air. Pretty decent protection for a mesh glove...has some Superfabric on the part of the palm and the leather is kangaroo leather. Decent price too.
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  4. Commuter Boy

    Commuter Boy Long timer

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    Just picked up some Triumph Falcon gloves, nice perf. gloves, some armor, and flow air very well.
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  5. vanseagal

    vanseagal Adventurer

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    Vanucci rvx-2

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  6. SamRus

    SamRus Been here awhile

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    Thanks so much guys, you're awesome!
    This is why I love advrider :clap
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  7. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    FirstGear Meshtecs if you want protection and a longer gauntlet type glove for hot weather.
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  8. CordR

    CordR Been here awhile

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    Last year I picked up a pair of Triumph Adventure Mesh gloves. They are my favorite gloves in terms of fit. I wear them even when the weather is less than optimal for a mesh glove because I like them that much.

    But....they may fit you differently.
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  9. SamRus

    SamRus Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys!
    Right now I'm debating between Held Sambia and Triumph Adventure Mesh. The Held seems to have a little more protection and maybe a bit less airflow, and the Triumph seems to have more airflow and still decent protection, so I'm gravitating towards Triumphs.If anyone else knows of another great option, post it up!

    Your advice has been of great value! I wouldn't have found either of these just by looking at "best sellers" or "best reviews" at the online retailers... :clap
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  10. atgatt

    atgatt Been here awhile

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    RevIt Monster gloves are my hot weather go to gloves. Anything over 100F and I'll just ride naked anyway.

    :dllama
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  11. SamRus

    SamRus Been here awhile

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    Thanks ATGATT! The RevIt Monster won't get me anymore airflow than my current Alpinestars... Can't commute naked though, pretty sure that's not considered "business casual" :rofl
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  12. SamRus

    SamRus Been here awhile

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    Just ordered the Triumph Adventure Mesh gloves for $60.
    Seems like this is the best airflow with still decent crash protection and quality of workmanship.
    We'll see how they do for the daily commuting duty.
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  13. Cyberhog9

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    I'll second the Held Sambia gloves.
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  14. KingRat

    KingRat Stroppy.

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    Alpinestars SMX worth a look ... had a pair for years, really solid build quality. Only problem has been the wrist closure velcro coming unglued from the rubber after about 5 years - easily glued back on. Two workmates have had the same gloves for just as long with the same experiences. Apart from the wrist closure velcro they hardly seem to wear at all.

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  15. b1pig

    b1pig Been here awhile

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    i have a pair of field shear mesh gloves from a few years ago. excellent airflow, great padding, really good tactile feel. decent padding on the back of the hand.

    now. if i can only find where i layed them down at.... :cry
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  16. PeterW

    PeterW Long timer

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    I buy riggers gloves now and sew velcro onto the wrists.

    Sweat soaks straight through so they end up cooler than mesh.

    Pete
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  17. TBaird

    TBaird Adventurer

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    The last few years I've enjoyed the Aerostich summer vegan gloves. Mine are the older version that had hard knuckle protection, the newer ones are padded I believe. They've held up well and they do flow some air.

    -Tyler
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  18. dontlr

    dontlr Banned

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    I bought a nice pair of Teknic here and they're well vented but I'm not a fan of short gloves and this past Saturday was a good reminder why. A bee flew in my sleeve and stung me right where the glove ended and since we were in a group I tried to pull the stinger out without stopping. After struggling with it for a bit I finally got it out. Well in that time the poison went into my arm and it swedded up quite large all the way down to my elbow. I'll be looking for a summer glove that goes farther than the wrist and use these for commuting only.
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  19. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    I use three.

    BMW GS gloves. Good protection, vent well

    Klim dirt gloves - not much protection in a high speed get off, but cool

    Fingerless leather gloves -protects the knuckles and palms, don't need to take off when fueling and very comfy


    I use the later most, unless on a multi day trip.
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