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kingofZroad 02-22-2013 08:43 PM

Lets talk ADV gloves...
 
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?

Flashmo 02-22-2013 09:00 PM

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.

chollo9 02-23-2013 06:58 AM

Go retro!

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/t...ps98b53031.jpg

Seriously, though, I don't think there's a better glove (for protection) than Motoport's:

http://www.motoport.com/index.php?op...&pid=23&cid=14

SnowMule 02-23-2013 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flashmo (Post 20789585)
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.

This.

I wear streetbike gloves on my snowmobile.
I wear snowmobile gloves on my dirt bike.

Wear whatever the hell you want. :lol3

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...sh-Gloves.aspx
http://mule.smugmug.com/Snowmobiles/...SC00868_-M.jpg

http://mule.smugmug.com/photos/i-3Sq...-3Sq9qdx-M.jpg

fullmonte 02-23-2013 12:32 PM

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.

kingofZroad 02-23-2013 03:47 PM

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?

SnowMule 02-23-2013 03:50 PM

"Waterproof" gloves? No such thing. :nah

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

thegraydog 02-23-2013 04:44 PM

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.

kingofZroad 02-23-2013 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thegraydog (Post 20794695)
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.

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

Flashmo 02-23-2013 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SnowMule (Post 20794333)
"Waterproof" gloves? No such thing. :nah

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

This^.

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

JoshBMW 02-23-2013 07:59 PM

As been said wear what ya want, take extras!

I carry at least 2 pair.

dhb400 02-25-2013 01:24 PM

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.

YJake 02-25-2013 04:36 PM

Whatever suits your needs and is comfortable.

I wear Held Calibur gloves. A regular leather glove with some added protection and a visor wiper. After your first rain ride, they shrink to your hand's size :D

http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street...ur_gloves.html

-Jake

mcstark 02-26-2013 05:44 PM

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/710-71...or-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....ctid=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.

longtallsally 02-26-2013 08:23 PM

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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