ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Gear > Equipment
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-07-2012, 09:13 AM   #16
Xeraux
Archvillain
 
Xeraux's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Oddometer: 30,892
Quote:
Originally Posted by Riteris View Post
I never bothered with waterproof summer gloves because if it is hot out, I don't care if my hands get wet.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SgtDuster View Post
Same here.

If it's so hot that I need "summer" gloves in the first time, it's not some wet hands that will stop me from riding.

Cold weather gloves is another story though.
I've kind of adopted this approach, too.
__________________
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.

If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.
Xeraux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 09:22 AM   #17
moggi1964 OP
Tiger Keeper
 
moggi1964's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Madison, NJ
Oddometer: 614
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xeraux View Post
I've kind of adopted this approach, too.
Cheapest option for sure :)

I guess I'll give it a go and see what I think. I just remember I used to hate squidgy gloves
__________________
Moggi1964

Triumph Explorer
moggi1964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 09:27 AM   #18
Xeraux
Archvillain
 
Xeraux's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Oddometer: 30,892
Quote:
Originally Posted by moggi1964 View Post
Cheapest option for sure :)

I guess I'll give it a go and see what I think. I just remember I used to hate squidgy gloves
Yeah. Me too.

But... I've only run across one pair of "motorcycle" gloves that have been truly waterproof.

I've had everything. A'stars, Held, BMW Summer, BMW ProRain, Olympia, Gerbings (which actually aren't waterproof at all. They don't tape the seams of the "waterproof" liner)... All have leaked, have leaked at inconvenient times, and all have gone back to the manufacturers.
__________________
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.

If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.
Xeraux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 01:12 PM   #19
Stinja
Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Souf of teh river!
Oddometer: 20
They exist. When I buy waterproof gloves I do the bucket test: my Rukka ones I wore submerged to the cuff to a full five minutes and not a drop got thru...
Stinja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2012, 01:29 AM   #20
scubasimon
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Oddometer: 69
I used the BMW Summer gloves for an entire week of riding in the humid, hot and wet climate here in Malaysia and my hands were completely dry all the time. No leaks. No lining issues. No smells. I really like them. It was a tad warm in the hottest afternoons (35+C temperatures and direct sun) but still OK for me.
scubasimon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2012, 07:05 AM   #21
MIghty
Gnarly Adventurer
 
MIghty's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: South Jersey
Oddometer: 109
Hey, I also live in nj and know how the weather is. I just use a light weight mx glove when it rains then switch to my regular riding ones when its dry. I always keep them with me incase it rains.
__________________
2012 KTM 990 SMT
http://www.ktmsmt.com/
2002 DRZ 400 (gone)
MIghty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2012, 08:41 AM   #22
Riteris
Dessert Runner
 
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: A place many ADV Riders fear: The Nation's Capital
Oddometer: 2,866
If by "squidy" you mean wet gloves, just turn on your glove dryers and they will warm up your hands as well as dry the gloves.
__________________
Chris

I am taking the advice of all those people that told me, "Hey kid, why don't you go play in traffic!"
Riteris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2012, 09:46 AM   #23
mrphotoman
Beastly Adventurer
 
mrphotoman's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: KBR27
Oddometer: 1,050
Unless it is freezing out, I never gave waterproof gloves a second thought. I do not see how getting your hands wet in hot weather would be a problem, it may even be a good thing since it would cool you off a little and the gloves will dry quickly when the sun comes back out. I just do not see a need for waterproof warm weather gloves.

You can always get the spray waterproofing at a camping store and spray your summer gloves, that will help some but the gloves will be vented.
mrphotoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2012, 01:52 PM   #24
Sparrowhawk
Beastly Adventurer
 
Sparrowhawk's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Eastern Washington, USA
Oddometer: 2,031
Anything waterproof will be too hot in hot weather. Just find the summer gloves you like and then ride over to your local safety supply store and pick up a pair of these for a few bucks that fit over your summer gloves. Keep them in your pocket or tank bag for rain.

Sparrowhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2012, 06:12 PM   #25
moggi1964 OP
Tiger Keeper
 
moggi1964's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Madison, NJ
Oddometer: 614
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparrowhawk View Post
Anything waterproof will be too hot in hot weather. Just find the summer gloves you like and then ride over to your local safety supply store and pick up a pair of these for a few bucks that fit over your summer gloves. Keep them in your pocket or tank bag for rain.

I hope they come in Triumph Explorer Sapphire Blue or I'll just do without ;)
__________________
Moggi1964

Triumph Explorer
moggi1964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2012, 06:44 PM   #26
scubasimon
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Oddometer: 69
Wet gloves smell terrible in humid heat which is why waterproof ones made a difference for me. The Summer Pro from BMW stayed dry without odour in an entire week of riding and was fantastic for me at least. Others may feel different.
scubasimon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2012, 12:16 AM   #27
tsperez
Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Oddometer: 22
I use the Held Air glove (no longer made but it's a summer glove) for all hot weather riding. And yeah they get pretty soggy when wet but if it's my area and true summer the temps are always around 100 F - give or take about 10 degrees. Once it stops raining they dry off fast.

But once I was riding in the 60's when it started raining. It rained for hours and the temperature got to the low 50's. I had good rain gear but after about 5 hours of this weather I was very cold. I figured it had to be the gloves because I was totally dry except for the hands. I purchased a set of BMW Allround 2 gloves. They are a mid weight glove that is totally waterproof. My test was riding the rest of that day and the following day with continuous rain and my hands were totally dry. What a difference! Not sure I would use them in the summer unless it is some thunderstorm. I do carry them on all trips.

tsp
Blog: www.swriding.blogspot.com
tsperez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2012, 12:06 PM   #28
J-Dub24
Adventurer
 
J-Dub24's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Spokane WA
Oddometer: 40
Check out the Tour Master Dri-Mesh glove. Mesh glove with a waterproof/breathable membrane inside, nice leather palm, not too bulky, not too expensive.
__________________
J-Dub24
01 Tiger 955i (green)(sold)
Gran Canyon(Powerful emotions indeed)
J-Dub24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 01:34 PM   #29
dhawker
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Oddometer: 39
I am currently using a pair of FirstGear Master gloves. Lightweight, non insulated, water proof and very comfortable. I use them in the summer when I want rain protection but not warmth (they are warm already because they block the air). I have heated grips which work well with these gloves and not so well with thick insulated gloves. I use them when I am dual sport riding as well instead of motocross gloves.

Another pair I have been looking at that have the same features are the KLIM Powerxross gloves. Goretex and not insulated. Haven't tried them myself yet but I am sure someone has.

Dalan
dhawker is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 04:05 PM   #30
6USMC6
R.I.P. Party Boss
 
6USMC6's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: The "Upper" Valley of the Shenandoah.
Oddometer: 4,555
I bought a pair of Held Rain Stars last summer. So far, they have proven to be waterproof and comfortable unless the air temperature is over 90F
__________________
Mike -

"For those who fight for it life has a flavor the protected never know."
USMC 65-68 RVN 66-67
6USMC6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014