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Old 07-20-2008, 07:43 PM   #1
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Gloves

Ok so I am looking into what gloves to buy, but it seems everyone has a different opinion on which are the best. I need a good pair of comfortable gloves for hot weather riding (mainly street only for now). Then either a second pair or a multi-purpose glove for the rain.

I was looking at the Motoport gloves but it seems they aren't that popular.
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:17 PM   #2
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hot weather....try Alpinestars S-mx gloves....
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:37 AM   #3
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I'm a firm believer in Held products. Held Airs are my hot weather glove. Its a mesh touring glove. Excellent fit and feel. My rain gloves are also Held but are four years old and Held has replaced them with another rain glove. If I were buying new rain gloves I'd peruse the various Held sites and buy one.

BTW, use the search function in the Equipment forum and you'll find lots of informative threads on gloves.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:43 AM   #4
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I did a search but there are so many different opinions I didn't know which were the best.

So who are the top 5 glove makers in the market?
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:24 PM   #5
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Top 5 IMO, and in only rough order - Held, Helimot, TourMaster, Olympia, and 5th place insert your chioce of Dainese, Spidi, Alpinestars, Teknic.

I've had good Olympia summer gloves that lasted over 5 years of abuse. My current summer gloves are mesh, and I'm sorry but I can't read the name on the label and can't remember what they are. Pretty sure I got them on a sale at Newenough.com last year when several people on here bought them and loved them.
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:30 PM   #6
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I picked up a real nice pair of tan deerskin ropers from Tractor Supply. $20
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:00 PM   #7
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Top 5 IMO, and in only rough order - Held, Helimot, TourMaster, Olympia, and 5th place insert your chioce of Dainese, Spidi, Alpinestars, Teknic.

I've had good Olympia summer gloves that lasted over 5 years of abuse. My current summer gloves are mesh, and I'm sorry but I can't read the name on the label and can't remember what they are. Pretty sure I got them on a sale at Newenough.com last year when several people on here bought them and loved them.
+1 on mark1305's list. I'm partial to the Helds but Helimot gets raves from other riders. I've even been happy with some $40 TourMasters that did the job when I high sided a few weeks ago.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:33 PM   #8
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Thanks guys.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:00 PM   #9
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I forgot to mention, from my list I currently have Held(Phantoms for the track), Tourmaster(Cold Tech), Spidi(solid leather in between temps), Dainese(solid leather in between temps), and of course the unknown brand for hot weather.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:18 PM   #10
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I'm a firm believer in Held products. Held Airs are my hot weather glove. Its a mesh touring glove.
Yep. I like these. Check newenough.com. That's where I bought my pair. Service is very good.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:26 PM   #11
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After spending a couple of hundred over the years, I have settled on Held. A pair of Steve for the street, a pair of Held Air for summer everything. I have Gerbing's for when it gets real cold. And a 10 year old pair of Harley insulated I love. I wanted to buy another pair of winter weight Held when I was in Daytona for Bike Week, but did not find their display this year. Last year it was out back of the Daytona BMW dealer. For that kind of money, I like to try 'em on first. Have had a few pair of deer skin gloves. Buy 'em, put em on, dunk 'em in hot water and wear 'em dry. Will fit like a glove. Spoiled now, need the mesh ventilation. Put on around 450 miles this past weekend. Temps n the low 90's, and my hands were fine in the held mesh gloves. Look at the protection offered with Held. I ride aggressively, and dress for the slide as much as for the ride. Kinda like underwear.... I will wear what I like and what fits, or nothin' at all.
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:07 PM   #12
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I just bought the Tourmaster Natural Deerskin vented one's...

Very comfortable.

Did bleed a bit when my hands got wet.

My first "expensive" gloves and dammed well worth it...

One rant I have is that glove sizing has gone crazy...

I fit the mold of an average size person...

My shoe size is always the first sold out..

34 waist pants are the most popular...

But I have to but an XL glove just to force my hands into them...

I tried some XXL's on sale the other day and could not get them on my hands...

And no I don't have large hands...like the rest of me...average...

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Old 07-22-2008, 12:16 PM   #13
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I have a pair of cheap Icon (yes, the poseur brand) Merc long gloves. They've probably got 40,000 miles on them and I can't ^#+$*ing bust them.

I also have a pair of BMW Boxer cups which are a BMW badged pair of Held Akiras and the right index finger is wearing out after about 5,000 miles. I still maintain this "kangaroo leather is tougher" thing is a complete myth.

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