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Old 05-18-2010, 07:53 AM   #1
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Rain gloves?

I am looking for protective gauntlet gloves to wear in the rain on my Multi. I will be going on a week-long trip and do not have any rain gear yet. I was about to order Alpinestars Drystars but have just read someone that said they soaked through in 15 minutes. I'll most likely be getting Sidi Strada rain boots and Ducati Strada rain suit. Any gear recommendations are appreciated.
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:18 AM   #2
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I am looking for protective gauntlet gloves to wear in the rain on my Multi. I will be going on a week-long trip and do not have any rain gear yet. I was about to order Alpinestars Drystars but have just read someone that said they soaked through in 15 minutes. I'll most likely be getting Sidi Strada rain boots and Ducati Strada rain suit. Any gear recommendations are appreciated.
Only one short test but they performed flawlessly. www.rain-off.com
A riding buddy has similar units from Aerostitch and he loves them.

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Old 05-18-2010, 09:22 AM   #3
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Avoid Held "Warm 'n Dry"

Avoid Held "Warm and Dry" gloves. THey are neither warm nor dry, and on top of that they were massively overpriced. Also, they don't stand behind their products. Will be the last Held product of any sort that I buy.
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:25 AM   #4
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I use the Aerostich "lobster claw" glove covers over my normal dry-weather gloves when it rains. These are the gloves that look like a mitten except the part of the mitten in which your four fingers normally go is split in two, for two fingers in one section and two in the other (of course there is a seperate finger for the thumb). I'm not sure what Aerostich calls them, but you can find them on their web site. I've worn them many times in the rain and they do a great job of keeping my hands dry. I wear Frogg Toggs to keep the rest of me dry.
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:42 AM   #5
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I too use the Aerostich lobster claw over gloves, but they're not perfect: the elastic at the end of the gauntlet does not get tight enough to prevent water from running down your arm into the glove and the visor wiper on the left glove is in the wrong place to be useful...should be on the index finger "claw" rather than on the thumb "claw." Just a couple of niggles with an otherwise fine product!
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:18 AM   #6
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My cheapness knows no bounds. I buy food-service gloves, the longer gauntlet style ($4 for a whole box of them). They stow in my jacket pockets, almost unnoticeable, they go over the entire glove and with a little velcro strap cinch up on my wrists just fine. Best of all, they're 100% waterproof, all day long, in the worst downpour, and so thin they don't affect feel at all.

I never understood the attraction of waterproof gloves, I tried two pair and both were either leaky after a while or hot and clammy.
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:31 AM   #7
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I use the aerostich glove covers as well, so far so good. I've had them in 4 or 5 good soakers.

I would avoid the Sidi boots though. Mine worked well for about 2 or 3 rides. Now my feet are soaked by the time I get to where I'm going. Even if we're talking about a :15 rain shower. I contacted Sidi and they said the fibers eventually loose their water proof'ness and there is nothing that can be done about it My next boots will be goretex and they will NOT be Sidi.
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:50 AM   #8
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Hmm, I've got the Sidi Vertigo 2 Tepor and the Discovery Rain boots... I've used the Vertigo 2's for about 5 years, and the Discos for about one, and I've never had either of them leak on me at all. I'd say they both tie as best boot I've ever worn, just for different types of bikes/riding.

Oh, and to keep it on topic... I use the Aerostich lobster claws as well, and they're great. Sometime soon I'll be investing in the Dainese Jericho gloves for use in wet/cold weather though.
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:32 AM   #9
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My cheapness knows no bounds. I buy food-service gloves, the longer gauntlet style ($4 for a whole box of them). They stow in my jacket pockets, almost unnoticeable, they go over the entire glove and with a little velcro strap cinch up on my wrists just fine. Best of all, they're 100% waterproof, all day long, in the worst downpour, and so thin they don't affect feel at all.

I never understood the attraction of waterproof gloves, I tried two pair and both were either leaky after a while or hot and clammy.
Same here but im gonna have to look into getting some velcro cinches.
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:36 AM   #10
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http://www.aerostich.com/rain-glove-covers.html

Used to be blue, now green. Works swimmingly well.
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:47 AM   #11
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You know, on several down pour days I've considered wearing my steel toe rubber work boots Kind of hard to pack for a trip though.
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:49 AM   #12
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Avoid Held "Warm and Dry" gloves. THey are neither warm nor dry, and on top of that they were massively overpriced. Also, they don't stand behind their products. Will be the last Held product of any sort that I buy.
Ah! I see we buy our "wateproof" gloves from the same place.

I've never owned an actual pair of motorcycle gloves that are actually "waterproof".

I have a pair of heavy, neoprene kayaking gloves that have welded seams and are completely waterproof. They're big enough to fit over my Gerbing heated glove liners or over a pair of non-electric liners.

Viol! Warm and waterproof.
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:34 PM   #13
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Had a pair of Rukka Xtrafit; expensive and not warm but very dry.
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:39 PM   #14
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You know, on several down pour days I've considered wearing my steel toe rubber work boots Kind of hard to pack for a trip though.
*cheapness, cough* small trash can liner bags go over your whole boot, 100% waterproof even in the worst downpour. Looks not so sexy, but totally effective. They also stretch past the top of your boot, tucking in, so no chance of water working it's way in.

I like having a boot (and glove) where I don't really give a crap about its waterproofness, in fact I like a boot that really breathes well so these cheap solutions aren't just penny-pinching they're born from my desire to have very comfy dry weather gear and wet-gear that can be easily brought along or stowed.
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:41 PM   #15
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I use the TCX Airtech boots. Have worn them in many heavy rain storms, sometimes for hours, and never had wet feet, and when it's hot out they allow some air to flow through them. Aerostich lobster claws, Airtech boots and Frogg Toggs make a great combination. Works so well sometimes I ride in the rain just for fun.
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