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post #1 of 22 Old 10-16-2006, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Normal cool weather Gloves ?

Okay, I starting something like this, but I need to know the options out there and you all are a very creative lot.

I need to replace my normal riding gloves. I had a pair from Cycle gear, the Frank Thomas house brand that held up very well during my get off on pavement. They did tear through the outer leather layer on the palm and it's time to retire them. They weren't great gloves, so I'm interested in what you all recommend for normal year round riding when it's too cool for mesh and too warm for the Snow gloves.

I'm interested in medium weight gloves, prefer some sort of knuckle padding and extra material on the palm and back of the fingers/hand.

I'm looking for leather, non-performated, "waterproof" rated would be alright, but I don't want thick insulated gloves.
I have a pair of Olympia foul weather gloves already, if it's wet really cold I wear them.

What non-motorcycle specific gloves have you been happy with?

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post #2 of 22 Old 10-16-2006, 01:17 PM
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I got a pair of Joe Rocket Hard Drive gloves and Tourmaster Polar Fleece liners last year through New Enough. I see they still have the liners, but not the outer gloves. I've been pretty happy with them. At "in town" speeds, my hands never got cold, but on the highway, I found out they're not too good when it's 21 degrees outside! But they're supposed to be water proof, although I haven't tested that theory yet and between the gloves and the liners, spent about $45.

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For non-motorcycle specific gloves, I have a pair of suede dress gloves that are surprisingly warm and waterproof. They're good for down to about 35 degrees F but start to lose it after that. I'd really hate to hit the pavement with them though.

Ski gloves are super when it drops below freezing and offer decent protection. For serious cold, I wear mittens and just deal with it.

What you're looking for sounds like a snowmobile glove. They are built about like motorcycle gloves but with sealed seams and insulation to keep your fingers from breaking off. They will have a great deal of insulation on top with less on the palms and fingertips so can still feel stuff. I had a pair of Olympia cold weather gloves and they kept my hands warm and dry but the padding was so thick on the inside, my hands would start to cramp. The fingers were not articulated and not really suited well for riding.
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Thanks for the replies, I'm not actually looking for cold weather storm gloves, I have those, I'm looking for good options for the sunny fall/winter day riding.
I'll most likely just head on down to Cycle Gear and see what they have, the last pair did pretty well.

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I am in the same situation. I was looking at the warmer Tourmaster gloves but have not made a decision. Got to do something quickly since the morning and evenings are getting chilly.

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I have the olympia all season with wind-tex. Good all around gauntlet type glove for cool to moderate cold. Insert a liner like the reflective type and fair in cold. This is all I need right down to 25 degrees ( the coldest ambiant I've ridden) even with the windchill. With heated grips ( just installed ) I figure I'll be fine. Now, what to do about my toes?

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I bought a pair of balck leather gloves from JCPenney that were lined with "deer skin" according to the tag, paid about $20 for the pair and to be so thin they are great in colder weather and they do not budle up your fingers so can still grab and hold nicely.
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I order a pair of Joe Rocket Balster 2.0 gloves on closeout at newenough.com

http://www.newenough.com/joe_rocket_...loves_page.htm

I had a $10.00 credit so that paid for the shipping and then some.

They are also closing out the TourMaster Advanced jackets. Nice stuff.

These look like nice gloves with decent protection, I'll let you know how they do.

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I order a pair of Joe Rocket Balster 2.0 gloves on closeout at newenough.com

http://www.newenough.com/joe_rocket_...loves_page.htm

I had a $10.00 credit so that paid for the shipping and then some.

They are also closing out the TourMaster Advanced jackets. Nice stuff.

These look like nice gloves with decent protection, I'll let you know how they do.

TW
I got a pair of them from New Enough a few weeks ago. Nice warmer weather glove (there are vent holes in the sides of the fingers) and thin enough leather for a nice feel of the controls. Good, long gauntlets fit nicely over my Tour Master Saber jacket. For the price they're one hell of a deal.
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I order a pair of Joe Rocket Balster 2.0 gloves on closeout at newenough.com

http://www.newenough.com/joe_rocket_...loves_page.htm

I had a $10.00 credit so that paid for the shipping and then some.

They are also closing out the TourMaster Advanced jackets. Nice stuff.

These look like nice gloves with decent protection, I'll let you know how they do.

TW
I got a pair of them from New Enough a few weeks ago. Nice warmer weather glove (there are vent holes in the sides of the fingers) and thin enough leather for a nice feel of the controls. Good, long gauntlets fit nicely over my Tour Master Saber jacket. For the price they're one hell of a deal.
How warm are these gloves? I am looking for an intermediate glove and a warm waterproof glove. I was originally looking at these (expensive) gloves.
http://www.newenough.com/tour_master...loves_page.htm
http://www.newenough.com/tour_master...loves_page.htm
http://www.newenough.com/tour_master...loves_page.htm
The Rockets look nice and are priced well but I still need something for cold and wet. Suggestions?

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