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post #1 of 13 Old 12-29-2009, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Gloves?

I have a good pair of tourmaster gauntlets and I have a pair of short cuff gloves I like (Power Trip or Joe Rocket, I think). The cuff gloves are about beat though. I've been looking on NewEnough. But I was wondering if anyone has any good short gloves that are armored and not too expensive.

Held gloves are super nice, but so expensive.




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I've got a pair of Held's and they are worth every penny to me. HAve other gloves too but they don't come close to the Held's.

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That's what everyone keeps telling me. I'm kind of torn...I figure I could probably keep cheaping out and buy three pair of gloves in the time the Held would last. Maybe I should bite the bullet. What model do you have?

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I have a pair of Held Steve gloves.. When these wear out, I'll order another pair of Held Steve gloves.. http://www.newenough.com/closeouts/g...le_gloves.html

And I paid full price..
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Yeah, the Held and Dainese stuff is very nice. I looked at a pair of these http://www.revzilla.com/product/dain...leather-gloves and was drooling. But, the pair of gloves I wear the most are these.....


I bought them at freakin' Wal-Mart on a lark for 30 bucks. Branded by Bell and probably made in Poonjab, India. They are leather, may not be cowhide, maybe Yak or Wildebeast. What can I say.....I have others that were much more expensive but they are the ones I always reach for.

I messed up and actually tried on a Dainese leather riding jacket the other day at Cycle Gear in Dallas. WOW. I've been looking at leather jackets a while and this was it! However, $800.00 is way too steep for me. Any others comparable at a workingman's wage?

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Been doing some reading and a lot of folks seem to think the quality of held gloves has gone down. Now I'm back where I started. Was looking at Helimot, but they are REALLY expensive.

Dan, how long ago did you get your Steves...before the move to German/Hungarian production?




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check out lee parks design gloves.

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I wear and really like the cortech vice glove with soft and super comfortable goat skin palms. If you want to try them, come by my store in Hayward,

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Cool, thanks guys.




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Well, I now know more about motorcycle gloves than anyone should. And I am glad I am getting some decent gloves finally...for a guitarist and writer, I should probably keep my hands serviceable if possible.

I looked at a BUNCH of gloves including all the ones recommended here, and I decided on the Held Steves. Why? The rivets on the palm make a hell of a lot of sense to me. All the gloves mentioned seem super nice, though.

Thanks again everybody.

And I got to do business with newenough. Great folks. They have some good stuff on closeout...worth a look. Although there is going to be red on my gloves...gonna have to get em dirty quick.




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