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BMW Airflow gloves

Does anyone currently use them? My search for the perfect summer glove continues....

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Does anyone currently use them? My search for the perfect summer glove continues....
Howdy Keith,

Nancy and I both use the BMW Airflow gloves. I also have a pair of BMW Airflow 2 gloves.

We absolutely love them. They are a nice balance of light weight, good air flow and adequate protection. I highly recommend them for Touring and local cruise types of rides.

An observation; They are very short for wrist protection.

When riding at a more substantial pace I use the BMW Pro Race gloves. They have above average airflow, heat reflective properties, high levels of hand protection and gantlet wrist guards with armor.

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post #3 of 15 Old Jun 12th, 2007, 11:06 am
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Consider the Elkskin Roper...they are not as sexy as some gloves, but if they are good enough for the CHP they are good enough for me! Ridden in temps from 34 - 108. For the colder temps, the heat from the heated grips really come through, and in the hotter temps they are fine.

I'm beginning my 4th year w/ mine and still love 'em. Funny though - I was looking at the Airflow 2's last night!

Some have reported that you can get these cheaper elsewhere - just make sure they are elkskin and not deerskin.

http://www.aerostich.com/product.php...cat=439&page=1

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Airflow gloves

Very comfortable but not too durable. My right hand has a rip where the fabric meets the leather on the palm. This is the second year. $90 down the drain.

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Howdy Keith,

Nancy and I both use the BMW Airflow gloves. I also have a pair of BMW Airflow 2 gloves.

We absolutely love them. They are a nice balance of light weight, good air flow and adequate protection. I highly recommend them for Touring and local cruise types of rides.

An observation; They are very short for wrist protection.

When riding at a more substantial pace I use the BMW Pro Race gloves. They have above average airflow, heat reflective properties, high levels of hand protection and gantlet wrist guards with armor.

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I am determined not to buy any more gloves online. I am having problems with the internal seams picking at my fingernails. I have decided that it would be either the AirFlow 2 or the ProSports. I would prefer the Prosports but was concerned that they would be too hot. What are your thoughts about HOT weather riding with the ProSports.

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I picked up a pair way back in Aug 04. They have been great, but they were short on the wrist. Stopped into MAX BMW on my last east coast trip and picked up what I thought were airflow II as they had more material that better covered the wrists. Much better glove than the original airflow. I'll check them when I get home for the correct name (could be airflow III?)

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I bought a pair of the helimot F108 summer gloves a few weeks ago, bright yellow

eeexxxpensive, but I ride a lot in the heat and wanted good protection. Almost got the held GP's from newenough but decided on dedicated warm weather gloves.

These things work great and feel good, air flow thru them is surprising, when you look at how much glove is there.

Seems i get more paranoid every year and buy better gear, but I don't have time to crash and not get up...especially if I scoot off-road in the desert without intention.
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post #8 of 15 Old Jun 12th, 2007, 5:10 pm
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Thumbs up BMW Gloves

Hi Keith,

I have used the BMW gloves in the past and found them comfortable yet overly expensive. Over the past couple of years, I have used "no name" gloves purchased from my local motorcycle dealer. They have great venting and have worn well.

Just last week, I bought my second pair of deerskin gloves which work superbly in the oppressive summer heat which we are having here. I paid $39 Cdn for them which, to me, seems like a steal. They have seamless palms and are well vented. I plan on taking both pairs on my tour this summer. If you're interested, send me a PM and I'll give you the information on The Old Mill.

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I am determined not to buy any more gloves online. I am having problems with the internal seams picking at my fingernails. I have decided that it would be either the AirFlow 2 or the ProSports. I would prefer the Prosports but was concerned that they would be too hot. What are your thoughts about HOT weather riding with the ProSports.
Howdy Keith,

I do not have any experience with the ProSport gloves. They look similar to the ProRace, but a tad more padding on the fingers and without the carbon fiber on the knuckles.

Can't say how cool they'd be, sorry.

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Consider the Elkskin Roper...they are not as sexy as some gloves, but if they are good enough for the CHP they are good enough for me! Ridden in temps from 34 - 108. For the colder temps, the heat from the heated grips really come through, and in the hotter temps they are fine.

I'm beginning my 4th year w/ mine and still love 'em. Funny though - I was looking at the Airflow 2's last night!

Some have reported that you can get these cheaper elsewhere - just make sure they are elkskin and not deerskin.

http://www.aerostich.com/product.php...cat=439&page=1
Ted: I have been thinking about ordering the Elkskin Ropers. I believe they come in a natural color as well as black. I wondered if you had the black and if the black color bleeds through in hot weather. I have a pair of black deerskins that I love but they are about worn out and they turn my hands black. Thanks.

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Let me hijack my own thread. I know that I said that I wasn't going to buy any more gloves online but I did. I found these deerskin gloves with external stitching. The main complaint that I have had about the last dozen pair of gloves that I bought was the finger seams picking at my fingernails. So for anyone that is interested, here is what I went with:

Tourmaster Deerskin gloves from NewEnough.com
Constructed with Grade A, aniline-dyed deerskin leather
Velcro backed deerskin leather wrist strap with elastic wrist band provides a secure fit
Perforated fingers provide cooling ventilation
Out-seam stitched palm and in-seam stitched upper maximizes glove comfort and function
Ergonomically designed palm configuration with padded palm patch to help ease fatigue
Padded thumb patch helps to resist wear from grip flanges
Padded knuckle design offers protection and styling
Forms to your hand for a personalized fit


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I believe they come in a natural color as well as black. I wondered if you had the black and if the black color bleeds through in hot weather.
Hi Ray -

I have the natural - didn't buy the black because Aerostich warns that they can bleed.

Over time, natural will turn slightly black as you can see from the attached! The other nice thing about these specific gloves is that there are no seams on the palm side so they are very comfortable.
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Back to your original question

Bought a pair BMW Airflow gloves in 2003 and have worn them for the past 4 1/2 years with no issues . . . I wear no other gloves. I believe the reason for the long life is the fit - when they are just right the gloves can last really a long time. Too tight too loose well that's another story!!

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I am on my third pair, they last me about a year riding almost everyday. On the LT I can use them almost year round in Dallas, but on the GS I have other gloves. The last pair that I bought are white or sand(i don't remember what it was called); but that makes them cooler as well.

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Thumbs up Airflow gloves

Been using mine for 2 seasons. No complaints.
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