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Looking for Summer Gloves Recommendation

After tires and oil, gloves are a popular thread topic. I'll add to the fray with this question:

What gloves do you recommend for summer riding? My criteria include:
1. Comfortable in hot weather. This could be done with breathable fabric, mesh, or something else.
2. Do not bleed black dye on my hands when they get wet. My Olympia gloves, after 2 summers, still bleed massive amounts of black dye on my hands every time they get soaked. These gloves have a fabric back and a leather palm; the black-dyed leather makes my hands look like I just bathed in oil and it takes 2 days to wear off. Looks great at the office.
3. Optionally, armor on the knuckles or elsewhere would be nice.

I appreciate any recommendations you have.

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Re: Looking for Summer Gloves Recommendation

Howard, check these out http://www.olympiagloves.com/viewgloves.htmlLook under cruiser, I wear the 150 airflo model, nice gloves for most seasons, but they have a nice selection to chose from.

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Re: Looking for Summer Gloves Recommendation

I just got some of these a few weeks ago. Have not gotten wet from rain yet. However I have not seen any sign of dye on my hands in normal wear.

http://www.rideicon.com/product_deta...y=1239&id=5801

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Re: Looking for Summer Gloves Recommendation

Howard,

I use 2 sets. Tourmaster Airflow are cheap, super comfortable, and dry fairly quickly when wet. However, if armor protection is your preference, the Airflows have none. They do have some double layers and padding in impact areas. No black hands at all.

My favorite armored glove is the from Rev-it. I do not know the model name but they are mesh with armor knuckles and leather palms. I have not had these soaking wet to know if they will blacken the hands. In mildly wet weather I have had no dye bleed.

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Howard, check these out http://www.olympiagloves.com/viewgloves.htmlLook under cruiser, I wear the 150 airflo model, nice gloves for most seasons, but they have a nice selection to chose from.
Thanks Pat. My gloves are #711, on the "Sport" page. I'm wondering if Olympia doesn't use the same leather and dye on all their gloves, and if you have seen this problem with yours?

Their gloves fit me perfectly so I'd like to get more of them when needed. Maybe there is something the gloves could be washed in that would set the dye?

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Howard,

I use 2 sets. Tourmaster Airflow are cheap, super comfortable, and dry fairly quickly when wet. However, if armor protection is your preference, the Airflows have none. They do have some double layers and padding in impact areas. No black hands at all.

My favorite armored glove is the from Rev-it. I do not know the model name but they are mesh with armor knuckles and leather palms. I have not had these soaking wet to know if they will blacken the hands. In mildly wet weather I have had no dye bleed.

Good Luck
Thanks John. I'll check out the Tourmasters.

My previous summer gloves were Rev-it; they are as you describe, and I liked them very much. They were twice as much as the Olympia 711s I have now, but they never bled on me even when soaking wet.

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Re: Looking for Summer Gloves Recommendation

Howard,
For summer riding on both bikes I have dedicated pairs of TourMaster Gel Cruisers

They have leather on top and bottom of the fingers but mesh on sides. They are cool riding with airflow.

For rainy weather I just got a pair of Cortech GX-WP (Water Proof)
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I've tried them out with a new set of Frog Togs and they do not bleed and keep my hands dry!

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What gloves do you recommend for summer riding? My criteria include:
1. Comfortable in hot weather. This could be done with breathable fabric, mesh, or something else.
2. Do not bleed black dye on my hands when they get wet. I have not soaked these yet. No black from slight sweeting!!
3. Optionally, armor on the knuckles or elsewhere would be nice.

I appreciate any recommendations you have.
At the WI BMW MOA, last summer, my wife and I picked up a new summer glove, from Road Gear. It is called the "Carbon Max" Cost $67. We both still love them, even after riding thru all the heat to CCR in MO.

Our own "Nick Plenzick Enterprises" is a distributor for Road Gear. He had them in stock at Americade this June. Here is the Road Gear link to check them out.
http://www.roadgear.com/index.php?page=Product&id=57

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Re: Looking for Summer Gloves Recommendation

Howard, If you want black that doesn't bleed, then you need to back to the Rev'It line and look at the Monster glove. Perforated leather, armored knuckles and extra protection on the back of the fingers. webBikeWorld article here. The whole line seems to fit my hands better than any other manufacturer.

This is my second pair. The last pair was destroyed in last year's get off on the way home from CCR. I believe in these gloves. The bad thing is, these gloves don't fit everyone, but that's the same with all manufacturers.

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At the WI BMW MOA, last summer, my wife and I picked up a new summer glove, from Road Gear. It is called the "Carbon Max" Cost $67. We both still love them, even after riding thru all the heat to CCR in MO.

Our own "Nick Plenzick Enterprises" is a distributor for Road Gear. He had them in stock at Americade this June. Here is the Road Gear link to check them out.
http://www.roadgear.com/index.php?page=Product&id=57
Thanks for the recomendation!

The Carbon Max is also known as the TDF glove. It's been a big seller, I just took a pair of these for myself about two months ago and I'm surprised how comfy they are. I've been riding with our XKJ glove for the past three years, made from leather and some Cordura.....still going strong.
All of our gloves have a two year warranty and none will turn your hands black even when wet.
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Re: Looking for Summer Gloves Recommendation

If you want to keep the black gloves you have and just don't like the "Black Bleed" drop them in a bowl of heavy salt water, or add about a half cup of white vinegar to a large bowl of water and let them set in either overnight. After they dry they won't bleed anymore. The salt or vinegar sets the dye into the fabric. I usually had to do my H-D gloves both ways when they were new to keep them from bleeding all over my hands, but it works. Course you may have a craving for a pickle while riding, but that's not too bad.

My wife washes all my new black T-shirts in a solution of one cup of vinegar to the washing machine and that keeps them black.

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