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Air Flow Golve Suggestions

I have a pair of BMW AIRFLOW Gloves that are 2+ years old and need replacing. I really like these gloves, that is until I checked the price on a new pair. The Daytona BMW WEB site has them advertised at $105! YIKES, I don't think so. They aint that nice. Problem is, what's a suitable alternative. Looking for suggestions maybe in the $50/$60 price range.So what's good and what's not?

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post #2 of 9 Old Sep 28th, 2009, 4:47 pm
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Re: Air Flow Golve Suggestions

I know nothing of air flow gloves. I'm on a budget so I use Isotoners for summer. Dan Marino likes em' too. Snow ski gloves for the cold.
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Lynn, I have gone through lots of gloves on scoots and I have NEVER had gloves that have lasted as long as the Airflow gloves. I bought mine in 05 and am just now looking to replace them. They were $99 back then so they haven't gone up like a lot of other things. When I figure the cost of what I have spent for other gloves that don't make it one season these were pretty cheap and when I get by the stealership I will be replacing mine with another pair of Airflow. JMO

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Looking for suggestions maybe in the $50/$60 price range.So what's good and what's not?
I've had my Elkskin Ropers over six years. Think I paid $32 - they are $39 now. They ain't pretty, but they work, and they last. Riding during hot periods here in SoCal, I have never felt the need to get "cooler" gloves, and the only time my hands got cold was when I rode Interstate 10 across west Florida in April 2008 when the temperature was 33 degrees. This was for an extended perior, and the backs of my hands got cold - heated grips didn't help!
http://www.aerostich.com/off-and-rid...er-gloves.html

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Lynn:

Check out www.leatherup.com.

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I have a pair from Roadgear. Could be a bit cooler but I am in South Tejas with high temps and humidity.

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Re: Air Flow Glove Suggestions

Tourmaster Summer Elite - Vented model.
http://www.tourmaster.com/xcart/cata...e-p-100_9.html


I found the LT doesn't flow air over my hands like my Shadow so I needed a glove for the summer with max cooling yet I wanted leather protection. These are all leather construction with perfs all over the back and some along the fingers too. The palm and knuckle areas have added padding for protection. Found them at my local shop, msrp $40, I think I paid $35?. So far, I've gone through 2 seasons of daily commuting and some weekend rides. Keep in mind a summer season down here is 6 months long.

This is my 3rd or 4th pair of summer gloves and so far I like these enough to get another pair when these are worn out. One drawback is the dye continues to come off when they get damp (rain or sweat). Only other thing I would change is to have external stitching. Few gloves are made with external stitching for aesthetic reasons, but they would be much more comfortable that way without internal seams.

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Re: Air Flow Golve Suggestions

Olympia makes a few different vented gloves and their prices are very reasonable. I owned a few of their vented gloves over the years. After having cheap gloves for many years, I finally started buying good quality gloves. I bought the Air Flow and I paid the $105 price, and as far as I'm concerned, they were worth the price. The Air Flow are a favorite for the Californian Highway Patrol and they work for me. I've put 20K on my gloves this year and they look like they'll hold up a few years. The other BMW gloves I bought were there thick winter gloves, they were even pricier. One advantage of the BMW products are that they should be easier to return if there is a defect. Check out the Olympia gloves, they are not bad. However you just may want to go back to the Air Flows.
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WOW, this is an old thread brought back to life. Just to finish the story, I ended up with a pair of Tourmaster Air Flow gloves. Around $40 as I recall. Appear to be well made with good abrasion resistance and great ventilation. The BMW version of these gloves is definately built to a higher standard, however I can buy almost 3 pair of the Tourmaster for one pair of BMW. So, being a frugal (my wife says cheap) individual I opted for the less expensive product.

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