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post #1 of 9 Old May 11th, 2006, 10:30 am Thread Starter
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Good Mid-weight Gloves?

I'm in need of some new gloves. I have a great set of Held winter gloves with Outlast for cold temps, and I have some good Cortech mesh gloves for extreme heat.

What I had been using for normal rides (50-80 degrees) are BMW Summer Gloves. They are a thin leather-reinforced textile glove with no padding or real crash protection, but have Gore-Tex for those warm, possibly rainy days. But after 5 years and 100K miles, they're pretty well beat.

I like the idea that they were waterproof and lightweight, though the lack of any real crash protection did bother me (never needed to test that out though). I've also used Held leather gloves in the past and found them very comfortable and well built, but they were stolen many years ago. Plus they weren't at all waterproof, though I'm not sure that is a requirement as I have the Held winter gloves now.

Before I went and tried on a zillion gloves, I thought I'd ask for recommendations from the collective. Note that I usually take an XL or XXL, but most gloves come in larger sizes these days.

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This looks interesting. AND it's only 137 miles from you(based on your info). Makes for a good excuse to ride won't it? AND if you decide to check it out, I'd really appreciate your feedback.

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This looks interesting. AND it's only 137 miles from you(based on your info). Makes for a good excuse to ride won't it? AND if you decide to check it out, I'd really appreciate your feedback.

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Brecht carried the Lee Parks, I assume North County is carrying the same lines since taking over the dealership, but have not been there to see. I looked at them and was seriously considering a pair, but circumstances unfortunately made them unnecessary. Looked great, and were very comfortable. Not cheap, but Held isn'd either, so you know the drill.

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I thought I'd ask for recommendations from the collective. Note that I usually take an XL or XXL, but most gloves come in larger sizes these days.
I have these and I still use them as my day to day riders. Seem to be a good mix of comfort/protection but it hasn't been very warm yet. Don't know if you looked at them while we were at Elton's. I have the ones you sold me for wet/cold.

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Hey Ken,

Been using the Aerostich Elkskin Ropers (natural tan) for 3 years - love 'em.

http://www.aerostich.com/product.php...cat=301&page=1

btw - loved the pic and banter w/ you in front of the ducky pond!

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I am usually pretty unhappy with gloves that I try on. Generally, the fingers are too short or the seams on the inside a irritatingly large. I have found that Teknic gloves tend to fit me pretty well. I don't know the model names/numbers. I have full leather with gaunlet and plastic over the knuckles for colder rides. Then I have a glove without gaunlet that has a leather palm and stretchy brethable back side with hard plastic knuckle protection and little rubbery pieces on the fingers. Both are very comfortable. I paid about $40 for each pair on sale or clearance.

New Enough seems to have a good selection of Teknic gloves and they are usually pretty cheap.

Those Aerostich gloves look like a real good bargain though.

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Gloves are very subjective, depending on prior use of hands.
I carry 2 pair of gloves in warmer months, Elkskin ropers, from your local cop shop (way cheaper then the catalog version) even more so if you have a Motorcop get them for you. Also a set of midweight Alpine Stars for those nights that drop below the comfort point. (20+ Years as a bouncer left my hands in less than perfect shape, so below 40 without some insulation they start to ache)
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AND if you decide to check it out, I'd really appreciate your feedback.

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I have had a pair of Lee Parks deerskins for a few years; these have been my primary non-winter gloves. Overall, I'm pretty happy with them. I have finally worn holes in the thumbs, so I'm looking again, and I'll look at Lee's stuff first. My biggest problem was fit -- I have relatively small hands, but they're "meaty". In order to get a glove big enough to fit over my palm, the glove fingers were too long for my digits (you should definitely test-fit before buying). The rest of the glove was good enough for me to put up with that, though. The ones I had didn't have any armor, but frankly that didn't concern me -- I figure that if I'm in something that will result in a hard impact on my knuckles, I'll have other more important problems to be dealing with!

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Here are mine after 3 years and 30,000 miles...and if you can get 'em cheaper through law enforcement supply all the better! I think I paid $32 or $34 in 2003.
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