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Glove Question

I have Teknic Speedstar Short gloves, but seeing as how my wrists get sunburned, there is an obvious lack of protection there. Should I be looking for full gauntlet gloves? Maybe just a longer cuff glove? If so, who makes some good ones for under $100? I got a link to some closeout gloves at Motorcycle Superstore this morning, but it looks like most of them are Fieldsheer brand. Are they good? Here is the link...

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If you ask me what piece of gear I have the most of ....it's gloves. This is probably more personal preference than anything else and it will depend upon riding conditions more than any other factor.

I like tan deerskin for many reasons. Just big enough to put a thermax liner inside. After 32 years of touring I really can't find one single pair for all seasons/conditions.

Gauntlet style will give you more protection from the sun, but depending upon your arm angle and fairing protection can cause water to run down your arms and into the glove.

My gloves are always tucked into my Darien Jacket cuff and secured with the wrist zippers. The only gauntlets I have are my G3 Electric Gerbings that are reserved for cold weather.

I use Sealskins exclusively for rain.


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I use joe rockets, the sonic 4.0I belive... just enough glove to tuck into your jacket cuff. I had one pair for over 2 years and I USED them! good stuff.

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Was trying to get a good pair of gauntlets myself. Was looking for Legionnaires that Aquila was selling but ran out of riding season and hadn't heard from him. Was going to get some Shift Racing Bullets, but haven't yet.

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I would think most of the big names put out a decent product. The biggest thing is find something that feels good, although a little difficult online. I went into a couple bike shops and tried on everything they had. Found that Shift runs about size small across the board. 1st Gear stuff fits good, Cortech is tight, Speed and Strength just didn't "feel" right.

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I'm a fan of Lee Parks Designs
That is a good looking set of gloves that I would like to have.

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Here you go BigD, only $115 for handcrafted in America goodness. Might try them myself now that I know about them.

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I have a set of Olympias that I like for gauntlets. velcro closure at the wrist, pull-cinch at the end if you want too. I just ride with them over my Astars jacket.

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I don't like Lee Parks design because it doesn't have the Kevlar knuckle protectors. Having been down twice in the same gloves, I can't tell you how much I love those molded knuckle protectors!



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Not sub-$100, though a good price on REALLY good gloves:
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I don't like Lee Parks design because it doesn't have the Kevlar knuckle protectors. Having been down twice in the same gloves, I can't tell you how much I love those molded knuckle protectors!
Kinda of thinkin that as well.

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i really like the Legionaire's that I got from Aquila...they are da bomb.

Last fall, I bought a pair of insulated/WP gloves from British Motorcycle Gear for cold weather that are pretty sweet, too. I'd recommend their stuff.

Both pairs have a gauntlet to go over the cuff....It's a feature I wasn't real sure about initially, but I do like it a lot now.

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Shadow, are the Legionaries good for really warm days or better for cool weather?



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Shadow, are the Legionaries good for really warm days or better for cool weather?
Really warm, like summer in Baghdad? probly not, your hands will sweat..I wear em anyway, though. They also are not so good in the cold... they are good 90-percenters though... imho. mine have about 15,000 miles on them, and look to be good for another few years.




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I love these so much that I bought the last pair I could find(blue!) at Cyclegear, most comfortable gloves I have ever worn, very easy on/off with double velcro, kangaroo palms, CG has them on special for 59.00; I likey

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I have a pair of triumph couga gauntlets. I love them, and priced well.
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i really like the Legionaire's that I got from Aquila...they are da bomb.

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I have a pair of Veloce "Primus" Gloves; they're very good.
I've been wearing them since the group buy about two years ago. Aside from the cold weather I have been wearing them for the daily commute to/from work, on weekend fun rides, and the occasional track day.

In the past two years I have put over 20,000 miles on the bike, nearly all while wearing the Primus gloves. They have seen A LOT of use, including being worn through a few torrential downpours where they got SOAKED.

They are well worn and a bit sun/water faded, yet still in excellent condition. I'm wearing them today, in fact.
Here in Texas summer gets hot, and these gloves are good for cool-to-HOT days. Not so good for cold weather riding though; they are ventilated and are un-insulated.

Protection-wise they are top-notch.

A month ago (or so) I was looking to buy some gear off-season and tried visiting my old saved link for Veloce gear and couldn't find the site.
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I have Held Airstream summer gloves.

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I have a pair of Alpinestar SP1 gloves that I bought on sale for $80.00 that might be what you're looking for. They have held up very well.

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