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post #1 of 18 Old 04-06-2011, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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How long do your gloves last?

I was wondering how long your gloves last? i know they are not supposed to last forever and that new ones should be bought.
the reason that i am asking is because all of the gloves that i have owned usually get nasty on the inside after about a month or two.
i dont know if it is just the amount that my hands sweat or if this is common for you gloves to get nasty.
is there anything that can be done to make my gloves last at least one riding season? is there a cleaning process?

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post #2 of 18 Old 04-06-2011, 09:21 PM
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yeah... wash your hands once in a while.... lol

kidding aside, i have 2 pairs that are atleast a year old, if not more. 1 pair has seen near daily use during the rain and the other pair has seen near daily use during the sun. 3rd pair is atleast 8 years old (was my neigbor's, given to me by him) and still very usable. just out of style so i keep em as a backup. i have a 4th pair that are mesh and will soon start their 2nd season.

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put them through the wash on a mild cycle using wool wash, then dry in a warm shady spot.
i put my race leathers through like this and it works very well

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I use tan deerskin gloves regularly. I buy them in pairs and use them alternately. When the weather turns colder I use thermax liners inside them. They are never washed except if I get caught in an errant rainstorm. I can go 2-3 seasons with two pair. In the really hot weather, I have two pair with vented backs.


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I was thinking about this lately too. I have three full years of daily commuting on my gloves. They are starting to look dingy. The palms are getting covered in black gunk. I think that is my ProGrip Gel grips breaking down, but I can't seem to get it to wash off.

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I had a pair of Teknic Lightning gloves that I used continuously for 2 years rain, shine, and snow. I wrecked twice once at 10mph and one at 30mph. I finally got a new pair just last week because the stitching in one of the fingers was coming undone.



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Gloves are one of those items that wear out -- even with daily use, I would expect a good pair of gloves to last a year.

I'm currently 3+ years with my Lee Parks Deerskin gloves DeerSports™ Black from Lee Parks Design Catalog .
Not racy by any means, but really comfortable and they feel better at 3 years old than just about any of my past gloves.

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post #9 of 18 Old 04-07-2011, 04:22 PM
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had mine so long i can remember how old they are...bought at harley many years ago and they held up well

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years. untill you leave ur leather gloves on the ground during a rain storm. =\ oj much? the glove dont fit lol

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Quality gloves are good for several years. Cheap gloves won't last a full season.

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Quality gloves are good for several years. Cheap gloves won't last a full season.
Yup.

I went through 3 pair of elcheapo fabric gloves before seeing the light and spending the coin on a nice leather pair.

....I'm slow.

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post #13 of 18 Old 04-07-2011, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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So what i am gathering is that the gloves that i have bought are cheep. i had not thought so but oh well a few pairs of joe rocket gpx 2.0 and a pair of feildsheer apex 2.0 . so the next question i have is what are your favorite gloves to ride in that will last me?
the gloves that i have bought are not falling apart but are getting nasty and sticky inside after i ride for a while.
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Lesseee...

1 pair very worn but never crashed icon super duty. 5years old.
Ok, but would work better as skateboard gloves.

1 pair icon tarmac 2.o I hate these gloves.
And I agree that icon can't do gloves.

1 pair Olympia gels. got three years out of these favorites. Sweat and rain
make the dyes bleed badly. My new pair is black. Still my faves.

1 pair tourmaster mid weights. good down to 50 deg. less than a year old.
comfy, but pretty plain and no protection. just black leather.

1 pair Z-1R black gels. less than a year old. third knuckle armored. these are duking it out with my olympias. they have a short gauntlet, the oly's don't.

1 pair H/D insulated gauntlet textiles. wind still gets through so not exactly thermal. still better than one layer lined gloves. the gauntlets are nice but the gloves are kinda bulky makes controls slightly difficult to operate. 2.5 years old

Sorry. No crash test info available.

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post #15 of 18 Old 04-08-2011, 12:45 PM
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A* GP-pros. Awsome glove. Super comfortable and very durable in crashes.
but pricey

Other than those I don't have much prefrance. One major thing to look for is that the seam. Gloves with internal seams are much much less comfortable than external seams.

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post #16 of 18 Old 04-13-2011, 05:35 AM
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I have winter and summer gloves from Dainese and after 3 years they still look good.

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post #17 of 18 Old 04-13-2011, 10:59 AM
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Alpiners for me , just love'em

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post #18 of 18 Old 04-13-2011, 02:28 PM
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I've had my Teknic gauntlet gloves since '06. In the rain, hot sweat summers, etc etc. They are showing very little wear.

My buddy has a pair of A* SP2 that's lasted half a season.

I'm looking to get a pair of A* GP plus, and put my Teknic as back up.

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