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I've a pair of BiLT leather mesh gloves with reinforced palms and plastic knuckles. They're plenty comfy, worked well in the summer, did okay in the winter with Anti Freeze liners, and are still in mostly one piece after 7,800 miles. The suede like material on the palms has mostly rubbed off and there's a small tear in one cuff along the hem.

I'm thinking about a pair of gloves with armor or padding in the palms. Leather mesh is still appealing. Knuckle protection, too. They should be good for summer wear. I'm okay with using liners, or even different gloves, in the winter.

What do y'all like? $50 or less preferred, but I'd go higher for a really good pair.
 
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lots of brands. i like my klims. they're made for women so the fingers are longer and fit well. check out scorpion brand, too.
 
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I don't have any suggestions for $50. I like my Vanson Pro-Perf engineer gloves for super hot weather and my Aerostich Competition Ropers for not-so-hot weather.
 

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... I'm thinking about a pair of gloves with armor or padding in the palms. Leather mesh is still appealing. Knuckle protection, too. They should be good for summer wear. I'm okay with using liners, or even different gloves, in the winter.

What do y'all like? $50 or less preferred, but I'd go higher for a really good pair.
My hands were soaking wet & the A-Stars "Lumidex Tech Road Gore-Tex" gloves with the C-fiber knuckle guards that are wonderful for road-riding in cool, dry weather were saturated and abt twice their normal weight, and mass, by Lunch at the J. Lewis 1-Day school last year. Went searching in Beautiful Downtown Pahrump (a-tump-tum), NV, after class and found a pair of Speed & Strength Enduro gloves at the Kawalski shop (only game in town), not far from the Nugget Casino & Hotel where I stayed, ~$35 and absolutely SUPERB for hot-weather riding. (I recommend the RV campground next door, it has cabins and I sponged off their WiFi, and that at Denny's, for 3 days while The Nugget was experiencing "Technical Difficulties," as in NO WiFi except at one table in the 24/7 Cafe, and that only on the 1st evening I was there!)

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Aside, do NOT go to the KTM Shoppe on the south side of Decatur looking for anything not MX-focused. Apparently, that's all they care about; the huge majority of the Bikey World might as well not exist. Just IMO, of course, but I'm parked there with a 500EXC that had just successfully raced Baja Rally 3.0, ridden by Ms. Jenifer Morgan of Ye Olde, with NO problems and they couldn't have cared less. But there's a very cute little gal (abt 18-19, looked like, younger than all but two of my six g'kids) who races MX so she can tell me everything I might want to know, about anything with two wheels, and any kit I might want. Yeah, Buddy!!! :thpt:
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:tab Whatever you get, I strongly recommend gloves that have some kind of wrist strap that keeps the glove from being pulled off the hand. If you find yourself sliding down the road, it is VERY possible you will end up face down, meaning palm down. You might not think about it, but that friction can easily remove a glove. I did a face down 70mph slide and the strap kept my gloves in place even though the cuff was worn pretty bad. Another thing you might not realize is that unless you practice, the natural reaction for most people when going down is to hold TIGHT to the grips. The friction between the hand and grip when the grip is ripped from the hand can pull off gloves. In that accident where I slid at 70mph, the ends of ALL my fingers were bruised from the grips being ripped from my hands. The finger tips of the gloves were pulled back inside themselves about halfway. But for that wrist strap, the gloves might have come off completely. As it was, they stayed on and did a pretty good job of protecting my hands. I did have a cut on my right thumb where the glove eventually wore through from the sliding.
 
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The only difference I see is the wiper on the thumb of the Aerostich gloves. I find it very handy.
 
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I wear leather roper gloves at work. They're a great all around glove.

Most def on a secure cuff.
 
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I won't get five years out of work gloves, though. The wastewater industry is tough on things.

My BiLT off road gloves, that's what they call them, have held up okay in their second life as general purpose gloves. I doubt they make it through 2016.

These BiLT gloves I motorcycle with now will become bicycle and kayak gloves.
 
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I run the best winter gloves I've ever found- [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Tour-Master-Winter-Elite-Gloves/dp/B005LLQR6O"]Tourmaster Winter Elite II.[/ame] They also have the thumb squeegee on the left hand. I've worn them down to 23degF on my commute, with HotHands packs in them on the backs of my hands, and had no issue. They have a built-in rain fly that helps to keep the wind off also.
 
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Those Tourmaster look similar to the Spartan thinsulate gloves I have. They were used when I got them, and I used them more.
 
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... I'm thinking about a pair of gloves with armor or padding in the palms. Leather mesh is still appealing. Knuckle protection, too. They should be good for summer wear. I'm okay with using liners, or even different gloves, in the winter. ...
I run the best winter gloves I've ever found- *snip*
Ahhh, errm, ahem . . . . . :mrgreen:

I have several pair of WINTER gloves and NONE of them are worth a toot for fine clutch and throttle control when it's tight going. If I'm freezing, I ain't gonna be doing that kind of riding so big ol' gauntlets with mitten-like rain covers are fine, as are Hippo Hands. Picking a way thru rocks and cacti? Nope.
 
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I had the winter elite gloves and under 40'ish without some sort of other heating; they just weren't warm enough for me. But then again I really like my hands to be toasty warm. I went away from those to Gerbings and my only regret was not doing it years sooner. Sure they are expensive but I am going on 6 years now and my hands are toasty warm with the turn of a little dial.


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:tab Whatever you get, I strongly recommend gloves that have some kind of wrist strap that keeps the glove from being pulled off the hand. If you find yourself sliding down the road, it is VERY possible you will end up face down, meaning palm down. You might not think about it, but that friction can easily remove a glove. I did a face down 70mph slide and the strap kept my gloves in place even though the cuff was worn pretty bad. Another thing you might not realize is that unless you practice, the natural reaction for most people when going down is to hold TIGHT to the grips. The friction between the hand and grip when the grip is ripped from the hand can pull off gloves. In that accident where I slid at 70mph, the ends of ALL my fingers were bruised from the grips being ripped from my hands. The finger tips of the gloves were pulled back inside themselves about halfway. But for that wrist strap, the gloves might have come off completely. As it was, they stayed on and did a pretty good job of protecting my hands. I did have a cut on my right thumb where the glove eventually wore through from the sliding.
I've seen video of a racer's glove flying off just from the centripetal force as his body rotated through the air. The importance of retention can't be over-stressed.
 
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The most protective and versatile gloves I own are a pair of elk skin ropers. Mine are Aerostich, but there are other brands. They are tough, protective, pliable and inexpensive. I wear them from 100 degrees down to about 50. Mine are at least five years old.

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-elkskin-roper-gloves-16.html

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there's a reason ranch hands wear these for building barbed wire fences!!!

and a reason the world trekkers wear them...

for colder weather, a pair of SMART WOOL LINERS will keep the old digits warm

MINK OIL 'em & your hands will stay dry

ELK SKIN is available thru several sources, m/c, cowboy, farm...

and they come in several styles, incl gauntlets

just this old man's experience

sw
 
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I second Kurt's recommendation for the plain old elkskin gloves.

I found out that Aerostich's gloves are made by Geier, so I ordered some from Amazon back when they were like 35$ compared to whatever they are at Aerostich:

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002T6EL8?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=od_aui_detailpages00"]Geier Glove Men's Elkskin Gloves with Snap Size 10 Color Black at Amazon Men’s Clothing store: Cold Weather Gloves[/ame]

evidentally Geier got wise to it and now theirs are 60$ too.

I used their Deerskin gloves before, and they're nice but they do wear through eventually. The elkskin ones are difficult to mess up.
 
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What size gloves do you wear Bines? I have a pair of cortech accelerator in XL you can have for whatever shipping costs. Got them in a raffle and didn't like the fit. Using Rev'it dirt 2 in hot weather and phantom gtx in cooler weather now.
 
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What size gloves do you wear Bines? I have a pair of cortech accelerator in XL you can have for whatever shipping costs. Got them in a raffle and didn't like the fit. Using Rev'it dirt 2 in hot weather and phantom gtx in cooler weather now.
If Bines doesn't want these I might want to make an offer- I used to wear these gloves but they changed the manufacturing and they suck now- if these are a couple of years old they'd be perfect. Can you take a picture? Thanks!
 

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Step outside the box.....

I worked in the oilfield up until about a year ago. (Took a break from air traffic control)

When tripping pipe, we had to wear impact gloves.

Thing is, your hands need to be protected from pinches, and cuts, but still be able to FEEL what your doing, and maintain grip when covered in oil based drilling mud.

That's a TALL ORDER. I've tried SO MANY different types, and two stood out. Both for comfort, and durability, but protection as well.

First runner up are the Ringer Roughneck gloves. I didn't like the gauntlets during the summer, but during the winter, the insulated ones were hard to beat.
http://aboloxsafety.com/gloves/industrial-gloves/ringers-267-roughneck-cut-puncture-resistant-gloves-super-duty-ce4232/?gclid=Cj0KEQiA0sq2BRDRt6Scrqj71vQBEiQAg5bj0489zyIUqAAera6qpQ7ViplictMnWE7G8oy1gmXsVP0aAlx18P8HAQ

My absolute favorite, and the ones I wear now, when riding are the Magid T-Rex gloves.

I'm telling you, these hold up to rusty drill pipe spinning in your hand, and you can keep a good grip even on a mud/oil covered chain. They're the MOST comfortable impact glove I've ever worn, right out of the box. No break-in needed.
http://www.magidglove.com/mobile/Magid-T-REX-Impact-Work-Gloves-TRX500S.aspx?gclid=Cj0KEQiA0sq2BRDRt6Scrqj71vQBEiQAg5bj00Rww7kODXn5c66ZiqmbLfLk80oWoxkx6C4suIpjS2IaAlGZ8P8HAQ

They'll hold up to this nonsense
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If Bines doesn't want these I might want to make an offer- I used to wear these gloves but they changed the manufacturing and they suck now- if these are a couple of years old they'd be perfect. Can you take a picture? Thanks!
I've had them two years now. Here is a pic.
 

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I've a pair of BiLT leather mesh gloves with reinforced palms and plastic knuckles. They're plenty comfy, worked well in the summer, did okay in the winter with Anti Freeze liners, and are still in mostly one piece after 7,800 miles. The suede like material on the palms has mostly rubbed off and there's a small tear in one cuff along the hem.

I'm thinking about a pair of gloves with armor or padding in the palms. Leather mesh is still appealing. Knuckle protection, too. They should be good for summer wear. I'm okay with using liners, or even different gloves, in the winter.

What do y'all like? $50 or less preferred, but I'd go higher for a really good pair.
for that price you could get a pair of Alpinestars Megawatt Hard Knuckles Gloves
 

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I prefer full gauntlet gloves to help protect lower part of the ulna. I also think you should get gloves that have the "pinky" finger sewed to the ring finger to prevent tearing it during a crash. You can also achieve the same objective by taping the last two fingers together.

...I have heard that Kangaroo leather is lighter than cowhide and supposedly has greater abrasion resistance.

RB
 
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I bought these recently on closeout. Happy with them. $55.95 - come with sliders and superfabric. I got the L size in black, my size, and they fit fine, very comfy and with lots of protection.
I have a question. I bought a pair of these in XL. They seem quite 'snug'. Do they loosen up after a while. Usually XL's fit me perfectly.
 
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New gloves always need a break in period. I wet them out in the sink, put them on and go for a ride. Do this a few times and they will stretch to fit your grip.


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Just wearing them works for me. New gloves usually feel a little loose on my hands, if they are big enough for my long fingers.
 
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The most protective and versatile gloves I own are a pair of elk skin ropers. Mine are Aerostich, but there are other brands. They are tough, protective, pliable and inexpensive. I wear them from 100 degrees down to about 50. Mine are at least five years old.

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-elkskin-roper-gloves-16.html

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I've finally worn out my short-gauntlet and ordered a new pair last week. I wear them in heat and cold -- even across Death Valley at 119 degrees. Great gloves. The longer gauntlet serves me well in winter.
 

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My absolute favorite, and the ones I wear now, when riding are the Magid T-Rex gloves.

I'm telling you, these hold up to rusty drill pipe spinning in your hand, and you can keep a good grip even on a mud/oil covered chain. They're the MOST comfortable impact glove I've ever worn, right out of the box. No break-in needed.
http://www.magidglove.com/mobile/Magid-T-REX-Impact-Work-Gloves-TRX500S.aspx?gclid=Cj0KEQiA0sq2BRDRt6Scrqj71vQBEiQAg5bj00Rww7kODXn5c66ZiqmbLfLk80oWoxkx6C4suIpjS2IaAlGZ8P8HAQ
So based upon that, I ordered a pair and first fit ... they feel pretty good.

My boxer thought my hands were one of her new chew toys. Lots of impact "armor".
 
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I wanted to post here about the recent gloves that I didn't like. Bought a pair of Icon Twenty Niner, from Moto Liberty (Dallas) about 2 weeks ago. On Sunday 6/12, took the first long ride with them. Original short term wearing was positive thoughts. After living with them on the 4 hr. trip outbound, they were bleeding black on the hands, not good. Then on the 4 hr. trip home we hit rain, just enough to get things fairly wet. They were then dripping black and hands were more black. Took them off to dry, next day the little finger was rotated about 90 degrees. Yesterday went to Moto to ask about return policy, he checked with Icon, with receipt they'll send back to Icon for evaluation. One comment the Moto guy stated kind of put me off, 'those aren't rain gloves'. Told him I had no intention of riding in the rain, it just happened. He did say it shouldn't have bled and the little finger was because of riding in rain, I should have kept wearing until dry, so finger wouldn't rotate.

Another observation with these gloves is that the thumb seam lines up with thumb pressure on grips, very annoying.

I've ordered a different pair of gloves from a different vendor, we'll see on the next pair.
 
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Ok tried Olympia Gloves Ventor #750, they bleed black. Any suggestions for a gel glove (numb hand problem) that doesn't bleed black or other color dye?
 
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I've been very pleased with every ReV'it! glove I've owned. I finally wore my Dirt gloves out - it took 6 years of daily summer use. The Roadstar is an amazing uninsulated Gore Tex glove. Pricey though. I loved my Alaska winter gloves so much I bought a back up pair used on ebay after they were discontinued. I had to exchange my first pair on Icon Pursuit gloves due to one being smaller than the other. Olympia is okay for the price. I have been impressed by the quality of Dainese gloves but the digits are too short for my hands.

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I ordered a pair of KLIM induction from Revzilla.
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/klim-induction-short-gloves

Some of the BMW guys claim they are marvelous.
They arrived and I wore them around the house for about 30 minutes.

Initial thoughts were they were too freaking small. I measured my hands at 11 3/8" and according to the KLIM sizing chart I need a 3XL.

But as I wore them, they became more comfortable. Finger length was adequate and the size was OK. I was feeling seams inside the fingers around the middle joint, but that too seemed to work in.

Cut the tags and they are mine, now.

Rode to work and after getting some miles and a bit of sweat on them, they are beginning to feel and fit really nice.

The gel pads in the heel of my hands is perfectly placed to reduce the numbing vibrations.

Fingers and webbing are vented and flow air surprisingly well.

The only con is they only had black, dark gray and white. I was looking for hi-viz, but couldn't find any with gel and I thought had a reasonable chance at fitting

I think I've finally found a pair of gloves ...
 
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I bought a pair of Fox Racing Bomber gloves. Snug. Comfy. Airy. Seem well built.
 
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The Fox gloves are holding up.

For winter I bought River Road Cheyenne with 70 gram Thinsulate. The internet says they're women's gloves. My hands can't tell. I wore them with Cycle Gear Anti Freeze liners underneath in 39F on the highway. My hands weren't warm, but they weren't cold.
 
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