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Old 10-20-2012, 10:08 PM   #1
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Question recommended gloves please

My cheap Alpine Stars are falling apart at the seams and have never fit very well. I am looking for some new gloves: comfort is key, and also with some airflow and protection. When it gets really colder I wear glove liners. What do you like? It would be great to have a pair of riding gloves that give me the feeling: yeah, these feel great. Thoughts? Recommendations?
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To me, all gear is about preference and how much money you want to spend. If you want to be FULLY protected and not get hurt IF something happens, don't ride a motorcycle. I'd rather have alot of comfort versus a ton of protection. You're going too wear them more often than you actually need them. I wore these gloves for a year and loved them. Super comfortable, not bulky and in the way. Very cheap,$30. Downside, boot a whole lot of protection. Went down in them last week and my hand is ate up fern a little bit of road rash but i also tried using my hand to support my body whole sliding. I think they held up pretty well. Ask yourself this. Risk-vs-comfort-price? These were the gloves. They're ruined now but i plan on buying another identical pair.

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Old 10-20-2012, 10:30 PM   #3
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Icon Pursuit gloves.
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I have always had good luck with icon gear. Alpine stars were the worst gloves I have ever owned.
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Hands down the most comfortable gloves I've ever owned.
This. A friend had some and I wore them a few times. As far as MC gloves go they're unbelievably comfortable. I prefer gloves with more protection though. I have Knox Handroids and they're easily the most comfortable gauntlets I've ever put on.
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This. A friend had some and I wore them a few times. As far as MC gloves go they're unbelievably comfortable. I prefer gloves with more protection though. I have Knox Handroids and they're easily the most comfortable gauntlets I've ever put on.
Those handroids you have are the . Worth every penny that I don't have lol.
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:12 PM   #7
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i have the built phantom and love them, but again they are expensive and made for racing...
i had a pair of cortech and they were comfortable but the palms wore a hole in them with out ever going down...got maybe 10 trackdays out of them...it is going to depend on how much money you want to spend....the ones patrick suggested are a decent glove from everything i have read... just depends on how much you want to spend and how much protection you want to have if you go down... and out of reflex most folks are going to put their hands out when they fall
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I have alpinestars SP2s and they have held up really well, going on around 8k miles in hot and cold weather without a problem. I had a pair of alpinestars S/MX gloves and they burst a seam after less than 1k miles. It can really be hit or miss even within a brand.
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The 2012 A* SP2's are the heat! Big improvements over the previous version in both comfort and protection.

I'm looking into the Teknic Lightning gloves for my next pair. The video reviews look promising.
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i hate the lack of pinky protection in the sp2 gloves my first wreak my pinky got tore up in a set of sp2 gloves. I now use AGV Sport Willow Sport Gloves and i love em
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:11 AM   #11
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I have gloves from Spartan Leathers who is a member on the SV forums. He makes suits too. For $199 you get protection similar to name brand gloves costing much more. I've crash-tested a set in a highside and and hands were fine despite a palm sliding on pavement. They are kangaroo leather with stingray palm protection and literally felt broken in right out of the package. Venting is good. About the only item I would add to them is armor for the wrist where it only has padding.
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Anything that has a HELD logo on them. I have a pair of AirStreams for the Summer, Warm 'n Dry for the winter and Steve IIs for in between times. Some of their gloves are even available in long and short finger lengths.
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Worse set of gloves that I've crashed in. The palm split wide open.


I love my Knox Handroids and they held up well when I went down again.


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yep i think the best two gloves out there are the knox and held...
others are just cheaper....it is about what you want your gloves to do and how much you want to pay. if i knew i would never go down, i would not wear any glove, except in winter to keep my hands warmer. but for me the pavement seems to have a magnetic attraction, i have been down 8 times this year...5 times in practice and 3 in races...so I am gonna wear the best protection i can find.
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Agree with the others, protection is the key.
Sure, comfort means a lot but when you're sliding across the pavement you'll be wanting more protection, no matter what you're wearing. Remember, you can't even wipe your without using your hands, much less earn a living.
I bought a set of Sidi gloves from a forum member and I love 'em. He said they didn't fit him right but for me they are like a second skin. Full gauntlet, race style but still easy to put on and take off.

My advice is shop around try on all the gloves you can and then decide on fit, protection, style (meaning gauntlet vs. shorty) and price.
Price IMHO should be the last consideration.
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Held gloves are by for the best gloves I've owned.

http://stores.heldnorthamerica.com/StoreFront.bok

If you do a search on MH for them, you'll see my reviews.
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I've owned several sets of Held gloves too and like them. They seem to fit a little snug compared to other brands. I currently have a set of their new Air n Dry model and they're pretty slick. Decent venting and with a built in waterproof liner.
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Hands down the most comfortable gloves I've ever owned.
These are what my girl just got, and she loves them. They are a little thin in the palms, but her other gloves are the ones in the OP... which are very thin in the palms. The pursuit have a very subtle... non-racey look. They were also shorter in the fingers than many of the competitors, but that's why she bought them... they were perfect. Others were WAY too long... so there's probably some people who couldn't even put on Pursuits.

I started with some Joe Rocket Atomic 2.0, but after seeing some gloves post sliding, I decided I wanted hard knuckle protection. Now use Joe Rocket Pheonix 4.0.

Fit was the most important thing... and all the different gloves fit differently. Recommendations can't really do anything compared to simply trying them on.
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FWIW when I bought the Handroids, the ONLY other brand I was looking at was Held. I've never tried them personally, but their reputation is second to none with years and years of completely satisfied customers.
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