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Old 03-20-2013, 11:29 AM   #1
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Summer glovin', happens so fast

I know, I know, there are multiple threads regarding gloves and my title is cheesy as .

Who has the most balanced glove out there regarding perforation/airflow and protection? I prefer a full gauntlet so that my wrists are covered (pun), but the more there is on the wrist, the less airflow they seem to have anywhere else. Some options I've been browsing through

Cortech Adrenaline II:
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/c...line-ii-gloves

Held Agadir (currently my favourite, but seems lacking in wrist armour):
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/held-agadir-gloves

Held Air N Dry:
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/h...r-n-dry-gloves

Alpinestars GP Pro (maybe too excessive for every day commuting...):
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/a...-gp-pro-gloves

Any and all opinions welcome. I know that, with Houston's humidity, nothing is going to be "cool" per se, but decent airflow, solid protection and maybe a few creature comforts are what I'm looking for.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:02 PM   #2
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There is no real balance. I have a gauntlet style, perforated leather, armor-plated glove that works well enough. When it's hot, my hands sweat. When it's cold, my hands freeze.

In Houston heat you cannot win. Your best bet is to go with a glove that will best protect you in an accident.

All the gloves you have linked look similar and will provide the same level of protection and coolness. Good luck. Your best bet, though, is to go try on several pairs before you decide which ones to buy - they aren't cheap!
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No kidding, I really like the feel of the Cortechs (thanks to 2 Wheel Toyz!) and their sizing was different from Dainese, which is what I'm used to. I'd rather just get opinions on everything in addition to my own experience to make an informed decision.
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I have worn Cortech Adrenalines for a few years (not the II, those are the newer version, but very similar). I have replaced them a few times (just b/c they wear out over time from sweat/use), with the same. I have crashed 3 times, all 3 times in the Cortechs. They held together very well, and protected my hands. I wear them on the street and track, at all times, year-round.
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I have crashed 3 times, all 3 times in the Cortechs. They held together very well, and protected my hands. I wear them on the street and track, at all times, year-round.
Sorry to hear about the wrecks but that's good to hear about the gloves. Thanks for the input!
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Well, they have been over the last 4 1/2 yrs of my riding. One low-side on the street, one not-so-nice one (totaled the bike) and another low-side both on the track. It's part of the game we play, I guess. I've been lucky I haven't been hurt, which I attribute to being fully geared with decent stuff each time. But yeah, the gloves have served me well.
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http://www.spartanleathers.com/glove..._racing_gloves

These are a tad pricier than the gloves you linked up, but they are pretty amazing. The fit is more touring than sport and the fingers are very roomy compared to other gloves. Combine that with good ventilation between the fingers and on the palm and you get a very comfortable summer glove. There is actually enough room to sweat without immediately soaking the leather, so the roominess around the fingers works with the airflow to create a really nice wicking effect.
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http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...ed=0CEgQrQMwDg

Not really a "motorcycle glove", but this is what I use. Got these free when I was still in the army. Very nice leather protection on the palms/bottom of fingers and has some cloth on the backhand for ventilation. The knuckles are extremely sturdy also. Used mine through a deployment to Iraq and still in good condition to be used for riding.
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Not really a "motorcycle glove", but this is what I use. Got these free when I was still in the army. Very nice leather protection on the palms/bottom of fingers and has some cloth on the backhand for ventilation. The knuckles are extremely sturdy also. Used mine through a deployment to Iraq and still in good condition to be used for riding.

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Look into the A-stars GP Plus. They're a little less track focused than the Pro but still offer similar protection for a little less coin.
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http://www.spartanleathers.com/glove..._racing_gloves

These are a tad pricier than the gloves you linked up, but they are pretty amazing. The fit is more touring than sport and the fingers are very roomy compared to other gloves. Combine that with good ventilation between the fingers and on the palm and you get a very comfortable summer glove. There is actually enough room to sweat without immediately soaking the leather, so the roominess around the fingers works with the airflow to create a really nice wicking effect.
Those look pretty badass, but I'd be hesitant to order anything I couldn't try on first, if only for sizing issues.
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The finger fit is similar in length to Alpinestars, but the fingers are wider. I fit in a size large glove in both. The difference in fit is probably all in the stitching. The Alpinestars have internal stitches while the Spartan have a mix of internal and external.

Also, no matter which gloves you go with, kangaroo leather is the best leather.
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