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Old 06-04-2008, 02:07 PM   #1
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shopping for summer gloves, street

Looking for a comfy pair of ventilated gloves for our balmy summers. I have a pair of shorty A-stars that are about done, and I have never cared for the seam across the palm.

I have some Tecnic gauntlets that fit well and are comfy, but get too warm and sweaty on the average Sunday ride.

I would prefer gauntlets but haven't found too many ventilated.

Wants: ventilation and decent protection, gauntlets preferred
Don't want: $300 racer gloves for my street bike

I go XL/2XL for most gloves, so let me know what is working for you....
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:34 PM   #2
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I got a pair of JR w/some plastic knuckles...no clue what kind they are but they have the nylon b/t the fingers and lil air intakes on the plastics so they breath pretty well

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i have these
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Shift Stryker leather gloves. Not gauntlets but they have armored knuckles and they should only run about 50 bux new.
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I have these. They are very cool in the summertime, (my hands don't sweat at all) but MAN are they cold in the winter.

http://www.rideicon.com/product_deta...y=1239&id=5828
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I got a pair of JR w/some plastic knuckles...no clue what kind they are but they have the nylon b/t the fingers and lil air intakes on the plastics so they breath pretty well

lemme find u a pic....this be dem:
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This is what I have (men's version), help up VERY well in my last crash, well enough to keep wearing them. VERY well ventilated and comfy
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:18 PM   #6
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I use a short Frank Thomas pair w softknuckly padding. Vents pretty well; can be found all over cyclegear.
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For shorties, the AS Alloy gloves are mostly leather, lightweight, vented, comfortable, and about $60.00

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Looks like a trip to CG and Motorcycles Unlimited is in order..

The A-stars I have now have an annoying seam right across the palm, so I'll have to see what those have.

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I just bought some RSTAICHI Motorsports. I like them very well. I can't get the pic to load,sorry.
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I have some Tecnic gauntlets that fit well and are comfy, but get too warm and sweaty on the average Sunday ride.
A Leather Punch does WONDERS to Teknic Gaunlets...
Their pricing is generally too good to pass up on them. So I keep a few sets around and make my own "perfs"..
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I'm not a big fan of the short style summer glove. Personally I am just not convinced they'll maintain integrity in a 70mph slide across asphalt.

All that said, most manufacturers these days sell gloves with vents on the fingers or the back of the hand. Some are ornamental and some actually work well. I have not purchased gloves within the last year but the last pair were some Komodos with the aforementioned vents. They move enough air that they are too cold to wear on brisk days!

My all time favorites are the kangaroo palm Teknic gloves. I gave my last pair to a novice racer last year and he was stunned by just how comfortable (fitting and ventilation) a good, quality glove can be.

Pick a pair and try them on in front of a fan or an a/c vent, their effectiveness will soon become apparent. Good luck with your purchase and hopefully you'll never put them to the test.
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I've put my shorties to the test, but didn't have to slide on them. I would prefer leather palm ones since odds are if you put your hands out in a fall, that's where you are landing.

I like the feel and fit of the Teknic or Courtech/Tourmaster...
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I got a pair of JR w/some plastic knuckles...no clue what kind they are but they have the nylon b/t the fingers and lil air intakes on the plastics so they breath pretty well

lemme find u a pic....this be dem:
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looks like the Joe Rocket UFO gloves. not sure tho
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Came across another couple options:

Komodo mesh, leather/mesh gauntlet

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...esh-gloves.htm

Courtech Accelerator Series 2, not a full gauntlet but not shorty

http://www.cortechperformance.com/xc...64&cat=0&page=

Still shopping....
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I really need to try gloves on; I have short fingers and large palms. So I usually get XL just so they fit and need to find just the right ones w shorter fingers or I snip. So for me, it has to be in stock at a store to try on. The cortechs do look good and safe.
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I've worn cortechs, tourmaster, teknic, A*, and some off brand gels...

I usually wear XL... big mits.
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Well after looking at my budget (dry/broke), and various reviews, I decided to try a pair of Komodo mesh out.

I'm nothing if not cheap.. as long as the gear does it's job. My $140 leather jacket has served me well, as well as the mesh from the same maker (EXL Sports)

Komodo suits get good reviews....

I'll put up a review once I get some miles on them.
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Just picked up my new Komodo's from Motorcycles Unlimited.. fit great and comfy right out of the box. I'll give a more in depth review after the weekend ride.
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