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Old 06-22-2011, 12:31 AM   #1
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The gloves I have are "gauntlet" style. I.e. they have a long, flared wrist designed to fit around a jacket cuff. I find that mine aren't quite big enough to go around the jacket cuff, but I have a heavy leather jacket. So, I have to tuck them inside the cuff. This means the velcro on the gloves doesn't attach very well.

So the question is, what is normal for gloves and is it still safe to have a "shorty" wrist? My gloves take forever to take on and off. I'm weighing convenience factor vs. safety.
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i would never go "shorty" wrist. too much chance of it F-ing up your wrist in an "off bike" event. if your jacket arm is too big for the gauntlet then....

a) the glove is too small
b) the jacket is too big

either way, stick with gauntlet gloves. its just plain safer.
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i would never go "shorty" wrist. too much chance of it F-ing up your wrist in an "off bike" event. if your jacket arm is too big for the gauntlet then....

a) the glove is too small
b) the jacket is too big

either way, stick with gauntlet gloves. its just plain safer.
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alpinestar GP-PRO gloves FTW!

However i do ride with some shorter alpinestar octane gloves during the summer. During my commute to work i dont wear a jacket since its crazy hot outside :(
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I don't feel completely safe with shorty gloves, but I wear them sometimes when I commute or run errands.

The joe rocket GP gauntlets have a huge wrist opening though, and I know when its time to replace them I'll look for a similar, if not the same, design.
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Without the gauntlet it's more likely the sleeve of the jacket can grab on pavement and slide up, exposing your forearm, even with a leather jacket it can happen.
Gauntlets, when properly sized should be no less convenient than shorties.

May have to shop around a little to find gauntlets that fit your needs.
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+1 for gauntlets
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