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PostSubject: Riding gloves   Fri 08 Apr 2016, 05:22

How long should riding gloves last? I ride around a hundred miles a week and my Scorpion SGS gloves only lasts twelve months at best. I'm on my second pair and looking for another pair. Both pairs tore at the wrist. The first pair only lasted four months and was replaced under warranty. I am looking for a Spring, Summer, and Fall type glove. The search results are old and I'd like more current information. Thanks in advance.
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PostSubject: Re: Riding gloves   Fri 08 Apr 2016, 06:12

They should last for years. The trouble is that some gloves now are manufactured more with a nod towards looking the part rather than actually holding together.

I bought a pair in 1977 which I replaced in about 2004 with a pair from Lidl's that I am still using every day.
I still have the first pair which are still ok - just look really dated!

I probably ride about 12,000 miles per year.

Before anyone says it... I know I should get a new higher tech pair that are more protective etc but I like my old gloves.
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PostSubject: Re: Riding gloves   Fri 08 Apr 2016, 06:14

I've no idea but I still occasionally wear a pair of Reusch winter gloves I bought at a bike show back in the late Eighties. I like deerskin gloves when I can find them as the leather has a lot more tensile strength than cow hide.

Aerostich do some very good elkskin roping gloves in a couple of versions and have a visor wipe on the left index finger, and as a tough simple no frills glove should give you many years service. I bought a pair and they were quality items, unfortunately as I'd bought the unlined version one of the inside finger seams on one glove protruded a bit and made it uncomfortable. Instead of returning the gloves I tried stretching and trimming the seam of the glove and in the end knackered it. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Riding gloves   Fri 08 Apr 2016, 06:39

By chance I, too, have a pair of deerskin motorcycle gloves I bought on line from the States at least six years ago.
They have longish cuffs with zips - I've had to have them re-sewn once on each glove.

I don't do nearly as much riding as some Swingers, handlebar muffs aid longevity and I have a pair of waterproof, lobster-claw overmitts just in case.
In cold weather I wear 'silk' liners as they are not lined.

I treat them with leather balm/food a couple of times a year and they remain a pleasure to wear.
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PostSubject: Re: Riding gloves   Fri 08 Apr 2016, 23:06

I have a pair of Polar flex buy Tourmaster bought about 12 years ago. They still work, still zip and no sean has come apart. Still below about 40F, forget it. Then I use the bags of hot gravel inserts used by other cold weather sports.

I would like to see what snow mobilers use for gloves. As we are coming into May cold weather gloves is kind of a back burner concern here in S Arizona. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Riding gloves   Sat 09 Apr 2016, 00:30

What features do you all look for in a three season glove? I like short gloves with the added protection of hard knuckle and finger sliders. On the palms I like more sliders.I need to start looking for better gloves. Anyone try the Revit line?
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PostSubject: Re: Riding gloves   Sat 09 Apr 2016, 00:40

I have three pair of gloves I've ridden with for quite a few years now. One pair are short, perforated leather for hot days. I use deer skin gauntlets in cool weather and a pair of Gerbings G3s that I wear in cold or wet weather. The Gerbings are great in the winter when plugged into the bike's electric outlet when the temps get in the 20s. For the 50-30F range the Gerbings do just fine without being connected to power.

All three pairs are doing well, I've had them for around ten years so far. The perforated pair are fading a bit on the upper surfaces. But then I only wear them on hot, sunny days.
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PostSubject: Re: Riding gloves   Sat 09 Apr 2016, 08:56

I have two pair that I use currently. One is a summer, perforated leather set with armor purchased from Cycle Gear in 2012. This is my primary set and is a bit worn but still serviceable, cost about 40 bucks or so if memory serves. Very comfortable and I will replace with similar ones when they die! Set two is a pair of BMW Kevlar gloves with insulation (my winter set). Very warm but obviously not as tactile as the lighter pair and they list for MUCH more dosh! The velcro separated on one of the gloves from the leather; took it in to an alteration shop and they stitched it and put another stitch on good one for 4 bucks so am back in business...
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PostSubject: Re: Riding gloves   Mon 11 Apr 2016, 23:26

My summer weight gloves, and we have a lot of summer in Arizona are wrist length with a velcro security strap. The palms are deerskin with reinforced palms. Back side the knuckles are reinforced (not armored with a plastic cap). Mostly these are all vent mesh on the back, more is better at 105F. I think they were through Hondaline.

As for brands, I have had good service from Tourmaster and Joe Rocket.
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PostSubject: Re: Riding gloves   Tue 12 Apr 2016, 08:07

These are the ones I bought - the company were most helpful, especially in respect of the shipping costs:

http://www.bbarbwholesale.com/gloves-motorcycle-deerskin-patented-comfort-design-long-cuff-p-277.html?osCsid=2b1f9cd61892ef3751657fd1ad37a7c5
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PostSubject: Re: Riding gloves   Tue 12 Apr 2016, 09:51

Interesting material deerskin, many years ago before Internet sales I remember sending for a brochure and some scraps of different coloured deerskin from a manufacturer in the US.

It was probably Langlitz Leathers who advertised in both Cycle and Cycle World. I was asked to try and push a pin through the scrap of thicker cowhide that also came with the brochure, and then try again with the deerskin. Not knowing much about deerskin then, I was impressed that it was a lot more difficult to push the pin through the thinner deerskin because of it's greater tensile strength.
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