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Just to make sure you're fully aware, one of the prerequisites for moto gloves is retention. They need to be secure so they don't come off when you're sliding down the road. If you're going to use the welding gloves, consider attaching a velcro strap that you can snug down so they stay where you need them in the event of an unplanned dismount.
 

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Just to make sure you're fully aware, one of the prerequisites for moto gloves is retention. They need to be secure so they don't come off when you're sliding down the road. If you're going to use the welding gloves, consider attaching a velcro strap that you can snug down so they stay where you need them in the event of an unplanned dismount.
I never gave that a thought. They are really loose. Thanks for that advice

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smart ass attitude aside , some common sense is called for when we are talking motorcycles and your hands …. I asked my wife who seems to love me a lot .honey if I slide down the road with no gloves on will you love me enough to wipe my a__ __ . she just laughed , love has limits … I cant ride in the drive way with out gloves , when you fall you naturally put out your hands to protect your self.... now add high speed friction , try grabbing a bench grinder with bare hands , about the same effect. cause and effect . makes me cringe just thinking about not having use of my hands , you could even lose a finger or two.
 

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And fingers, toes, wrists and ankles are some of the things Doctors still can't fix worth beans. I used to know a guy that lost all but one thumb after a high speed, (60 mph), crash w/o gloves. Life changing to say the least.
 

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remember someone on a forum mentioning welding gloves from Harbor Freight so I checked them out, the only way I would use those for riding a motorcycle would be if there was next to nothing else available.
my last deer accident was about 5 years ago, hit deer at 70 mph at night, wing was total wreck, nearly every piece of plastic on the bike was broke, one of my gloves came off and one stayed on, the impact while hanging on to the handlebars made the joint in my left thumb come apart so the thumb was bent back 90 degrees and that’s what kept the glove from coming off.
 

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Harbor Freight are the best....for grilling. When my kid crashed with the Mechanix style gloves.....the paramedics cut them off; they stayed in place, without a scratch to his hands.
 

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I live in climes that do not require such things.

My "winter" gloves are perforated summer gloves with no lining.
 

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I like gloves that are armored and comfortable , have four pairs , summer perforated , rain , and 2 pairs winter . keep at least two of these on bike to have to handle the conditions I expect that day . I see people all geared up but no gloves and think wow. we need our hands . think people. and my perforated gloves are in need of replacement .
 

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i feel much better wearing my protective gear and always wear what i have no matter what. I do have a terrible time finding boots and gloves that fit. As a matter of fact i have not had any pair of boots that has fit properly for at least 30 years. I do have one set of Joe Rocket gloves that fit me well but are just about worn out. Of course they are discontinued. I also have been using some (crotch rocket) gloves sorry dont remember the brand but they are heavy leather with armor and they fit. took forever to break the things in but they are some of the best gloves i have ever had. Of course they were on clearance when i got them. I am sure they are no more as well.
 

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I like gloves that are armored and comfortable , have four pairs , summer perforated , rain , and 2 pairs winter . keep at least two of these on bike to have to handle the conditions I expect that day . I see people all geared up but no gloves and think wow. we need our hands . think people. and my perforated gloves are in need of replacement .
Held Summertime 2 great gloves, so comfortable.
 

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It's a reality about good gear. Sometimes you can find good gear that's reasonably priced and fits like you want it to. Gloves can have too long fingers or too short, or be perfect, except you can't get them on because the wrist is too tight! It can be frustrating. And cost certainly is a factor for anyone, in different ways.

I've ended up with three pairs of gloves since I travel on the bike and might face any conditions over 200 to 1500 miles in a single day ride:

Summer/Hot weather - Light, no gauntlet pair of Klim Dakar. These only have minimal armor, (wish they had more), but breath well and hold up for a few years usually. I'm on my second pair. I've used similar weight gloves in the past. I got these for $25 and I've burned thru several pairs of light gloves like this in the last decade. I used to live in the desert, (St George, UT), and now in the humid South, so were the most often worn.

General Purpose - Aerostich Elkskin Gauntlet in natural finish. No bleeding when they get wet and a nice thickness w/o being bulky. Padded armore strip across the knuckles and they break in well. These are good from 30F to 80F for me and combined with the grip heaters do a nice duty for fall thru spring riding. The gauntlet is adjustable with velcro and big enough to fit over the cuff, but not so bulky that you can't still get them under the jacket cuff too. I mostly wear them under. I've been wearing these since '03 and am on my third pair now. I get about 100k from a pair, give or take.

Winter/Rain - Klim Quest - Short - (on close out at Revzilla now! ) I bought these a few years back because I was fed up with my cheap bulky rain/winter gloves that I had at the time. A splurge for sure, but these are not bulky, absolutely water proof and work well with the heated grips. What sold me was how well they fit my hands. My Built cheapies were waterproof too, (pleasant surprise!), but the bulk wasn't as comfortable. The Klim gloves have proven to be waterproof over time too, and they should be for the high price!

Some people are comfortable with the same pair of gloves and won't pack anything else for rides. Some pick the favorite glove and some rubber over gloves in case it rains. I've seen everything from $$ trick two finger over gloves to plain kitchen gloves to plastic bread bags being used. In the rain, who cares what it looks like as long as it keeps you dry!!

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Just in case anyone is looking for riding glove deals Motorcycle Closeouts is having a glove blow out.
 

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I have been a gear whore when it comes to gloves and I finally had to stop. Currently Held Steves (older style with metal rivets), RoadGear Adaptic (wish they still made these my favorites). Olympia summer mesh and maybe 1 or 2 other cheapies about.
Those Aerostich Elkskin gauntlets are very tempting though. We’ll see if I can last the winter without succumbing!
 

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One of the Canadian guys turned me on to Fire/EMS extrication gloves. My first pair made my hands sweat but the second pair are what I swore by for commuting. I use hand signals a lot and the conspicuous yellow/red is not the fashion you'll find at Starbucks or Harley bars.

This set isn't the exact pair but is close.
 

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Held Steve gloves are my favorites, they are excellent for riding in the rain, equipped excellent faceshield wiper on forefinger and getting them wet doesn’t have much effect on the leather.
i usually carry three different pair of gloves but Held Steve is what usually gets used the most.
 

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+1 for the Aerostich elkskin gauntlet gloves. Great quality and a good fit. I have had trouble finding gloves that fit, but no problem with these. They just had a 20% off sale. I think it was black Friday week.
 
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