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The wrong Gear...

What gloves do you have, want, or wish you didnt buy?
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I have the Icon Hooligan gloves.
They are a little light on protection, but great for just bumbling around town, short commutes. They breath well and are super comfy. All for $35.

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Oh lemme see....

Teknic Chicane leather gauntlets - these are the only ones I wish I didn't buy cus they're just a tinge too small. Luckily they're perfect for a GF of mine, so I'm sending them to her (I've had 'em two years, worn em like 3x).
Joe Rocket Sonic Leather Gauntlets (ladies) - love these
Joe Rocket Phoenix 1.0 - Ah, they're okay. Kinda clunky compared to newer gloves, and I was never wild about the way the cuff fit, but they served their purpose.
Joe Rocket Phoenix 2.0 (ladies) - Much better than the orignals in terms of fit, and ventilation, BUT, cheapy material at the cuff. Mine are still okay after a year of riding, but showing signs of wear around the velcro.
Joe Rocket Heartbreaker (ladies) - soft meshie, I love 'em. Pretty much useless in the event of a crash, but comfy for my short commute.
Alpinestars SMX6 (I think that's the name of them!) - Another shorty, soft meshie for commuting.

I've also got a pair of insulated leather winter gauntlets, but off the top of my head, I can't remember what they are. I picked em up at a BMW dealer in TX and it only ever got cold enough to wear them once or twice.
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I bought a pair of JR Blaster 2.0 Gloves from newenough's closeout section for $18. Well ya get what ya pay for IMO, and these just prove that point. Regular price was like $39, still cheap for a gauntlet style riding glove. I literally have seen garden gloves made as well as these. $18 tho I cant really complain tho. But I have a pair of icon super duty gloves too. great short glove, mine are a small n they are just a bit to tight for me.

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-20-2007, 10:03 PM
 
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Yeah I have some of those as well. Bottom line... they suck!
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Joe Rocket stage 1's. I like them for light commutes.
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A* SMX Air-2 Carbon... I love 'em...


My only gripe is that they give me strange tan lines... Triangles on the back of my hand towards my wrist/thumb... Sorry, the pictures didn't come out, otherwise I'd post them...
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I have AGVSport Tornado gloves, they rock!!! I also have some Joe Rocket Nitrogen gloves which are great for cold weather but dont offer that great of protection. I also have some Joe Rocket Atomic gloves, great in warm weather but again dont offer much protection.
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I just got some Power Trip Grand Nationals. Decent gloves- short cuff, all leatehr except the end of the cuff, carbon knuckles. I'm still getting used to them- a lot thicker than my street gloves, and a lot more protection.

Maybe it's just me, but I couldn't trust anything mesh or thin or perforated leather. My street gloves have kevlar palms, but the backs are neoprene and my hands felt really vulnerable.

I considered the Tornado, but haven't found anywhere to try them on.

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A* SMX Air-2 Carbon... I love 'em...


My only gripe is that they give me strange tan lines... Triangles on the back of my hand towards my wrist/thumb... Sorry, the pictures didn't come out, otherwise I'd post them...
I'll second that. This is what I use as my first pair of gloves and I love'm. I've tried other gloves that feel to bulky to the point that it de-sensitizes my feel of the throttle. These fit like a, ehem, glove.(pun intended)
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I'll second that. This is what I use as my first pair of gloves and I love'm. I've tried other gloves that feel to bulky to the point that it de-sensitizes my feel of the throttle. These fit like a, ehem, glove.(pun intended)
The reason I got them was because they were literally the first pair of gloves I EVER put on that actually fit me... I have kinda wide hands with short skinny fingers... Gloves are usually tight around the hand and fit in the fingers... Or good around the hand with 1/4 to 1/2" extra in the fingertips...
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What gloves do you have, want, or wish you didnt buy?

currently have RS Taichi Gauntlet style for winter & RS Taichi shorties for summer, both leather with carbon fiber knuckles...Lovem




RS Taichi is now my glove brand of choice
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My favorite gloves (from when I had my old ninja, currently my sister's):

Icon Tarmac 2.0 - summer mesh gloves


Lightweight, obviously, but they allowed my fingers to breathe, were really comfortable, and held up fine the one time I hit the pavement in them.

Least favorite gloves:
Joe Rocket Atomic 2.0


I can't rag on them too hard, but they're not nearly as breathable as my old icon ones. The extra leather would probably hold up better in a crash, but for hot weather riding, I'm a little "eh."

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