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For you guys that ride everyday, what are you using for gloves?

I bought a pair of Lee Parks, comfertable as hell, but they wore through in exactly 2 years. And i was told by them 1-2 years is there normal life span, (if you actually use them).

Is there anything out there that lasts?

Thanks in advance for the help!

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I have a pair of Lee Parks too. Mine are only about 4-5 months old. They are very comfortable...but I can see where the dye has worn off. My assumption would be that this would be were they would "wear through".
 

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I have a pair of Lee Parks too. Mine are only about 4-5 months old. They are very comfortable...but I can see where the dye has worn off. My assumption would be that this would be were they would "wear through".
Mine wore through on the palm of my clutch hand, right above where the extra padding is.


No one else rides everyday besides me??
 

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I have twos sets of Icon gloves (Perforated Stealth & Timax) The Stealth gloves are 3 years old and still look great, the Timax are about a month younger and look new.

I have as set of BMW winter gloves that are 2 years old and look new & smell new
one set of Fieldsheer winter gloves same age and condition.
 

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I bring my hot weather (black leather with holes and mesh hand back with a velcro wrist) and cold weathers...harley aqua-tek (gerbings) both harley.

Glove Safety glove Bicycle glove Personal protective equipment Black


I can't find a pic for the summer ones. }:)

Winter ones are awesome.. I haven't even had to plug them in yet, and they do keep your hands dry.
 

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I have twos sets of Icon gloves (Perforated Stealth & Timax) The Stealth gloves are 3 years old and still look great, the Timax are about a month younger and look new.

I have as set of BMW winter gloves that are 2 years old and look new & smell new
one set of Fieldsheer winter gloves same age and condition.

Nice. So I guess I need more than one pair??
 

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I bring my hot weather (black leather with holes and mesh hand back with a velcro wrist) and cold weathers...harley aqua-tek (gerbings) both harley.

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I can't find a pic for the summer ones. }:)

Winter ones are awesome.. I haven't even had to plug them in yet, and they do keep your hands dry.

Thanks. Been reading thru a few searches, peeps seem to be happy with the Harley Gloves.

I want something comfy that lasts!!!
 

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I have some Cortechs for the cold weather and some Firstgear gloves I use the rest of the time. Now I need to find an in between pair for the cool weather where insulated gloves are not needed.
 

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Been wearing my snow mobile or gerbings heated gloves everyday now that it is in the 30s or 40s when I leave. Below 40 I needed the gerbings but I have had the snow mobile gloves for 3 bikes time now, they really have lasted.
 

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Been wearing my snow mobile or gerbings heated gloves everyday now that it is in the 30s or 40s when I leave. Below 40 I needed the gerbings but I have had the snow mobile gloves for 3 bikes time now, they really have lasted.
I'll look into these. Thank you!
 

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I bring my hot weather (black leather with holes and mesh hand back with a velcro wrist) and cold weathers...harley aqua-tek (gerbings) both harley.

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I can't find a pic for the summer ones. }:)

Winter ones are awesome.. I haven't even had to plug them in yet, and they do keep your hands dry.
I have the Hot weather ones you're referring to. They are great gloves for hot days. Wouldn't protect much except for incidental contact because they're quite thin, but in 100° heat they're as good as can be expected.

I'm on year three with them and they're pretty much ready for the trash, fingers are worn through. But I really wouldn't expect a glove to last more than about 2 years myself.
 

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I use just a solid black leather summer glove from Harley and they have been great. They are 3 years old and have about 10K miles on them and show a little wear but show no signs of giving out. Been thinking about a pair of Icons though.
 

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a seldom used trick to maximizing the life out of your leather riding gloves is to CLEAN them on a regular basis. Oils and sweat are hell on leather and most other materials for that matter. Washing your gloves and then oiling them again will get you more life out of'em
 

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I wear a pair of ILM gloves with metal like knuckles for protection and they last quite long. These gloves are great for the protection of your hands.
 

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Good topic! I take ER call and talk to a lot of the ER docs and EMS where I work, and you'd be amaaaazed how many motorcycle wrecks are basically ok but the rider's hands are shredded and need to be cleaned and irrigated and stitched up since they had no gloves (or crap gloves) when they dumped it. It is certainly the most key piece of gear... or possibly tied with helmet I suppose. It is sorta like wrist guards for skateboarding... you just can't help but stretch your hands out to break a fall every time.

I found a Brit brand called GearX ("short summer" gloves model) that were pretty damn solid... good fit, knucks, real tough leather for the price, didn't stain hands, etc. I have no idea about GearX other stuff or glove models, but a store near me had them on closeout last summer end. I liked the fit and quality... honestly can't really tell them from $100+ alpine or dainese gloves so far, so I plan to buy those GearX from now on... can be worn 2/3 of the year where I'm at. They are on brit versions of ebay and amazon for about $40.

I like AlpineStars for gloves generally, esp cuff or cooler weather gloves... never a bad pick. I keep a beat up old pair in my bike bag just in case I ever lost mine, and those scraped and toasted mitts are probably still better than the majority of new gloves sold.

Definitely Dainese for jacket and boots and back protector. AGV or Shoei are good for helmets. AVG Sports kevlar jeans are solid (only affordable ones I've found that still look decent at bar/party/etc), but I really only bother to use them if it's a day trip or something.
...For street ride around town, flannel or hoodie with jeans is good if it's too hot for jacket, but still the helmet + gloves every time and moto boots most times too. As a newer VRSCD owner, I have burnt my leg on VRod exhaust pipe (backward C-shape part under the seat) and doubt I'll ever ride in shorts or track pants, lol.

...I love the VRSC in that you can mix-n-match gear basically however you want. Seems most HD guys do nearly all HD brand stuff and head to toe leathers, dirt bike do kevlar stuff, sport bike guys do their thing, Ducati is in bed with Dainese/AVG head to toe, etc. Outcast VRod guys do whatever they want from what I've seen... and I sure do so far! You can have the high protect of sport bike gear yet still wear HD stuff for style, haha.

I might be old school in that I do mostly all leather stuff and jacket with armour/pads? Dunno. I did sport bikes more when I was younger, and I learned from a few close calls and friends going down that the gear definitely does work and that Dainese is considered the holy grail with good reason (maybe Alpine for gloves). I'm probably in the minority, but I buy a lotta gear used but top end stuff (not gloves, though) instead of buying medium quality stuff new.

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