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There are tons of gloves out there and so when I think I have made a decision on a pair to buy, I see a different pair and am thrown off again.
I am looking for short gauntlet gloves, made from textile, waterproof and insulated but for less than $70. The leather ones I have now are very stiff so I need textile I guess. No need to even be motorcycle gloves as long as all of my bases are covered.
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You should get motorcycle-specific gloves due to the extra protection they offer vs plain leather or work gloves. Leather motorcycle gloves soften with use, so don't let the fact they are stiff sway your decision. After all, you work with your hands, so you should give them plenty of protection. Try Cyclegear.com--there is always a sale on gloves.
 

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It's always a situation when you try to get advice for gear. The best way to find out is cliché, but is visiting the motor dealer. Sometimes cheap-ass gloves will fit you perfect, while the top-notch gloves fit like sh*t.

I bought a very expensive helmet, someone in my environment wanted to buy a new one to so i let him fit my helmet(same head size). He went to the shop and bought a helmet that costs only 20% of mine. In my eyes a cheap ass helmet but he says it's the best helmet he'd ever had.

Edit: I bought waterproof gloves for €60,-. That's like 53 USD(if i'm correct). Alpinestars is the way to go if you ask me :)
http://www.motorhandschoenshop.nl/3...Gaxdw2lO4nLkN9NIwqsPv7HEwz24Kl6YYvRoCfkbw_wcB

Cheers.
 

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Good bike gloves seal behind the palm of the hand.
some work gloves don't do that, and when you find yourself sliding over the pavement, they might get ripped off from the hand.

I use textile gloves, mainly because of the hot weather here. Summer gloves.
leather gloves would work in winter over here, but are just too hot in summer.
leather gloves are good against cold and rain.

For textile gloves, part of the palm of the hand has to have leather (or synthetic).

It should also protect the top of the knuckles.

Aside from their function, I shop also on looks.
gloves that fit my gear or bike!
 

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I have 4 pair of gloves now based on the season/temps. Here in MD I ride from apx 30 up to over 100 degrees.
I have found that the somewhat less protective summer gloves I have that are mesh/leather seem to fit well right out of the package due to being softer and more flexible than the mid/late season thicker leather gloves I have. The thicker ones I use in the 3rd and 4th quarter of the year take about a thousand miles or so to break in.


One pair I love to ride with is the Icon TiMax (original short glove). Good protection, thick leather but again took a while to break in.
 

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It's always a situation when you try to get advice for gear. The best way to find out is cliché, but is visiting the motor dealer. Sometimes cheap-ass gloves will fit you perfect, while the top-notch gloves fit like sh*t.

I bought a very expensive helmet, someone in my environment wanted to buy a new one to so i let him fit my helmet(same head size). He went to the shop and bought a helmet that costs only 20% of mine. In my eyes a cheap ass helmet but he says it's the best helmet he'd ever had.

Edit: I bought waterproof gloves for €60,-. That's like 53 USD(if i'm correct). Alpinestars is the way to go if you ask me :)
http://www.motorhandschoenshop.nl/3...Gaxdw2lO4nLkN9NIwqsPv7HEwz24Kl6YYvRoCfkbw_wcB

Cheers.
You have some of the best riding gear made right there in The Netherlands, MACNA. I have Macna gloves and jackets and love them. Easily as good as anything made anywhere else. I also own Halvarssons and Clover gear. Top quality stuff!
 

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MACNA is good indeed but even here it's expensive. Expecially compared with A.Stars
 

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I had really protective gloves but my newest pair I upgraded to an even more protective design because my last pair got tore up pretty bad when I low-sided one of my bikes. The original gloves were Dainese Carbons and the new gloves are Dainese Druids. (Both gauntlet style.)

In particular, the new pair has a hard plastic slider on the outside edge of the palm. My previous gloves failed in that area.

I read an article once that had an interesting way of looking at gear. It said to pretend that you have all of your gear on and someone with a belt sander was going to use the belt sander on parts of your body. Do you think that part of your body would be protected for a few seconds or whatever?
 

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MACNA is good indeed but even here it's expensive. Expecially compared with A.Stars
I've bought all of my Macna gear either from FC Moto, Twisted Throttle, or off eBay (usually eBay U.K. or eBay Germany, since Macna is very hard to find in the U.S.). It was around 60% off that way.

I'm patient. I set up searches that notify me of new items available. This way, over the last couple years, I've been able to buy a Chameleon jacket for $250 U.S., a Chilli Mesh Jacket for $80.00 and a Geo 2 jacket for $150.00

I used loaner MACNA gear for the first time on an Edleweiss Motorcycle tour about 8 years ago and was really impressed with it. Same with the Italian CLOVER gear, on another Edelweiss tour in the Alps, and also with the HALVARSSONS gear, on an Edelweiss tour in Norway. I didn't know about any of the brands until I did each of the tours. They're mostly unknown brands here in the U.S.

For gloves I mostly wear Halvarssons Advance, Halvarssons Strike, Ducati Scrambler (made by Dainese) and PUMA Racing gloves (made by Dainese). And for Summer I have MACNA Summer Mesh.
 
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