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    Best summer gloves?

    The BMW summer gloves I bought at the Burlington, Vt. rally in 2006 are worn out.
    Anyone have a suggestion for hot weather riding gloves?
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    I use Held Air Stream. Expensive ($129.00), but in my opinion worth it. Great quality and good air flow. Heldusa.com
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    I use the Lee Parks short summer gloves, soft as butter, grip like nothing else I have worn. Worth every penny... $80.00 ballpark...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaasu View Post
    I use Held Air Stream. Expensive ($129.00), but in my opinion worth it. Great quality and good air flow. Heldusa.com
    Just ordered a set of these from Motorcyclegear.com...

    Cannot wait to try them...
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    I picked up a pair of BMW Pro Summer gloves a few weeks ago. Really like them! $100.
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    I ride in 95 degree heat routinely and this glove ventilates well while still offering good protection. You can get lighter shorter cut gloves but you end up with less protection and sun burned wrists.

    http://www.revzilla.com/product/revit-comet-gloves

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    If you want the very best for comfort and protection, the Helimot F-108 gets my endorsement. These gloves are safe to dunk in water for those extra hot days.

    http://www.helimot.com/shopglovesdis...=23&cat=Gloves

    Another pair that offers great protection are the Motoport racer gloves made from stretch Kevlar. I don't have these yet, but I am tempted because they never wear out. Maybe when my Helimots wear thin.

    http://motoport.com/_catalog/Gloves

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    My favorite summer gloves are the Held Air:

    http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street...le_gloves.html

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    i have a pair of BMW air flow II gloves, and although they are ok i wish the gauntlet was longer. i just ordered a pair of Held air stream gloves from New Enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nytrashman View Post
    i have a pair of BMW air flow II gloves, and although they are ok i wish the gauntlet was longer. i just ordered a pair of Held air stream gloves from New Enough.
    Got mine the other day...these are nicely made gloves....

    Of course I have the same problem I always have with gloves...if they are big enough my thumb fits, then the fingers are a little long...if the fingers fit, my thumb gets cramped....
    Oh well...I went with a comfortable thumb...I can deal with a little excess finger length...
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    BMW Air is my preference until it gets silly hot. Then I switch to a lighter glove of same length that is fully fabric rear and single thickness palm but same length. Cost me $15/pair at the local Japanese bike dealer and are made in Pakistan. Not quite as protective but WAY cooler than other gloves noted in this thread so far.

    The rest of my gloves are Held (Steve II), RevIt (a race glove and an intermediate waterproof glove), BMW (winter glove) or Gerbings (electric glove) , all good brands, but I caution about buying gloves by mail. Sizing and fit can be variable across brands and models despite any sizing guide published by a maker and its not rare to have either fatter or thinner fingers or a different distribution of finger length than the glove maker uses for the model you choose. The RevIt gloves, for example, fit markedly differently in the same size from one model to another- probably because they come from different makers. I try on gloves everywhere I go and keep mental notes on sizes and types so I can get what I want when I decide to purchase - some come from rally booths, some by mail from makers whose stuff I've tried at rallies, others from local shops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerkuh View Post
    I use the Lee Parks short summer gloves, soft as butter, grip like nothing else I have worn. Worth every penny... $80.00 ballpark...
    I have a pair of his 'inside out' summer weight gloves. I LOVE them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by racer7 View Post
    ...but I caution about buying gloves by mail. Sizing and fit can be variable across brands and models despite any sizing guide published by a maker.
    We have one local shop that has a decent selection of gloves...most of ours came from there...
    Although I have no fear of buying from motorcyclegear.com as their return policy is outstanding....
    We often just buy two sizes of whatever gear we need and send back the one that isn't right...

    I have to say, the Held gloves fit very well using their on-line sizing guide....
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    BMW "Rallye 2" gloves have worked out well for me and are my default summer gloves. They have good knuckle protection, flow a lot of air, and have resisted falling apart.

    I stay away from the cheapo summer gloves because of bad experiences with them turning my hands black.

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    I love these Rev'It! Solar Gloves:
    http://www.whitehorsegear.com/rev-it-solar-gloves-mens

    They run small though - I recommend buying two sizes larger
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