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    The 3 digit covers typically purchased from Aerostich workwell to kep water out but are zero protection and way too sweaty in a really hot sumer rain. OK when colder but not otherwise..
    I've got some BMW ProSummer gloves not yet vetted in a frog choker but they look like they'll be pretty good with wet hands. They're about the same weight as a Held Steve but not as good leather. Be nice to see someone make a good kangaroo palm in a GoreTex rain glove..

    My only problem with bare hands in summer rains is the complete lack of protection for vulnerable waterlogged skin. I actually prefer the feel in really hot weather but won't take that risk...

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    Quote Originally Posted by racer7 View Post
    The 3 digit covers typically purchased from Aerostich work well to keep water out but are zero protection and way too sweaty in a really hot summer rain.
    Are those 3-digits covers supposed to go OVER regular MC gloves? That's how I use mine.
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    That's the only way I've ever used them. I wear elkskin ropers under the triple digit covers and have had good luck in up to moderate rain. I ride a R1200C so no hand grip protection either.

    I just read a thread about someone using his hippo hands for grip protection on naked bikes during rain. My riding gloves are on anytime my bike is moving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stanley83 View Post
    Are those 3-digits covers supposed to go OVER regular MC gloves? That's how I use mine.
    Yes. That's why they're called glove covers.

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    Yes they go over but that's part of why they're too hot and sweaty in hot weather. They don't breathe and your hands will ventually get soaked from sweat no matter how light the gloves under them. They get a bit better if worn without gloves under them but then you've got no protection.

    Aside from not being waterproof, the biggest problem with many leather gloves is that the liners don't work over wet hands because they're either not fully retained in each finger or they just stick to wet skin too much. The BMW Pro Summer looks promising to address those which is why I have a set to try but I wish the leather was like a Held Steve- that has better feel and dries pretty well but is not a waterproof glove nor a real summer glove becasue it is not vented...

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    For fans of the Held Steve (me too) you might want to try the Held "Warm 'n Dry." I mail ordered a pair same size as the Steve's before my NZ trip a year and a half ago. The Goretex did the job of keeping my hands dry in a couple days of heavy rain and they are quite warm - for me, pretty good with thin gloves liners down to 32F.

    Best of all, they are as comfortable as the Steve's with good control feel.
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