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    Hot weather gloves

    Leather gloves irritate my skin in hot weather, due to sweat being retained. Anyone use textile motorcycle gloves for this reason? What brand?

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    I have used several kinds of summer gloves over the years.

    My first experience was in the desert southwest in the early 1980's. The heat was incredible and riding without gloves was unsafe and would lead to bad sunburn. So, I bought a cheap pair of cotton work gloves that had sticky beads on the inner fingers and palm. They did the job, but would have provided virtually no protection in an accident.

    Currently I have both Fieldsheer and OSI hot weather fabric gloves.

    The Fieldsheer gloves have very little "armor", but vented very well in 20,000 summer miles. The OSI are better padded, but do not vent quite as well. The OSI also came in HiViz and I have about 5000 miles on them.

    I have been willing to trade some of the protection for the venting of fabric gloves...a choice you will need to make for yourself.
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    Not exactly what you asked but I have been using HELD Titans this summer and have no compliants about them. The leathers they use make them feel and wear far better than cheaper leather gloves I have. So far tons of 90+ days and a good number of 100+ days.

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    Held Air Hero gloves are by far the most comfortable warm-weather gloves I've ever worn. Unfortunately, they fell apart after a month's use. That doesn't speak well to their ability to protect one's hands in a crash.

    I just picked up a pair of BMW's Rallye GS gloves. The fit is good, but I haven't used them enough to form an opinion yet.

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    I am a sweater!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My hands, when inside leather gloves and bombarded by 50-80mph wind don't get damp?

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    Go to harbor freight or a regular auto parts supply house and get a pair of "mechanics" gloves. You won't break the bank on a pair and they should last the riding season. They have a nice semi padded palm with a suede style material. It has decent grip on the handle bars and lets air through the back for cooling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 05Train View Post
    I just picked up a pair of BMW's Rallye GS gloves. The fit is good, but I haven't used them enough to form an opinion yet.
    I've got those gloves. I've had them several years. Air flow is good and the gloves are holding up very well.

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    I got some Held Air Stream (now called Air Hero) last summer. They are not the best vented gloves I've ever worn but they sure look like they will provide some high level of protection. Venting is OK and a fair trade for the safety of a well-made and designed glove. I think I paid $120 which is a lot for me but, again, a fair trade. The Held site says the Air Hero is sold-out for 2012but maybe a supplier still has some.

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    Icon 2.0

    I use the ICON 2.0. It's a great summer mesh glove. The current model is the Icon Justice Mesh http://j.mp/IconJusticeMesh

    It is very cool, protects well (I had a get-off a couple year ago on my prior pair, they didn't come off, a protected me completely).

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    Held Airstream Gloves. Lots of air but very good protection as well with the Kevlar. Most summer gloves are worthless if you actually go down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IDisposable View Post
    I use the ICON 2.0. It's a great summer mesh glove. The current model is the Icon Justice Mesh http://j.mp/IconJusticeMesh

    It is very cool, protects well (I had a get-off a couple year ago on my prior pair, they didn't come off, a protected me completely).
    +1 on Icon. I don't have recent ones but what I've got are great and have gone three seasons and are doing the Energizer bunny thing.

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    I picked up a pair of these a few weeks ago when temps started topping 100 here. They offer some of the protection I wanted for wrist bones and LOTS of airflow and fit under your jacket. They have a leather palm and back of fingers around carbon fiber. Alpinestars SP-X Put your hand out in wind and it is like your not even wearing a glove.

    http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com...l.bok?no=13922

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    +1 on the Held Airstream.

    The protection is very good for a summer glove and there's nothing like the feel of the kangaroo leather on the fingers and palm. I like the feel so much, I bought the Held Steve II gloves for fall and spring!

    Contrary to a few reports I have seen, both glove models have held up very well and I certainly can't complain a whit about the quality...
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    I really wish I'd taken more pictures of the Helds before I sent them back to Revzilla. Suffice it to say, that in a month (7,000 miles or so) of riding, they were falling to pieces, and I wouldn't think they'd do well in a crash.

    In this picture, you can see the leather delaminating from the kevlar, the "Held" logo falling off of the fingers, and the threads becoming unraveled from the palm of the glove. This was after about 2-1/2 weeks of use.

    As I said, hands-down the most comfortable gloves I've ever worn. It's a shame the build quality was so poor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by THEO View Post
    +1 on the Held Airstream.

    The protection is very good for a summer glove and there's nothing like the feel of the kangaroo leather on the fingers and palm. I like the feel so much, I bought the Held Steve II gloves for fall and spring!
    The BMW Rallye2 gloves do have Kangaroo leather palms.

    I have a pair of Held gloves with Kangaroo leather, with metal sliders and gauntlets. Those are my cooler weather gloves.

    Harry
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