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What's your preference?

I've got short ones, but am thinking about getting a pair of the longer, gauntlet style to see what they're all about.

Also, any reccomendations on a good gauntlet length glove? Definitely want black gloves to go with the rest of my gear.
 

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Personally I prefer the gauntlet style of glove. The reasons are: If you are riding in the rain, the water doesn't go up your arm. Bugs, more specifically, bees, wasps and hornets can't go up your sleeve, and finally, in the event of a quick, unexpected come off, there is less chance of your protective jacket sleeve sliding up your arm. None of the above are pleasant experiences.
 

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I just got a pair of these:

joe rocket sonic gloves

I like them so far....nice and soft....the fingers are a bit long for me but if I would have went down a size they would have been to tight in the palm. They need to make gloves for guys with short fat fingers!
 

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Preferences really depend on what you want out of your gloves. If you really value protection, spend a bit more and get a high quality gauntlet that will protect your wrist and the palm of your hand better.

Both pairs of gloves I have right now are gauntlets. The light pair is a very worn set of FirstGear gloves that need replacing, the second is a set of A* winter gloves. After trying on numerous new pairs of gloves for summer, I've pretty much settled on the A* SP2 (that can be had in black, or black/white). They fit my hands the best, and have very nice features.

Others to look at include Scorpion Magnum or the Cortech Adrenalin's, they just don't happen to fit me quite as well.
 

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If you're looking for a really good budget gloves, the Racer Supply gloves are for you. They are not as form fitting as my other gloves, but it could also be because they're pretty well broken in after over two years of riding with them on nearly every ride even during the few times it rains in San Diego. I got the RSC1's because I wanted something a tiny bit warmer that I could wear all year. They don't feel too warm at all during the summer, and they work for all but a few days during the winter. The stitching has been great, although I did a bit of preventive maintanance by super gluing a couple points along the stitching. The armor still looks perfect too. I wish the velcro was a little tighter even though these are more than tight enough to stay on my wrist with a vigorous tug on the fingertips, but other than that I love these gloves. I've added some velcro that keeps these tight around my wrist like I prefer. I really should pick up several more pairs to use for the next few decades because I'm quite sure I'll be wearing these gloves for a long time. If you plan on wearing these during the rain, just know that they won't keep water out even if you treat it with Nikwax....too many seams maybe?
http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-gloves/racer-supply/rsc2-gloves.htm

Near or at the top are the Teknic Speedstar glove. Some people find the fingers a little too tight, so you may not want these if you have chubby or thick fingers. They have a double cuff and more hard armor than I've seen any glove at any price point. My only complain is that the seam at the tip of the finger snags my nails if I don't have them trimmed close. A few places are selling these for about $75 on closeout. It's unbeatable at that price.
http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-gloves/teknic-speedstar/

If you want really really nice gloves, get Racer High End gloves. I love these gloves. Very form fitting and comfortable. The thin roo underside really improves the tactile experience. These are getting pretty hard to find. There's a place or two in San Francisco that sells them, but I haven't seen any online vendors that have them.
http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-gloves/racer-gloves/
 

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I have a pair of ICON gloves that are short length. They share duty with a pair of Shift Vertex gauntlets. They each have their place.
 

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A*Star SMX-3 Air Carbon shorties for the summer daily stuff and JR Mercury gauntlet for more serious riding time or colder months or when I don't wear my jacket sometimes too.

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I usually wear Held gauntlets for the extra safety margin. Whether gauntlet or not look for something with a wrist strap that can't get pulled off easily if it hooks something in a fall. Alpinestars has some nice short cuff models with good straps.
 

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I like full-gauntlet gloves for the added protection mainly, but they also prevent cold air and rain/bugs from going up your sleeves.
 

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The shortest glove I will use is the Cortech Vice. They're just a 3/4 length version of the Adrenalines, but they still offer a very nice level of protection.

 

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Gauntlets. Alpinestar GP Plus. It gets above 100 here and I've had no problems with the gauntlets. I see no reason not to have them.
 

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What's your preference?

I've got short ones, but am thinking about getting a pair of the longer, gauntlet style to see what they're all about.

Also, any reccomendations on a good gauntlet length glove? Definitely want black gloves to go with the rest of my gear.

I generally have the ones that just come to my wrist... I tuck them inside my jacket and strap it up... it is more comfortable than gauntlets I find... but I have some semi gauntlet style ones for when it rains that sit outside the jacket...

I just haven't found a pair that fits well otherwise...


gauntlets probably do a better job at protecting the arteries and bones in your wrists though if you crash... but those cortech ones look like they would cover the wrist well enough without all the gauntlet bulk

I don't think it matters gauntlet or regular as far as heat goes... but you certainly need gauntlets for the rain unless you like wet elbows...

you can get padded mesh ones with solid leather palms that flow some decent air if you get the sweatty hands...
 

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Gauntlets only, I won't wear shorties for all reasons stated above. The arms of my jacket are a little short for me as well, so they also make up for a lack there.

In the heat there can be a great amount of airflow so it feels like you have no gloves on when you're moving.
 
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