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« on: March 18, 2012, 08:29:46 AM »

I'm in need of some regular gauntlet style gloves. The local stores have a fairly poor selection, but I'm leery about sizing when buying online. How/where do you guys buy your gloves?
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 10:53:14 AM »

Motorcyclegear.com  , formerly newenough.com


Great service, good prices and selection.
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 12:44:13 PM »

I picked up a pair of Held gloves, which are by far the finest gloves I have ever owned, from trophycycleapparel.com. He used to be local and I was a previous customer so I went back.  It would be nice to be able to try gear on before buying, but most local shops don't carry the brands I want anymore.  His suggestion on choosing a size was right on, and I picked it over my initial thought.  Could try a forum sponsor as well.
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012, 11:36:30 PM »

Fox Creek Leather has very nice deerskin guntlet gloves. Made in the USA too!

http://www.foxcreekleather.com/mens_mensdeerskin
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 02:33:55 AM »


Fox Creek Leather has very nice deerskin guntlet gloves. Made in the USA too!

http://www.foxcreekleather.com/mens_mensdeerskin


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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 08:16:21 AM »

Anybody ever order from sportbiketrackgear.com? I've never ordered from them but I like how they have video reviews of tons of products. Great for seeing 3d views of the items.
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 08:18:56 AM »


Anybody ever order from sportbiketrackgear.com? I've never ordered from them but I like how they have video reviews of tons of products. Great for seeing 3d views of the items.


I have not, but a few local track guys have used them with good results.
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 08:57:32 AM »

I like Revzilla and they have a showroom not far to boot.  Great customer service.  
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 10:15:46 AM »


Anybody ever order from sportbiketrackgear.com? I've never ordered from them but I like how they have video reviews of tons of products. Great for seeing 3d views of the items.


Yep, last year.  Nice guy who was very informative.  I'd buy from again.
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2012, 12:59:08 PM »




Dude you're starting to smell like a can of everybody's favorite campsite breakfast mystery meat.


What are you talking about  Headscratch
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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2012, 01:40:23 PM »




What are you talking about  Headscratch


You're a dealer. A retailer.

90% of your 14 posts here have been pitching products that you sell or picking STN's brains to use for market research
on product lines that you're adding to your store.

Just sayin'
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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2012, 01:55:53 PM »

I dunno. I don't think general discussion forums are the place to pitch your shit.

That's what Vendors is for. Hell even the avatar is his logo for a web sales site.

My guess is that he's got a presence on other major MC forums doing the same damn thing.
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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2012, 02:02:16 PM »

Yikes!!

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I also hate being referred to as one of "the community"
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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2012, 02:17:36 PM »

me, I'm with Bubbles on this one -- a vendor that wants to listen is to be prized, in my opinion.

as far as being a member of the community, I've been called sooooooo much worse ;-}


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+1 on both Lee Parks and Held . . . . both oustanding product, with the nod going to Lee Parks for customer service, in my experience . . . . my hands a hard to fit, and both companies did a great job, off the rack.
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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2012, 02:20:13 PM »

Yamaha Forums
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Kawi Forum
Sportriders.org
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On a quick google.

I rest my case.

Guy's a forum hopping free advertising spammer for a web-based business.  Thumbsdown


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me, I'm with Bubbles on this one -- a vendor that wants to listen is to be prized, in my opinion.


What we need is MANUFACTURERS  and product designers who want to listen. Not vendors. Vendors are a dime a dozen all over the web and
if you let them crawl all over a forum and give them free license to use a forum for information mining/advertising for themselves where will it stop?


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« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2012, 02:22:52 PM »

because it's stupid.
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« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2012, 02:33:30 PM »


Fox Creek Leather has very nice deerskin guntlet gloves. Made in the USA too!

http://www.foxcreekleather.com/mens_mensdeerskin


Doo-ragger stuff anyway, as is a good chunk of his own product line.

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« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2012, 02:40:29 PM »

Well...I didn't realize there are so many touchy folks on this forum. I was upfront in my postings that I'm looking for product feedback and suggestions so I can offer the kinds of products you all might be looking for. My apologies for all those who feel so violated.

And what's wrong with recommending Fox Creek Leather? I have no affiliation with them other than being a satisfied customer.
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« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2012, 02:46:38 PM »


Well...I didn't realize there are so many touchy folks on this forum. I was upfront in my postings that I'm looking for product feedback and suggestions so I can offer the kinds of products you all might be looking for. My apologies for all those who feel so violated.


Touchy?? Maybe.

Fact of the matter is, you don't give a rats red ass about STN or probably any other of the 9 forums that you're using for your own gain.

Sorry, it ain't touchy, I just call it as I see it.

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so I can offer the kinds of products you all might be looking for.


Keep workin' on that too.

I counted 8 or 9 different Doo-Rags on your main "Riders Wear" page.  Lol Lol
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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2012, 02:53:28 PM »


Fox Creek Leather has very nice deerskin guntlet gloves. Made in the USA too!

http://www.foxcreekleather.com/mens_mensdeerskin


No armour.
No wrist strap to keep them on in case of an accident.

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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2012, 03:55:19 PM »




Sorry Con -- given your behavior in the past, one could also sy you don't give a rat's red ass about STN. Just the way I see it.




I guess I'm not allowed an opinion I have about outside dealers trying to turn STN into their own personal little Wal-Mart and/or
engaging in marketing practices that are against or skirting the rules.

You rarely miss an opportunity for a good personal dig "based on my past".

You're just as bad anyway anymore. Somebody doesn't agree with you, attack them personally.
You're patterns are getting predictable too, geezer. You know I'm pretty much right here. So you have nothing intelligent to refute what I'm saying
except for your vindictive little personal digs you pull from your crusty ass.

I havn't heard a reasonable rebuttal from Mr. Jags either except for something about us "touchy" Members.

Sorry, but I don't come here to get "steered" in a product direction or E-storefront by dealers.

I come here to discuss product with real-world riders and users.
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« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2012, 05:06:08 PM »


Just when I think the ST.N asshattery is tapering off, things like this thread happen.  

Anyway, yeah, MotorcycleGear.com and Lee Parks would be my suggestions; best customer service I've personally experienced for such things.  Thumbsup


Looked at the Lee Parks, although I'm sure the deerskin is good, and the quality is good, I'm looking for something that's more race oriented. Plus they're ugly. Smile
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« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2012, 05:19:35 PM »

I dislike Joe Rocket in general. I have a couple of Fieldsheer items, my Highland II suit is still in use after 5-6 hard years, but always considered them a "budget" brand. I'm considering splurging on gloves because of how important my hands are to me. It's easy to fix an elbow or a shoulder, not so much a hand with 26 bones in it!

Anyone have an opinion on these types:
http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=7770

Held short race gloves, the "gauntlet" doesn't go up very high. But what really does a gauntlet do for you if you are wearing a jacket? Seems to me that these would still keep all of your skin protected, and might fit better under my leather jacket or my riding suit.
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« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2012, 05:26:23 PM »

IMO the best glove value that exists is the Kobe Pro race glove. They're $100 from 888-fastlap, and having raced in pretty much every glove that you can buy, I think they are overall, the most protective. There is one exception...haven't tried the Knox hand armor jobber...that thing looks like the business. Apart from that though (at $250 btw) the Kobe's are beyond reproach.

They sold off the shop a few years ago (Marietta Motorsports) to focus on running a retail store and offroad riding park, so the road oriented stuff and web site has been neglected some, but they're still going strong. I think they might be out of black atm, but more are on the way (I emailed about stock levels a couple weeks ago because I need a new pair).

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« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2012, 08:46:58 PM »


I like Revzilla and they have a showroom not far to boot.  Great customer service.  

+1.  Their South Philly showroom is 25 mins from me.  
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« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2012, 03:21:06 AM »


IMO the best glove value that exists is the Kobe Pro race glove.




I think this guy's on to something here. Those Kobe's look like a 175$ or better class glove.
Really.  Look at those damn things. That's a serious bike glove, I've paid the same for good gloves, but lesser of a glove.

Just from what I see there, I'd say that's a better glove for the money than any Held I've seen.
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« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2012, 09:19:01 AM »



+1.  Their South Philly showroom is 25 mins from me.  


Is it more of a showroom yet?  As in they actually have product there.  

A couple folks from up this was made the 3+ hour ride down thee last summer and they didn't have hardly anything available to try on, including the items they called ahead and inquired about.
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« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2012, 10:38:42 AM »


Anybody ever order from sportbiketrackgear.com? I've never ordered from them but I like how they have video reviews of tons of products. Great for seeing 3d views of the items.


Great place to do business with, I've got helmets, tires, gloves from there and they were great helping me pick out a race suit that fit right.
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I think this guy's on to something here. Those Kobe's look like a 175$ or better class glove.
Really.  Look at those damn things. That's a serious bike glove, I've paid the same for good gloves, but lesser of a glove.

Just from what I see there, I'd say that's a better glove for the money than any Held I've seen.


I like cheap stuff as much as the next guy but reviews are hard to come by, and I shy away from cheap no-name motorcycle gear, like the crap you see at the IMS show every year. It's always cheap for a reason - made in substandard conditions by unskilled labor, typically in China. The big names make stuff in China as well, but they usually demand better quality control from the suppliers since they have the volume of sales to affect changes. One of the reasons I'm leaning towards Held is because they're made (I believe) in Europe.
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Is it more of a showroom yet?  As in they actually have product there.  

A couple folks from up this was made the 3+ hour ride down thee last summer and they didn't have hardly anything available to try on, including the items they called ahead and inquired about.


That sucks. Their "showroom" isn't the biggest but usually have a decent selection, especially for gloves.   I've had no problems when I go looking for stuff.  
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« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2012, 02:32:51 PM »

I've got a Kobe Pro 1 pc. suit that I purchased about three years ago.  I was worried that since it only cost $230 bucks on closeout that it wouldn't be any good but figured it would get me through at least a couple of trackdays.  

On my second track day, I lowsided in T5 at Barber, one of the slower corners on the track, with minimal damage to the suit.  All seams were still in tact and the suit continues to be used to this day.

On the same day that I crashed, my riding buddy of similar skill level wrecked in the same corner.  He was wearing a low end suit from a name brand and he had seams busted in multiple places.  

Those Kobe gloves look like huge bang for the buck.  I wouldn't be worried that it says Kobe instead of Held on them...I bet level of protection is very similar.
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« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2012, 02:35:21 PM »

Another brand that appears to have high levels of protection is Heroic.  I haven't had any experience with them, but folks on the Daytona675 forum rave about them.

http://www.heroicracing.com/SPR_PRO_s/4.htm
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« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2012, 03:12:49 PM »

New enough just posted 2 pairs of gauntlet style gloves at decent prices. Look like pretty good gloves:

http://www.motorcyclegear.com/browse/best_deals?utm_source=AGV+%2439+Glove+Sale%3B+Tour+Master+GX+Air+%2412+-+%2417&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email

Monza and sp7..maybe worth a look.
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New enough just posted 2 pairs of gauntlet style gloves at decent prices. Look like pretty good gloves:

http://www.motorcyclegear.com/browse/best_deals?utm_source=AGV+%2439+Glove+Sale%3B+Tour+Master+GX+Air+%2412+-+%2417&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email

Monza and sp7..maybe worth a look.


I've got both - They're (IMO) a great glove, thick leather , comfortable, seem very well put together.  Thumbsup
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« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2012, 04:10:00 PM »




Looked at the Lee Parks, although I'm sure the deerskin is good, and the quality is good, I'm looking for something that's more race oriented. Plus they're ugly. Smile


Helimot. Best customer service I've seen, great gloves, great shop.
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« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2012, 09:20:19 AM »

I just bought a pair of Teknic Chicane Gloves, the full gauntlet style.  Very nice gloves for the price, very comfortable.  Decent protection, I think, for the street and occasional track day.

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« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2012, 03:43:42 PM »

Knox Handroids are what I use on the track, and sometimes on the street.  Sportbiketrackgear.com

The gauntlet is huge, and will go OVER the cuff of any jacket.  Tucking gloves into a jacket cuff is, in my opinion, a bad idea, as the sliding can push the jacket cuff back, exposing the wrist.  If it's trapped inside a nice, tight (whether velcro or the cool knob tightening function in the Knox gloves), your wrist is better protected.

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« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2012, 09:39:46 AM »

I've decided that I want to try this kangaroo palm fad, but am feeling leery about Held due to various reports on the interwebs about their lack of customer support and hit-or-miss quality. Who else makes gloves with kangaroo palms? I was disappointed to read that webbikeworld reviewed some Teknic Violator gloves a number of years back and gave them a great review - the glove is still made but no longer with kangaroo on the palm. Sorely disappointed. Now it is "sheepskin", I haven't read any reviews on the suitability of sheepskin for abrasion resistance. Other websites say it is regular cowhide. Disappointing.
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« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2012, 01:07:23 PM »


I've decided that I want to try this kangaroo palm fad, but am feeling leery about Held due to various reports on the interwebs about their lack of customer support and hit-or-miss quality. Who else makes gloves with kangaroo palms? I was disappointed to read that webbikeworld reviewed some Teknic Violator gloves a number of years back and gave them a great review - the glove is still made but no longer with kangaroo on the palm. Sorely disappointed. Now it is "sheepskin", I haven't read any reviews on the suitability of sheepskin for abrasion resistance. Other websites say it is regular cowhide. Disappointing.


I had a pair of Teknic Violator Pro's and that was a great glove, kangaroo and very beefy and comfortable at the same time.

I bought a pair of 2nd hand Held's, they weren't Steves, but very similar. Didn't like them + promptly turned them around.
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« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2012, 06:46:10 AM »


New enough just posted 2 pairs of gauntlet style gloves at decent prices. Look like pretty good gloves:

http://www.motorcyclegear.com/browse/best_deals?utm_source=AGV+%2439+Glove+Sale%3B+Tour+Master+GX+Air+%2412+-+%2417&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email

Monza and sp7..maybe worth a look.


THis week I saw an article in either Motorcyclist or Sport rider comparing gloves and the AGV Monza came in highest. Ya can't best $39.00 either.http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street/closeouts/gloves/agv_sport/monza_motorcycle_gloves.html
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« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2012, 04:33:44 PM »




Looked at the Lee Parks, although I'm sure the deerskin is good, and the quality is good, I'm looking for something that's more race oriented. Plus they're ugly. Smile


Touratech and Revzilla both carry the new Klim gloves.  Tried some on recently, and they're VERY comfortable and have reinforcements in all the right places.  I like Revits, but wear through them every two years or so.
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« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2012, 04:42:40 PM »


I've decided that I want to try this kangaroo palm fad, but am feeling leery about Held due to various reports on the interwebs about their lack of customer support and hit-or-miss quality. Who else makes gloves with kangaroo palms?


BMW, Olympia, Racer (which I just discovered is available in the US again) all make 'roo waterproof gloves.  I haven't tried Olympia, but my BMWs and Racers are 4-5 years old and still going strong.
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« Reply #43 on: April 01, 2012, 12:51:12 AM »




BMW, Olympia, Racer (which I just discovered is available in the US again) all make 'roo waterproof gloves.  I haven't tried Olympia, but my BMWs and Racers are 4-5 years old and still going strong.


I've never heard of this Racer brand, although I'm open to new things. The name sounds like something a second rate Chinese company without a good grasp of English would name their product, though...
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« Reply #44 on: April 01, 2012, 09:25:56 AM »

Icon's "Overlord", Velocity Gear "Formula", and Rev'It "Jerez"  gloves are made from kangaroo leather, if you're still in the market. I don't know details about venting, waterproofing, or whatever.

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« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2012, 01:59:00 PM »

OK.

UPS man brought me a box today from Marietta Motorsports, who were very helpful in answering questions and sharing their opinions about these gloves. There's a couple guys down there who
use them and the guy I spoke with said everybody loves them. These guys were painless, efficient, and very nice to deal with.

I sprung for a pair of the Kobe Race Pro gloves as they looked to be an excellent bargain and a very beefy glove for the price point. Thanks to the STN'R drDietThunder who pointed these out.
This looks like a lot of glove for the money, without a doubt.

Out of the box, they are very comfortable and I cannot feel anything about the fit or features that seems weird or not right. I wear somewhere in between a medium and a large, so glove sizing is a crapshoot
with me. The mediums in this glove are perfect. The leather is thick, yet nice and soft, and they are heavily padded.

We'll see how they hold up. Every opinion I've read with the exception of one has been positive. If I get three full seasons on them, that seems to be the benchmark for gloves I've owned sofar.
If these take a crap after a year or so I'll probably try to dig up another pair of Teknic Violators or something, but I just had to give these a try.

Free shipping too. $99 bucks to my door.  Thumbsup

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Just another quick observation: These seem to be a good fit option for those of you with shorter fingers, like I have. If my fingers were any longer they'd be jammed up inside against the end of the glove fingertips.
I'm sure these will stretch out a bit and conform to my hands with a big of use.
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« Reply #46 on: April 10, 2012, 02:37:05 PM »

Nice looking gloves.   Thumbsup
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« Reply #47 on: April 10, 2012, 02:51:41 PM »

I just ordered a pair of the AGV Monza gloves for MotorcycleGear/NewEnough. At $39 a pair, I can always keep them as back-ups if I don't love them.
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« Reply #48 on: April 10, 2012, 09:58:20 PM »


OK.





I should just go ahead and pick these up, just to have. I want some well protected, kangaroo palm gloves for daily duty, but these Kobes get great reviews for protection level, and for a hundred smackers, why not? But I still haven't found the right 'roo glove.

One video on youtube said that the Kobe's had a strange alignment of the velcro strap, it basically came right across the bottom of the thumb, looked very uncomfortable.
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I should just go ahead and pick these up, just to have. I want some well protected, kangaroo palm gloves for daily duty, but these Kobes get great reviews for protection level, and for a hundred smackers, why not? But I still haven't found the right 'roo glove.

One video on youtube said that the Kobe's had a strange alignment of the velcro strap, it basically came right across the bottom of the thumb, looked very uncomfortable.


The strap ain't an issue. I didn't see a problem with that.  However, they don't fit me right. In the office, they were awesome. On the bike, there was one niggle I didn't like in the index finger and it's a deal breaker for me. They're yours for $85 bucks. 15 miles on them, worn once, LOL. Other than that, they're a pretty awesome pair of gloves. I will be putting them up for sale if my reputation permits.  Lol Lol
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The strap ain't an issue. I didn't see a problem with that.  However, they don't fit me right. In the office, they were awesome. On the bike, there was one niggle I didn't like in the index finger and it's a deal breaker for me. They're yours for $85 bucks. 15 miles on them, worn once, LOL. Other than that, they're a pretty awesome pair of gloves. I will be putting them up for sale if my reputation permits.  Lol Lol



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« Reply #51 on: April 11, 2012, 01:18:41 PM »

I doubt it. Prolly easier to just resell them.
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« Reply #52 on: April 11, 2012, 03:08:54 PM »


I've decided that I want to try this kangaroo palm fad, but am feeling leery about Held due to various reports on the interwebs about their lack of customer support and hit-or-miss quality.


I'll vouch for Held. I have a pair of cold weather waterproof gloves that I still love and wear all winter since buying them about 10 years ago. I bought a pair of mesh Held gloves that ended up having a weird seam in the fingers. I thought that it would break in, but when it didn't, I contacted Held directly. They ended up taking the gloves back and refunding my money, no hassle  Thumbsup


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I'll be buying Held again  Inlove


I love my Held Steve's. They just feel so right too.  Thumbsup  
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« Reply #54 on: April 11, 2012, 03:14:35 PM »

I vouch for Rukka.
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« Reply #55 on: April 11, 2012, 04:46:58 PM »


I vouch for Rukka.


Rukka stuff is really hard to find over here.

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« Reply #56 on: April 14, 2012, 06:49:07 AM »

Shame. It is brilliant and will last for a much longer than anything else.
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« Reply #57 on: April 18, 2012, 07:04:37 AM »

AGV Sport Laguna Gloves got a good write up in Motorcyclist Magazine (I think) this month.  Not bad for $100.   Thumbsup
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« Reply #58 on: April 30, 2012, 03:24:31 PM »


I'm in need of some regular gauntlet style gloves. The local stores have a fairly poor selection, but I'm leery about sizing when buying online. How/where do you guys buy your gloves?


It's an old thread, but I'll put my two cents in anyway.  I hate buying gloves because they are one of those products I generally have a hard time finding what I want in fit and comfort.

I have long thin fingers and a wide palm.  

I have had great success with motorcyclegear.com (the old newenough.com) as they have an easy return policy.  I use that policy sparingly but boots (I also have narrow feet) and gloves are two items with which I have issues.  


They have been easy to deal with for me to get the right fit even when the first choice was not it.  I pretty much buy all my gear from them.  
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