View Full Version : gloves for summer rain riding?
06-08-2005, 12:01 PM
I'm looking for some gloves which are waterproof and armored, but not insulated. I've seen the Alpinestars "Jet" gloves; are there any other similar gloves (preferably with the squeegee on the back of the thumbs)? Also, $100 seems a bit steep; my waterproof, insulated armored TourMasters were $60.
06-08-2005, 12:16 PM
Have you considered glove rain covers? Big dishwashing/chemical gloves work for short rain jaunts, though they can get clammy after a while because they don't breathe. Aerostich sells Gore-Tex rain glove covers:
I realize most people have more than three fingers per hand, but reducing seams in general makes it easier to make clothing waterproof. Expensive too, but Gore-Tex tends to be. Underneath those, you can pretty much wear any armored gloves you already have.
Edit: Oops, those ain't Gore-Tex, they're laminated nylon ripstop. That's probably a good thing, Gore-Tex can be a bit thick and feel-deadening in gloves.
06-08-2005, 12:33 PM
Manzella zN2S WindStopper Gloves Men's (http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=675235&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=515239&bmUID=1118251566711)
Weight: 50.0 grams , Med
Lightweight shell gloves for aerobic multi-sports.
Made with Gore’s® N2S® (next-to-skin) fabric — water-resistant, windproof, and highly breathable. Control Trax provide grip and dexterity.
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