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post #1 of 27 Old 03-23-2007, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Angry waterproof glove, is there such a thing?

Over the years I have bought and tried many m/c gloves claiming, even guarrenteing that they are 100% waterproof. I have yet to find one that lives up to that claim.

I have also tried large dishwash gloves over top of my riding gloves, but then sweat/condensation becomes a problem.

My most recent glove (again, guarenteed) cost 85.00 cdn. The first rain I wore them in, I had a huge puddle inside the left thumb. I even have the suzuki handguards on my Wee.

Anyone out there know of a truly waterproof glove?....I must have about 15 different pairs of gloves in my pile.

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ps: I am thinking I will need some "real" waterproof gloves for my Nfld run.

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Anyone out there know of a truly waterproof glove?....I must have about 15 different pairs of gloves in my pile.
I wonder how much overlap there is with your 15 and my 20. Most of mine haven't seen rain, but I always wear more than one pair in a day anyhow.

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I've had good luck with neoprene fishing gloves in the past. Sometimes they come with textile liners, to absorb sweat. Your hands will always get sweaty, especially when they're insulated (ie., with gloves), so there will be *some* moisture for you to deal with.

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interesting.....

I have not tried a product like that over-glove, but they (or a similar brand) are available thru Aerostich here in North America.

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I gave up on "waterpruff" anything from moto vendors years ago!!! true waterpruff is defined by me as Gore-Tex for extreem wet weather type membranes.. so I tend to think along the Snowboarding/mountain/Ice climbers or commercial fishing sources...
http://www.ems.com/catalog/product_d...=1174695864751

http://www.rei.com/online/store/Prod...S_CLOTHING_TOC

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interesting.....

I have not tried a product like that over-glove, but they (or a similar brand) are available thru Aerostich here in North America.

The reviews that I have seen of the Aerostich products are very ordinary. The over gloves I linked have almost unanimous reviews for effectiveness and quality.
The big advantage of over gloves is that you can permanently store them on the bike for use in any situation, just put them over whatever you are wearing and away you go. If you take winter gloves and it turns warm you have a problem with heat and the reverse is worse. In addition over gloves protect your normal riding gloves by keeping them dry so you don't suffer problems from the leather getting wet then drying incorrectly as happens more often that not when you need to get the gloves dry in a short time because you want to use them again the next day.
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Good info there dude, I have emailed the company to see if those gloves are available in North America. Shipping from Oz might be a killer.

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Gerbing Gloves

I met a two guys at breakfast last December and they were both wearing heated gloves. After speaking to them both said the gloves were supposed to be waterproof. The one guy's were Gerbing and he claimed that he had ridden for a week in Newfoundland in the spring with total waterproofness, but with some clammyness. After hearing this I went to the Gerbing dealer in Toronto (Toffee products) and bought a pair for my wife for Christmas and a pair for myself (not cheap at around $200 a pair.). I really believe warm hands are a safety feature. Anyway when I got them home, my wife's gloves had writing on them that said the gloves were waterproof with a waterproof membrane.
When I checked mine, they didn't have the same claim or the membrane. Derek at Toffee was most cooperative and took mine back and is trying to get a pair like my wife's, but he seems to be struggling. I even phoned Gerbing direct and they didn't seem to be completely aware of the differences in the two gloves. To make a long story short, if you can get the Gerbing Gloves with the membrane they should work.
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Smile Waterproof over gloves

I too e-mailed the Australians, the exchange rate means the gloves will be a little less than advertised, parcel post shouldn't add too much?? Rides like BC has would suit these perfectly.

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