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post #1 of 21 Old 10-21-2013, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Water proof gloves....what works for you?

I' am in the planning stages for my Alaska trip next year, getting my "need/want" list together. I have never owned waterproof gloves after all these years of riding. I have grip warmers. I've ridden tons in the rain, but always in decent temps. I've trolled the forums and really haven't found much other than a lot of gloves when wet, the liners get pulled out and are a "PITA". Any experience would be appreciated. Going in June , hopefully. It's going to be a "destination" ride vs leisurely site seeing ride. A leisurely ride will come later in life. I could write a book on why. It will be 17-18 days. I live in central Mn. Any body that wants to hop on let me know.
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For milder temps, I like the Speed and Strength Urge Overkill waterproof gloves (wore these to work today actually!). They have never leaked on me and are lighter weight so you maintain dexterity on the controls. Speed and Strength Urge Overkill Gloves - RevZilla

For colder temps, I have the AGV Sport Telluride gloves. They are thicker and much warmer and have not leaked either. But definitely more vague feeling on the controls that goes along with the warmer gloves. AGV Sport Telluride Touring Gloves - RevZilla

I like these two pairs because I don't have long thin hands/fingers required for AlpineStars and some other "euro" gloves. Both of these fit well and are comfortable. And neither of these have removable liners to "pull out and be a "PITA".

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For mild temps I use Aerostich Triple Digit Covers (Aerostich Triple Digit Covers - Rain Glove Covers - Gloves - Clothing :: Aerostich/RiderWearHouse Motorcycle Jackets, Suits, Clothing, & Gear) over whatever gloves I am wearing. For cold temps I use Tourmaster Winter Elites (Tour Master Winter Elite II MT Gloves - RevZilla), then add an liner glove and/or the Triple Digits as needed.

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I have found nothing to be fully waterproof and comfortable, gloves that dry fast with heated grips on is what works best for me.

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post #5 of 21 Old 10-21-2013, 01:31 PM
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For the cold & wet

Hippo hands/gauntlets are worth the hassle of adapting to them. If you have heated grips, you can get away with lighter gloves for better dexterity.

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I've had good results with the Held Score gloves, though the toughest test they've had so far is an hour of medium-to-heavy rain. They're no longer available unfortunately, but the Held Warm-n-Dry seems to be the direct replacement. Not cheap, but top quality.

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Aerostitch triple digit covers work for me - completely waterproof, but kind of a PITA to get on and they would be better with grippy material on the palms and fingers.

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I have a pair of Gore-Tex Olympia. These are a heavier, winter type glove; a little bulky, but warm. I've only used them a couple of times in the rain, but they stayed dry. I like the wiper feature on the thumb, which really helps in steady rain. But if your hands are wet, even damp, they are a PIA to get on.

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post #9 of 21 Old 10-21-2013, 04:28 PM
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Industrial long gauntlet rubber gloves big enough to fit over warm liners or leather work gloves. Something like this: Wells Lamont 167L Heavyweight PVC Fully Coated Gloves, Cotton Jersey Lining, 14-inch Gauntlet Cuff, Large, Green - Amazon.com

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Originally Posted by Stalky Tracker View Post
F...For cold temps I use Tourmaster Winter Elites (Tour Master Winter Elite II MT Gloves - RevZilla), then add an liner glove and/or the Triple Digits as needed.
Another vote for the Tourmaster Winter Elites. Great gloves. If you're out all day in a steady rain, and don't use the covers they will eventually leak, but I've never found a glove that wouldn't in those conditions. I really like that the covers are built in, so they're always with you and handy.
If you don't already have handguards, get some. They help a bunch with keeping your hands warm and dry.

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