Cycle Gear - BiLT
I'm hard on gloves. I go through two pair a summer. Don't know if it's the sweat deteriorating the leather or the sun. I tried rinsing them out with warm water after a ride, doesn't seem to help. So I have surrendered to the fact I just go through riding gloves.
Got a Cycle Gear catalog last week. Sale prices up to 50% seemed reasonable and it's hard to find my 3XL size. So I picked up all 3 pair all leather/vented armored gloves. Never heard of the brand BiLT but the price was right and a 5 year warranty on gloves! Rode home wearing them, fit good, no rubbing, tight spots nor binds. I spent 2 hours going through the BiLT gear, bought a pair of $59 touring riding boots too also 5 year warranty. I've always worn a 10" Wellington work boot, I have three pair thermo-something for winter, gortex waterproof for long trips and just leather for everyday. Be sure to try on the boots, one pair just wouldn't fit right no matter what size I tried, like the arch was up near the ball of the foot. Anyway rode home wearing them too, kinda warm but comfy. Are $150 gloves and $300 boots really worth it? I was kinda impressed with the quality of the BiLT stuff, in MY OPINION equal to Joe Rocket, Tourmaster, Cortech. Just saying.