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    Default Gloves ..... Cold wind blowing up old leather jacket sleeve

    I have always used the short leather gloves.
    But I am now bored of the wind blowing up the
    sleeves of ny old leather jacket.

    This became an issue , although I endured
    it on a EU tour.

    Anyone got any good gloves advice ?
    Anyone who has rode miles and miles with an
    old leather jacket will know what I mean.

    Always like recommendations from true bikers
    on things like this so I thought I'd ask
    before I take off again.
    UKJULES
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    I prefer my Alpinestars leather gauntlet gloves and just put them over the top of my jacket sleeves during the winter

    My summer weights - https://www.motorcyclegear.com/stree...v2_gloves.html

    and my winter gloves - https://www.motorcyclegear.com/stree...of_gloves.html
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    Yep, get a decent set of gauntlets.
    Only time I wear short gloves is during the summer proper.
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    I use a pair of Gerbing gauntlets, and plug them in when it gets cold
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    Another one for gauntlets. I've got a pair of reverse sheepskin military DR gauntlets from the 70s that are so thick you can hardly bend the fingers. Not exactly the pinnacle of style but... toasty...
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    I've used a set of snowmobile gauntlets for ~ 35 years and my hands NEVER get cold. They're about worn out now 8(.
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    Gauntlets it is then.
    Damned expensive gloves now ........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big T View Post
    I use a pair of Gerbing gauntlets, and plug them in when it gets cold
    I treated myself to a Gerbing's heated jacket & gloves about 10yrs ago, after 15mins into my 1st proper winter ride using them I was trying to figure why I'd waited so long.
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    Option a Cheap alternative.
    Welder's gauntlets, specifically "tig welders".These are real Leather, but avoid "suede"*.
    No insulation and not tailored***, but if you try a bunch on** you may find an awfully comfortable gauntlet for less than $20(CAN)...I have a pair Ive bbeen wearing for years from April-October.

    Locally "Watson gloves" as a brand is worth a look. Used to be made in Vancouver. PoliceMC even bought theirs there, with reflective cuffs! Sigh. I'm not sure how far they export nowadays

    * so-called suede is really split or "cuff-tan" and does not wear so well. Some say suede catches pavement when sliding
    **might be a loose fit but perhaps try with a pair of thin cotton garden gloves..?
    ***My Strong Opinion: never buy gloves or boots online
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    I'll second that Welders Glove vote.
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