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    Gloves with hard knuckle protection

    Hey team,

    I like to smash down overgrown hardly used mountain track that sometimes has spiky thorns and stuff. So i like to have a glove with hard knuckle protection so i dont get thorns in my knuckles.

    I've had a bunch of Fox Bomber and now using a moto brand called Thor.

    I'm looking for alternatives.


    Hit me with your idea's

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    Definitely more options with Moto specific gloves. Fox has the D30, I don't see anything from TLD. I've seen a few options from Giro, Pearl Izumi, and Fly but none that seem to have a hard knuckle like the Fox gloves with D30

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    The suspension of your bike sucks if it's different than mine. Really. It sucks. Big time.

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    ^^ at that price, I'd rather go with riding specific gloves(same price range as fox w/d30). I'm not sure how breathable those tactical gloves are.

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    I know they're not hard shell but Fox Attacks have stoutly padded knuckles. They're very comfortable and not too hot. They'd be okay against some thorns I'd wager but haven't tested that. I will say they do their job well against branches and vines.

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    I use the Oakley SI Assault gloves for riding my motorcycle, they have hard knuckles, but the Mechanix M-Pact Framer gloves I ride MTB with are significantly better and honestly, if a thorn goes through the padding on them you were screwed anyway.

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    Like others, the only hard shell gloves I've used in the past were moto gloves (thors, like yours).

    Another, kind of outside the box option... have you thought about handguards?

    I know people like to make fun of them around here for some reason (I come from dirt biking background, so they feel normal to me), but they exist exactly for the purpose of deflecting brush/thorns/sticks like that.

    They cost a bit, but, no more than a good pair of gloves or few.

    Anyway, just throwing out another choice.

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    Thanks for the responses. Soft shell is out. I want hard knuckle dusters. As is hand guards. So keep the the hard shell options coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plummet View Post
    Thanks for the responses. Soft shell is out. I want hard knuckle dusters. As is hand guards. So keep the the hard shell options coming.
    by "soft shell" do you mean D30?
    You want molded composite knuckles?
    I have an old pair of Kona gloves with carbon(ish?) outer two knuckles, decent protection from branches, trees etc, but I haven't seen anything like that in the past few years.

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