hot weather gloves?

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  • 05-08-2006
    Crash_FLMB
    hot weather gloves?
    Has anyone found a pair of gloves that work well in the hot weather? Some that let you're hands breath? All of my gloves are for colder weather riding.

    Thanks
  • 05-08-2006
    Konapdlr
    Fox "Mojave" gloves work well for me.
  • 05-08-2006
    titusbro
    Troy Lee...
    ... Air Gloves. Very light weight but not much palm padding.

    Troy Lee Air Gloves
  • 05-08-2006
    Rollin'in'Zona
    Specialized Fortress
    Specialized Fortress - they look way to "wanna be" anywhere outside the DH/FR realm, but they are the "ariest" gloves I've ever used! They look like they'd be hot, but they have great mesh around and between all fingers. Much cooler than my "cooler looking" Fox gloves.
  • 05-08-2006
    SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    answer accelerators are very nice
  • 05-08-2006
    rockcrusher
    FOX Incline - no padding, mesh back, $20, oh and a snot/sweat wipe. Really doesn't get better for the cash.
  • 05-08-2006
    YuriB
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    Gorgonz
    Go to Home Depot or Lowes and save 10-20$
    Big old selection and they've held up better than any of my Fox gloves
  • 05-08-2006
    Crash_FLMB
    What're those gloves made for? What section are they in? Gardening? Do they have full findered? I'm surprised b/c they actual look like biking gloves...pretty cool find.
  • 05-08-2006
    YuriB
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Crash_FLMB
    What're those gloves made for? What section are they in? Gardening? Do they have full findered? I'm surprised b/c they actual look like biking gloves...pretty cool find.

    Made for a carpernter I think (open fingers to hold the nail). They have a whole variety tho. I usually find em near the hand power tools and they really are just like mtb gloves.
    I'm actually rockin these safety oriented ones right now
  • 05-08-2006
    waltaz
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    I use these for the protection against the AZ heat:
  • 05-08-2006
    Crash_FLMB
    I don't think those are even thick enough to protect against this heat. You can't believe how miserable I am already. I'm gonna be a hermit for the summer.
  • 05-08-2006
    Dirdir
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Crash_FLMB
    I don't think those are even thick enough to protect against this heat. You can't believe how miserable I am already. I'm gonna be a hermit for the summer.

    Are you Canadian? That is something a Canadian would do. Us redneck Americans tough it out.
  • 05-08-2006
    waltaz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dirdir
    Are you Canadian? That is something a Canadian would do. Us redneck Americans tough it out.

    He just whines about everything
  • 05-08-2006
    'size
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rockcrusher
    FOX Incline - no padding, mesh back, $20, oh and a snot/sweat wipe. Really doesn't get better for the cash.

    ditto this. i hate wearing gloves most of the time, but these are a decent compromise.
  • 05-08-2006
    AZ Saint
    These look pretty sweet. Why not give them a test run and let us know how they work out for you?

  • 05-08-2006
    sgaarmy
    i dislocated my finger last week, finger got hyperextended while falling. Bone petruded out of my finger, noticed the bone and stuck her back in the skin. I had the gloves with the finger portion cut off, these gloves look like they may prevent related injuries. Another SOMO injury coming down mormon getting dark and went over the bars, had surgery the following day. Damn I hate being out of action, can't wait to hit the trail again.
  • 05-08-2006
    AZ Mikey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Crash_FLMB
    I don't think those are even thick enough to protect against this heat. You can't believe how miserable I am already. I'm gonna be a hermit for the summer.

    If you're going to be a hermit, your glove problem is already solved.
  • 05-08-2006
    Crash_FLMB
    I'm 100% American baby! But I do like that comment.
  • 05-08-2006
    tod
    My dad is also the national sales mgr for the automotive division of this company. I've seen the full presentation. It's quality stuff. I would guess they would probably sustain cactus/rock hits better than the mtb specific stuff (downhill gloves not included).

    Tried to talk him into the bike market. But, until they oust "Mechanics" from the number one spot in the car guy market, he is busy.

    Doubt it will happen, he is 62, now.

    Crap, I sound like a kid: "Yeah, well my dad........" I'm actually 40 FWIW.
  • 05-08-2006
    Jayem
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Crash_FLMB
    Has anyone found a pair of gloves that work well in the hot weather?

    Sure, any full fingered glove that I get at the motoX shop works well for riding in the hot weather.

    Your hands will sweat, but the protection is always worth it. Drink water. It's a dry heat.
  • 05-09-2006
    Crash_FLMB
    Good point Mikey. Maybe I'll save that cash for more useless bike stuff.
  • 05-09-2006
    AZ Saint
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Crash_FLMB
    Good point Mikey. Maybe I'll save that cash for more useless bike stuff.

    If you're gonna stay inside and be a hermit, you might as well make yourself useful. These bad boys would look absolutely smashing on you. Hell, you you might even be able to break them out for an occasional ride since they're full fingered :thumbsup: .


    If you do decide to venture outside for any extended rides, nothing is gonna top this pair. There's no way you'll be able to top this kind of ventilation! Don't worry about the female model, I've been assured that they're unisex ;) .

  • 05-09-2006
    yetisurly
    Bare hands are usually the best in all conditions all the time.
  • 05-09-2006
    cycljunkie
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by waltaz
    I use these for the protection against the AZ heat:

    You're sooooo old school!

  • 07-23-2006
    Jodiuh
    Haha, great suggestions. Especially the oven mitts. :D

    After checking out some old Moto gloves with little to no padding, I'm sold on the full finger. Gripping the brake with sweaty hands no longer appeals to me and the extra confidence gained from "holding" the bar without a sofa in the palm puts a smile on my face. I'm looking at the following 4 XCish gloves.

    1. Fox Incline - Seems lightweight, little padding
    2. Troy Lee Designs Air Glove- Also lightweight/airy w/ little padding
    3. Specialized BG Ridge - Neither Absolut nor South Mountain Cycles had a large in stock, but the womans XL felt real comfy...if not baby blue :(
    4. Dakine Ventilator - Found a favorable look on bikemag.com. I'm not sure where to find them tho...

    Anyone have any recs or war stories on these or any others?

    Jod


  • 07-23-2006
    mattKHS
    I have both fox and Troy Lee Designs gloves.

    I really love my Troy Lee Designs Air Glove. The lighter colors are great. Black gloves are begging for hat hands no matter what gloves they are.

    Plus with the silver gloves, you can take one off, throw on a red leather jacket, and moon walk to the club after a ride.
  • 07-23-2006
    Jodiuh
    Haha! I don't suppose you found them locally?
  • 07-23-2006
    Heat
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    I like my Fox. Went from the Sidewinders circa 96 to the Unabomber. May not be the coolest riding glove but I like it :) The Unabomber does seem to breath a little better than the Sidewinders.
  • 07-23-2006
    mattKHS
    nope. I dont know anyone locally who sells Troy Lee.
  • 07-23-2006
    Jodiuh
    I checked their site which lists Rage, Slippery Pig, and Landis. I'll call around tomorrow.
  • 07-26-2006
    daxus
    about the coolest gloves i've found are the sixsixone 06 RAJI. they have mesh back and super thin palm, i'm a devout fox incline wearer, but i'm contemplating these for the next time: http://sixsixone.com/catalog.aspx?id...6dd461&pl=BIKE

    the pic doesn't do them justice, i've seen these at Rage. don't know how durable they will be either with twist shifters
  • 07-26-2006
    Jodiuh
    Ooooh, I did not have fun with the Fox Incline this morning! The fingers had a touch of room, but my thumb tried to escape the glove! Pain. :( The palm got all scrunched up on downhills too. I did like the silicon on the fingertips tho. Size was XL, but if felt like the thumb was M, go figure.

    That's the second time I've heard someone yelp about the Raji and I'll be all over it if Rage's got it. They've also got the Troy Lee XC I've been looking for. Gonna have to take a trip up later today.
  • 07-26-2006
    Jodiuh
    The Raji felt even lighter than the Incline and Rage only had my size in the Silver and Red 05 XC's. Looks like I'll have to order online. :( Anyone heard of Kore?