Gloves - Hot/Wet weather

The Mountain

Active Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2017
Messages
170
Location
Cow Hampshire
My AGV full-synthetic/mesh summer gloves are starting to deteriorate after three years. They were, admittedly, quite cheap. Now that I'm looking for replacements, I'm looking for recommendations: I need a glove suited to riding in very hot weather (over 95F), and potentially heavy rain. I don't care if my hands get wet, I just don't want the gloves to fall apart if they get wet too often. I'm leery of leather, because my past experience has been that leather gloves that get wet eventually tend to harden and crack, even with care, because the leather has to be fairly thin to be used in a glove.
 

Sierra1

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 7, 2016
Messages
8,039
Location
Joshua TX
1625000775872.png These are what I'm using now. They're $16 from amazon: WTACTFUL Touch Screen Motorcycle Full Finger Gloves. They're my second pair. The last pair was black, and they make cammo. They lasted about 12-18 months, and used daily. They're very comfortable, and breathable. This is Texas, so heat is most of the time.

EDIT: I just noticed that these are not the exact same as I wear. The wrist strap on mine is better. The rest of the glove looks the same. If you search the highlighted description on Amazon, it will bring up mine exactly. Couldn't get that picture to save.
 
Last edited:

MileageMonster

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2021
Messages
128
Location
Netherlands
Try the Revit ones, good price/quality.
Kangaroo leather, extremely durable.
And very well ventilated gloves.
Wear them for four years already.
Shape to your hands “like gloves”

 

MFP

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 9, 2018
Messages
896
Location
NYC, NY
Try the Revit ones, good price/quality.
Kangaroo leather, extremely durable.
And very well ventilated gloves.
Wear them for four years already.
Shape to your hands “like gloves”

Do you work for REV'IT? :cool:
 

Sierra1

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 7, 2016
Messages
8,039
Location
Joshua TX
I also found these: Mechanix Wear: FastFit Covert Tactical Work Gloves. I've worn other Mechanix gloves with good results. 1625002327656.png
 

14kmtnman

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 18, 2014
Messages
399
Location
Lakewood CO
I wore a similar pair of these ACE Hardware gloves for about 3 years almost everyday on the bike. Nice mesh back with padded palms. I got them on sale for about $20. They have them in Deer skin as well as a thinner goat skin. I still wear them when working in the yard. No I don't for for ACE.

Ace M Leather High Performance Gloves
Ace M Leather High Performance Gloves
Ace M Leather High Performance Gloves

Ace M Leather High Performance Gloves
Item no.7011428|53666-23
 

Bill_C

Active Member
Joined
May 22, 2021
Messages
87
Location
Central Valley California
It's stupid hot where I live as well and I love my Cortech Sonic Flow gloves. I got mine on Amazon. Worth every penny.

You might also check out motorcyclecloseouts.com. They have great closeout deals. My friend picked up some gloves by Noru at a crazy cheap price and he loves them.


Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
 

Cycledude

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2016
Messages
2,862
Location
Rib lake wi
i have a couple pair of Held gloves and they have goatskin palms, supposedly goatskin doesn’t get damaged by rain. The held gloves are my favorites for riding in the rain, the older pair must have way over 200,000 miles of use. But I wouldn’t recommend them as a great glove for hot weather because mine have pretty long cuffs but I’m sure they have different models made for hot weather.
 

fac191

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 22, 2016
Messages
1,463
Location
London
i have a couple pair of Held gloves and they have goatskin palms, supposedly goatskin doesn’t get damaged by rain. The held gloves are my favorites for riding in the rain, the older pair must have way over 200,000 miles of use. But I wouldn’t recommend them as a great glove for hot weather because mine have pretty long cuffs but I’m sure they have different models made for hot weather.
I use the Held Summertime 2 glove. So comfortable.
 

Bill_C

Active Member
Joined
May 22, 2021
Messages
87
Location
Central Valley California
Goatskin is very well known for enduring water very well
Agreed. Their use of goatskin is why I favor Cortech gloves.I have had the same set of Cortech Scarab winter gloves for over 10 years. They have been soaked to the bone on several occasions and are still in great shape. I expect my summer Cortech Sonic-Flo to hold up just as well.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
 

MattR

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 16, 2019
Messages
772
Location
North Hampshire UK
I use Rukka summer gloves. I didn’t bother with waterproof Goretex etc as using heated grips in wet weather defeats Goretex and your hands get soaked anyway.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

The Mountain

Active Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2017
Messages
170
Location
Cow Hampshire
Well, to update, I ended up ordering a set of Klim Induction gloves. I think, though, that I may end up also buying a set of inexpensive full-synthetics later, as I do expect to eventually be doing riding in a severely wet (monsoon) climate, where I would have to ride in the rain for weeks. The Inductions will be the go-to for US summer riding and non-monsoon hot-weather riding.
 

The Mountain

Active Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2017
Messages
170
Location
Cow Hampshire
The gloves arrived today. I bought the size Large, per the manufacturer's size chart, and they're a bit snug. The fingers in particular are kind of short. The sole measurement point, the distance around the hand just below the knuckles, fits the way the chart indicates, but the entire rest of the glove still feels tight. Oddly, I have fairly square, thick hands with proportional fingers, rather than long thin pianist hands, so if anything my hands should have indicated a bigger size.

In any case, the gloves are actual leather, so they will hopefully stretch and break in over time. I'll be doing a ride this weekend, so we'll see how they do.
 
Top