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#999879 - 10/29/17 10:25 PM Summer Gloves  
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Afternoon Everyone:
I know it is fall and winter is coming soon, but I am in need of new summer gloves. My Klim Mojave gloves have had it and need to be retired. I have been looking heavily at Held Airstream II's, but I am not 100% on the wagon. Thus, why I am here to pick the brains of my fellow ST people Here are the gloves I have been contemplating:
Held Airstream II
Klim Induction (Long)
BMW Air Flow

I do not care nor want Gore Tex for my summer gloves so that I can have maximum airflow. Gauntlet or half gauntlet is what I am hoping for, though not a deal breaker. The summers here in the Raleigh area of NC can be very humid, plus I do not mind if my hands get wet from rain. I would like to stay under $200, but I have budgeted up to $250 so that I can find a good and solid pair of gloves that will last for more than one riding season (unlike my Mojave's). I am open to other brands, just do not know enough to make a solid decision.
Thanks everyone
Mike


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#999882 - 10/29/17 11:18 PM Re: Summer Gloves [Re: Medic Mike]  
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Held Rodney gloves are, far and away, the most comfortable summer gloves I have ever owned. I got about 8 years out of my first pair before the perforations in the palm leather started to open up, and I ordered a second pair last month. Tan back doesn't absorb as much heat as black, and unlike many gloves, I never had issues with black dye from the palm leather.

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Apparently in the USA Held has price controls, so every vendor I have seen sells them for $120 a pair. I found a German mail order company, FC-Moto, which as of today lists them at $104.39, but they have discount codes, so my net price last month was $103.80, including shipping charges from Germany with DHL.

https://goo.gl/qhBi9F

I don't know if this discount code is still valid, but it's worth a try: FCMOTO10EN. If not, search for fc-moto discount code until you find one that works.


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#999885 - 10/30/17 01:56 AM Re: Summer Gloves [Re: Medic Mike]  
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Held has been my choice for years except for Winter. For that I use the BMW Pro-Winter or whatever they call it now.


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#999886 - 10/30/17 02:04 AM Re: Summer Gloves [Re: Medic Mike]  
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I have been using Held Sambia gloves for the past few years. My requirements were that they must be vented, have decent armor, and not black. They are my favorite gloves I've ever owned. They fit great and have held up very well. They are my goto gloves anytime it's warm enough to wear them. I'd buy another pair in a second. I wasn't sure how I was going to like them originally because I've never owned anything with a short cuff. Once I got them I lost that concern. They have nice thick rubber armor patches that comes back over the bones in your wrist. Also, I loved that I could get them in something other than black. Never made sense to me buying vented gear that was black.


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#999891 - 10/30/17 05:57 AM Re: Summer Gloves [Re: Medic Mike]  
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Mike, you do not mention your hand size. If you have large hands, choices dwindle. For example, the Held Rodneys only go to 11...good enough for Spinal Tap, but I need a 12 or 3XL. Bought some BMW summer gloves about two months ago, they are wearing in OK..been meaning to write a review.

Let us know what you eventually get.


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#999894 - 10/30/17 11:40 AM Re: Summer Gloves [Re: Medic Mike]  
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Mike, I have been using Aerostitch summer gloves for the past few years and they have served me well. I must admit it is time to retire them and have been seriously looking at the BMW gloves you mentioned. All of this to say, don't discount Aerostitch but I am very interested in the final choice.


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#999900 - 10/30/17 01:23 PM Re: Summer Gloves [Re: Medic Mike]  
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I just finished my third season with the Held Airstream II gloves. They are a great 3 season glove here in GA and they look like they will last at least another 3 years. They are the best venting glove with the best protection I have owned.


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#999903 - 10/30/17 01:52 PM Re: Summer Gloves [Re: Medic Mike]  
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Seven years on the Scorpion Claw, still look great. Although not a gauntlet and I don't think they make them anymore, but the price was right around $60 when I got them. I've also picked up a pair of Rev it's SLR gloves for HP4 rides,....but got those at Goodwill wink


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#999911 - 10/30/17 04:01 PM Re: Summer Gloves [Re: Medic Mike]  
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I'm a big fan of the Held's as well. Just wore out a pair of Airstreams after 7-8 years (hole in one of the fingertips). I replaced them this summer with a pair of Airstream IIs that I bought from Motardinn out of Spain. Held's fit true to size for me and they are about $60 cheaper when you buy them overseas.


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#999951 - 10/31/17 12:31 AM Re: Summer Gloves [Re: Medic Mike]  
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I got my Held Rodney's from Bob's BMW when they had like a 20% off any one item sale and free shipping. I suspect as we get close to Christmas similar deals will appear. I pretty much only wear deerskin gloves for comfort and durability. And if they get wet they dry up nicely! Just ordered a pair of gauntlets from Sullivan Glove .... and they are MADE IN USA!

https://www.sullivanglove.com/product-category/motorcycle/


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