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Default Cross country tour gloves? Any good

I was looking at these gloves in my catalog and was wondering if any of you have them? If so are they any good? My wife was going to get them for my b-day but didnt want to get the wrong size. I ride to work and back from the time the roads clear in the spring till the snow flys in the fall so there are plenty of 20-30 degree days, i need some good gloves.

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Can't speak to the Victory brand gloves. They are probably good.

I've been rockin' some deerskin gauntlet gloves for around 30 years now and I'm only on my second pair so that gives you some idea on how long they last. It is true I don't use them much since I moved to the desert 7 years ago unless I am on an out of town trip into cold country.


http://www.foxcreekleather.com/70-me...skin-gauntlets

Fox Creek has a good rep on all their leather goods but there are others if you are looking for something more budget minded like leatherup.com or jafrum.com. Chilowee is another well known good brand. When it comes to gloves, chaps, boots, and jackets I try to get the best I can afford because the better stuff tends to be more comfortable and lasts longer usually. Some used leather jackets go for almost as much as they cost new and sometimes more such as Langlitz and Schotts leathers. Big bucks when new but they feel great right out of the box since they are made just for your dimensions.
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Here in the desert S.W. I wear unlined deerskin shorty's all year long. I like the kind that completely cover the hands so I don't get that birth mark looking tan on the backs of my hands such as the ones pictured below.



You might like the last pair best. Check 'em out HERE.
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It all depends on what you want. I seldom worry much about road rash on selecting gloves. For summer sun protection, even some cheap jersey gloves for $1.50 at a local Walmart work great. For winter warmth, I look at snowmobile gloves. They are made to keep your hands warm with a cold wind blowing across them. When you put them behind a decent fairing, I find them good down to about 25F for short, less than 30 minutes, rides.

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Thanks guys! I know deerskin is good stuff i will check into those! My use for these would be mostly spring/fall when the temps get down there. So i need warm and wind proof, but still be able to use my fingers so not to bulky. Summer time mostly i dont wear gloves unless its cool or maybe rainy then i have mechanics type gloves that work well for now.

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Summer time mostly i dont wear gloves
You probably should. They are much cheaper than skin grafts.




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You probably should. They are much cheaper than skin grafts.
True dat. While others wax emphatic about helmets I swear by gloves. Pop has done OK without using my head most of my life but I need my hands, at least one of them.

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I, too, got in the habit of wearing gloves no matter how hot it gets. I use these when it's hot:
http://roadgear.com/airtec-p-95.html

and I have a nice pair of deerskin (or something) long gaunlets for when it's cold. Having heated grips sure helps



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