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Offline NYSingh

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Work gloves for riding gloves?
« on: January 14, 2021, 08:18:09 PM »
Anyone use or have used work gloves for riding gloves?  Yes, I know that $300 moto specific gloves with all the high tech armor is better, but I'm curious whether people think a work glove could be passable or have used em themselves.  I have a moto-specific summer glove and a heavy winter glove, so was looking for something to use in transition seasons, which took me down a rabbit hole. Looked at the Lee Parks Designs elkskin gloves, then the Aerostich versions. Then read that Aerostich was made by a company Geier so looked at those. Then just started looking at driver/roper gloves generally and came across these $15 leather kevlar-ish lined gloves from Galeton: https://www.galeton.com/rough-rider-reg-cut-resistant-leather-driver-gloves/2506-product/ and the upgraded version with knuckle protection for $24 https://www.galeton.com/rough-rider-reg-flakbak-trade-cr-impact-protection-and-cut-resistant-leather-driver-gloves/2514-product/
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Re: Work gloves for riding gloves?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2021, 08:37:54 PM »
I wear goatskin drivers from the hardware store on the dirtbike, and sometimes lite-duty around town.

Very comfortable and plenty of protection for the woods.

https://www.mcrsafety.com/safety-equipment/gloves/3613

Anything other than "around the block", I wear very high quality roadrace gloves

https://www.racerglovesusa.com/collections/street-motorcycle-gloves/products/high-racer-glove
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Re: Work gloves for riding gloves?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2021, 08:40:17 PM »
I guess most of us have used work gloves or similar. Hell, I once used lightweight welding gloves!
But there is two aspects to consider here. One is curved vs straight fingers. This is mainly a comfort issue. Then it is the lack of a wrist strap, keeping them on your hand in the event of a crash.

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Re: Work gloves for riding gloves?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2021, 09:13:26 PM »
I have used work gloves for years and have found some at the home depot that are pretty comfortable have Velcro wrist straps and will offer protection if needed. 15$
« Last Edit: January 14, 2021, 09:15:34 PM by RustyRD »

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Re: Work gloves for riding gloves?
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2021, 08:29:39 AM »
Anything is better than nothing! I wore leather work gloves for years as a callow youth.
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Re: Work gloves for riding gloves?
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2021, 01:37:24 PM »
Those $15 Huskys seem to provide the same or more protection than some moto gloves 2-3x the price.  I've seen other work gloves lined with Kevlar (which I don't think I've seen in a moto glove), which seems useful if you're sliding down the road with your palms down, still for less than moto gloves with basic protection.
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Re: Work gloves for riding gloves?
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2021, 04:05:55 PM »
Those $15 Huskys seem to provide the same or more protection than some moto gloves 2-3x the price.  I've seen other work gloves lined with Kevlar (which I don't think I've seen in a moto glove), which seems useful if you're sliding down the road with your palms down, still for less than moto gloves with basic protection.

These look rad!

https://www.mcrsafety.com/safety-equipment/gloves/36136kdp

And yes, I am a big fan of white gloves.

... also these if you're into boring brown.

https://shop.mcrsafety.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_38_40&products_id=902
« Last Edit: January 15, 2021, 04:14:46 PM by pdxjim »
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Re: Work gloves for riding gloves?
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2021, 06:38:36 PM »
Home depot has those on sale at times for 10$, you just have to cruise thru one every now and then.

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Re: Work gloves for riding gloves?
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2021, 12:04:29 AM »
Just use riding gloves! just got done going through physical therapy for my hand after a wreck I had 6 months ago. Was wearing plain old mechanics gloves and would have faired better with actual riding gloves! Just my  :twocents:
« Last Edit: January 17, 2021, 12:06:22 AM by 350smoker »