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Full finger glove recommendations

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:12 pm
by Mububban
So I'm just getting into mountain biking here in WA. What full finger gloves do you recommend? Any specific features I should look for, or avoid?

Or do I just grab something cheap from Bunnings? :)

Re: Full finger glove recommendations

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:25 am
by silentbutdeadly
Ground Effect High Fives work for me. Failing that...go to your local motorbike shop and try on a few motocross gloves (they are the same thing).

Work gloves rarely have the ventilation AND close fit AND flexibility required for riding gloves...

Re: Full finger glove recommendations

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:41 pm
by trailgumby
Bunnings gloves are surprisingly good! You just need to make sure they're thin enough for summer use and that they fit your hands properly.

I really, really like Fox Sidewinders. They're very popular amongst my riding buddies as well. They fit my hand shape really well and are light enough that I don't overheat. Grip on the controls is fantastic, even in wet weather. They'll protect your hand well in a crash ... but they're not suitable for lugging big rocks around while gardening (aka trail maintenance) - the mesh ventilation panels that make them so usable in hot weather will tear.

For my road bike I have a pair of Super Cheap Auto gloves. What attracted me to them was the wide strip of white 3M reflective material across the knuckles - just brilliant for making sure you're visible night when making turn or lane change signals. Apart from being bright red, a bit hotter and a bit loose around the wrist, they're almost as as good as the Sidewinders. I just tell my riding buddies SCA stands for something else. ;)

Re: Full finger glove recommendations

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:42 pm
by jaseyjase
+1 on FOX sidewinders.

Also run a pair of TLD GP gloves.

just wait till they go on on sale from like Pushys etc

Re: Full finger glove recommendations

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:35 am
by Mugglechops
Currently running a set of Royal racing gloves I got for $7. I have pretty much tried everything over the years. Normally get just over a year from a set of gloves no matter how much they cost.

Re: Full finger glove recommendations

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:59 am
by foo on patrol
Okay, how about you tell me how cold it gets there? I use a pair of Aldi full finer gloves and they are fine to 3c. :wink: They also have the pad that activates the touch screen of ya phone and Garmin. :wink: Cost.............ummm I think they were $7.

Foo

Re: Full finger glove recommendations

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:12 pm
by singlespeedscott
Love my Troy Lee Design XC gloves