Sure I could tell you about my new gloves, how they fit...look...about Kevlar knuckles and two way stretch knit. Are you sleeping yet?
Alright then...how about the term "pre-curved fingers." If that doesn't turn you off then frankly I don't know what will.
What I do know is that I needed a pair of gloves and up until this time I've not been riding with any on. Truthfully I never really thought about it. Helmets, jackets, and long pants are a given and part of safe and sane riding to me. Frankly though I never really gave a thought to gloves.
I don't like wearing gloves. Sure in the winters of my home state of Pennslyvania they were a given. Thick things designed more to keep my hands warm. You weren't expected to do anything in them except hold the hand of your love, hot cocoa and/or coffee and make the occasional snow ball.
But need them I do and being the uber-geek I am I started to do research. What I wanted to know was why one pair was under 10 bucks and another pair $199.95. I figured that I could find a good pair that I liked for under $30. What I learned was simple, it really did depend on what I wanted and what I was doing. I figured I was doing mostly highway commuting, and therefore needed something that would keep my hands cool, be comfortable for extended periods and generally safe. While the Kevlar might be great for somethings, I had no plans on catching bullets while riding. So we can knock those out.
|Bell BMX style glove|
Everything I was looking for. Problem was, they didn't fit right. They were tight and just didn't seem like they would let my hands sweat very well. So again, where does that leave me. I was shocked when I would come across the gloves I liked. If fracking Wally World of all God Forsaken places.
They were Motocross style gloves. Gel padding in the palm, reinforced stitching and Kevlar knuckles - always good to have in a bar fight. So I've been riding a bit with them, my hand feels comfortable in them with a better grip than the bare skin of my hands. If I drop my hand the air flows through them pretty well and wipes the sweat away.