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Old 06-09-17, 05:01 PM   #1
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Gloves

After 10K miles, my gloves are starting to get a little thin in the padding. Are all gloves the same? ( In as far as padding.) What are the best or worst in Bicycle gloves?
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Old 06-09-17, 05:12 PM   #2
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No, all gloves are definitely not the same. I don't track miles but ones that I get good use out, fit me comfortably and rarely have issues are the cheap performance terrycloth backed gloves. I find a lot of more expensive gloves fail me at the palm at my wrist. (I both kill gloves and develop big calluses there.)

I also refuse to pay big bucks for gloves for another reason - Murphy's Law. Pay the high price, then pay again as I crash and waste them. Cheap one's? Murphy doesn't waste his time.

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I get mine at Home Depot.
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Old 06-10-17, 08:25 AM   #4
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some I've had, the crochet back went first....
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I get mine at Home Depot.
Me, too. I've owned lots of different bicycle-specific gloves over the years and none of them looked, felt, or performed any better than the ones I now buy at Home Depot for a fraction of the cost. The only type of biking I would consider other gloves for might be mountain biking, but I think Home Depot sells gloves comparable to those, too.
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Old 06-10-17, 01:48 PM   #6
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I gave up on cycling-branded gloves a few years ago as well. For fingerless, I've had a couple pairs of Gold's Gym gloves ($8 at Walmart) that have held up better than anything with the word cycling attached to them.
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My very first pair wasn't even real bike gloves. It was a pair of gym gloves, cheap ones. Looked similar enough. Didn't last long.
Next was a pair of Pearl Izumi, bought on sale.
Eventually, very eventually, I wore through the leather in the palm.
Next came an inexpensive department store pair. Lasted longer than the gym gloves, but started splitting at the seams fairly soon. Repairable though.
Biggest disappointment were a pair of Gore gloves. If they got wet they dried up stiff as pig's ears dog treat. And when wet the skin became soft and tore at minimum provocation.
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Got surprised by heavy rain when wearing lightweight gloves... but I never got cold hands!

Must be the PU and fleece doing the trick. (Thank G ;-)
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I get mine at Home Depot.
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In my experience, they last longer, and cost a hell of a lot less.
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I get mine at Home Depot.
Could you post a picture or a link to the Home Depot gloves?
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I've been using some inexpensive workout gloves from TJ max. They have started feeling a little tight around the fingers. I need to either find something I like better or just go without.
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Summer gloves, I get from ebay. Typically about $8 a pair. They'll last me a couple of years.

Spring/fall cold season, I use mechanic's gloves or these high-vis gloves: http://a.co/akdOIqH

Winter, I use some bike specific gloves with last 2 fingers joined. They were expensive ($60) but in the winter really good gloves are kind of mandatory.
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Could you post a picture or a link to the Home Depot gloves?


Here you go. Grease Monkey Large Fingerless Glove-22103 - The Home Depot


You might have to look for them or ask an associate because HD has more than one place they display gloves.
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Old 06-17-17, 05:46 AM   #14
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My favorite pair came from Sorbothane, but last pair I could find were bought in '92! I loved those gloves, even if I did have to stitch them back together as the seams came undone.

Fast forward to present, and I too have gone through various, often pricey, bike specific pairs, only to find that a pair of "Superior Glove VIBGHFV Vibrastop Goatskin Leather Palm Half-Finger Vibration-Dampening Gloves," (copied from Amazon) worked best. They do run small, at least for my paws. I found these while trying to find something to make power sanding more tolerable. They can be washed (plus leather preservative to soften them up) and the thick gel really works. When I say thick, I mean probably close to 4-5mm and stiff, please note.

Run about $16. I did not purchase from Amazon, as I found a better deal when ordering several pair from a supply house. They last about 3-6 months of my near daily 40 mile round trip commute, depending upon my noticing the wear.
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Who knew the Home Despot sells bike gloves? I found them:

Ventura Large Red Gel Touch Bike Gloves-719931-R - The Home Depot

I've been riding Giordana gloves. They're lasting a long time, but they smell bad. I do wash them, but they stink up quickly. I can mitigate that a bit by hanging them to dry in front of a fan after I wear them.
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Yeah, that sweat stink is why I prefer gloves that can be washed often. I'm going on more than a year with summer weight Louis Garneau half finger gel pad gloves that use faux-leather on contact points and tough mesh fabric elsewhere. When I first got 'em I thought they looked fragile and doubted they'd last a year, but they're still in great shape. Very comfortable in summer and hold up well to repeated washing by hand or in the machine.
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