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Old 08-26-08, 01:33 PM   #1
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Mechanix Gloves

Hello all,

I've read some great reviews regarding these Mechanix Climate 2 gloves for outdoor work and I was wondering if anyone had any experience with them as riding gloves. Also, I've seen them rated between 10-30* F, which of course is not factoring being on the bike at 7am in January. Nevertheless, my needs are between 30-50* F.

And finally, while the MSRP is $29, they can be found for as low as $14 online and thus this is why I'm posting.

http://garage.mechanix.com/detail.aspx?ID=72

Any opinions?
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Old 08-26-08, 09:01 PM   #2
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I've been using the regular, uninsulated Mechanix gloves for years as riding gloves. They're well-fitted, unpadded, flat seamed, full-finger and give great feel. It's all about the fit! I'll bet those Climate 2s are pretty nice, too, and at $20 are a no-brainer.
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I've been using the regular, uninsulated Mechanix gloves for years as riding gloves. They're well-fitted, unpadded, flat seamed, full-finger and give great feel. It's all about the fit! I'll bet those Climate 2s are pretty nice, too, and at $20 are a no-brainer.
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The regular version (or equivalent brand) are great for spring and autumn riding. I'd give those a shot if I were in the market for gloves, although they probably aren't waterproof or resistant.
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Old 08-27-08, 08:15 AM   #4
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Where did you find them for $14? They look interesting.
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Here's the link for $14.49.. http://www.utilitysafeguard.com/Glov...gloves/MCW2-08
I believe I'm going to go for them as my current winter glove system leaves quite a bit to be desired (like warmth). Here's hoping for the best..
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saw a pair of similar gloves at ocean state joblots a few weeks ago and I thought at the time, hmmm, these might make nice winter riding gloves. Like a dummy I didn't buy them. I will go back soon and get them if they are still there. I think they were under 10 bucks.

One other thing. They were bright yellow, which is a bonus for winter (dark) riding.
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I use a pair of these when it drops into the low 30's or colder:
http://store.pksafety.net/me34waprludr.html



Stupid warm,if it's not near freezing they're too warm for me. Can't vouch for the waterproof ability,since the only times I've worn them it was too cold for rain.
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I use the same gloves rding in the winter as I wear at work. Albeit, new for riding (grease covered gloves on the bike is a no-no). I just wear unlined leather work gloves and when it gets really cold I wear those really tiny looking knit gloves. They look almost like they are made for a child's hand but really stretch.

http://www.wellslamont.com/pg_styled...php?style=1758

http://www.gloves-online.com/proddetail.php?prod=KW-06
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