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post #1 of 12 Old 01-05-2019, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Need recommendation for 50-65F gloves

Hi all,
Iím beyond frustrated trying to find a set of gloves for 50F-65F temps. I have a set of mesh Astars that are awesome when itís warm, but when the temps dip into the 50ís they are miserable.

In searching online and in stores it seems like all the gloves go from full winter gloves to mesh gloves, or are rain gloves. I donít intentionally ride in the rain so the dryness isnít an issue, and Iím worried that winter gloves would be too much in the mild temps that Iíd be riding in.

As far as preferences go Iíd prefer a full leather glove and one thatís either longer or half-gauntlet, but Iíd love feedback from anyone that has found something that works well in mild temps, regardless of if it fits the leather/longer preference.

Thanks in advance!
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I use just cheap leather for 45/50 degree from ebay, slight padding, anything from 0 to 45 I use my heated fly racing ignitor gloves

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I use just cheap leather for 45/50 degree from ebay, slight padding, anything from 0 to 45 I use my heated fly racing ignitor gloves
Thank very much for the input. After reading your post I finally decided to stop being a name brand snob and searched around on Amazon for a pair that had what I wanted.

I ended up ordering these which had mostly 4 and 5 star reviews

I got them Monday and they seem to be a clone of the Alpinestars Version 1 SP2 gloves, like to the point that Iím wondering if theyíre made by the same vendor. I had looked at the SP2ís several times, so Iím generally familiar with how theyíre put together. The only thing that seems to be missing is the pinky/ring finger bridge that Astars does.

I rode with them today in 55F temps and they were fantastic. The look good, seem to perform well and were only $50. Iím sold!
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For 3 winters I commuted on my 10R on the highway (i.e. high speed with wind chill) in all conditions down to near freezing temps and used my Alpinestars GP Plus gloves.

The 1st season I wore cheap $1 wooly style mittens under my Alpinestars but my fingers would still get very cold, especially in the rain when it'd all soak through.

I smartened up for my 2nd winter and installed Bikemaster heated grips. After that I could tolerate wet and near freezing conditions with just the Alpinestars alone. At 50-65F I'd be really comfortable. Even if my gloves were soaked through I could still manage a long commute at highway speeds.

If you go with heated grips I recommend Bike Master grips over Oxford. The Bike Master control button is much, much smaller and it's easier to find a place to mount it.

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Those should do. I live in Michigan and like Porschenut said i also have ridden many times near freezing temps and leather gauntlet gloves made it tolerable, not comfortable but tolerable. at 50-60 temps those should be perfect.
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Thanks for all the feedback, guys!
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I just stick my hand in the fairing behind the radiator to warm it up 😀
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OI have tight Dainese gloves with their glove covers....use the covers with it is cold land rainy....they're water proof.

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I've got a set of Alpinestars SP-2 Leather Gloves (size large) that I literally bought, tried on, and never wore after that. I actually created an RMA for em but was too lazy to drive 30 minutes to STG. If you want them, their yours (they still have the tags on I think). I paid $95.66 for them, you can have them for $60 + free shipping.

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