Alpinestar makes good gloves. Great quality.
IMHO....Dont get cheap when it comes to gloves. Pay up for quality & protection.
Sounds like you're looking for an all weather glove. I can tell you from experience if you're looking for race style gloves to go for the HELD PHANTOM gloves. Best gloves for safety I've ever seen. As far as a washable waterproof glove, I say keep the MV in the garage when it's raining!
Let us know what you pick.
So what is ur next gloves going to be ?My next gloves WILL NOT have hard plastic or CF knuckle protection.
During my track misshap, I landed on my hand and the knuckle protection dug into my hand (sharp edge) most likely breaking my 5th metacarpel bone in my hand.
I have heard this from others before.
I'm looking at gloves with foam padding for fingers and knuckles.
Hand injuries really suck.
Look for protection first, looks last!
The gloves were Held Akira BTW.
not all weather but comfy b/c u can wear w/o wearing over your sleeves.
You must have really bad luck with your Held gloves, John. FWIW, I crashed in plenty of Held gloves, some with high-density foam and some with CF for knuckle protection, and came out OK. I knuckle-punched the pavement with my Held Galaxy and Teknic Speedstar gloves with enough force to cave the ring and pinkie portion of the CF knuckle in. I used to be a big fan of the Held brand when Helimot was their US importer.I thought my Helds were great gloves untill I actually tested them. Unless you actually see them after a get off, all anyone is telling you about them is how they feel and look.
I don't like the rivets on my Helds on the palm. Some tell me they get snagged on things and rip out. Others say they get red hot if you slide on them and burn your palm.
Helimot makes a nice looking dearskin glove with padding, not hard Knuckle protection.
Held also has a race glove without the hard knuckles that I will also look into.
+1 Phenomenal gloves... Amazing material, cool in summer and warm in winter... Thick leather with amazing feel. These break in to feel like a second skin.I have lee parks design which are phenomenal.
I have the PCi black and tan.
On the subject of riveted gloves, I've heard the same stories but I am not so sure though. I would rather have the rivets to slide on and suffer some palm burn rather than having the glove's leather wore through and expose my flesh to the pavement. The glove's leather isn't as thick as the suit's leather. Come to think of it, when you managed to crash at most track in the US, you ended up off in the dirt after a short slide on the blacktop. Few crashed on the straight where you slide on pavement to a stop...Might be a moot point of a debate!!!