Short Gloves or Gauntlets?

Discussion in 'Gear & Apparel' started by gnurob, Jun 18, 2016.


What style of gloves is better?

  1. Gauntlets baby!

    3 vote(s)
  2. Short gloves are where it's at!

    5 vote(s)
  3. It depends on your jacket.

    1 vote(s)
  4. Who cares, they're all overpriced anyhow!

    1 vote(s)
  1. gnurob

    gnurob Member

    I've always been under the impression that gauntlet gloves provided more protection, and blocked wind up the sleeve, while short gloves stopped rain from going down your sleeves and into your glove (or so I'm told because I always felt, just go faster). Maybe short gloves are better. Is anyone out there familiar with riding with both styles? What's your thoughts?
  2. keith

    keith Active Member

    Short gloves in the summer. Long gloves in the winter. Same thing with chest hair!

  3. THop

    THop Member

    Hahahahaha is that a personal pic Keith lol

    Ilike the shortgloves. Dont know why i just find em more comfortable than long ones
  4. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Active Member

    I have both but wear my gauntlets 90% of the time. I really only use my short ones when its really warm (that one week in July :p ) or when I'm riding the MB5. I find the gauntlets much much warmer and comfortable and feel safer wearing them compared to the short ones.
  5. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    I have worn through the leather on a couple of pairs of gauntlets and use them most of the year but always have a pair of shorties for the hot days that allow the flow of air up the sleeves.
    Downside to this is wasps. I have been stung so many times on the forearms I have developed a slight allergy to the little bastards and my forearms swell at the bite area.
  6. keith

    keith Active Member

    Maybe you should unzip your fly as well?!?!?!?! :)
  7. Bueller

    Bueller New Member

    Here ya go murph, wasp filters !

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  8. keith

    keith Active Member

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