what do you guys use for gloves in hot weather? everyone says that your hands usually get torn up the most in a crash, but in the summer my hands sweat so much in my all leather(yamaha race) gloves. i still wear them on longer rides but just going to and from work and stuff i usually wear an old pair of bmx gloves. they have a leather palm but it is not very thick and i dont think it will protect me too much in a crash.
I have these and I like them quite a bit. Short cuff and vented near your top knuckles. http://www.gericke-usa.com/meshsport_glv.htm . They worked great today considering it was 90+ degrees with a ton of humidity. Hands never sweated at all.
Whether i'm going on a long run or going up the street to have a coffee, I wear them. My hands are to important to me to take the chance of not wearing anything. And these things are SO comfy and cool with the venting they have, it's a pleasure wearing them.
The first short rides i had no problem with it. But when i started to sweat on a long ride (a few hours) the dye came off on my hands a little bit. These are not bad gloves, its a raw leather feel, but a soft feel. They are not the warmest gloves and probably not the best hot weather gloves but they work great at keeping your hands at a suitable temperature. I paid $60 on ebay, its $99 retail. Nice padding and feels safe.
I originally wanted some Deathrage DP04. The company is no more but they feel really comfortable.
These are the ones I wear, they are made of mesh and they have vents on the fingers. the vents are actually functional too. They have a lot of protection but are not too hot. With my helmet and leather jacket, my hands are the coolest part on me.