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What does everyone wear for summertime riding gloves? Right now I wear a pair of Joe Rocket leathers with the long cuff, but I'm looking for something with a short cuff and something a little cooler on those hot days.
I like the A* SMX-2 gloves but would like some reviews or comments.
Thanks for any info.
 

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I LOVE these gloves



They are very comfortable and have great palm & knuckle protection.
i have the same ones and i love them
 

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i have the same ones and i love them
Do they run true to size? My Joe Rocket gloves are a 2x which is a size 10 on their site. A size 10 for A* is a large. I think I'm going to order a pair but want to make sure on the size.

What color is better, black or blue? My bike and Icon coat are blue but not sure on the gloves.
 

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The A* ones are just a wee bit tight (I wear a large as well), but they stretch out some so that should help. I recommend you get gloves based more on protection that heat. The ones that Agg2001 posted sound pretty good, but I still stick with leather ones. I had a pair of Cortech DX mesh-style gloves. I lowsided at about 10mph and my knuckles didn't fare too well. So I try to stay away from those. Better to sweat than bleed.
 

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Do they fit true to size? I wear a 2xl Joe Rocket glove which is a size 10,
but the A* gloves a 10 is only a large. I don't want to order gloves that are too small.
Thanks.
find a local dealer that sells them, and then head over there to try some on. i wear a 10, and the large seemed snug off the rack but my buddy's (GP1300R) were perfect. i guess since they're half leather, they stretch out a bit. good luck.

...I lowsided at about 10mph and my knuckles didn't fare too well. So I try to stay away from those. Better to sweat than bleed.
notice the carbon fiber "shield" over the knuckles. i would guess that in a lowside, this would protect you pretty well (even if it was at a blistering 10 mph) :sing:D
 
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