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Old 21st November 2018, 10:02 AM
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Hello all,
What with the lovely weather we are having I just thought i'd ask what folk use and rate. Spent 240 on a pair of heated gloves that are not waterproof (brilliant buy)

Have a pair of Modeka gloves that are also pretty shit. Anyway any thoughts would be greatly appreciated, hands nearly fell of this morning
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Old 21st November 2018, 10:10 AM
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Any goretex Richa glove like artic or sub zero are good.
They do eventually get wet through after two hours but for most journeys keep dry.
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Old 21st November 2018, 10:14 AM
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I've always wanted to try Rukka gear as I've heard great things from many but they are expensive. You could probably get a pair reasonably now with black Friday sales maybe under €150. I'm not sure about their gloves but Rukka gore tex jockss have the gore tex layer on the outside so the jocks doesn't become soaked and heavy, their gore tex gloves are probably the same. They do a cheaper version of gore tex themselves which I'm told is decent too.
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Old 21st November 2018, 10:15 AM
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That was meant to say jocks, don't know why I said jocks
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Old 21st November 2018, 10:16 AM
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[QUOTE=seano;3558174]That was meant to say jocks, don't know why I said jocks[/QUOTE

Is auto correct a thing on this site? I wrote J A C K E T and everytime it corrects to jocks for some reason.
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Old 21st November 2018, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Otischop
Hello all,
What with the lovely weather we are having I just thought i'd ask what folk use and rate. Spent 240 on a pair of heated gloves that are not waterproof (brilliant buy)

Have a pair of Modeka gloves that are also pretty shit. Anyway any thoughts would be greatly appreciated, hands nearly fell of this morning
That ad clearly says they are waterproof - are you returning them or getting a refund?

As a matter of interest, do you wear them sleeve under or over? It's not the rain running down your arms and into the glove is it?

There is Nikwax Glove Proof spray you can get to waterproof gloves, might be worth it if they are at least keeping you warm.

I've got Richa Cold Protect, they do get waterlogged and can feel damp, but still do the job while riding.
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Old 21st November 2018, 10:35 AM
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Ive a pair of Held goretex gloves over ten years now, never let in a drop.
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Old 21st November 2018, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by thos
That ad clearly says they are waterproof - are you returning them or getting a refund?

As a matter of interest, do you wear them sleeve under or over? It's not the rain running down your arms and into the glove is it?

There is Nikwax Glove Proof spray you can get to waterproof gloves, might be worth it if they are at least keeping you warm.

I've got Richa Cold Protect, they do get waterlogged and can feel damp, but still do the job while riding.
Hi, it's just the fingers that get soaked, the sleeve is tucked into the glove but like my palms and outer (back of hand), wrists etc are fine and dry... Bought them in Cotters about a month ago, it was the last pair they had left, something seemed strange about the packaging though, wasn't sealed like you expected, more like someone could of tried them and returned them because of the same issue maybe...
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Old 21st November 2018, 11:19 AM
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id send them back. As not been waterproof. And it states they are.

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Old 21st November 2018, 12:01 PM
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I've returned boots to Cotters after 6 months when they had a fault - I'd think same thing here, plus they are decent bunch to deal with.
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Old 21st November 2018, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by thos
I've returned boots to Cotters after 6 months when they had a fault - I'd think same thing here, plus they are decent bunch to deal with.
Nice one, they are a good bunch of lads for sure, guess it's the old irish thing of not complaining... But yeah, it's not their fault, as they defective they'll send them back and recoup right? Will try another brand. Cheers,
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Old 21st November 2018, 06:07 PM
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I have these and they've never leaked a drop:https://www.planet-knox.com/product/...winter-gloves/

If I get soaked in them my hands will be dry taking them off but then sometimes my hands will be a bit damp when I put them on to go home from work that evening.

They're warm enough for all but our coldest days, when you can wear a pair of liners with them.
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Old 21st November 2018, 06:32 PM
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Rukka????? just an idea, I have them and they are good, but rain is hard to keep out over extended periods (also consider a spare pare under the seat or in a bag for return journey if its a good spin) or if you have radiators at work no need for this element, important too to have something like Alpinestars two piece oversuit to keep main gear dry and can pull sleves over the gloves so water does not get into them
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Old 21st November 2018, 06:37 PM
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Default Re: Waterproof gloves

Originally Posted by Otischop
Hello all,
What with the lovely weather we are having I just thought i'd ask what folk use and rate. Spent 240 on a pair of heated gloves that are not waterproof (brilliant buy)

Have a pair of Modeka gloves that are also pretty shit. Anyway any thoughts would be greatly appreciated, hands nearly fell of this morning
What size do you take??
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Old 21st November 2018, 08:51 PM
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Buy Size XXXL Nitrile Gloves and put them over the ones you have.
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Old 21st November 2018, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by allsorts&oddjobs
Ive a pair of Held goretex gloves over ten years now, never let in a drop.
+ 1 I'm for Held all the way. The Daytona of gloves. Pricey, but worth it. I have the twin chamber ones and with heated grips they're the biz.
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Old 22nd November 2018, 01:15 AM
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Ive Richa Polar Ice Goretex gloves. Swear by em. The lads I know slag me over recommending em so much... Light weight but keeps ya warm regardless, doesnt let a drop in, done 300km on the bike today in the rain and not a drop, not even cold. Hard knuckles on em, theyre about 100 so very very good value for money. I even loaned my pair to my brother about 2 years ago, he had a spill on the M4, hands perfectly fine (apart from thumb where he put his hand down to stop the fall) so they offer great protection.
Just rebought a pair from Cotters after spending ages trying different pairs, just cant get comfort like those for me.
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Old 22nd November 2018, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by cracker boy
What size do you take??
The label says M/8 for the Orina heated ones, the modeka are a size 10.
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Old 22nd November 2018, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Otischop
The label says M/8 for the Orina heated ones, the modeka are a size 10.
Ahh that's ok ......I have a pair of Alpinestars Crosser Drystar that I bought recently but they don't fit (XXXL so no good to you)
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Old 22nd November 2018, 07:52 PM
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I was just in Cotters yesterday after getting fooking soaked through. Goretex in my Alpinstars gloves was never great. Apparently your supposed to wash em to maintain their "waterproofness".
Anyway, I bought Richa Arctic GTX Gortex and they seem pretty nice. Its a pain breaking in new gloves though, they feel like I'm wearing boxing gloves. Be careful in the wet as you might need to break fast and the response of you hand in the fresh gloves will not be as it was with the old.
I still got cold finger tips with them today but its way better than the old ones.
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