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Old 02-11-2013, 04:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I've been looking at gloves and noticed that goatskin is quite popular. I had a pair of Hestras, but didn't like waxing the seams, are leather gloves that much better that it's worth the maintenance?
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I personally like just the normal, waterproof, mittens. They always keep my hands nice and warm, and I never have any trouble with them. If I were you, I would drop those things and purchase some cheap mittens.
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I personally like just the normal, waterproof, mittens. They always keep my hands nice and warm, and I never have any trouble with them. If I were you, I would drop those things and purchase some cheap mittens.
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I ride with all leather gloves because I ride a lot of trees, and tend to be hard on my gloves.

I usually only get half a season out of most gloves.

Last year I bought some Burton AK Yeti gloves, they are full leather, but also have a Goretex Xtra fit liner. I only treated them with nikwax once, and they lasted me a full 100 days.

They also offer it in a mitten.
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is the leather colored? reason i ask is i bought some mechanic gloves with goat skin leather and they are dye in yellow and fades away really quick. the leather itself is pretty good though as far as durability.
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I don't find leather gloves to require much maintenance? Just buff in some nikwax leather waterproofing, let it cure, and you're good to go. I haven't needed to really re-do that, then again gloves wear down on me in 1-2 seasons so I haven't had to keep them longer than that.
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Yeah, at minimum, I insist on leather palms. Leather is just a lot more durable.
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leather can also smell pretty nasty after a while... gore-tex with rubber palms are my suggestion.
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I've heard great things about the Kinco gloves been meaning to buy a pair... specifically these ones

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The short answer is no.
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