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Crowdsourced Tips (and Myths) for Breaking-In New Leather Motorcycle Gloves

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

May 29, 2014 9:20:00 AM

Leather motorcycle gloveThere's nothing quite like a brand spanking new pair of leather motorcycle gloves.

While leather gloves should be comfortable from day one, they may still need some breaking in.

And while everyone seems to have their own favorite method to do this, there is no one "tried and true" method.

Many people will break a glove in the old fashioned way just by using them and roughing them up a bit.

 Looking for a shortcut? 

Here's a crowdsourced list of ways to give new leather motorcycle gloves more flexibility:

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Summer Riding Survival Guide: Hot Weather Motorcycle Gear

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

May 23, 2014 8:43:00 AM

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It’s a common summer riding concern, and we hear it a lot: riders hate to wear lot of gear when it’s hot, humid, and sticky ...

Riders need cooler options, that still protect.

Unlike Beckham pictured above, look for gear with strategically placed abrasion resistant materials for the protection you need and the hot weather comfort you want.

Here's the lowdown on warm weather gear to keep you safe and comfortable on the road as temps climb -- and summer riding tips to help you beat the heat.
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Topics: Summer motorcycle riding

How To Choose Summer Motorcycle Gloves: Sunny Days Ahead!

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

May 23, 2014 8:38:00 AM

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When it comes to summer riding, we're constantly exposed to nature's elements.

Riding can be a challenge in blistering heat, under the hot melting sun.

Why wear gloves for warm weather riding?  For hand protection, which is essential year-round.

And to keep cool and cmfortable, choose the right gloves for the season. 

Here's a simple guide explaining the best options.

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Black Fingerless Leather Gloves: A Classic Choice for Riders

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

May 20, 2014 5:55:00 AM

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Long gone are the days when 'old school' bikers would ride with their palms wrapped in red bandannas during a long ride.

In Part I of our series on choosing fingerless gloves,  we highlighted some key features to look for when it comes to fingerless motorcycle gloves.

But the most popular fingerless gloves for many riders are black leather fingerless gloves -- a timeless classic.

 Like any motorcycle glove, there are important differences that you may not notice, as well as different qualities of leather.

Here's what to look for when choosing a black leather fingerless glove:

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Topics: Private Label: Glove Fit & Feel, Gel Palm Gloves, fingerless motorcycle gloves, leather motorcycle gloves

Which Fingerless Motorcycle Gloves for Summer Riding?

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

May 15, 2014 9:16:00 AM

womens fingerless motorcycle gloves Lots of riders find fingerless motorcycle gloves a comfortable summer alternative, instead of heavily-gloved fingers in summer's heat.

FIngerless gloves are great for:  Comfort, shock absorption, better grip, padding and sweat control. They're a lot cooler in the summer.

In this 2-part series, we explain what to look for when choosing fingerless gloves. 

- Mesh styles are light and cool, and good for wiping the sweat off your face on a hard ride/hot day ...

Black fingerless all leather styles are a classic ...

- and, there are many comfort and safety features to choose from. 

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Topics: Private Label: Glove Fit & Feel, Gel Palm Gloves, fingerless motorcycle gloves, leather motorcycle gloves

Each Glove Tells A Story: Long Distance Motorcycle Riding ~Voni Glaves

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

May 13, 2014 3:06:00 PM

Voni Graves' Red Gloves

Last week, as the conversation on Facebook page turned to waterproof gloves, we were excited to see a familiar name --  accomplished long distance rider Voni Glaves.

Voni is one of a handful of motorcyclists who has ridden a documented million miles without an accident, and is working on her second million. A million miles is like circling the circumference of the earth 40 times.

Voni agreed to chat with us and share some of her experiences in the saddle.  We were really curious about her experiences both as a long distance motorcycle rider, and a something of a trailblazer for women in the sport.  

And since there's always a history behind a person's pair of motorcycle gloves, we got to hear some pretty cool stories ... and learn a thing or two.

Voni, thanks for sharing your stories, and continue to ride safe!

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Best Advice for Motorcycle Riders: Listen to MOM!

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

May 9, 2014 2:27:00 PM

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Mother's Day is quickly approaching!

Besides taking the time to make your mom feel special this Sunday, reflect on the wisdom your mom passed on to you.

In our Facebook contest this month, we asked riders to share the best piece of advice they got from mom.  The responses we're getting are great ... some make us laugh, some surprise us.

Check out what they said.

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Vented and Mesh Summer Motorcycle Gloves That'll Keep You Cool

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

May 9, 2014 9:29:00 AM

OMS_mesh_glove_niceWe all love leather cloves, but as any biker knows, leather heats up. Fatigue sets in, and all of a sudden that cool ride has become a sweat slick, and blisters can form.

That's why glove manufacturers make summer weight mesh gloves with vents and other features that keep your hands cool.

Which glove features are best for wicking away sweat? 

Which are best at keeping your hands comfortable yet safe when the sun is out to bake you?

When the sun's out to bake you, here's how to keep hands protected, AND chill out this summer in style.

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Choosing Summer Motorcycle Gloves for Comfort in the Heat

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

May 7, 2014 1:17:00 PM

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Days are getting warmer ... so this is a good time to check your summer gear and see if it's road worthy.

Summer motorcycle riding gloves can:

  • Protect your hands from sunburn, pebbles, rocks and bugs, and the unlikely unplanned get off.

  • Make your hands feel more comfortable while you ride.

  • Give you better grip of your controls.
Here's how to choose summer motorcycle gloves that make hot weather rides safer and more comfortable.
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Topics: Touch Screen Gloves, Summer motorcycle riding, Gel Palm Gloves, fingerless motorcycle gloves, Vented/Mesh Motorcycle Gloves, Summer Motorcycle Gloves

Gift Guide for Women Motorcycle Riders -- Mother's Day

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

May 3, 2014 1:40:00 PM

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With more women riding motorcycles, your favorite rider can be your sister, aunt, grandmother or friend.

Liven up Mother's Day with ideas from this gift guide that would warm any motorcycle mama's heart.

Chocolate, flowers or cards are lovely, but choosing something specifically related to motorcycles –  from great new riding gear to cool biker jewelry – would be a fun and unique way to honor her on this special day.

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Topics: Womens motorcycle gloves, Motorcycle rider gift guide, Women Motorcycle Riders

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