So When Do You Switch....

HippoDrone

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Jan 2, 2017
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I ride a
2012 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
.... from winter gloves to summer gloves?

Do you wait until a set date? a set average temp? play it by ear? or do you wear the same gloves all year round?

I really rate my winter gloves but love getting to that point in the biking calendar where I can switch.

I tend to hang up the winter gloves at the end of March (although they are also my waterproof gloves so do come out when it rains still).
 
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Garthox

Wannabe vlogger
Feb 22, 2017
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I ride a
BMW 650 GS Dakar
Here in SA the weather tends to be nice year round (with the exception of winter mornings around 04:00)

I try to use summer gloves as long as possible. i like the feel of them versus winter gloves.
 
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DorkyRoad

Riding Nerdy
Feb 13, 2017
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I ride a
Honda CB500F
Honda CRF250L
I'll probably rock the winter gloves until it gets up to like 65-70 degrees F on average, I imagine. Right now we're lucky to get over 50.
 
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AmpdMoto

Check Me Out on Youtube
Aug 28, 2015
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I ride a
Harley Davidson VRod
I only wear winterish gloves if its below 40 degrees F anything above that I'm in summer gloves. I work a lot in the cold so the lower temps don't bother me.
 
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Make Rides

Maka
Sep 10, 2017
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I ride a
Thundercat, Sportster, Breakout, wheeliebin
I ride my summer gloves, most of the time.
But if its a long journey ill put my gauntlets on. They arent full winter proof however, as i struggle to bend my fingers in the full waterproof heavies.
usually carry my summer gloves with me, as when i get off the motorway or dual carriageway and pull over, ill switch to the summer gloves for what i call shreddin the roads :)
 

HippoDrone

Admin
Jan 2, 2017
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West Sussex, UK
I ride a
2012 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
For my daily commute I've already switched as my winter gloves are my rain gloves but am def still sticking with the summer gloves when out playing (unless it is raining)
 

scooterwuf

L Plate Member
Jan 6, 2017
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Philadelphia/South Jersey
I ride a
Kymco Downtown 300i
I wear mesh riding gloves (they'er really not that great) most of the year, then switch to winter gloves when I hands say 'no más!' during my late Fall or early Winter commutes. I'm going to get a better pair of riding gloves and a new riding jacket soon.

- Wuf
 

2WV

@2WheelVandal
Feb 25, 2017
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South England
I ride a
A motorcycle, silly.
My Summer & Winter gloves are with me every time i get on the bike. You cannot leave a pair at home. Especially in the UK. I really need to set my heated gloves up before October comes around because the temp will drop a lot by then........I hate this country's weather, i really do.
 

chrisw959

All Season Rider
Aug 29, 2017
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I ride a
2007 Hartford HD125L, 2013 Honda CB500X
I use the same gear all year round. Same boots, same textiles, same leather gloves. Do get a little warm in the summer and sometimes in the winter but for the most part I'm about right all year round
 
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BluMblRdr

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I ride a
Husaberg FE390, Suzuki VStrom 1000, Yamaha XSR900
.... from winter gloves to summer gloves?

Do you wait until a set date? a set average temp? play it by ear? or do you wear the same gloves all year round?

I really rate my winter gloves but love getting to that point in the biking calendar where I can switch.

I tend to hang up the winter gloves at the end of March (although they are also my waterproof gloves so do come out when it rains still).
10C. I have hand deflectors, no heated grips, and this seems to be the temperature at which my summer gloves can function and keep my fingers comfortable (and working...:)
 
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Gemini

Los Angeles R1 Motovlogger
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I ride a
2019 Yamaha R3 ABS
I dont have winter and summer gloves.. I wear my alpine stars gauntlets year round... they offer the most protection and go OVER my jacket, which I believe is important.. to each their own but I only ride with full protection. I also dont commute on my bike I only ride for pleasure. I live in LA and commuting on a motorcycle is very dangerous
 
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Meifesto

L Plate Member
Jan 5, 2013
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I ride a
Yamaha XT660R
Haven't used my wintergloves this winter xD
Used my all weather gloves shortly and then jumped back to my summer gloves.
 

R-Rated

Remember to Have Fun! - Solar Bear 2020 Champion
Aug 4, 2016
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I ride a
2014 Harley Davidson (FLHTK) Ultra Limited
.... from winter gloves to summer gloves?

Do you wait until a set date? a set average temp? play it by ear? or do you wear the same gloves all year round?

I really rate my winter gloves but love getting to that point in the biking calendar where I can switch.

I tend to hang up the winter gloves at the end of March (although they are also my waterproof gloves so do come out when it rains still).
For me it has to do with temps and not seasons,
John Baker gloves come out about 75F and above
Dragon Slayer gloves are for 60 to 74F
H-D heated gloves are for 40 to 59F
Cabella's Snowmobile gloves are for 19 to 39F

Rain cover gloves - rain except the Cabellas are waterproof already.