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Wanted: leather race glove with merino insulation

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Current gloves have 400+ days on them and aren't made anymore.    Where should I look?

post #2 of 6

Plenty of good gloves with wool, but don't know of any actual race models with wool insulation. OTOH many things I don't know...:D

post #3 of 6

Guessing you had a pair of smartwools. Still have mine and I have been searching for a replacement for a while.  Best glove ever.

 

POC makes some good gloves, but the white color is a bit off putting.  Bought a MH glove that is actually better for BC as the leather is treated and does not absorb water as much,  Not sure if they still make it as I got it a few years back at STP for cheap.  My wife's Hestra mitts have nice soft leather, but the quality seems a bit so so.  Have not bought Rausch, but the models I have seen are ugly.  

 

Not much help I know, but I have been looking for a long time to find an equal to my smartwool race glove.  Fortunately they do not have as many days as yours.

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Originally Posted by Maineac View Post
 

Guessing you had a pair of smartwools. Still have mine and I have been searching for a replacement for a while.  Best glove ever.

 

Nailed it in one.    When I got them they were so warm my hands sweated and the merino pilled, but by the third day they settled in and have beaten the stitching out off things like Reusch NorAm for warmth and durability both.

 

The motorcycle world has something that looks approximately in the ball park but isn't quite what I'm looking to replace:

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-insulated-elkskin-gauntlet-gloves-14.html

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  • Hestra Swisswool Classic

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  • OUTER MATERIAL:

    Proofed aniline hair sheep leather.

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  • INSULATION:

    Swisswool (88% wool 12% PLA).

  • LINING

    Merino wool. Wool Terry at backhand.

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  • FEATURES:

    YKK-zipper. Elastic around wrist.

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  • ARTICLE NO.

    30750

  • Hestra Army Leather Wool

  • OUTER MATERIAL:

    Upper section of proofed cowhide. Army Leather-palm.

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  • LINING:

    Removable lining with wool terry cloth on inside of palm and woolpile on upper side.

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  • FEATURES:

    Neoprene cuff. Internal hook for handcuffs. Handcuffs not included.

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  • ARTICLE NO.

    30800 

  • COLOR

    770540

post #6 of 6

Dakine Commander.  Leather outer, Gore-Tex membrane, wool liner, and padded knuckles.

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