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Dri Rider assen gloves? any good

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' at netrider.net.au started by emilmh, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. Hi,
    Im trying to get my first safety gear and i've come across some 2nd hand Dri Rider assen gloves for $35. i've seen them new (online) for $50 so its not a whole lot cheaper. Im not sure if its a good idea to get them.
    Why i think its a good idea, is cos im limited to what bike shops (All are a long way away) i can get so and these gloves are close and handy. And also im on a budget so if i can save a few $$ i will gladly do so.
    They seem to fit well, they look ok, and the price is ok, but i have no idea how it will handle once in use, especially QLD summer (30 - 40 degree) riding.



    gloves can be seen here:
    http://werple.net.au/~gary/s_gloves.htm#assen

    Any help appreciated,
    Emil
     
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  2. I have a pair, and they're OK. I wear them in summer, including that day in early Jan when temperatures reached over 44 degrees, and they didn't give me much grief - at least not enough to notice compared to jacket and pants :)
    They are not terribly warm in winter, they do the job on short hops around town, but if I were going on a couple of hours ride early winter morning, I'd want something more.

    They held up well enough in the little low-speed scrape I had a while back, they protected my hands and while a couple of marks can be seen, they remain perfectly wearable.

    The only criticism I have is they are not waterproof at all, though in all fairness, they don't claim to be; it doesn't take much rain to soak them through.

    But overall, solid value at 35 bucks.
     
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