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Drying gloves out

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' started by undii, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. Well this is the first time that I have ridden and my gloves are saturated. A couple hours riding @ highway with non stop rain saw to that. I could twist them and drops of coloured water easily came out. Anyway, is drying them naturally in a heated room the best way for leather gloves? The gloves are at http://www.motoxoutlet.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=641

    I bought some waterproofs today so I don't care about drying ASAP but I just wanted to see if drying gloves is the same for leather jackets etc? Since the gloves can't get aired like pants/jackets, is there any better/recommended way of drying them so they don't become useless?

    Ta :grin: Did a search and couldn't find a tips/hints using "drying gloves" in search criteria.
  2. I'd place them flat on a cake cooling rack and let them sit at room temperature. Turn them over after a few hours
  3. .. and then he spreads chocolate icing on them and serves them with hot coffee :LOL:
  4. Drying them in a warm room is all I do.
  5. :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
  6. if you stick em in front of a fan heater, they'll become nice and crackly and smaller if you bought a pair that were too smooth and too big!
  7. I put wringed out soaked gloves in the oven at the lowest setting [70-80degC] fan forced, turning them over and spinning them around every so often.

    The carbon bits go a bit soft but the temperature is too low for damage and it drives ALL the moisture out.

    You end up with dead dry gloves that have shrunk a bit but they expand to suit. I was told I really need to recondition them afterwards, but I've never had a problem.

    The alternative is layed out infront of a fan heater.



  8. I just leave them on the loungeroom coffee table and crank up the heater. :)

    Note: Discuss the matter with your flatemates if you intend to do the same with your boots. :wink:
  10. When mine get that wet I stick them fingers up under one of my home's heating ducts in the evening, and in the morning they are nice a dry/warm... If they are a bit stiff, I rub a bit of dubbin on.

    Cold mornings + wet gloves = :cry:
    Cold mornings + dry gloves = :)
    Cold mornings + dry gloves + my new heated grips! = :grin:
  11. Ya, heater dry them and then dubbin them,
    last time I got caught out in my summer gloves, by the time I got home my hands were stained black and the gloves were (literally) full of water.
    And I was in my draggins. 45 minute ride home - yay. (I know most of us have been there :p)
  12. I just keep wearing them.
    As soon as it stops raining the wind will dry them.

    The black dye is a problem though huh?

    If I remember I wear a pair of surgical gloves underneath until they dry out.

    Trust me, I'm not a Doctor.
  13. i just put them on wet the next day, but i guess i'm just hardcore.
  14. Either hardcore or forgetful.....
  15. what were we talking about again?
  16. once they've dried. does anyone used a leather cream/conditioner?

    im considering using it on my gloves, but i'd like to know if anyone has tried this and failed.
  17. I've used a product from BMW on my BMW gloves. It seemed to do the trick.
  18. SnoSeal $13 from Rays Outdoor
    Good for anything leather :)
  19. I put my on top of a CRT monitor.

  20. At work I am like Tenoq and once they stop dripping they go on the computer monitor. At home my bike is garaged so I sit them around the top of the tripple clamp and the heat of the engine dries them out. I am not as hard core as some, I hate putting on wet gloves and will drag out some oldies if they dont dry overnight.