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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_F View Post

    I confess I did not like the soles of these boots and had a shoe repair shop install hiking soles for a better grip, especially when putting my foot down where there might be loose gravel
    I also like a thick vibram sole on my boots.
    My wife likes thin flexible soles.
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    6-10 years on a pair of boots? I feel lucky to get 2 years! I do wear them often and not just for riding so after a couple years they get replaced and get used for shop boots.

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    Boots, gloves

    On all my leather stuff I usually use the mink oil stuff, or snow-seal

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    Apply a really thick layer than use a hair dryer to melt it and allow it to soak in. Works well for me, also seems to preserve the leather keeping it from drying out.

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    Louise, lots of advice here . . . and some of it is good, some is opinion only and you know what they say about opinions. Well, here comes my opinion:

    One factor no one has mentioned yet is color of your gloves. Has nothing to do with weather-proofness (is that a word?) but black is NOT a good color for gloves. It tends to stain your hands when it gets wet, either from sweat on a hot day or from rain.

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    I followed a recommendation from this forum and bought Aerostich Triple-Digit rain covers for my gloves. They were brilliant through 500km of rain of sometimes biblical heaviness, they keep your hands warm, and they pack away almost to nothing. Plus they’re a lot cheaper than a pair of goretex gloves!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 179212 View Post
    On all my leather stuff I usually use the mink oil stuff, or snow-sealName:  image.jpg
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    Apply a really thick layer than use a hair dryer to melt it and allow it to soak in. Works well for me, also seems to preserve the leather keeping it from drying out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lupinblue View Post
    I followed a recommendation from this forum and bought Aerostich Triple-Digit rain covers for my gloves. They were brilliant through 500km of rain of sometimes biblical heaviness, they keep your hands warm, and they pack away almost to nothing. Plus they’re a lot cheaper than a pair of goretex gloves!
    Exactly!!

    Plus they dry faster than any gloves I've ever owned (Goretex included) and they have a nice squeegie for wiping your visor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lupinblue View Post
    I followed a recommendation from this forum and bought Aerostich Triple-Digit rain covers for my gloves.
    A long time ago I tried some nylon glove covers and did not like the slick feeling on the grips and levers.
    When I look at the Aerostich site I can't tell if there's any type of friction material on the palm side of the gloves.

    Is it just nylon on the palm side and do you have problems with the gloves being slick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    A long time ago I tried some nylon glove covers and did not like the slick feeling on the grips and levers.
    When I look at the Aerostich site I can't tell if there's any type of friction material on the palm side of the gloves.

    Is it just nylon on the palm side and do you have problems with the gloves being slick?
    Wore mine for a few days of heavy rain in the Yukon last summer. I didn't find any slickness to the gloves on the grips. I've got the grip puppies on my bike, so I can't say how slick they may be on the original grips Lee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownie0486 View Post
    Wore mine for a few days of heavy rain in the Yukon last summer. I didn't find any slickness to the gloves on the grips. I've got the grip puppies on my bike, so I can't say how slick they may be on the original grips Lee.
    I found they felt a bit slippery at first- but I’d forgotten all about it in an hour or two.








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