Aerostich Triple Digit Motorcycle Rain Glove Covers

These glove covers avoid the usual pitfalls of motorcycle rain glove covers. From the October 2001 issue of Motorcycle Cruiser magazine.

When I was asked to try these rain covers I was more than a bit skeptical. I'd tried a bunch of overgloves designed for motorcycle use...usually for about three miles. They were always mitten-like and didn't let me manage the controls. I'd rather have wet hands.

But the finger split on this Gore-Tex pair was intriguing. I cover the front brake and clutch levers with two fingers when I ride a motorcycle. Always. I rode with the Triple Digit overgloves just to try them out and found out they worked beautifully.

When I was breaching a squall line in Oklahoma, my inner gloves didn't get wet at all and I especially appreciated the overglove's long gauntlet, which cinches with a lockable drawstring. They kept my hands warm and I was able to keep my lightweight gloves on underneath. My hands didn't feel clammy either, since the Gore-Tex allows sweat vapors to evaporate. A hook-and-loop wrist cinch kept them from sliding around like sleeping bags, and my hands felt in secure contact with the levers. Changing throttle position feels a little weird since the glove moves over your inner glove. Gotta say though, I'm a believer.

Triple Digit overgloves come in two sizes: XL for use with winter gloves and L for regular gloves. Order them for $43 from Aerostich.

Aerostich / Riderwearhouse
8 South 18th Ave. West
Duluth, MN 55806
(800)222-1994 or (218)722-1927
www.aerostich.com

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