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- These really fit the bill...Review by Bob1811
For years I’ve looked at these rain covers as a viable alternative to the, (not so waterproof) “fully waterproof, motorcycle rain gloves.” My initial concern was that I considered it to be counter intuitive, that the long gauntlet design would keep the rain out, even with the sleeves tightly cinched. With this concern in mind, I decided to purchase a triple digit short gauntlet type of rain cover from another company. It turned out that not only was the gauntlet length too short to tuck sufficiently under my jacket, but the quality was poor; so much that, they were actually better at retaining water inside my gloves than keeping it out.
I was very happy to see that Aerostich came out with this alternative to the long gauntlet, so I purchased a pair. I had a chance to really test these out this summer while on a 16-day, 7,500-mile trip, where it rained to some degree almost every day. I experienced monsoon-like downpours, steady all-day drizzle, combined with high winds, low temps and even some hail. In short, the rain covers remained bone dry through the trip and performed superbly.
It took a little time to get used to the feel of the rain covers while operating the throttle, clutch and other controls. It’s not a serious control issue, just a different feel from the glove-only hand; it becomes normal with some practice.
For quick access in response to pop-up rainstorms, I stored them in the long left side pocket of my Darien jacket. I know this is a bit dangerous, but out on the open roads, when weather threatened and with the assistance of cruise control, I became skilled at putting on the gauntlets while riding and tucking the gauntlet into my jacket sleeves. As an added benefit, I put them on chilly mornings. The rain covers provide a good amount of wind protection, extending the effect range of my summer gloves. This really helped while riding in the mountains. The covers worked on both my summer and mid-season gloves without issue.
I would highly recommend these for anyone who travels extensively and needs a well made and effective, “all-day dry,” glove alternative.
(Posted on 10/12/15)