Aerostich Merino Wool Insulated Elkskin Gauntlets

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Aerostich Merino Wool Insulated Elkskin Gauntlets

50 Review(s)
SKU: 469-479

Availability: In stock

$137.00

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These are great!Review by Michael
I got these to help battle the bitter mornings here in Northern California. I have to say these things are great! Comfortable and warm! So far it's been in the upper 40's and they've worked well on the freeway. I can still feel the cold coming through, but it's manageable. And do get a size bigger. My other gloves are XL and the XXL on these fit perfect. I'm recommending them to my friends for sure! (Posted on 11/23/13)
Insulated ElkskinReview by Jason
I've owned the uninsulated elkskin competition roper's and they have been my glove of choice for several years. After getting to try on a pair of insulated gauntlet ropers at a pop-up aerostich event, I purchased the black elkskin gauntlets and the nikwax glove treatment. They sizing instruction to add a size to the roper size worked well. A little snug, but if they stretch a little I may even get silk ski liners in for those really cold days. I've worn the new insulated elkskin gauntlets in 38-42 degree morning commutes (dry so far) and they've been great. Almost as good feel as my uninsulated and much better than prior Thinsulate A* gloves. After 26 miles the only thing that could feel any colder temp at all was my thumb. I don't have electric grips and often ride down into the 20s as long as it's dry, I'm looking forward to my winter riding much more with these gloves. (Posted on 10/21/13)
Adding warmthReview by Gerald
Ordered one full size larger than chart measure and they fit snug. Added Aquaseal leather conditioner and put them to use. Along with my Kanetsu Windstopper vest under a Harley nylon jacket, I have been commuting 20 miles to work in 33-38 Portland, OR dampness this last month and staying dry from the waist up. These gloves are dry and warm so far. (Posted on 3/2/13)
Commuting ChoiceReview by Tom in Iowa
I have only had these gloves for a short while, so no comments on durability (or crashworthiness). They are plenty warm for commuting 15 minutes at freeway speeds at temperatures down to about 40°F, even on the bikes without grip heaters, which is pleasing for a relatively thin glove. Unlike my other winter gloves, I can operate the keypad on my garage door with them on, and even pick up a coin from a table. Best of all, they are some of the most comfortable gloves I have worn (both moto and non-moto).

I find the back-strap very hard to get through the metal loop while wearing the other glove, so I always reattach the strap loosely before putting the gloves on rather than letting it hang loose. Otherwise very easy to get in and out of, especially compared to some moto gloves where it is almost a life-or-death struggle.

Some break-in notes. I treated them with the suggested Nikwak Glove Proof before using them. First ride in the rain, the leather was saturated, and was still damp after air-drying all day in the office, but the inside stayed dry. Next rain ride the leather stayed relatively dry, even though I did not do anything to them in between. I have not noticed any dye leaking (I have the black ones). The palms and fingers were more slippery on the controls than other gloves, but they are getting more “tacky” with use and are now about the same as other gloves. The lining would snag on my thumbs when putting them on, but this has gone away with use. (Posted on 11/21/12)
Almost to the bitter endReview by Shaggy
Great gloves get better with use. I have a nearly 2 hour one-way commute every day, about 130 mile round trip, so when it got below 50 I looked around for something warm. These gloves delivered. I ordered a size up as recommended and that's been fine. They break in easily, though it takes a bit of wiggling to get the wool liner to smooth out when I put them on. Feel for the controls and grip were much better than I expected. Unlike synthetic insulation, it seems to me that leather and wool can actually warm you up once cold - for example once it gets dark the air cools off and you switch gloves - synthetic insulation may stop the heat loss but doesn't seem as warm to me. Plus if your hands are wet - just try taking off and putting back on a pair of thin synthetic lined gloves, they'll be inside out and tangled in no time!! Not with these mitts.
That said, it's now below 30 and dark, and I've gone to battery powered gloves, because after more than an hour at speed, it's just too cold for anything else. But for all the middle cool-to-cold weather - these are the gloves, uh, "hands down." (Posted on 11/16/12)
Awesome - UK WinterReview by WRG
My hands measure 9.5cm so I followed the advice of the other reviewers and went for a size 10.5. They fit really well. A couple of long rides totalling approx 5 hours at about 3 centigrade and a bit of rain and the gloves are awesome! The palm leather is obviously hard wearing but thin enough to give good feedback (better than my textile winter gloves) and the top layers work brilliantly. Heat from the heated grips transmits well and all in all, the've proved a success so far. One happy customer! (Posted on 11/6/12)
Insulated Elkskin Gauntlet GlovesReview by Chris
I recently purchased the Insulated Elkskin Gauntlet gloves prior to an early fall ride around the Smokies. I am very happy with this purchase. I bought the gloves one size larger than a non-insulated glove. They were tight and a bit bulky at first, but after a few hours on the bike they began to fit like I expected and after several days, the fit was perfect. We had several very chilly (high thirties and low forties) mornings and a couple of very cool evenings; without these gloves, those rides could have been miserable. (Posted on 10/17/12)
Insulated elkskin gauntlet glovesReview by Frederic
These are great gloves, I ordered 1 size larger than the competition elksin roper gloves and they fit perfectly. I had a pair alpinestars that didn't fit right and were slick on the palm which required much more pressure on my right hand. The aerostich gloves are far better and less expensive. (Posted on 9/22/12)
Gauntlet GlovesReview by peter
I purchased the Insulated Gauntlet Gloves. Very happy with them. High quality, well made, very soft and pliable. It hasn't been real cold of late, but so far they seem to be beautiful gloves and I think they will keep my hands plenty warm in the cold. The size chart said I needed the smaller of the size 10, but having read what others have written about getting them bigger, I got the size 11 extra large. Was a good choice as they fit fine and think the size 10 would have been to small. I recommend these glove. You will not be disappointed. (Posted on 9/6/12)
Great glovesReview by ScottyD
I've had the Roper gloves for months now, & they're the best gloves I've ever owned.

These winter gloves arrived just after I'd left for a cold, wet 3 day ride in the mountains, whereupon they were sorely missed.

Haven't really been for a decent ride since, so haven't had a chance to break them in yet, but they seem to be the same good quality as my Ropers.

Note: If you've already gotten the usual Roper gloves (and you really should), remember that these winter versions should probably be ordered a size larger. I ordered the same size & they're very tight (all those extra layers). I reckon they'll stretch ok, but a size up would've been perfect from the start. (Posted on 6/26/12)

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