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I'm looking to replace my gloves. Been looking at these, these and these, any other suggestions for similar gloves. I want decent palm "slider" style protection as well as some protection on the back and side of hand. I have rain and heated gloves so these are going to be used as my main gloves and need to work in 90F/30C to 60F/15C range with most riding in the 75 to 60 range. Just wondering if fully perforated will be too cool.
 

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Those Helds all look good but with my hands being my weak link I find wearing any perforated gloves in the low 60's for even just an hour will leave my fingers almost numb.
 

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Knox Recon's!

Of the dozen or more pairs of gloves I have these are the most comfortable of them all. Not fully perforated so may work for you in the temp range you state (I had to shelve them during the 90's degF/90% humidity of the summer months here in South Carolina - happily I've been able to wear them again for the past 2 weeks).
 

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I have the Held Phantom glove, which is the Namibia plus extra wrist protection. I have worn them between about 15C and 30C. They have good perforations between the fingers, so they don't get too hot.
If you want the finest in protection and comfort, I doubt there is a better glove. Not cheap though at about $275.
 

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I was really looking for gloves that had sliders on the base of the palm, side and back of the hand after reading a few articles on this. Several more experienced riders have told me the same thing.

Apparently sliders can significantly reduce the likely hood of serious injuries in a crash. As I understand gloves (without sliders) will grip the road when you instinctively put out your hands and in so doing fling your arm out of the way and induce tumbling. It causes much less injury just to slide in a controlled fashion like the GP riders do when they crash. This requires gloves that will slide rather than grip the pavement. I notice all higher end race gloves have sliders.
 
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