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Hi There anyone out there know of a ''glove'' maker in th UK ???
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No, but why do you need gloves made? there is such a wide variety of styles and types available, mostly made in China or Pakistan admitidly.
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BKS make gloves but like their leather suits, they're very expensive - £200.00+?

Are you after summer or winter gloves, road or off-road style, with or without protection?

As ChrisK stated, there's a huge variety in all styles. You should get something you like for well under £100.00 unless of course you have strange hands?

I recently bought Dainese Panther summer gloves at the Bike Show, reduced from £80 to £60. Come with full protection, all black & plenty of straps etc.

I also bought a pair of Frank Thomas GoreTex winter gloves for £80.00. Full protection, reflective beading, breathable & windproof with Kangaroo skin palms for abrasion resistance.

What more do you need?

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SUMMER; some sports bike summer gloves with hard knuckles, very protective and good feel, you can get cheapo ones but you get what you pay for. although i think if you are willing to pay £200 or more your a twat. fit is more important that the label.
WINTER; hien gericke pathan 2finger gloves. toasty warm+waterproof, but you look like a lobster and you must remember not to try giving drivers the finger.

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Are there any warm weather black gloves that don't turn your hands black when it rains? I've got a pair of Bristol gloves that do this to me and I hate it. I look shabby enough when I come in out of the rain as it is.

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Yes: I bought a pair of waterproof (like Gore-Tex) gloves at our local shop. Very warm & so far 100% waterproof. Unfortunately, made in China, I think. (I try not to buy Chinese goods, due to their human rights situation, occupation of Tibet, etc.)

You should be able to find them at your local store...

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Try the Frank Thomas glovs I mentioned in the earlier posting. They are supposedly waterproof but not had the chance to confirm this 100%. I ride everyday but it's only rained when I'm at work or asleep.

There is another similar model without the GoreTex that sells for £50.00 aprox at M&P & has fewer features. They're mainly black, sand coloured Kangaro palms, wrist strap, neoprene-like cuff with a large velcro flap around that again. It states "GoreTex" on the index finger.

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