Originally Posted by GillyWI
Does the heat still make it through, at least on high?
Yes, no problems there. The only minor downside is that in a serious drenching rain they will get rather wet, but at that point everything is wet and you should be wearing proper waterproof gloves anyway.
As for summer, get some quality mesh gloves and use them. I can tell you that it's no fun to be hopped up on Vicodin as they take a scrub brush to your hands . . .
A good quality pair of mesh gloves will be comfortable, protective, and flow a lot of air. I'm using the Cortech Air gloves now, but I have used other brands. Just make sure the ones you get actually cover the wrists as well. I had a friend with minimal mesh gloves go down and while his palms and fingers were fine, he thrashed his wrists on the pavement. Not good.
In fact, I wear my mesh gloves pretty much full time. I'll only switch to heavier gloves if it gets down into the 40's or below. If I'm really on the clock, I won't even take off the gloves when fueling, as they're comfortable and dextrous enough to do that.
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