Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: COUNTY OF, OR, United States
Cant help you on the Aerostitch questions but I use my PCIs over Vanson leather jacket and over the BMW Kevlar type jacket. They fit fine with plenty of room left over so I can not imagine you would ever have a problem there.
My hands get cold with any gloves but these tend to work very well. There is some insulation in the back but for me there is never enough with any glove. These are amazingly thin, giving you great tactile feel while keeping you quite warm. I am going to get a pair of Patagonia Capalene glove liners for days i ride in weather in the 30 degree ranges. I have put many miles on in 35-40 degree temps.
Color - ah, good issue. I have the PCIs in black and the standard gauntlet Lee Parks in the two tone. I actually prefer the looks of the two tone and if i had it to do over, I would get the 2 tone PCIs. The tan grip does get dirty - no question. The reason I like the tan is when you do hand signals, wave, etc, you can be seen with the tan, versus the black. The PCIs seem to me to fit a bit big but that is not all bad since you can put that thin liner in if you want added warmth.
Good glove. Expensive but IMHO it is probably worth it. Order a second pair of the short summer gloves or the thinner gauntlets at the same time - and then will not have to pay a second shipping charge later. No, I am not a Lee Parks salesperson - just like the quality.
Hope this helps.