Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
In the past I wore them in the summer: appeal was a combination of coolness (temperature-wise, I mean, not 'image') and increased dexterity.
That was 30-(mumble) years ago before we had the options we do today. These days I wear mesh in summer.
Are they less protective than full gloves? Of course. But with palms-and-knuckles still protected, I can see where folks feel it's a reasonable trade-off.
Another thought: Is it better to wear good well-armored fingerless gloves vs 'full' gloves made out of thin leather and some cotton liner?
Given that I'm of the "ride helmet-less in your boxers, sandals and t-shirt if you so choose, it's not my place to 'nanny' what you do" school, I'd sooner see fingerless than none.
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