Just wondering if anyone can recommend leather gloves for a newbie? Wondering if hard armor is necessary, advantages/disadvantages of shorties vs....err...longies ( ?? ). I've been looking around, and have seemingly come down to the Icon SuperDuty, or Joe Rocket Sonic, and wondering if there are any good ones for all-weather riding?. Budget price cap is probably....$125 to $150? I'm not riding a sportbike, if it makes any difference.
Appreciate any input.