Thanks, eon, on the glove info. The BMG Thermosport looks nice; I just ordered a pair. I thought they look a lot like the Cortech Scarab winter gloves at first, before I did the side-by-side comparison. Can’t wait to get them to get the all-weather capability. Too bad they’re not available in local stores for instant gratification. If they can handle temp down to 45 deg or so, that’s plenty good for riding here in San Jose. I think any colder than that the gloves will become too bulky, or need to go the heated route which I don’t want to deal with.
Earlier today I went to a local motorcycle gear store to look at some winter gloves. I like the Cortech Scarab – looked good, felt good, well armored, but the insulation felt a little light, and seemed not warm enough for days in the low 50s. I also tried on the Tourmaster Winter Elites and liked them – soft and warm, with an integrated 3-finger rain cover, armor seemed adequate; except I just saw an online review from a user saying it’s water proof level is not good in heavy rains.