97 of 100 people found the following review helpful
on December 1, 2011
I write this one year and one major accident after purchasing these. I was run off the road earlier his year by a car and total my bike and my body for awhile. I suffered many injuries and abrasions. While my leathers saved me from most of the major trauma, it did not save me from impact injuries. A metal plate, several screws and pins, and months of therapy and I was able to walk again. The only thing that kept me sane during that time was my hands were spared so I could still somewhat take care of myself. I was wearing these gloves, and while the gloves were for the most part trashed thy protected my hand as they were designed. The plastic and kevlar along the knuckles and fingers saved me from major injury to my hand. I immediately bought a pair for my son, and will get another pair for myself once they carry my size again.
84 of 87 people found the following review helpful
on July 17, 2009
*Forgive me if I am using the wrong terms for the anatomy of the hand! Here goes...
These gloves are just as shown in the pictures. They have leather (the leather smells/feels real, and it is not synthetic) on the palm of one's hand, a nylon/kevlar space/strip between the 'palm' part and the 'knuckle part, and leather on the 'back' part where the knuckles are. The mesh is multi-layered, which means that, if their assertion that the kevlar is abrasion-resistant holds true, then the gloves provide adequate protection in case of a mild/regular fall.
To be honest, these gloves seem to provide some kind of protection to your four fingers and the knuckles ('carbon kevlar'), in addition to extra padding (not 'carbon kevlar') to the area of the 'knuckle on your wrist', but if you need protection to your thumb knuckle, then look to gloves that protect the knuckle of the thumb. That may or may not be an issue.
Motorcycle safety experts (don't quote me on this) state that, during a fall, we humans instinctively try to break the fall using our palms, and if that is the case, then these gloves might prevent nasty road rash.
The gloves have an exact 'tight' fit, which I like, because this means that I am in full control of the handlebars. I think that once they are worn in, then they fit better, so be careful about ordering. They have velcro straps on the wrist and 'wrist-knuckle' area, which means that they are adjustable to accommodate slight adjustments that are user specific.
These gloves are not for winter riding, and may only be used during hot or spring-like weather, but once it turns icy, then you may need to get warmer gloves. The mesh/leather mixture might slightly compromise the integrity of the gloves, but I looked at the seams, and they felt good enough when pulled.
I viewed 'designer' motorcycle gloves like Joe Rocket Supermoto gloves, AGV Sport GPR roadracing gloves,Harley Davidson FXRG Gauntlet gloves, Alpinestars GP Tech gloves, etc, and I see very little difference, if any, between the designer gloves and this pair. They are built (almost) the same, but the designer ones cost much more. Buying these gloves means that you shall join the core few group (I think 2%) that protect their hands and knuckles from a fall. Most riders don't use gloves, and the ones that do use flimsy ones that offer no protection whatsoever from a fall of any kind. I have even seen riders with fingerless gloves! How will those protect you in case of a fall?? Squids!!!
For the lack of protection of the thumb, I give them a 4! (more like 3 and a half) If you buy top brand helmets and leathers, then I believe that you should buy designer gloves for your own piece of mind. However, if you are like me who looks for bargains, I feel that these gloves that protect you just as well as the designer gloves, for much less than the designer prices.
Safe riding. All The Gear All The Time! (ATGATT)
39 of 46 people found the following review helpful
on April 30, 2010
Bought these gloves from [...] off their website. I came here looking for reviews. All in all, they're better than going gloveless, but not by much. Here's the low down:
- Good looks
- "Carbon kevlar" for the 25$ price, may be fake. Even if it's plastic, it is solid and offers good knuckle protection
- Outstanding ventilation. I rode in 90 degree weather and even at lights my hands never sweated. Pure awesome.
- Very smooth, flexible, comfortable
- VERY thin leather IF IT IS EVEN LEATHER!. It smells and feels like the fake rubber stuff. I feel like it would just tear in a fall rather than wear away saving my own skin.
- Fit. Runs a size small. (ORDER 1 SIZE UP!) it also is made for people with shorter fingers and normal to wide palms.
- No padding on said palms.
- FAKE VENTS. The glove breathes great due to the mesh on each side of the fingers, but the plastic vents on each finger are FAKE. My gloves came with 1 of the little silver screens on the vent missing and it was solid plastic behind it. Air can't go through plastic. It functions like a finger protector, but knowing it was fake made me feel robbed.
- QUALITY! from afar they look like the real deal, but take 2 minutes to examine closely and you will see poor stitching, thin leather, rough edges on plastic. My thumb was a little tight in them and within 3 weeks of short daily rides, my thumb ripped through. The seam where the "leather" meets the mesh sucked. These gloves will absolutely fail in a crash.
There's a reason these are 25 dollars. 1 crash and replace if you still have hands afterwards. Maybe they will save some skin, but probably not, but anything is better than nothing I guess. There is nothing I have found in this "lowest of the low" price range that offers carbon/kevlar, so that's a plus, but all in all drop 20 more dollars and you can probably save yourself $10,000 in skin grafts from the hospital. Seriously people, just pay $20 more dollars. Drop 45$ and get real leather gloves.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on October 11, 2009
With a little hesitation I ordered these gloves, they appeared too good to be true. Once I recieved the gloves, I was mildly surprised at the fit and quality! Great Bargain!
18 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2010
these gloves aren't too bad for 30 bucks. I originally bought these gloves a while ago, but since I'm a beginner rider, and didn't have a bike i couldn't test them out. now that i have been able to test these gloves i would give them a solid B or B-,or on amazons scale a 3out of 5. these gloves when you get them look exactly like the picture, which is a plus, hate seeing a picture of one color and it looks completely different when u get it home. the gloves have two straps, just under/around the wrist which is of Velcro, and the second strap is located 2 or 3 inches up from that further up the arm from the wrist strap.; it too is of Velcro. after you have worn the glove for a while the second strap is i think not long enough nor really makes much of a significance whither it was there or not. the gloves are leather, with a hard shiny carbon fiber look over the knuckles of the glove which is nice and looks pretty cool. the gloves have air vents located on the fingers is pretty nice and actually usable, which helps keep your hands from sweating. now here comes the not so great part about the gloves, if you get them wet, or get rained on i should say and then the sun comes out later and air drys them, the air vents don't seem like there meant for that, so the cool air you once felt kind of goes away till they dry again over night...weird i know. also the the more and more you tent to pull on and off your gloves at least for me, these gloves mesh around the inner finger tips lining the thumb and index finger looks a little frazzled. also after it had rained and the gloves were soaked then dried, i took them off and looked at my hands and they looked like i had been finger painting with black paint...not a good look. lastly i would say i ordered a large, and it fit well but after wearing them a while i kind of wish i ordered an x-large, i don't like the feeling of my finger tips feel like they could bust through the top of my gloves feeling.
SO...TO SUM IT UP...
1. the gloves are cheap
2. they actually look exactly like the picture so if you like what you see then that's exactly what your going to get.
3. good air movement throughout the glove, hands shouldn't feel hot or sweaty at all on freeway
1. watch out about getting them really wet, air movement decreases and hands might look like you've been finger painting i don't know why either?
2. sizes fit nice, but if i reordered them again i would get 1 size larger if you have big hands/fingers or nails( female riders)
hope this helps a little in your decision on getting or not getting theses gloves, there really not that bad, but i definitely wouldn't pay over $35-$40 for them, or have them as my only-all the time use gloves
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 11, 2011
Good fit, protection where you need it. One complaint is the hook of velcro is on the glove, not the wrist flap. The hook grabs the mesh of the fingers when putting the gloves on and it will cause premature wear of the mesh. If they last two seasons, they will be well worth the price. Went on a 900 mile twisty road ride and the gloves were comfortable, well ventilated and other than the hook material grabbing the mesh were perfect. Recommend.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 17, 2009
I love my gloves. They are so cool, and when I am riding, it has the mesh where the cool air comes through. My husband now wants me to order him a pair.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on July 8, 2012
I have large hands and always require an XL for proper fit. Being that I've never tried on a pair of gloves that were "too" big, I ordered 2XL. The circumference is fine, but they're still a little short in the finger length. Definitely NOT what I would consider 2XL. Keeping this in mind, you'll want to order a size larger.
The construction looks to be quality. No loose seams or other defects. There are two Velcro straps to provide proper fit. The mesh design should give excellent ventilation. Kevlar knuckle reinforcement is also a welcome addition. I haven't had a chance to ride with them yet, so I can't comment on their long term durability. Only time will tell.
The inaccurate sizing is the only negative I can see in these gloves.
After three months of very light usage, a seam has separated exposing skin. Therefore, I can NOT recommend these gloves. Their quality is inferior. Pay a little more and get a pair of gloves from a reputable, established company.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 3, 2011
For $30 you can't beat these pair of leather gloves. I sow "high-end" carbon fiber gloves at the bike shop for $80. The seller Jackets4Bikes has fast shipping (the gloves arrived in 3 days). They have carbon fiber over the knuckles and finger tips. Air-inlets on all the fingers and real leather on the half of the top, bottom of the fingers, palms, and lower wrist. They also have a Velcro straps on the wrists. I normally wear a size Large glove and these size large gloves fit perfect. I even ordered a pair for my wife just in case she decides to ride in the future.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 24, 2010
I'm not by any means an expert. I was taking a motorcycle class and proper gear was required. These gloves definitely saved by hands some wear and tear when the back end of the bike jumped out from under me due to slick conditions. The gloves are comfortable (and breathe...not necessarily for chilly weather riding), and survived a rather harsh real life test.
My only (slight) complaint would have been to put the seems at the fingertips on the outside. This is not that big of a deal and by no means distracting. I would buy these again given the chance.