Velocity Gear Formula Gloves
Velocity Gear Formula Motorcycle Gloves Review
by Bill C. and "Burn" for webBikeWorld.com
Motorcycle Glove Reviews | Owner
Summary: The Velocity Gear Formula gloves are roomy and
comfortable and loaded with every protective feature in the book. They
meet the EN13594:2002 standards for resistance against cutting, tearing,
seam burst and abrasion, which provides the owner confidence that the gloves
actually will perform when needed.
The Velocity Gear Formula gloves are the real thing,
unlike many "race" oriented motorcycle gloves that focus on looks rather than performance.
These are no-compromise race gloves with just about every protective
feature available, right down to the attached 3rd and 4th finger system which can help
prevent pinky finger rollover during a crash.
The big difference between the Formula gloves and the poseurs is
that these meet the EN13594:2002 standards for cut resistance, tear resistance,
seam burst resistance and abrasion resistance, which gives some assurance that
the gloves won't give up as soon as they hit the ground.
We're using the term "motorcycle race glove", but that doesn't
mean that the Formula gloves won't work for street riding. In fact, with
their roomy fit, comfortable lining and larger-than-average gauntlet, the
Formula gloves are just the thing for street riders wanting race-quality
Protective Features, Stitching and Gauntlet
All of the Velocity Gear gloves in this series feature the Knox Scaphoid
Protection System (SPS) on the palms. This consists of two sliders sewn into the palm of
the glove at the heel of the hand. They're designed to protect the
scaphoid bones and allow the gloves to slide, rather than grab and twist.
The Formula gloves feature a combination of kangaroo and cow
hide that includes Schoeller Keprotec stitching material, which can be seen in
the photos as the straw-colored lines that are beautifully applied throughout
the gloves and in double rows where required for extra strength.
The gauntlet used by Velocity Gear on the Formula gloves is nice
and big and roomy, which is really a nice change, as we've been harping on the
issue of too-small motorcycle glove gauntlets for some time.
The thickly padded gauntlet secures under the wrist and the
leather is thick and there are extra padded sections of protective material that
looks like Kevlar or carbon fiber threads on the top and bottom.
A second wrist closure is located on the underside of the
gloves, covered by a flap of leather. The Formula gloves have no trouble staying
put on our hands after they are cinched up.
Extra sections of leather are located on
the outer edge of the palm and the Knox sliders are also attached to an extra
section of leather on the palm; the leather continues up around the outside of
the hand to provide even more protection.
The TPU protectors cover the top and middle knuckles of the four
fingers and the thumb has two large sections of extra leather protection.
A large main knuckle protector is double-stitched to the glove and does not
float on a separate section, but the gloves are nicely padded and the protector
is large enough to give plenty of comfort.
The size large Formula gloves shown here are oversized by at least one and
perhaps two sizes. So these fit more like an XL or even an XXL.
Velocity Gear said these were from the first production run and the sizing will
be more consistent with their size charts. The fingers and the fit is
otherwise generous, making these gloves very comfortable.
The Velocity Gear Formula gloves also come with a lifetime warranty
against manufacturing defects and the Velocity Gear "Half Price"
replacement guarantee: "If your glove is destroyed for
any reason we'll replace it for half of it's original purchase price, no
The Velocity Gear Formula gloves feature all of the
protective features available in a glove designed for
motorcycle racing, along with the security of knowing
they meet the various ECE tests. They're not
inexpensive, but they are in line with what some other
manufacturers are charging for this level of protection
but without the ECE approval.
Product Review: Velocity Gear Formula Motorcycle Gloves
||List Price: $225.00
Sizes: XS to XXL
October 2009 Note: Gloves provided by Velocity Gear
for this review (more).
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