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Rev’It Dominator GTX Gloves
Moose Racing ADV 1 Short Gloves

Key Specs

• Short glove design with low-profile closure to fit under jacket cuff and seal out the elements

• High denier fabric shell with integrated stretch panels

• Pre-curved finger patterning for increased comfort

• Flexible D3O® mesh finger panels

• D3O® Pro knuckle pad

• Smart skin TPU coating for enhanced durability

• Hipora® waterproof/windproof and breathable membrane

• Waterproof Clarino® palm with genuine leather overlaid in high wear areas

• Cuff strap adjustments to fine-tune fit

• Thin moisture wicking lining for added comfort/warmth

Protection & Safety

• Combination of perforated leather and synthetics for lightweight but strong protection

• D30 knuckles and flexible D30 give great outer hand protection

• A waterproof Clarino leather palm will hold up well against ground slides

• Pre-curved finger patterning for increased comfort and good bar contact

Key Specs

• Durable, goatskin leather construction

• TPU molded knuckle protection

• Pre-curved palm and fingers for grip comfort

• TPR molded finger protectors

• Rib-stretch knuckle expansion panels provide flexibility

• Neoprene wrist relief panel

• Hook and loop wrist closure

Protection & Safety

• Full goatskin construction for lightweight but durable abrasion resistance

• Finger TPU panels protect against rocks and road debris brought up by vehicle tires, as well as providing a slide zone

• Knuckle TPU is mounted on a stretch zone to allow for maximum comfort and flexibility

Key Specs


• Runs slightly small; order the larger size if you are between sizes

Protection Features:

Outer Shell: 3D air mesh | stretch | connect finger tip leather | goatskin | PWR|shell 500D stretch

Lining: tricot lining

Composition: 68% Leather, 20% Polyester, 11% polyamide, 1% polyurethane

Protection: injected ventilated flex knuckle | Temperfoam ® knuckle | PWR shield at Palm | TPR injected finger knuckle protectors | TPR palm slider

Visibility: reflective stretch inserts

Ergonomic Features:

Adjustability: adjustment tab at cuff

Ventilation: ventilation panels, ventilated TPR injected knuckles

Features: short cuff, elastic at wrist and back hand, outside stitching, grip patch at palm, connect finger tip

Protection & Safety

• TPR flexible ventilated knuckle, TPR palm slider, PWR yarn, and TPR finger knuckles

• Temperfoam is added for additional impact protection at the fingers, thumb, knuckles, back of the hand, at the palm slider, and at the cuff

• Additional ventilation panels help to reduce sweating, which can cause a loss of gripping ability and fatigue

• New triangular open TPR allows much more airflow to the hand without losing armor integrity

Key Specs

• Gore-Tex + Gore Grip technology

• Guaranteed to keep you dry

• Goat leather and stretch woven construction

• Short cuff design for under-the-cuff use

• Ceramic print in slide areas

• 3D silicone finger pads

• Carbon fiber knuckle protector

• Poron XRD palm

• Moisture-wicking liner material

• Klim-engineered rider grip articulation

• Mult-E-Touch smart device functionality

• Visor wiper

• Entry assist loop

• VELCRO® brand wrist closure

Protection & Safety

• Poron XRD in the palm ensures that if you fall and put your hand down on something sharp, it won’t pierce or cut

• Carbon fiber knuckles are extremely durable and lightweight

• Ceramic coated superfabric on all slide areas increases abrasion resistance

• Goatskin leather and synthetic materials are naturally abrasion resistant

Key Specs

• Multi-panel, multi-material construction consisting of stretch polyamide fabric, leather, and perforated leather on back of hand

• Leather palm, thumb, and fourchettes for comfort and durability

• PU-coated reinforcements on palm and thumb provide superior grip on controls

• Synthetic suede reinforcements with foam padding on the palm

• TPU palm slider to provide abrasion resistance on key impact zones

• Wrist closure system with stretch strap for tight closure

• Reflective print to increase rider visibility

• Touchscreen compatible fingertips for use with smart devices

• Molded matte carbon reinforced hard knuckle to increase protection

• Waterproof Drystar-sealed triple layer construction for a highly reduced material construction to promote dexterity and sensitivity of bike controls

• Stretch accordions on finger tips and backhand to increase flexibility and fit

• Ergonomic stretch insert between thumb and palm offers flexibility to vastly improve hand movement

• Arshield reinforcements, consisting of aramidic fiber and polyamide for abrasion resistance performance for fourth finger

• Stretch panel on backhand for better fit

• CE certified level 1

Protection & Safety

• TPU palm and finger sliders take the brunt of impact abrasion to give the glove the best chance to survive a slide

• Leather in the palm, covering the thumb, and in the fourchettes is super durable and abrasion-resistant

• Back of hand is leather with synthetic materials in key areas for maximum protection without overheating

Key Specs

• Elastane leather detailed back

• Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm

• 37.5 inner lining at upper hand, unlined palm

• Special flat seam

• VELCRO® adjustment at cuffs

• Perforated finger side walls

• Perforated leather on palm

• Air-vents on fingers (ACS-Air circulation System)

• Special leather at finger which allows smartphone operation

• Visor wiper

• Hard plastic knuckle protection

Protection & Safety

• Knuckle protection tested (impact test for knuckle protection)

• Palm & ball of thumb reinforced with SuperFabric brand material underlaid with Armaprotec

• The palm is made from Kangaroo leather—very durable, and oh so supple

Richa atlantic gtx

Key Specs

• Gore-Tex laminated leather that never wets out

• Mid-length cuff

• Double wrist closure for comfort

• D3O® impact knuckle foam

• Antiabrasion SuperFabric™ zones for optimal slide protection

• Double wrist closure improving the level of protection

Protection & Safety

• D3O® impact knuckle foam

• Antiabrasion SuperFabric™ zones for optimal slide protection

Our Review

Check out our in-depth review of the Richa Atlantic GTX gloves.

Key Specs

Protection Features:

Outer shell: Drum dyed goatskin with WR finish, Pittards hairsheep diamond WR100X, and Cow leather

Lining: Tri-fleece liner

Waterproofing: GORE-TEX Gloves + Gore grip technology

Breathability: GORE-TEX Gloves + Gore grip technology


Outer shell: 100% leather

Lining: 100% polyester

Membrane: 100% Gore-Tex® membrane (ePTFE)


​• Ventilated dual comp protector at knuckle

• TPU hard-shell palm slider

• TPU hard-shell thumb protector

• PU injected finger knuckles

• PWR yarn

Visibility: Reflection at little finger

Ergonomic Features:

Fit: Tour fit

Adjustability: Wrist and cuff adjustment system

Ventilation: Ventilated dual comp protector

Features: Outside stitching, stretch panels at fingers, elastic at wrist, short cuff

Protection & Safety

• Multiple types and grades of leather in specific areas provide the best abrasion resistance possible while maintaining a lightweight glove feel

• TPU sliders on main slide areas help with abrasion

• TPU palm heel and knuckles provide impact protection

• Ventilated TPU surround at the knuckles allows for natural ventilation through the GoreTex liner


Key Specs

Protection Features:

• Water-repellent stretch and RipStop construction

• Full-grain goat leather for comfort and suppleness, plus digitalized leather reinforcements at key contact points for exceptional grip in wet weather

• SuperFabric reinforcements to protect the palm and wrist

• Laminated Gore-Tex membrane to guarantee waterproofing and breathability

Protection & Safety

• ERGO PROTECH one-piece metacarpophalangeal protective shell in soft TPR memory-foam on the back of the hand

• Phalangeal protection in soft TPR on the index and middle fingers

• Forearm protection with a semi-soft TPR ED Shell

• SuperFabric reinforcement on the little and ring fingers

• Anti-twist accordion strap between the little and ring fingers