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Sliders “Cold Pro” Waterproof Gloves Review The Sliders Cold Pro waterproof gloves are very warm and comfortable and a very good value for money. Only one small design decision keeps them from being an excellent value. It’s cold outside here in the Mid-South of the United States right now; in fact, it’s lightly snowing as I type …

Rukka “Lobstah” Gloves The Rukka Lobster gloves are exceptionally comfortable and very warm. The “Lobster” name comes from the three-finger design, a welcome change from “normal” winter motorcycle gloves. Many webBikeWorld readers have been looking for this style, so the Rukka Lobster gloves should be very popular. The gloves also have a Gore-Tex membrane, which makes them waterproof …

Rukka “Argosaurus” Gloves Review The Rukka Argosaurus gloves are designed for street or sport riding, but they are also waterproof. This is a somewhat rare combination of features. The waterproof capability is assured with the high-end Gore-Tex X-TRAFIT technology liner (report). You’ll pay for it though; the list price of the Argosaurus gloves seems a bit steep, all …

Rukka “R-Star” Gloves Review The Rukka R-Star gloves are a two-for-one (or “2-in-1”) with a two-compartment liner giving you warm and extra warm. Wear them with the liner divider on the top for better heat transfer from heated grips and more protection from the elements. Or use the inner liner for more palm warmth (and more …

Joe Rocket “Nitrogen” Motorcycle Gloves An inexpensive foul weather glove with good protective features but doesn’t quite live up to the waterproof labeling. Recently I stopped by one of my local motorcycle dealers on the hunt for a tail bag for one of my old Honda motorcycles. While I didn’t find one that suited my …

Icon PDX vs. Teknic Tornado Motorcycle Gloves This is a comparison of inexpensive (sub-$60) textile waterproof gloves for cold weather riding: the Icon PDX vs. Teknic Tornado. There’s a clear winner here…but only if you’re counting features. That feature leader unfortunately has a fatal flaw though: a leaky thumb. It could be just a rare …

Dainese “Druids” Gloves Review The Dainese Druids gloves are a street-sport type that is lightweight and with high levels of protection. Features include a large knuckle protector, carbon fiber sliders over the secondary knuckles and TPU protectors on the outside of the hand. The quality level is high and the Druids gloves come in a variety of …

AGV Sport Laguna Motorcycle Gloves Review The AGV Sport Laguna gloves are the “premier full length sport-racing glove” in the AGV Sport lineup. These sport or sport-touring gloves are made from soft, mid-weight leather and they have an array of protective features. Their main claim to fame is the large amount of perforated leather surface area between …

Joe Rocket Highside 2.0 Motorcycle Gloves Review A lightweight gauntlet street glove for everyday use.Sequels are often done to extend the life of a good premise and hopefully even improve upon the original. Motorcycles are great examples of when new versions are often improvements on the previous one. Just when one thinks “They got it just right …

VQuattro Motorcycle Gloves Introduction Introduction to VQuattro VQuattro is a new company, based in France, with an extensive line of motorcycle, scooter and street gloves and boots. The company was started by a group of people experienced in the glove industry through their work for other glove manufacturers. To paraphrase the marketing information in the …

VQuattro “Squadra” Heated Motorcycle Gloves Review The VQuattro Squadra gloves are the company’s top-of-the-line offering for 2012. The Squadra gloves incorporate all of the excellent features found in the VQuattro Lazio gloves (review), plus a very unobtrusive battery-operated heating system. The price is actually not out of line with other battery or wired heated motorcycle gloves. But you …

SaFRace SR-128 Motorcycle Gloves Review The new SāFRāce SR-182 motorcycle gloves have several interesting and unique protective features. They look rugged, they feel tough and they’re actually pretty comfortable. The word “SāFRāce” was designed as a catchy marketing phrase for the glove brand. I had to search through the Unicode character map to find the “ā” HTML code (ā) for …

VQuattro “Lazio” Motorcycle Gloves Review The VQuattro Lazio gloves are made from high-quality, very soft goat leather. Also included is Primaloft insulation and a waterproof breathable liner insert. The overall styling, construction and fit is second to none, making the Lazio gloves among the nicest and warmest non-heated gloves we’ve ever reviewed. Please read the VQuattro gloves …

VQuattro “Venture” Motorcycle Gloves Review The VQuattro Venture gloves are a combination textile and goat leather, designed for predominantly wet-weather use. They are non-heated and contain the Primaloft insulation and the waterproof and breathable membrane found in the other VQuattro gloves. The Venture gloves also have an Outlast phase-change liner, which adapts to the rider’s body …

Firstgear Kathmandu Gloves Review Let’s just put it this way: the Firstgear Kathmandu gloves did not live up to my expectations. As I mentioned in Part 1 of this 2011 Winter Glove Review series, the Firstgear Kathmandu gloves and the Spidi T-Winter gloves (review) were specifically chosen for a couple of reasons. Spidi products are under-represented in …

Spidi T-Winter Gloves Review The Spidi T-Winter gloves are waterproof and insulated and designed for cold weather use. However, the insulation is relatively light, which means they are effective only down to about 40 degrees F. Also, the gauntlets are very narrow, making it difficult to fit the gloves over an insulated sleeve cuff. Bottom line? The …

Held Air Stream Gloves Review A rider with equipment that is comfortable, reliable and confidence-inspiring has an edge — an edge that we all need to maintain. The Held Air Stream gloves are all of the above and more. Having survived severe temperature changes, lots of moisture and sustained use on multiple motorcycles of all types, these …

Summer Mesh Motorcycle Gloves Hot weather riding and thick leather gloves.  Not a recipe for comfort — think sweaty palms and sticky fingers.  The miracles of modern chemistry have given us mesh motorcycle jackets, vented pants, and even perforated boots, but what about gloves? Stop by any motorcycle shop and you’ll probably find a pair of …

Knox Handroid Gloves Review Unique, that’s for sure! The Knox Handroid gloves look different and they are that, without a doubt. It’s fun to watch the reaction you’ll get showing these to motorcycle riders…and to the rest of the unwashed masses. Knox has developed a complex solution to be sure, but I have to admit, …

Dainese “Carbon Cover” Gloves Review The Dainese Carbon Cover gloves are new for 2011. They are located somewhere near the middle of the massive 2011 Dainese glove range in both price and features and they’re a solid choice for street riding. I especially like the comfort that is provided by the thoughtful fit and fingertip construction. The …

Olympia 144 Deerskin Gloves They look like the ultra-classic motorcycle gloves from the 1930’s…and ’40’s…and ’50’s. The deerskin is soft but feels paper-thin and the gauntlet feels like cardboard. While most of the stitching isn’t bad, the 144 Deerskin gloves feel much more like a pair of dress street gloves than anything that will protect your hands …

Olympia 180 “Monsoon” Gloves Not bad looking, comfortably soft leather and — surprise! — fully waterproof. The Olympia 180 Monsoon gloves have no armor and very little extra abrasion protection and I could live with that. The sizing, however, is non-standard with too-long fingers for the size. These are fairly basic motorcycle gloves in terms of their construction …

Olympia 298 “Switch” Gloves New for 2011, the Olympia “Switch” gloves are so named because of their dual-purpose liner. Slide your hand over or under the non-removable liner for your choice of warmth or grip. These are a good-looking pair of gloves and — surprise — they actually fit as expected. The faux carbon fiber “knuckle protectors” are …

AGV Sport Willow Gloves Review The AGV Sport Willow gloves are the perfect match for the AGV Sport Willow leather suit (review). The combination makes a good low-buck street, sport or track day outfit. The gloves have an array of safety features, although the armor over the middle knuckles is a bit weak. These are comfortable and good-looking …

REV’IT! Airvolution Gloves Review Airvolution. The name suggests the breathability of this revolutionary leather summer glove. But you don’t have to give up protection for air flow! The Airvolution gloves have all the race-like features, with goat skin palms, carbon-fiber knuckle protectors and padded reinforcements. The Airvolution gloves provide needed protection while the perforated leather …

Warmthru G4 Heated Gloves Review The Warmthru G4 heated gloves are plenty warm; no doubt about it! They’re also waterproof and windproof and they have a comfortable lining. And a few other features have been added based on webBikeWorld feedback. The G4 battery-operated heated gloves put out more heat over a longer period of time …

Sidi Design Series Power Gloves Race gloves made from goat skin with functional air scoops and all the bells and whistles. The split main knuckle protector is interesting and adds some comfort to the gloves. But the price is a bit steep and the gloves aren’t that different from other similar imports. Note: As of 2013, Sidi …

Cortech “Scarab” Gloves Review A warm and waterproof winter riding glove with styling and protection of a sport riding glove. I don’t like not riding my motorcycle. Although there are occasionally some good reasons not to ride. Perhaps I need to carry some equipment to or from work that day. Or maybe groceries are needed at home …

2011 REV’IT! Gore-Tex Winter Gloves The new REV’IT! Bastion GTX, Alaska GTX and Orion GTX gloves are comfortable and very nicely made, with looks and features that match the new REV’IT! GTX jackets and pants. GTX is Rev’it-speak for Gore-Tex and these winter gloves feature the new ripstop Cordura on top and leather on the …

Spartan SL-1 Gloves Review The Spartan SL-1 gloves have outstanding quality, comfort and a real-world fit. They have “box” type fingertips not always found on race-style gloves. The stitching on the Spartan SL-1 gloves has to be the best I’ve ever seen. I’m not fond of the use of real stingray hide for abrasion resistance, however. Surely there …

Held Kallisto Gloves Review Comfortable, attractive gloves ideal for spring and autumn, let down by materials and stitching that are quick to wear out. When summer eventually rolled round, I realised I needed a new pair of in-between gloves; something for those days when my Hein Gericke Pathan gloves (review) are too hot but it’s not warm …

Eska Squadrato Motorcycle Gloves Review Good looking street and sport gloves with better than average protection compared to other women’s gloves. I guess I’m the last again, as usual! Because this is the final installment of the five-part webBikeWorld series on Eska gloves. This one took slightly longer, so my apologies for the delay but …

Gore-Tex “X-TRAFIT” Waterproof Liner for Motorcycle Gloves More: wBW Motorcycle Glove Reviews September 25, 2010 – We asked W.L. Gore & Associates for more information about “X-TRAFIT”, the Gore-Tex membrane technology described in our Eska Indianapolis GTX gloves review. Here’s what they said: W.L. Gore & Associates is renowned as a specialist for the manufacture of highly functional, …

Eska H2 Motorcycle Gloves Review Good basic gloves at a bargain price that work for day-in day-out riding. Eska is one of the largest glove manufacturers in the world, but the brand is not as well recognized among motorcyclists as it should be. The Austrian company has been manufacturing gloves for nearly 100 years and they make …

Eska Indianapolis Motorcycle Gloves Review Race gloves with the addition of a Gore-Tex membrane and Gore-Tex guarantee. Next in our five-part series on Eska products is this review of the Eska Indianapolis gloves, a not-so-distant relative of the Eska Indianapolis GTX gloves reviewed previously. It’s uncertain why Eska decided to also use the Indianapolis name for this part-mesh glove; …

Lee Parks DeerTours Motorcycle Gloves Review Unlike any glove you’ll find at your local shop.  Super-supple deer hide gives a “creamy” feel that you can’t get from typical bullskin. These are the gloves to wear on a coast-to-coast trip! “The hand is the cutting edge of the mind” Jacob Bronowski. Gloves is gloves, right?  Wrong! “In the old days”, …

Eska Indianapolis GTX Motorcycle Gloves Review Race gloves with the addition of a Gore-Tex membrane and Gore-Tex guarantee. Continuing with our five-part series on Eska gloves, we’ll turn now to the top-of-the-line Eska race glove, the Indianapolis GTX. Eska actually makes many dozens of different types of motorcycle gloves for street, sport, scootering and racing. The …

Eska GP Pro Motorcycle Gloves Review Full-featured motorcycle race gloves for street or track are also a good bargain. Next in our five-part review of Eska gloves is the Eska GP Pro. Please see the Eska H2 glove review for an introduction to Eska and some background on this nearly 100-year-old Austrian glove manufacturer. The GP Pro shares …

Wayloo “Gladiator” Motorcycle Gloves Review The Wayloo gloves are good basic gloves at a bargain price that work for day-in day-out riding. NOTE: As of April 2011, apparently Wayloo is no longer in business (website is non-functional). Wayloo is a new entrant into the community of motorcycle apparel manufacturers and the company offers a limited line of products. Their …

Shift “RPM” Women’s Motorcycle Gloves A short-cuffed textile and leather glove with protection and attitude. Even with hard knuckle armor, these gloves are very comfortable while riding and they breathe well. Some time ago, when I first started riding, I was shopping at the local motorcycle stores for gear when I slid on a pair …