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MTech Racer and Shift Carbine vs. Teknic Violator Motorcycle Gloves – Part II Pre-curved fingers and thick leather protectors with stretch material to keep everything together, the Shift Carbine gloves are another worthy alternative to the old Teknic Violator gloves. This is the second of a two-part series comparing modern alternatives to an old favorite, the …

MTECH Racer Motorcycle Gloves Review Quality protection at a relatively inexpensive price from an Italian manufacturer of high-tech leather motorcycle clothing. It’s been a long time and my hands have passed through many gloves, but truth be told, I hadn’t found a replacement for my old and trusty pair of original Teknic Violator gloves (review). Alas, …

Roadgear Carbon Maxx Summer Vented Motorcycle Gloves A summer vented glove that actually offers some protection. Unique hybrid gauntlet is long on one side and short on the other to help maximize air flow, but the tradeoff is it can interfere with some jacket cuffs. Roadgear has done it again — they sure seem to …

Olympia 710 and 711 Gel Reflector Gloves The best bargain you can find for summer motorcycle gloves? Can a $25 pair of gloves actually be worthwhile? It’s a good day when you can find a pair of gloves that not only look good, but have a comfy fit. For the past few weeks I’ve been …

Akuma Street Fighter Gloves Review Super soft and comfortable leather along with carbon fiber protection means the new Akuma Street Fighter gloves are a perfect cross between a touring and race glove. We usually run a summer glove feature around this time of year, but not much has changed since our 2007 Summer Glove “Extravaganza”, with very …

Ganka GKS 60-1003 Cold Weather Gloves A good cold and wet weather glove that won’t break the bank. Just don’t try to wear it when the mercury is over 20 Celsius! It’s late Spring in the northern hemisphere, and thoughts of winter gloves may be fading from memory, but it’s going winter in the lower half …

Rynus Exodus Motorcycle Gloves Review Rynus has apparently chosen some interesting biblical names for their clothing items, including the Genesis and Ruah jacket and these Exodus gloves. The Exodus gloves are a good stylistic match for the Rynus leather jackets, with their red, white and black colors carrying the theme especially from the Rynus Charisma jacket. Rynus …

Warmthru G3 Fingerheater Battery Heated Gloves and G1 Battery Heated Glove Liners Battery heated gloves have a great deal of potential for motorcycle riding and they will hopefully equal the heat generated by wired gloves someday soon. This is more of an update or report than a review, and it serves as the final installment of …

Olympia 4298 Gore-Tex “2in1” Commander Gloves Somewhat innovative in design but execution is less than perfect. Sizing is restrictive; all that bulk overwhelms the functionality and feeling that a glove, no matter what its intended use, should provide. Obviously weather-proof and warm, the glove is better suited for ATV or snowmobile use, rather than daily use as …

Orina 118 Motorcycle Gloves Review Completely waterproof in the webBikeWorld “Bucket Dunk” water trials. The liner and thick insulation makes the gloves feel stiff, numbing control feel and making for a longer reach to the levers. No knuckle or wrist protectors. The Orina 118 gloves are decent enough but not outstanding cold weather gloves. The …

Tourmaster Synergy Gloves Review These Tourmaster Synergy gloves barely put out any heat, unlike the Tourmaster Synergy heated vest, which pumps out almost too much. In my opinion, the gloves are clumsy, they make my hands sweat, the gauntlets are strange and the wiring connectors get in the way. I really like the Tourmaster Synergy vest but, …

Olympia 4150 Gore-Tex All-Season Gloves Extremely comfortable, flexible, warm, lightweight and strong. Supple, with the feel of quality leather, soft cushioning insulation for warmth and waterproof even under prolonged wet conditions. Recommended for use over the 4C/39F to 25C/77F range (Spring, Fall and Winter, depending on riding location). These gloves, when used with hand-guards and/or electrical hand-warmers …

High Quality Protective Gloves High-quality race gloves with all the right features but at an astoundingly low price. Veloce has been developing a line of motorcycle clothing, and when they sent this pair of “Legionnaire” gloves a few weeks ago their website wasn’t even up and running. They never mentioned pricing, and I had no …

Tactical Gloves Interesting gloves not designed for motorcycling.  There are probably more appropriate motorcycle gloves out there for about the same price. We receive many emailed suggestions for new products to review; some are good leads while others are put in the “Someday Maybe” pile. But four or five random emails in a short amount …

Roadgear Adaptive Tec Outlast Gloves The Roadgear Adaptive Tec gloves are comfortable, with quality construction. The Outlast lining works as advertised, making these a good all-around glove for mild climates with a temperature range of approximately 45 to 85 degrees F. The new Roadgear Multi-Season Adaptive Tec gloves are a sort of “Lite” version of …

Velocity Gear SS Metalwear Gloves Review Way more comfortable than you’d think, stainless steel riveted protection, high quality construction topped off with looks that make Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert jealous. These are better than the similar-looking originals once offered by another company and are 30% cheaper. They’re Baaaaaack! The Borg never gave up, and neither do these. …

Joe Rocket Phoenix 3.0 Motorcycle Gloves We counted 18 different pairs of Joe Rocket motorcycle gloves available for sale in their 2007 catalog. The list includes everything from full race gloves (Speedmaster 6.0) to Supermoto gloves and everything in between. Joe Rocket has settled on a few different branded clothing lines. These include the “Speedmaster”, …

Alpinestars Sledge Motorcycle Gloves Not the favorite pair in this comparison The Alpinestars Sledge Street Sport Riding Gloves are one of many different styles of motorcycle gloves offered by Alpinestars. The “Sledge” model is new for 2007; apparently, it’s so new, it hasn’t even shown up on their website as this article was published. The …

Joe Rocket Atomic 2.0 Motorcycle Gloves It’s interesting to note that the list price of the Joe Rocket Atomic 2.0 gloves is $10.00 less than the Joe Rocket Phoenix 3.0 gloves. We’re not sure where the Atomic line fits in the Joe Rocket line, but you’d think that for 10 bucks less you’d get less leather …

REV’IT! Monster Motorcycle Gloves The REV’IT! Solar mesh gloves are a summer favorite around here, with just the right combination of air flow and comfort. The Solar gloves were revised last year to incorporate goatskin, giving them a broken-in feel right out of the box. REV’IT! has developed a huge selection of clothing over the years. Their …

Teknic Road Iron Motorcycle Gloves The Teknic Road Iron Gloves (also known as the Teknic “Iron Road” Gloves) are an interesting entry for 2007 in the summer glove market. While Teknic markets the gloves in their “Cruiser Highway” collection for 2007, this glove is sure to be popular with more than just the bad-ass Big Twin …

Racer Supply RSC2 Gloves Review Visitors send us many different suggestions for products to review. Some of the ideas work out pretty well, while others are a flop. The time it takes to order the product, run the evaluation, write the article and get it published can vary from days to weeks, depending on the schedule, and …

Teknic Speedstar Gloves Review Teknic Speedstar gloves offer what is probably the latest and greatest thinking for motorcycle race gloves. They fit my slim fingers and although they’re snug, they are comfortable because of the extra care taken on the lining and internal stitching. We’ve always been impressed with Teknic motorcycle clothing and accessories and we even …

Warmthru Fingerheaters Battery Heated Gloves My safe prediction is that within the next year or two, motorcyclists will be freed from their wired heated vests, pants, gloves and who knows what else. Time — and technology — marches on, and as new generations of batteries get smaller, lighter and more powerful, the day will soon come …

Hurt Schizo Gloves Review I’m still trying to wrap my mind around spending 300 C’s for a pair of motorcycle gloves. The numbers keep ticking off in my head and I can’t keep from thinking about what else I could buy for that much cash. My mind rolls over and over, trying to conjure up something — …

Held “Fresh” Motorcycle Gloves The air is just starting to get that taste of fall and the leaves are beginning to think about leaving town. So it may seem like a strange time to do a review of the Held Fresh summer mesh gloves. I’ve been wearing them for several weeks, but our busy schedules of late …

Olympia Women’s Perforated Leather Gloves In all my years of riding and pillioning (a new word I just made up!) on motorcycles, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a woman wearing full leathers and race equipment. Not that it doesn’t happen, because I have seen some photos of women at track days who are dressed …

2008-2009 Winter Waterproof Motorcycle Gloves Review webBikeWorld visitors frequently ask for comparison reviews of various products. But there are several logistical problems with this type of review. These are discussed in this section of the Site Info page and this 2008 winter glove review poses yet another issue. This was initially planned as a single review of …

Joe Rocket GPX 2.0 Men’s Professional Race Gloves We’ve been reporting on the evolution of Joe Rocket clothing for several years, watching the quality rise from mediocre to first-rate during that time. I remember not too long ago when buying a Joe Rocket jacket was nearly the social equivalent of buying a helmet at K-Mart.  But …

Protective Mesh for Summer The first thing that caught my eye was the $54.95 list price for these Komodo mesh motorcycle gloves. I tried them on and then did a double- and triple-take at the price tag, which seemed about 30% lower than I expected. “Must be an End-of-Summer sale”, I thought. But it’s not — $54.95 …

Velocity Gear F9 and S1 Gloves Review Nice gloves, loaded with features. Based on our examples, they fit 1/2 to 1 size wider than normal. We get many tips about interesting new motorcycle products and accessories from our visitors. Some of them are dead-ends, and others are golden. The tips, that is, not the visitors! …

Rain-Off Waterproof Gloves Review Waterproof over-gloves that can be a bit fussy to wear. You’d think the word “waterproof” would mean, uh…waterproof? As in no water gets through, never? I mean, how many definitions of the word “waterproof” do we need? Seems like there shouldn’t be much controversy over its definition… But in Motorcycle World, …

Racer “High End” Gloves Review Very nice gloves, loaded with features that really make a difference. Well worth the money and actually surprisingly inexpensive compared to others we’ve seen. It’s interesting to watch how the popularity of different motorcycle clothing items waxes and wanes over time. We recently featured several articles on back protectors and visitors kept …

REV’IT! Ultra Gloves REV’IT! designs and manufactures a substantial line of motorcycle jackets, pants and gloves in both leather and textiles. We were impressed with the REV’IT! R-Tech jacket and X-Vent pants, and the REV’IT! Ultra Gloves are a good match either with or without the complete REV’IT! ensemble. The Ultra gloves have been designed to fill a …

Held “Ninja” Gloves Riding a motorcycling is a fantastic sensory experience that never ceases to amaze. We rely on our eyes and ears, the seat of our pants and the feel of the air pressing against our bodies, but our hands serve as the primary interface to the motorcycle. Motorcycle gloves act as a barrier to the …

REV’IT!! Mesh Gloves for Warm Weather September 11, 2006 – The designers at REV’IT! never seem to rest. Their Solar mesh gloves have been redesigned and now feature Pittard’s Digital goatskin leather on the palms. The new style Solar gloves are shown in the top photo on the left with an additional photo below. Other than the …

Icon “Merc” Gloves A few weeks ago, we published our review of the Marsee “Primatista Gaunto” Race Gloves and I proclaimed them as my new favorite. This was after previously declaring that the Held Ninja was my favorite pair of motorcycle gloves; and the Teknic Violators prior to that. Call me erratic, inconsistent or mercurial, but I call it adaptable. This only …

Marsee Motorcycle Race Gloves Thick gloves with lots of protective features and big, double-layered gauntlets. Three cinch straps on the gauntlets. Comfortable. webBikeWorld visitors may recall our recent article on the Held Ninja motorcycle gloves (review). These quickly became my favorites after riding for years with a now beat-up pair of Teknic Violator gloves (review). Well, love is fickle, …

OSI “CoolGuard” Motorcycle Gloves We must get at least a dozen emails each week from factories in Pakistan, India and other points around the globe with interesting offers of motorcycle gloves, jackets and other apparel. Since we don’t sell any products through webBikeWorld, the offers end up in the email trash bin, but not without some …

The Most Popular Held Motorcycle Gloves? Before the days of communication at the speed of light, news about motorcycle gear would travel around the world on the heads, backs and hands of owners returning from Europe. SCHUBERTH helmets, Hein Gericke leathers and Belstaff clothing are now ubiquitous brands that were once rarely seen outside what …