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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 …

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 …

Shift “Dynasty” Women’s Motorcycle Gloves Review Short-cuffed leather gloves with integrated knuckle armor and reinforced palms for extra protection. Every motorcyclist needs a variety of gloves depending on the riding conditions she (or he) will be in. That means warm or cold, longer gauntlet or short cuffs and leather vs. mesh or textile. I love …

Dainese X-ILE Motorcycle Gloves Review Superb quality and thoughtful design make the Dainese “Guanto” X-ILE gloves a summertime winner! Motorcycle gloves probably make the most difficult subjects for a webBikeWorld review. It’s not easy to spit out 1,000 words or so about a pair of gloves, that’s for sure. This is true also for motorcycle jackets — …

Tour Master Dri-Mesh Motorcycle Gloves Review An excellent choice for anyone in search of a good lightweight glove that provides temperature versatility, copes well with the elements and has just the right amount of soft leather and light padding in pretty much all the right spots. Considering the list price and factoring in the premium we …

REV’IT!! “Giri” Motorcycle Gloves The REV’IT! Giri gloves are an excellent choice for the rider looking for a pair of medium-weight summer gloves but doesn’t wish to opt for the weight and cost of a full leather. Just like the humble editor of webBikeWorld, we are also big fans of REV’IT! gear. Most of the rider …

Halvarssons “Safety Grip” Motorcycle Gloves Review A combination of soft goat and kangaroo skin makes the Halvarssons Safety Grip gloves feel supple and comfortable. They meet the European EN 13594:2002 safety standard for motorcycle gloves and the EN 340 protective clothing standards and they have a certificate to prove it. But, the sizing may be …

Firstgear Glacier Women’s Gloves Review The Firstgear Women’s TPG Glacier Gloves are comfortable and waterproof winter gloves. No insulation in the palms increases the effectiveness of heated grips. A heel skid on the palm and padding on the side of the hand and wrist give added protection, and reflective piping adds nighttime visibility. One fall …

Hein Gericke Pathan Evo Three-Finger Gloves Review This unusual design from Hein Gericke gives you extra warmth without sacrificing feel, and it won’t break the bank. A glove for pretty much everything winter can throw at you. Is it a giant lobster? Is it Mr. Spock? No, it’s a biker in three-finger gloves! The theory behind this …

Velocity Gear Formula Motorcycle Gloves The Velocity Gear Formula gloves are roomy and comfortable and loaded with every protective feature in the book. They also 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 …

Velocity Gear Exhibition Pro Motorcycle Gloves Probably the most coverage available on a pair of summer motorcycle gloves. Comfortable and correct fit with plenty of protective features not usually found in gloves designed for hot weather riding. Regular webBikeWorld readers know the search for the “perfect” summer motorcycle gloves is something akin to Diogenes endless quest. …

Velocity Gear Metalwear Motorcycle Gloves Review Updated version of the original Metalwear gloves have a unique look. Plenty of metal, double wrist protectors and the same construction as the other Velocity Gear gloves that meet the ECE standards. We reviewed the original Velocity Gear SS Metalwear gloves in 2007. This 2009 version has been updated using the knowledge Velocity Gear …

Falco Podium Motorcycle Gloves Review Buttery soft leather is so pliable, the gloves feel like second skin. Lightweight and very comfortable, the Falco Podium gloves could easily become and all-time favorite. The concept of value is interesting and complex. To most people, value probably equates with the word “bargain” — but that seems too simple …

Velocity Gear Prodigy Motorcycle Gloves Review The Velocity Gear Prodigy gloves have many of the same protective features of the Formula race gloves, but with a slightly more subdued look. These are perfect for street riding or sport touring. They also meet the EN13594:2002 standards for resistance against cutting, tearing, seam burst and abrasion. If the Velocity Gear Formula …