AGV Sport GPR Racing Gloves
Great feature set.
I purchased a pair of these being very impressed by the multi-media that make up their constriction.
Some reviewers have indicated that they are uncomfortable and others swear that they are great straight up.
These do require some breaking in before they stop chaffing your fingers, for me around the first and second joint of the ring finger and pinky.
Once you get over that initial stiffness they feel sturdy well constructed and (something I hope never to find out first hand) crash proof.
The securing system works a treat, with a wrist strap and the double Velcro cuff flaps.
The pre-curve once broken in feels natural and flexible and airflow, even though not great - and show me a non fully perforated full race glove, that has "airflow" is adequate.
Just quickly AGV, I ordered the Black and Blue to go with my HP4, not sure whose Pantone chart your using or if its the light down here in Australia, but my eyes are are definitely seeing black and violet.
October 13, 2014
Can't find a fault
These are my track/race gloves. They are fantastic! Well fitting. Comfortable. And have all of the protective bits that I want if/when I crash. I haven't tested out how protective they are. Hoping I never have to. But I imagine they will hold up well. For the price, you can't beat them.
September 22, 2014
Long Break In
I bought these for retail price....which was a mistake on my part. The gloves took awhile to break in and rubbed my left ring finger and knuckle raw for awhile. It sucked. Really thought about selling them for the first few weeks. After longer rides they FINALLY started to break in and are now pretty comfy. The bridged finger takes a bit getting used to and I can no longer throw up the horns while riding....oh well. The gauntlet is also longer than most, no biggie.
July 31, 2014
I Love These Gloves
After owning a pair of 'roo leather gloves many years ago, I had to get another pair. These more than fit the bill. They are just super, super comfortable. The airflow is pretty good with the perforated inner fingers, and the ring and pinky finger binding is a nice touch that you don't even really notice when riding. All the hard parts are secured well and don't affect comfort in the least.
The only issue I have is the fingers are the tiniest bit long, which tends to affect grip and lever pull. I'm always trying to pull them tight at every stop. Aside from that, they're perfect and easily the best bang for your buck.
July 9, 2014
Good features at a low price
These gloves offer alot of high end features for the money! The large fit my hand good, which is what I always wear so I'd say they fit true to size. They also offer great airflow!
One downside is the pinky bridge is very stiff until broken in, I left the gloves rolled up and velcroed together at the gauntlet, which seemed to help the break in immensely.
They seem to be nice sturdy gloves that will offer great protection if I go down, but my friend bought the same pair and the gauntlet ripped at the velcro the first time he put them on! Kind of disheartening for being such great gloves. All in all its not in an impact area as the gauntlet flaps cover it but still disappointing. I would recommend these to a friend but warn that you may have to return/fix them right away! The pair I own have not let me down though so maybe hit or miss?
July 7, 2014
Worth every penny.
This glove is incredible. You definitely get your money's full worth with these. Starting with the design, these are beautifully built gloves and they're extremely stylish. I got the white ones and the white accents go perfectly with my GP Corsa jacket.
The double wrist closure gives you an extremely customizable fit in the arm and the loop closure for the wrist ensures you get a good fit in the hand. There is padding EVERYWHERE. From the wrist cuffs down to the finger tip knuckles.
The gloves are perforated all over so they will breathe very well. Mine fit perfectly right away and barely required anything to break in. The leather is extremely soft and feels great. I love kangaroo leather and it works just as great for feel and touch for motorcycle gloves as it does for soccer cleats. The wrist has a flexible material so that you can bend your wrist with no obstruction in your range of motion. The ring and pinky finger being sewn together is a great feature. It leaves your index and middle finger free to grab the clutch/brake and it helps give you a sturdier grip with your hand, as well as protecting your hands in a fall.
Overall, worth every penny you pay. Don't hesitate in buying these, you'll be glad you did.
July 1, 2014
More than I expected
The details, the double wrap wrist, the stingray hide armor, the webbed pinkie- never seen that and it makes so much sense!
February 24, 2014
Great, protective glove!
Purchased these to upgrade my gear for doing track days this year. First off, they have a ton of protection. They have a pinky/ring finger bridge that will help protect your pinky from rolling over and under during a crash. The lower palm and outer palm are covered with stingray leather which is very abrasion resistant (should slide easy)--kind of looks like and feels like flexible plastic balls. The knuckles are covered with a metal knuckle protector. Beneath the knuckle protector is a piece of leather covered plastic that covers nearly the entire top of the hand. All of these features make the glove a perfect fit for protection. My only gripe is the break-in period for the gloves--it took a while to fully get the stiffness out of the gloves--especially, the pinky/ring finger region.
October 10, 2013