Dainese 4 Stroke EVO Gloves
Great for cruising around town
I got these 4 Strokes because i needed a pair of gloves to cruise around town in on my Diavel. They look great. They feel great. They are american cut. I wear Large in Alpinestars but Medium in Dainese. These are not gauntlet gloves so they don't offer protection. But they would be fine in a small slide or a city fall (hopefully that won't happen). I had a big crash (long slide) with Carbon Cover St's from Dainese and they did very very well. The 4 strokes look like they have more protection on the palm, knuckle and fingers. Oh and they look really really good. :)
August 17, 2015
Best fitting gloves I've been able to find
In my short 8 years of riding I have had lots of trouble finding gloves that fit me comfortably. It seems like gloves are either much too restrictive or they have too much wiggle room making for a terrible time with throttle control.
I went on the hunt for a new pair of gloves and decided to try the 4 Stroke EVO's. The reviews were good, the gloves looked good, and I figured if they didn't fit (like all of the other gloves I've tried) I could just return them. I decided to use the Dainese sizing chart which said I was a LG. I was very skeptical of this since every other glove I've ever tried on was too tight even at XL. Either way, I decided to order based on the sizing chart and bought the LG. I only broke them in for about 30 minutes of wearing them around the house, practicing my "angry dad" look by clinching my fists in my wife and son's direction.
End result: they are the most comfortable gloves I've found yet! They fit, well, like a glove. They aren't too tight and they don't wiggle around either. I haven't had any reason to test their durability/protection, and hopefully I don't, but they certainly feel up to the task of protecting my delicate meat hooks in the event of an off. My hands don't get particularly hot in them during upper 80/lower 90 degree rides although my hands do sweat a little which does make the gloves a tight fit while putting them back on after a gas/bathroom break.
I'm very impressed by these gloves and now I'm looking at other Dainese products, specifically their textile jackets, to see if I can get a good fit there too.
August 16, 2015
They fit great I went from a* gloves to these they seem to fit better on my hands.I wear xxl in most gloves I got that size in these and they fit great.I just had a fall and these gloves did there job. Must buy if u dont like full gauntlets
August 14, 2015
THE APEX IN ALL CATEGORIES
Purchased to replace my beloved but worn out Dainese carbon fiber version of same glove.
+Regular leather in palm.This is where my gloves wore out.
+Rossi tickler at base of fingers.
+External pinkie protectors.
+/-Soft padding replacing the 2 carbon knuckle protectors on thumb.
My old gloves were a Large and were difficult to put on AFTER a long break in. Once on they were the BEST GLOVES my hands ever owned.
This time round I opted for the XL(9.5). They're easy to pull on but hope the don't get sloppy with wear. Fingers fit perfect for me but my buddies palm is same size but fingers are short for him.
Mine measure: pinkie 2-1/2" mid finger 3-1/2" index 3-1/4".
I ride hot environment and these breathe adequately.
As for protection they're better than most gauntlets. If I was too close to a bomb blast the only thing they'd find is my hands.
As for features and durability I go by miles, not years. I put a minimum of 90 miles a day on my old pair for 3 years and they're still fine by most other peoples standards.
A lot of people are going to say these gloves are expensive but worth it. I say they're worth every penny. If you've gone sliding down the highway or worse rolling. You know what I mean.
August 11, 2015
nervous at first...
I have always worn full gauntlet gloves and am used to feeling like I have full protection for the hands and wrists.
I recently got some nifty sleeve vents for hot weather riding but these won't work with full gauntlets, so it was time to take the plunge into the world of short cuff gloves.
I was very nervous about giving the gauntlet gloves and giving up the protection of the glove extension.
These gloves have protective features all over and they fit snugly which gives one a bit more confidence in them.
I feel confident that these are about the best of what you can get for a short cuff glove.
One nice touch is the 'pull tab' sewn in the glove to help pull them on (and they are snug enough that help is needed). One side of the tab is rubberized for a good grip when pulling on it to get the glove on. This is attention to detail !
August 7, 2015
The best very-protective-mildly-uncomfortable-short-cuff gloves I’ve ever had.
A lot has been written on these by smart reviewers below, so I’ll stay focused on areas less-covered by others.
Dainese obviously knows how to make quality gloves, and while I’m partial to gauntlets I did want to give these a try. I’ve now owned two pair and can confidently say that they are my go-to gloves for around town use, and if I knew for a fact that I was going to go down in a low speed accident these are the gloves I’d want on my hands. I’m very comfortable stating that.
However, dang if these gloves don’t take quite a while to break in – if ever. And here’s the thing, you can’t break in the steel. Think about these less as gloves and more as hand-armor. So you pretty much have to take the good with the bad. No matter how often you wear them you’ll still likely feel pressure points or some pinching / shifting as you flex your hands (and the accompanying red lines on your hands after you take them off). Perhaps some hand shapes and sizes experience this to lesser extent but there is no way I’d call these a super comfortable second skin. That said it’s not like they hurt and certainly aren’t uncomfortable enough to whine about. They are what they are, a somewhat over-the-top protective short cuff glove.
Are they worth the money? Well, that's what led me to four stars. They are premium priced and frankly I know there are very good short cuff gloves for less that will get the job done. However, if you like the look and want to err on the protective side with a glove that feels just a little on your hands like your boots do on your feet then these are very hard to beat. One more thing. Because of the construction and materials of the gloves sizing is particularly important. What I mean is don't exaggerate your hand size when you order them.
August 5, 2015
GREAT GLOVES but they ripped...
I've had these for about 6 months and they've been nothing but awesomeness!!! But one day I wake up put them on and not only one but both gloves are ripped in the middle of the Palm by where you move you're thumb. I say they are worth it if they were waaaay more durable. I really love these but if they only last me 6 months and are a little bit on the pricey side(even though I shouldn't put a price on something that protects my hands) then I guess I'll have to get some that will last longer. At the moment I'm looking to see if I'm able to get a replacement for them since I've never crashed in them, or rode with them in the rain(not that it rains in southern California).
August 1, 2015
Quality glove with a rather long break-in period required
I started with a size large and then returned them for XL. Even then the gloves fit a bit snug. There is a break in period required. It took at least 2,000 miles before these gloves began to feel "right". I would not hesitate to buy again. The level of protection is excellent.
July 27, 2015