Dainese 4 Stroke EVO Gloves
My favorite gloves
I own lots of gloves. Icons, Joe Rockets, Vanson, Cortech, Alpinestars and a few more... I have a problem, I guess, but honestly, I reach for these gloves every time now. Every time. Love them! Great protection, fit is perfect for my hand, they just seem right. (Not sure why it shows my DR as my primary ride, but these gloves are always on my hands when on my '14 Hayabusa)
September 8, 2014
This product is TOP quality!!!
I am really happy with the product. You can clearly see the high quality of the material since the very first time specially in the details. The only problem, I saw in some reviews this glove was extremely comfortable but it was not my first impression. I use medium gloves and this one feel smaller. After 3rd or 4th use, it gets better.
September 8, 2014
Decided to splurge and couldn't be happier
After two seasons and two pairs of alpinestars gloves I was ready to make the $200 commitment... First look at these gloves in person you can really appreciate the craftsmanship and after a whole season there is still NO visible wear. I noticed a couple reviews really hammer the initial comfort of these gloves which is partially why i waited several months to give this review. The first 2 weeks i wore them, the armored backing really tired out my grip but as the leather gives in these gloves model the expression "fits like a glove". With leather versus textile i feel airflow is traded for protection and riding in 40 Celsius these gloves never gave me problems. The $200 can be a bit steep for some people but if you can swing it you'll be happy - amazing gloves and i'll be looking to more dainese products in the future.
Additional note, the Revzilla crew is unparalleled with their services. I live in Canada and i'm glad to pay the extra shipping and duties to receive product from these guys, for anyone in the US it should be a no brainer.
September 5, 2014
Might be nit picking but...
I received these gloves this morning, and I tried them to see if I wanted to use them or keep them. I was in a bit of a hurry, but I COULD NOT stand the fact that my pinky had a little extra room. Everything else was fine. They didn't move all that great because they're new, but I feel like I will be returning them as soon as I get a chance. Perhaps I might reconsider.
August 28, 2014
Best short cuff glove out there
This is a great short cuff. Its full featured, very protective. A little tight as to be expected during break in, but after it fits exactly how it should.
I wasnt sure how I would like the Dainese/Rossi "tickler" but I actually like it quite a bit. Its really helps with control interface without exerting grip pressure. XL fist true to size.
August 25, 2014
Great technical gloves that are not gauntlets. Love these gloves.
August 18, 2014
Amongst the Best Summer Protection
I have the Full Metal RS gauntlet gloves but needed a shorter summer glove which still afforded a lot of protection which led me to these.
Airflow isn't as good as I'd like it to be but it is good enough for most weather conditions. I'm also not convinced about the so called "Rossi ticklers", as Anthony refers to them. I have them on both my main sets of riding gloves and feel they may contribute to accelerated grip wear but don't notice any real benefit to feel. I'd rather have softer, thinner kangaroo palms like you find in Held gloves to improve feel over an additional, somewhat gimmicky obstruction between my hand and the throttle.
I can't fault the protection though. For a short street glove it is superb - hard parts and sliders everywhere. I don't feel I am losing anything from the Full Metal RS that isn't already redundant for the majority of street riding.
For me it came down to these and the Held short race glove. I went with the Dainese gloves as there is just a little bit more hard protection and the fit is slightly better for me. Plus, as usual, the Dainese styling is just great.
August 8, 2014
Perfect warm weather gloves!
I love these 4 Stroke gloves! The quality is far above what I expected which is saying a lot because of the high price my expectations were high but these exceeded my expectations. They exude quality & luxury. The leather feels so soft but seems durable as well. The metal knuckles & back of the hand look even better in person. They give great feel of the bike which gets to one of the two concerns I had when shopping. Would these gloves both offer enough feel for my sport bike & enough vibration protection for my Harley? Yes they do both very well though they are slanted more towards providing feel & on a long all day highway ride on my Harley they will probably let too much vibration through but I haven't ridden that bike with these gloves on for more than a few hours yet. My other concern was that they would be too hot. They aren't & I very easily feel too hot but these gloves breath enough to keep my hands comfortable. Compared to a pair of Icon 1000 gloves my girlfriend just bought for around the same price, it's no contest. These Dainese gloves are far better in every way & combined with the Street Runner Shoes have turned me into a Dainese fan. These are by far the best gloves I've ever seen, If you can afford them, buy them!
August 7, 2014