Dainese 4 Stroke EVO Gloves
Best of the short cuff gloves out there. Still not a gauntlet.
September 28, 2015
Best glove i've ever had! !
Fantastic glove from Dainese. This stuff might be costly but you don't feel any disappointment in what you pay for. I'm happy for my purchase. Thanks Revzilla
September 21, 2015
Pricey but amazing
After unfortunately wrecking my bike, I wore thru my first pair of gloves. I searched and searched for a new set of gloves that would meet the following criteria:
1. Lots of protection
2. Looked mean
3. High quality
That being said, these gloves met my criteria perfectly. Through all my research I found that most gloves fall into three categories, low price (under $75) = low quality or protection, med price ($75-150) = moderate protection and a mix of quality, high price (over $150) = high protection/hi quality or stylish gimmick (roland sands).
These are amazing gloves, the break-in period takes about a week or so for the leather to be supple. The airflow is not as good as my last pair but that will be good for late fall/early spring. I have no worries about my hands if I fall while wearing these from all the safety feature built into the glove. Dainese makes some great looking stuff but does not sacrifice safety when they put a price tag on their items.
You definitely get what you pay for and these were worth every dime.
September 14, 2015
Sturdy, comfortable and great style
These gloves are great!
Tons of protection, great fit, great style, and lots of feel for the controls. The pre-curved fingers are great for preventing fatigue (makes a difference!)
The cuffs fit underneath my jacket easily enough, so interface is pretty good.
The small holes in between the fingers flow a decent amount of air the second you spread them even a little bit, which is great for me.
They needed a bit more of a break-in period than I'm used to due to so much armour being built in, but now they are the best fitting gloves I've ever had.
September 3, 2015
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