Dainese 4 Stroke EVO Gloves
Awesome pair of gloves...
Awesome pair of gloves. Fits true to size. I noticed some pressure points on my knuckles after about 30 minutes of riding during my first two rides and expect this to go away as the gloves fully break in. Another quality product from Dainese. I am very happy with this purchase and believe that the higher price of these gloves reflects the added durability and protection you get with the new 4 Stroke Evo model.
July 20, 2014
Bought these cause I loved color scheme and I was shopping for short gloves with a lot protection and Evo's was the right choice to make.It's a bit pricier than others but I do believe you get what you pay for.Styling is awesome,got a lot of compliments so far and I'm just wearing them for a week now.
The first time that I've tried these on they seam bit to tight and I had limited maneuverability,also had a problem with pinky on right hand,stitching underneath top of a finger and my nail,was super annoyed by that.Also protection pieces on same finger almost pierced my skin,I was about to return them to RevZ.But I chose to suck it up and just ride to give them time to brake in and oh boy they have.No problem wearing these all day long on 90F ,the hands do get sweaty a bit,but still I can feel the airflow.The white peace of leather on palm area showing some wear from handlebars,but I do think that's normal.I've chosen Dainese ski gear for my skiing needs and I was thrilled with quality and durability and I do believe there's no any difference in moto gear,I can just assume they're even better in that field.
July 8, 2014
Great protection and quality
I wear medium everything, and the medium gloves were just slightly large (only in the middle through pinky fingers though). Perhaps I have awkward-length fingers.
I love the steel knuckles, but am not a huge fan of the logo on the knuckles.
The gloves are hot, but they do breath, and I am 100% positive they will stay on and protect my hands in the event I go down.
I'm starting to invest in higher quality safety gear, my first purchase was a Shoei, now these gloves. I'll probably invest in a better jacket next.
I was not disappointed, though my GF does make fun of me for spending $180 on a pair of gloves.
One downside is that I don't leave my gloves on my handlebars when I park my bike anymore... just an added inconvenience when I have to walk into the store looking like RoboCop.
June 30, 2014
Best glove I have worn yet
I have worn these gloves for about three weeks now and they are awesome. I measured my hand at 9" and went up one size to an x-large. The fit is perfect, my finger tips almost touch the inside seams. Even my thumb has room while griping the bars.The metal areas over the knuckles and back of hand is tight while griping the bars, but it's not uncomfortable and it makes me feel safe. In 90 degree temps, they're hot, but my hands don't feel sweaty. My hands do get cold if it's much below 60 degrees on a naked bike like a speed triple. I have no trouble getting them on, but I went up one size. The leather is extremely soft and comfortable. My only complaint would be a slight bunching of the leather under my knuckles while gripping the bars, I think if they had left off the "Rossi tickler" they would have been perfect. I don't know what that feature is for , but you may like it. This is the best pair of glove that I have ever owned and I have a box full that I don't wear. I thought the price was high, but not for the comfort and protection you get. I highly recommend these to anyone who rides and wants to save your hands WHEN you go down, everyone does if you ride long enough.
June 28, 2014
Amazing protection, Precise Control Grip, and Good Airflow!
This is a glove for a rider who wants race-glove wrist protection without the comfort sacrifice of going full-gauntlet. I size my gloves tight for optimal control and despite a size 8.5 hand, I found the small to be a perfect fit. The medium left too much dead space in the fingers for me. Even with a tight initial fit, the gloves broke-in nicely after a few rides and the initial pinching on the knuckles and pinky finger went away. I wear these comfortably on all day rides. Airflow is surprisingly awesome; perforation on the side of the fingers and top of the glove flows air well in conjunction with the armor on the top of the hand which creates an exhaust channel in the riding position, and keeps my hands comfy even on hot humid days. No sacrifice of control grip with this glove. For an aggressive street rider, the premium wrist protection this glove offers is well worth it.
June 22, 2014
Sacrifice safety for comfort?
Have been using these approx 2 months now trying to see if they break in from their initial fit. Using sizing chart, I fell in between M and L. Went with M and even after break in, I still feel discomfort in the pinky area during rides lasting longer than an hour. I find myself stretching and tugging my hands and gloves at stops. Now either I should have went a size up or these gloves just are not for me. Another major gripe is just as a previous reviewer noted, its a very tight fit when trying to put these on. Especially in hot, humid weather its a 5-7 second struggle to pull these over my wrist. Although my finger length is fine fit wise, the soreness in my little finger and breaking a sweat putting these on is a real downer. I think going up a size would have left too much room in each finger.
Now on the bright side, they look incredible and provide the best protection of any glove I have owned. Bet you I won't be complaining about my pinky if (and when) I go down with these on my hands.
June 16, 2014
Excellent Fit, Finish and Style, everything you'd expect from Dainese!
I've had these gloves about 2 months now. I'm an average rider of mostly weekends and have worn them every time. (1) These gloves feel great right outta the package you can instantly see and feel the quality, but in a few weeks they'll break in about 10% and let me tell you the fit is awesome. (2) Premium leather throughtout and protection you'd expect from a top quality company like Dainese. (3) Would I recommend these? Without a doubt I would. (4) Longevity? we'll wait and see... But when you buy premium usually longevity is built into the product and how can you deny Dainese quality. If you don't already own Dainese riding gear you'll never go back to anything else once you've tried it! Thanks for reading this review, Sean
Bike: 2014 MV Agusta F4RR
June 9, 2014
The Perfect Glove
I loved the 4 Stroke so much that I bought the 4 Stroke Evo. This new pair is even more safe and durable. Regarding air flow, the 4 Stroke had more air flow, but that pair wore out at the perforations on the palm. The Evo does not have this air flow in the palm and is much more durable. To me the Evo is the perfect glove.
June 2, 2014