Dainese Carbon Cover S-ST Gloves
waiting for break in
I ordered a size L at first, but couldnt grab my bars without my fingertips getting sore. Noe the XL's fit nice, i like them. And hopefully they break in nicely, i only have <100 miles on these bad boys.
August 24, 2015
The gloves are not cheap but they are well worth the price. Protection is great comfort is real good. They are a little tight but are breaking in nicely. If you follow the sizing chart on revzilla you will be fine. Great service and fast free shipping from revzilla. I will be buying all my new gear from here.
July 20, 2015
After riding with these gloves for a few thousand miles this is my initial take so far.
-I bought the red and black gloves to go with my cbr600, needless to say these gloves look badass and really accent my motorcycle very well.
-I feel much more protected in these gloves if I was ever to have an off.
-pretty expensive, but you get what you pay for in quality I suppose.
-For me on both gloves the index and middle finger about an 1/8th inch to long.
-As others have stated the stitching on the inside seams around the finger tips particularly the pinky can become uncomfortable. My right hand tends hurt relatively quickly and it's not due to hand positioning because I've never had this issue before.
-Airflow seems nonexistent. I ride in weather that is 80-90's and humid, so I do some serious sweating in these gloves to the point where it takes multiple days for them to air dry.
If I had the chance to do it over I would go with a different glove. I expected perfection for the price is was paying and it just wasn't quit there.
July 20, 2015
Great fit after break-in
I would highly recommend these gloves. After an initial break in period of a few days they became very comfortable and easy to put on or take off. I have had small objects hit my knuckles to no effect which otherwise would have been painful.
Pros- Pre curled fingers for good length
-High Strength Knuckle and pinky reinforcements
-Comfortable leather interior provides decent protection from temperature and sharp objects
Cons- Sweat stays trapped in there, which is kinda gross to put back on.
-little difficult to put on, remove until properly broken in.
July 13, 2015
Great for southern California three season.
I bought these to replace my revit chevron gloves that I wore out. These are everything you expect from Dainese. Out of the box they look very well made. Once you slip them on you find them snug, which I want in a leather glove so they don't get loose when they break in. The leather quality is top notch and all the armor fits exactly where it is supposed to be. The carbon fiber knuckle protection is heavily padded and there is a hard plastic palm slider that wraps around to the outside to protect the likely impact areas. My only issue is airflow. Even the perforation between the fingers doesn't feel like any air gets through. It's not a big deal in so cal. I would definitely recommend these gloves to anyone looking for race glove protection without the gauntlet.
July 6, 2015
"Feels too good to be true!" - what are you waiting for?
I purchased this glove for my dad who has pretty much always ridden motorcycles without gloves, or just some sticky very light football/baseball gloves. Convenient yes, but not very safe.
I wanted to meet that threshold of comfort and protection without dumping too much money into it - this guy has a budget!
My father was in an accident late Fall of 2012, and broke his thumb among other things - since then we have been huge advocates for appropriate riding gear, even in the summer heat, its better to be safe than sorry. Besides, the faster you go, the more wind you get, the more wind you get, the cooler you feel...
But with this accident, and broken thumb, he has always had trouble using his left thumb to switch the indicators for signaling his turns, whether the thumb was weak, constricted from his glove, or both. Anyone with a broken toe or finger knows the feeling of never having that thing be 100% again.
When I bought him the gloves for fathers day, he put them on, and immediately sighed in relief that they not only fit like a worn glove molded around his wide hand, and larger fingers, but his thumb was virtually unopposed to free movement. He could move it up down, around, and anything in between. So yes, he approved of its style, its design which has traces of race breed quality, and the comfort above all. Nothing was spared in this glove, it is a jack of all trades, and a master at none, except maybe looks, these things are gorgeous. I got him the all black, which looks great with anything.
Would absolutely recommend, I have the titanium knuckled race gauntlet version of these, pretty much the big brother, both are great! Enough air flow that you still sweat, but what man doesn't get all sweaty and excited when they pull away from traffic every 30 seconds!? They protect and serve, like my dog! Oh, and they're very soft, on the inside it feels like silk.
My only gripe would be that there is no hard parts on the thumb. That is literally it.
One more thing, I ordered the gloves two days before Father's Day... the dang things showed up two days later before noon!! I paid for standard shipping too!!!!!
July 6, 2015
Dainese....Can't go wrong!
A little on the small size for me (XL) but still new and am sure will stretch. Great look and feel.
June 29, 2015
Lots of features, protection and comfort.
I watched the breakdown video which turned out to be important for fitment. Most Dainese gear from what I have tried on tends to run slightly smaller and I thought I might have to go up a size. That was not the case with these gloves, they are spot on with the sizing guide. Snug, however, very comfortable right out of the box with a lot of protection in a non gauntlet. They are only going to get better as they break in. Dainese quality and protection/features are worth the price.
August 12, 2015