Dainese Carbon Cover ST Gloves
Good gloves, not great
Got these after some fitment issues with alpinestars gloves. These fit great. I got big stubby fingers and big huge palms and the 2xl gloves fit great. My only complaint being that after a few months of use the leather on the palm of the glove tore and now a hole has started on the hand. For $160 that's unacceptable. I liked these gloves a lot though, so i'll probably buy another pair.
September 13, 2015
Top grade gloves.
Ordered Large but that was little small so I went for XL and they fit perfect. I wore large from alpinestar and scorpion before so these are a little small in sizing.
Overall the glove has great protection and even though I have not gone down in them yet I believe if the time comes they will do their job well. Getting used to them at first was painful but once you break them in they're great!
I recommend them.
July 20, 2015
Very comfortable, protective
I've had these for two years. I love the way they feel. The inside seams in the fingertips bothered me a bit at first but I haven't thought about them in a long time.
I wore these in a lowside on the track at 50-60 mph last month. The leather held up perfectly, except where the wrist strap got caught between the metal ring and the pavement on the right glove (see picture 1).
The palm slider is mounted on an additional leather panel sewn into the palm of the glove. The seam around the inside corner of that panel got ripped up on the left glove (picture 2). The bottom edge of that panel becomes a flap that's supposed to go over the wrist strap on both gloves, but it didn't do its job on either one. I think my left hand was trailing behind me at some point so that flap was pulled the wrong way, and that's what ripped the seam. The whole palm of the glove underneath that panel is one continuous piece of leather.
There are patches of surface scuffing scattered all over both gloves, but no other seams are damaged.
I've re-sewn the seam that ripped with bonded nylon thread through the existing holes (none were damaged), and I'm going to sew a leather patch over the damaged part of the wrist strap, and probably put a preventative patch over that spot on the other one too. No reason not to keep wearing them.
July 6, 2015
Love these gloves.
I have never been on a motorcycle and at 44 years old I want the best protection I can get. I don’t heal like I did when I was 20. I ordered these gloves from Rev for two reasons. One no sales tax and two you earn cash towards your next purchase. Thank You Rev for that. Now for the gloves. These things feel awesome. They are comfortable and I definitely feel like they will protect me in a crash they also just look cool. I have not crash tested them but at this point I would definitely buy them again when needed.
July 4, 2015
Good gloves with great protection. Materials all seem high-quality. Ordered a size large. They were a bit tight, but are breaking in nicely (as expected). Just for comparison, I wear a size XL in Alpinestars.
June 22, 2015
Great protection*, not great fit, great style
Protection is most important to me, and these gloves certainly make me feel protected, with carbon fiber knuckles, tough leather everywhere, and reinforcements in the right places. The gauntlet is great. *One caveat: As other reviewers have noted, the metal ring on the outside of the wrist seems dangerous. I feel it press against my wristbone when I tighten the wrist strap, which makes me nervous. I might do away with it.
Fit, freedom of movement, and comfort are almost equally important, and here I'm a little disappointed. I followed the sizing guide carefully, but the gloves are pretty tight, and I always feel the seams at the fingertips when I have them on all the way. The leather on the palm at the base of my fingers tends to bunch up, meanwhile, creating a hard ridge between my hand and the handlebars; that's distracting at best, and potentially dangerous. Overall the gloves are pretty stiff, too, but I'm sure that will fade as the gloves break in. I hope the other problems do too; otherwise, I'll probably be replacing these gloves.
Style is a secondary concern, and these gloves look great. The red and black that I got certainly complements my loud red and hi-viz-yellow Roadcrafter (my "clown suit") and red and black Shoei RF 1200 helmet. Can't miss me on the road!
I really hope these break in well, because I like the overall design a lot. The fitting issues might be a dealbreaker, though.
May 28, 2015
Very happy with the gloves. Right hand is a little on the small side for my ring and middle finger. Fit and finish is very good and they are very high quality.
May 22, 2015
overall is good quality gloves
I like this glove, I will break it down to pros and cons out of my own experience with them.
-Overall is good quality glove
-Poor Airflow (in hot weathery hands sweat a lot), but in 60-70 degrees weather they perfect.
-Small tightening strap, creates slight discomfort in 30+ minutes rides, maybe my wrist is really slim :)
But I will recommend this gloves. Protection what offers it is unparallel
May 18, 2015