Dainese Druids S-ST Gloves
Look & Fit Well, Don't Last
I bought these gloves a year ago and have put about 15,000 miles on my bikes since then. They look awesome and fit very well, although the fingers were a little short at first. They provide substantial protection, the palm slider piece in particular feels very solid. There is enough flexibility to easily work the controls, and the leather does not bunch up around the palm. I ride in southern California where it is very hot and do not have issues with sweaty hands, these gloves allow plenty of air through. Unfortunately, after just a year of use, the tip of the thumb and the suede grip area below have worn through on both gloves. It hardly rains here, and I expected them to hold up longer. I ride a lot, but at this price point I'd appreciate more durable gloves. I can't recommend them overall.
March 13, 2016
Ok, but go for the Gauntlet
I misunderstood this product description. The style and description of the glove implies that there is protection past the palm, but it's really just a short glove, there is no meaningful protection past the palm. I went right out afterwards to my local shop and got a gauntlet glove. It's definitely well made though.
March 1, 2016
The sst druids are great. They do not need much breaking in, leather quality is very nice. The protection of a short glove does not get any better than these do. While riding grip is awesome and gloves are not too bulky.
January 19, 2016
Awesome Street Short Cuff
Had my eyes on the 4Stroke EVO but out of stock, so these were my next choice.
Couldn't be happier with them. Comfy, look hawt, only downside is very minimal airflow.
November 10, 2015
Great gloves if you're willing to pay the price
Yes the are pricey but I've had about 6 pairs of gloves at this point. These are by far the best I have purchased. I've had icons and alpine stars since I've been riding which it's been about 4 years now.
The protection and styling of these is well above any other I've had. For a short cuff glove I've worn these is nyc heat and winter well into November.
If you're looking for something to make you look awesome and have more protection at this price point look no further.
October 27, 2015
Awesome every day or race glove
I love these gloves. They are very comfortable for a race type glove. I can't say too much more than what they have on the video. If you have the money then buy them. They are a great summer glove. I like to wear a short glove during the summer so I can get airflow up my sleeve. I like gauntlet gloves during the winter to go over my jacket. My only drawback is I have aluminum handgrips. I have to squeeze the throttle a little harder to keep the throttle from slipping in my hand. I am willing to change my grips or add some sort of rubber on them before changing these gloves though. Get these gloves!
October 19, 2015
Pricey, but good protection in crash
I've had a pair of these for a year now and they've been through it all - hard riding, heavy rain, and a crash.
At this point the leather has worn in to baby softness, and the gloves still fit extremely well. There's plenty of mobility in the wrist and fingers, so I never feel like the gloves are holding me back, but with the protection of knuckle, side, and palm sliders, I know I'm well armored too.
Speaking of which, I recently took a spill on a windy road and got to test the gloves in action. I didn't land hand-first, but at some point my hand did make hard contact with the road, and the palm slider did its job - there's a nice scratch on it, and a few wear marks on the glove fingers as I tumbled. Not a scratch or bruise on my hand underneath though. I didn't even know my hand hit the ground until I saw the minor damage to the glove.
The only downside I can see with these gloves is the lack of wrist protection in a slide. It would be pretty easy for a jacket sleeve to get pushed up in a fall, and these gloves do nothing to protect your forearm against road rash. They also do a poor job blocking wind from getting up your sleeves, which can be annoying in brisk weather. But that's why I own backup gloves with extended cuffs.
These are and will continue to be my primary sport gloves - they are the best possible combination of protection and flexibility I've seen anywhere.
August 27, 2015
Fit, form, function- Check!
These gloves are awesome! I got a small (I'm only 5'4" for reference) and they fit perfectly when my hands are curved, but are a bit large with my hand extended flat. I've almost had them for a year now and there is very little wear on them-only the pad under the thumb in the palm of the glove is starting to show any signs of use. The gloves feel very solid and I am confident they will do their job well if I do go down. For a black leather glove they do flow plenty of air, but can get quite warm in anything over 70° in traffic, even with the perforation, I have worn them in 35-40° for my 10 mile commute to work and they were still fine, though the thumbs were numb afterwards. (Naked bike, no fairing) Overall I would highly recommend this glove. It is very comfortable, stylish and offers a great amount of protection for a shorter glove.
April 11, 2015