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Dainese Druids S-ST Gloves

Dedicated to those with a sports road riding approach, Druids S-ST combines exceptional comfort and extraordinary light weight with a high level of protection, through carbon inserts on the knuckles, back and base of the fingers and reinforced palm with TPR inserts. Constructed with a single panel of leather covering the side of the hand for greater abrasion resistance, this short cuff glove is made of cowhide on the back and goatskin on the palm. Elasticated inserts and innovative Microelastic inserts ensure excellent freedom of movement of the hand to avoid muscle fatigue even during extreme riding, while the micro- injected insert on the palm reduces the risk of blistering, offering even better grip on the handlebar.


  • Composite inserts in carbon fiber on the knuckles, back and joints of the fingers
  • Polyurethane insert on the palm
  • Distortion Control on little finger
  • Certified as PPE to EN 13594 Standard cat. II level 1

Main Materials:

  • Cowhide leather
  • Palm in goatskin
  • Kevlar® fiber stitching
  • Amica Suede leather reinforcement between thumb and index on the left hand
  • Digital Suede leather reinforcement between thumb and index and fingertips of index and middle finger of right hand
  • One single leather panel to the size of the hand

Ergonomics and Comfort:

  • Pre-curved fingers
  • Tightening strap
  • Elasticated inserts
  • Micro-injection reinforcement on palm
  • Microelastic elasticated inserts
  • Seams on the side on ring and little finger fingertips
  • Perforation on inner side of fingers

Other Features:

  • Soft inserts
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Dainese Druids S-ST Gloves 4.7 5 34 34
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
Great Gloves! Dainese Druids S-ST Gloves are a great street glove for those who want technical features in the comfort of a non-gauntlet glove. The leather is supple and the initial fit was good however the Dainese Druids S-ST Gloves often rub against the sleeves of the Dainese SUPER SPEED C2 PELLE Estivo jacket that I wear. Also the Dainese Druids S-ST Gloves often "creep" down your hand leaving a gap at your fingertips (which could be caused by the jacket cuff pushing against them). I live in California and have ridden with these gloves in 39 degree temps without being too cold-I expect these gloves to do well in the high-desert summer as well. Overall I'm glad I purchased the Dainese Druids S-ST Gloves and they are a great replacement to the Dainese FOUR STROKE Gloves I have used for the past two years. February 24, 2015
No regrets. Best gloves I have ever owned. So I finally pulled the trigger and got me a pair. I had been wearing Foxx, Icon Pursuit and the Overlord Resistance gloves. Pulling the Druids on, I am quickly reminded of all the stupid speeds I'd pulled on my Blackbird all the while with sub par protection. My knees went wobbly at the thought of it. The gloves fit pretty spot on - at least for my left hand - the right was a bit more snug probably due to years of tennis which meant the hand was slightly larger. Took about six ish rides to break into and all is good. I got caught in a few heavy storms with it and while its not waterproof, it held pretty well with no water seeping in. It is an overall comfortable to wear in temperatures over 100 despite being a thick leather non perforated glove. This feeling of absolute invincibility is hard to describe. The amount of protection baked in on the palm and knuckles etc makes me kind of go ... a little faster and much lower. It might be a psychological thing but hey I feel a heck of a lot more protected in these mitts than my Icon Overlord resistance gloves that are next to useless if I went down. It comes to the point where, I'm thinking , " Ah well, if anything happens, I'll just slide". That hardened palm slider thingy is quite tough - works wonders for one's confidence. The Rossi tickler as Anthony loving calls it is pretty useful. I do not see myself going back to Icon gloves. I love these mitts so much so I am a Dainese convert. Special thanks to Gear Geek John K for the recommendation! February 21, 2015
Great Product Coming up on my second full season with the Druid s-st's and I couldn't be happier with the purchase. Wear is very minimal after 10k on the bike and comfort and fit is spot on. A little pricey for a short cuff glove but I feel very secure riding the street. Styling in my opinion is top notch, love the aggressive style of the glove. 9/10 would buy again. January 31, 2015
Mixed on After quite a bit of research, I zeroed in on the Dianese 4 Stroke EVO...but those are sold out in all colors (at this writing) so I ordered the Druids, because they seem to be almost identical - the main difference being that the 4 Strokes have metal sliders on the knuckles whereas the Druids have a big piece of carbon fiber. It seems that the higher end designs are moving away from exposed carbon fiber; it's super light and has terrific structural integrity, but as it grinds down in a crash apparently it can grip instead of slide as metal does. Putting that issue aside, I was hopeful that the Druids would be a great choice because I wanted a short glove that would be easy on/off, a lot of armor, but still be comfortable and agile for 3 season warm. I know, I want it all, right? There are a lot of things right about this glove. The wrist slider, goatskin, and reinforced stiching give me a lot of confidence that this glove would protect me in on a very bad day and I was hopeful that the microfiber would ensure comfort. Ultimately, I sent this one back due to the following issues (and I'm setting aside the exposed carbon fiber, because that's something I could live with --having CF is much better than not having any knuckle protection or just plastic): 1. The big hunk of beefy protection on the back of the hand and knuckle area doesn't 'float' and really seemed to dig in to the back of my hand when I grab throttle. I could probably get used to it, but it's a distraction to me. If that doesn't bother you, then you can take comfort in having the rough equivalent of a bulletproof vest and ceramic plate strapped to the back of your hand. 2. My wrists are narrower than average, and the velcro clasp on this is constrained in terms of how far it will enable you to secure the glove around your arm. For me, there is just a sizable loose gap there, and I am not confident it would stay secure in a drop. So bottom line is, this is a great glove with a lot of protection, and a price to let you know they are proud of their work. It's probably better than 90% of the short gloves out there, but I feel that it needs more refinement from Dianese before it gets a couple hundred bones from me. I think I'm going to try the Held Short Race...but I'm really looking forward to the Dianese X-Strike whenever that hits Revzilla. From the previews of that glove, they seem to be applying lessons learned to new products quickly. Oh one more tip -- I'm an 8 in Held, a M in A-Star, but a S in Dianese....order down in size if you're going in. November 12, 2014
Best short cuff I ever owned These glove are simply put superior to any other short cuff glove I own. They look good, feel good, and are very comfortable even on the long rides. The fit is very american, I wear a medium in Icon and the medium Druids fit me spot on. The only weird thing is the partial cuff that holds the strap and wrist protection, I cant seem to find a good way for it to interact with my jacket. My jacket often ends up in awkward positions around the wrist. Also the Rossi tickler on the plams takes a while to get used to but other than that these gloves are solid, but a bit pricey I highly recommend these over the 4 stroke EVOS or any other glove September 30, 2014
Awesome Pair This is my first real set of gloves. The fit and comfort of these are amazing along with the protection they come with. Great investment in my book. September 29, 2014
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Dainese Druids S-ST Gloves
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
James W: I chose these over the lower end Dainese because of the "ticklers" on the palm for grip. Sep 24, 2015
Mostafa A: Good quality, practical and cool looks. Sep 10, 2015
" ": Well constructed gloves,proper protection Aug 17, 2015
Hunter L: they are sexy haha and the protection is just everything you could ask for!! Jul 13, 2015
Francisco H: reviews Jun 23, 2015
Nasheline B: I choose this gift as a birthday gift for my boyfriend because he rides. Apr 10, 2015
Matthew F: I wanted a glove that was quality, and uncompromising in its protection, but still a shorter cuff. Mar 18, 2015
Christopher B: Awesome protection for a short cuff glove, , slick design, and premium craftsmanship from Dainese. I only wear Dainese gloves (shorter fingers, the Dainese gloves just seem to be made for my hands). Spendy, but jam packed with safety features, and, so good looking. Mar 16, 2015
David R: Replacement/upgrade gloves. Feb 24, 2015
William D: Quality, Protection, and of-course they look BADASS! Nov 15, 2014
Romulo G: They are, to me, the perfect combination of protection, practicality, function and style. My only hope is that craftsmanship is on par with the price tag. Sep 23, 2014
Deepak P: Reviews and quality. Jul 9, 2014
E R: Hot weather glove for street riding that still has alot of protection. May 22, 2014
Steven B: The video review provided pretty much sealed the deal for me. Yes the gloves are a bit pricey, but I don't mind paying a premium for protection and quality. May 10, 2014
Shawn L: Because their very protective and stylish Apr 30, 2014
Earle B: The gloves offer high quality protection, good looks and match my new Shoei GT-Air Regalia helmet. Mar 30, 2014
Peter N: Needed some short cuff gloves with style and lots of protection Oct 10, 2013
Nicholas M: Really like the look of the gloves Oct 9, 2013
JESUS ALFREDO R: Because I liked the design, in addition the positive comments from other buyers about the quality and duration of these gloves Dainese. Sep 17, 2013
A shopper asked: it shows 4 different color option photos but there are only 3 to choose from. I would like to order the black/lava red/white glove but there is no option for it. i see it available in the the full gauntlet version but not for the short cuff. Am i just out of luck here? Any help would be appreciated. BTW, you guys are pretty great. thanks Jul 14, 2014
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A shopper asked: are these gloves touch phone friendly? Oct 21, 2013
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Nicholas M: No, but I found this liquid called "Any Glove for leather" after putting this on these gloves it instantly made them a touch screen. (Note: not trying to advertise just found a way to make these gloves touch screen and I'm sharing) Feb 3, 2014
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Matthew O: I don't think so. Their very protective and as a result their much thicker. However their easy to pull off once the Velcro strap is undone so getting your hand free to use a phone is painless. Oct 22, 2013
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Jerome B: At first, they weren't. But after getting stuck in 2 rainstorms, I was able to use these gloves with my iPhone. I suppose they just need to be broken in alittle bit Oct 21, 2013
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Sharon C: These gloves do work with my iPhone for touch screens. Oct 21, 2013
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Paul N: Good question! Just try it out and nope their not. Oct 22, 2013
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Richard D: No, they aren't, but great gloves otherwise. Oct 23, 2013
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A shopper asked: according to the size chart i am a Small (8 inches). should i buy true to size or smaller? and, if you may answer, what is the length of the middle finger from tip to top of the palm in size Small?. thank you for your time. greetings from Argentina. May 30, 2013
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Nicholas M: I believe I'm the same size hand as you I choose small (but did not fit, I was unable to move my hand once put on) and had to return to a size medium which was a better fit Feb 3, 2014
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John W: I'm spot on 8, and I went with small and they are the correct size. The gloves are really inflexible at first--I hope they break in. Nov 11, 2014
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Michael S: I was just shy of 8.5 and a small was perfect for me. Medium was just a bit to big. Jun 4, 2014
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A shopper asked: How far down the wrist do the gloves reach? Aug 23, 2014
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Thomas S: It all depends on your hand size. Glove size etc. but a rough estimate is 1.5 inches. It's a short amount of coverage, but then again it's marketed as a short glove. Hope this helped. Aug 25, 2014
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David S: They reach just about the wrist bone. Awesome gloves for under the cuff (adventure suit) or above the cuff of a sport riding jacket. Aug 23, 2014
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Sharon C: the length goes like a watch Aug 23, 2014
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Jimmy S asked: I wear a large in Alpinestars, what size would I be with Dianese; specifically the Druids SST? Nov 13, 2013
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Kendall S: I can't speak too much about specific size comparison, but you should know these gloves definitely break in and loosen up. I was in the middle of 2 sizes, and I made a good choice going smaller. Also, if you're not sure about these gloves, I would recommend them. Comfortable and great protection. I lowsided about 8 mph, and the leather did not tear but only had minor scuffs and the knuckle just had a little piece broken out of it. Another great dainese product. Nov 14, 2013
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james c: I am not for sure, but I wear xl and that is what I ordered and it fir perfect, Nov 14, 2013
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Edward M: Large Nov 13, 2013
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We highly recommend finding a cloth tape measure and taking the time to take these measurements. Dainese sizes will not necessarily correlate with fitment in other brands.

  • Chest: Measure from under/top of armpit across chest to under/top of other armpit, then across back to first armpit
  • Waist: Measure at the hourglass of your torso, (circumference measured at your belly button)
  • Hips: pelvic bone to pelvic bone, the widest part of your hips below the waist
  • Inseam: from crotch to big ankle bone
  • Outseam: from waist to big ankle bone
  • Gloves: Using a flexible measuring tape, measure around your hand, behind the knuckles, not including the thumb.

Dainese Glove Sizing



XS 7.5 6
SM 8 6.5
MD 8.5 7
LG 9 7.5
XL 9.5
2XL 10
3XL 10.5

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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