Dainese Druids S-ST Gloves
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
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
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