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Essentially the Dainese Essential Gloves have all the essentials. A fully perforated cowhide leather construction, reinforced palm, pre-curved fingers and TPU knuckle protection give you everything you need for a simple, clean and stylish leather summer riding glove.


  • TPU insert on the knuckles
  • Gloves certified to CE Category II - Pr-EN 13594/2010 Standard lev. 1

Main Materials:

  • Cowhide leather
  • Reinforced palm with synthetic suede

Ergonomics and Comfort:

  • Elasticated inserts
  • Tightening strap
  • Pre-curved finger
  • Perforated leather

Note: Palms on Black Gloves may be grey.

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Dainese Essential Gloves 4.3 5 8 8
Great summer gloves These gloves are pretty nice lightweight summer gloves. Still tons of protection but a step down in that respect in the line Dainese sport gloves. Great fit. Very nice materials. In the Revzilla video, Anthony mentions some trouble with the cuff being a bit loose. I see what he is saying, however, after wearing them for about a week or so things seem to tuck in much better. My only gripe on these is that the outer material on the inside of the fingers was a little slippery at first. Not too bad, but if you're a stickler for grip, give these some time. August 24, 2015
Very good gloves. In a ~25 mph low-side fall I had zero hand damage. Rest of my body was fine, but hurting from impact bruises - my hands were unaffected. Knuckle protection is tough, palm protection is very good for no-race glove. Didn't even scratch leather much in my minor accident. Flexibility is okay, which is what you want, protection takes layers. They broke in after 5 -6 hours and are now adequately flexible. Overall I'm very confident wearing these gloves. June 8, 2015
Good for commuting (city usage) Thsi is ok for daily comute. Not recommended for roads. Minimum protection. But very comfortable. May 25, 2015
No air flow - boo If you are looking for perforation to provide ventilation this is not the glove for you. There are small holes but you can't feel any air flow. Other than that they are well made. At this project you should get a lot more protection though. I sent mine back and got the Icons, they're great for a lot less $. May 2, 2015
Love them Didn't want a full gauntlet just to go to work/cruise for a few hours. New to motorcycle gear but the difference between gloves and motororcycle gloves is real. Beyond feel on the bike (great) and protection (good) they are really well made leather gloves. Fit: for reference, I wear a medium Mecanix work glove. the medium Dainese fits perfectly. They are a bit snug to pull on but they are shaped perfectly to my hand when on. I imagine the snug wrist is to help aid retention if pulled in a slide. @100 miles: no issues, still love them April 30, 2015
Nice, but small I tried on a pair of these today - though they fit well once I got them on, the opening to put my hand into the glove was much smaller than I would have expected. I had serious problems getting my hand into the gloves, but they fit fine once on. Sending them back to try something a bit larger. April 1, 2015
Nice Clean Cut Look As always, I love the stuff Dainese puts out. If you're looking for a clean understated glove with great protection, this is the glove for you. March 18, 2015
Simple but effective. Like a lot of Dianese products these are on the expensive side, especially considering they come with fewer features than most other short cuff gloves from that brand. That being said, these are true to fit, and feel well made. They provide great tactile feedback, and don't restrict movement too much. February 24, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Sean C: complete protection in ~20 mph low side crash. wanted light protection. these gloves deliver. i wear large-xlarge and XL fit perfectly. Jul 6, 2015
Steven W: Style Jun 5, 2015
Devin N: dainese quality. seems an excellent choice for balancing summer temperatures and protection. Apr 5, 2015
Stephen H: Dainese excellent quality. Good fit for me. Aug 10, 2014
A shopper asked: Are the gloves waterproof? Aug 7, 2015
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JAMES S: No. Not waterproof. They're perforated to provide a small degree of airflow. A little snug to start, but 4 months later and they've broken in perfectly! Aug 7, 2015
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Michael A: No its not waterproof, but I have ride in the rain two three times already, it hold up pretty good. Aug 8, 2015
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Gerard D asked: Does this glove fit the same as the Carbon Cover S-ST? Jul 5, 2014
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Michael K: Yep, my gloves are the exact same size as my Carbon Covers. Nothing different other than the fact that my Carbon's are full gauntlet. Mar 18, 2015
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A shopper asked: Bit concerned about the synthetic suede palm. I purchased a pair of Alpinestars - Thunder Gloves last year and by the end of the season my fingers and palm were visible through several portions of the glove. The material just did not hold up to the hand-to-grip interface and made me question even the safety of it. Can i expect the same durability from this glove or will it live several seasons? Apr 19, 2014
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peter M: My gloves are still going and I use them 6 days a week on my commute and weekend touring rides. Jun 11, 2014
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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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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black/Black/Black / LG 928596 1815659-691-L In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Black/Black / MD 928595 1815659-691-M In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Black/Black / SM 928594 1815659-691-S In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Black/Black / XL 928597 1815659-691-XL In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Black/Black / XS 928593 1815659-691-XS In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Black/Black / 2XL 928598 1815659-691-XXL In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Black/Black / 3XL 928599 1815659-691-XXXL In Stock: Ships within 24 hours