Dainese Full Metal RS Gloves
Great glove, absolutely recommend it.
After reading all the reviews and watching the video, I decided to pony up and buy these. Glad I did, they feel like the best gloves money can buy, and if you're already considering spending a significant amount of $ on gloves, may as well get the best - they're your *hands*, they're kind of important.
I bought a M based on the size chart (I was a solid M on it) - I thought they fit pretty good, but after a couple rides they were not as snug as I liked, with some room in the fingertips, just a little but enough to bother me. So I bought the Small, turns out they're perfect, and am selling the Mediums (which I can't return anymore).
Next time I buy gloves, I'll get the size I should be and one size down, and return the ones I don't keep. Awesome glove, though, from fit, to protection, to quality.
September 29, 2014
Top end quality
This is the big boy. Very well made product with very fine tuned features. The control patch above the palm enhances feel and control. Overall, this is possibly the best high end gloves you can buy and it fits my super wide hands.
August 25, 2014
Feel, Protection and Feedback
The feel is awesome. Brand new, it was hard, but new leather does that. After they broke in ( two riding sessions) The glove felt like silk. The protection features are good and restricts extreme movement, in the event of a crash. Leather is also thick. The feedback you get is also nice. You can feel braking, traction, and accelaration better. I think this is due to better venting and the padding strategically placed all over the glove. I have the White with flourecent yellow/green, for visibility.
July 24, 2014
Saved my hands
I had an unfortunate encounter with a cager who decided the fastest way off the freeway onramp was through me. I was fully kitted up including the Full Metal RS gloves which I purchased from Revzilla before the 2013 riding season. These gloves had about 7000 miles of riding on them and fit like a second skin.
I impacted the pavement at high speed, face first, and one of the first contact points was my hands. I slid several tens of yards with my right hand first slapping the pavement HARD and then rolled/trapped under my chest. The left glove was sliding along the pavement palm down.
The titanium knuckles on the right hand were ground down, but the carbon underneath held up. On my left side the slider worked exactly as intended.
No seams failed, nothing burned through. Right hand was a little numb from the slapping impact on the ground but no injury.
Needless to say I replaced these with the exact same glove. Similarly my Dainese boots saved my feet and ankles in the same incident and were also replaced with the same.
Cannot thank Dainese enough for their quality and protection, and Revzilla for great service.
July 21, 2014
Saved my arms!
I invested in a pair as I really wanted a glove with top safety features. I found the Distortion Control for the little finger to be a little bit disappointing - I was expecting to not be able to force my little finger backwards if I pushed against it but this wasn't the case. There IS a level of resistance just not as much as I thought that would warrant it being effective in an accident but maybe that is just a personal perception.
These gloves took me a long time to break in as well, but when they did they were great.
I came off my bike high side and hit the ground HARD with my hands out before sliding for a good 20-25 metres. If it weren't for these gloves, without a doubt in my mind, I would've suffered from two broken arms/skin off. Some of the kevlar stitching burst, the palm puck took the brute force of impact and dispersed it effectively. I am truly grateful for owning a pair of these I never ride without them.
July 20, 2014
Excellent, after some time to break-in
There's a lot of protection in these gloves - and that's why I bought them. For me, that meant it took at least a dozen rides to break them in fully. They are the right size, and statically fit great. But, initially I got a moderate pain in my thumbs, especially on my throttle hand, while riding. Wearing the gloves around the house not only looks stupid, it didn't help much as it's hard to hold a riding pose. Now they have stretched slightly around my thumbs to fit my riding pose they are great.
July 14, 2014
Excellent protection, great fit. IMO best gloves out there for max protection. I feel for the folks I see not wearing any gloves pull up next to them and wow I can only imaging slide on skin or leather hope the get the hint. Armor up when you ride you'll save yourself some tears when they have to put your hand back together or remove asphalt from you gashed up hands.
Highly recommend these gloves. Perfect fit, no complaints.
May 20, 2014
Best you can buy
I doubt you'll find much better gloves than the full metal version. They have all the top features of Dainese creation and protect as well as they look.
These gloves did take a bit of break-in before they were comfortable for me. Since then, the fit is fantastic. Airflow isn't bad but I suspect they might end up being too warm for the Arizona summers.
March 31, 2014