Dainese Huge Air Gloves
If you don't like to wear gloves, these are perfect!
Let me start by saying that I use to ride on the road for 10+ years without gloves... even in winter. Main reason is that I don't like thick gloves, even many summer gloves I find too thick.
These Dainese Huge Air gloves are perfect for me. They are very comfortable and very thin. There are minimal 'extra' protections like kevlar knuckle protectors or any such fancy technology. In fact, I am not sure (thankfully) how much protection they will offer me, but I figured it will have to be better than riding glove-less.
Also, it comes down to the shape of your hands. I have reasonably large palm area and my fingers are short-ish. As these gloves are fabric gloves (rather then leather gloves), they are more flexible and therefore comfortable and fits me perfectly.
December 17, 2012
Easy simplistic glove, lacking in durability
Purchased these awhile ago for about the $60 range, more so to trial the sizes for Dainese gloves - measurement wise I was just under the MD but really should have gone one size up to the LG
Very easy to get on and off and allows for good tactile sensation over the levers, however they were not very durable at all and the textile started fraying after a couple of weeks of wear..
Probably worthwhile going for one of the other goat skin gloves by Dainese for just a little coin more
November 25, 2012
I wanted a short glove that wouldn't get me bulky hands, easy to get in and get out of them.
The Huge Air gloves seemed great, but there are a few problems: first, the protection is sub-par. Only a single layer of leather on the palm, and that's it. Secondly, the airflow isn't even that great. Maybe I'm expecting too much from mesh products, maybe it really has some problems for exhausting the air that enters, limiting the amount of air that flows through it, but the fact is that I only feel the air moving when I stop in the red light, my hands get sweaty, and then I start moving. After a while, my hands are warm again.
I got a little problem with the sticthing undoing itself in 2 days of use or so, but it stopped evolving and it doesn't seem to compromise the integrity of the product.
The mesh part also interacts with the velcro, wearing the mesh. But I think it'll hold ok in the long run.
Rubberized fingertips are definitely a plus.
October 24, 2012
Hurts your hands
I have had these a few months now and really have only ridden with them for short trips around home or back and forth from the office until this past weekend. I did 900 miles in 3 days with them and I have to say they really hurt my right hand. The fit on mine isn't loose, they fit. So not real snug either. But when my throttle hand is closed around the throttle for hour upon hour the gloves light rubber coating over the knuckle areas really chaffed my knuckles and became really uncomfortable. So I would not recommend these for a long ride, short trips they are fine. Maybe they are slightly too small and a larger size might be ok. But too late now. Shopping for something else.
July 30, 2012
Super stylish, great summer glove, add a size and a half!
Love the gloves. I wear a large or x-large. These x-large are tight, but will break in. Love the silicon grips. good value for a well made summer glove.
July 13, 2012
Great Light Weight Glove
If your looking for a light weight pair to do the job; here they are. This is a well made glove that offers comfort and style. I love these and they match the mesh jackets that Dainese makes too. Enjoy! I do.
June 20, 2012
Great summer glove
Rode in 80 plus degrees today. Gloves were very comfortable, good air flow. Fit and finish are excellent. As other reviews have stated, get a size larger than you wear.The white/black/silver color is a nice compliment to my Dainese Air-2 Textile Jacket, black/dark grey.
May 8, 2012
Great for hot weather
I leave in Saudi Arabia were summer times are extremely hot and that is the main reason for purchasing them. First impression was very good, the gloves are quality items and fits my hand perfectly. I have tried them on few rides in temperatures up to 35c and they proved to be very comfortable in hot weather and they look really good. I personally don't think that will offer a lot of protection in case of an accident but that's the tread off for their breath-ability.
April 30, 2012