Dainese Scalpel Gloves
Good but not great.
So maybe I had higher expectations from Dainese but this product falls short. It still is a very protective glove with a billion little features I hope I never need to test. Here is where and why it fell short of my expectations.
First, this glove barely flows any air. I was using an Alpinestars SPS and they used to flow a ton of air compared to this glove. Very disappointed as my hands got all sweaty and thats never a comfortable feeling inside a leather glove.
Second, the gloves are strangely broad at the knuckles. Not uncomfortable but just very broad and they dont look proportionate to your hands. It's an opinion but a well considered opinion given this is my 7th pair of gloves. It takes away from the styling in my mind considerably.
Other observations, the entry is tight and they take time to break in. The sizing is similar to Alpinestars. I would have also wished the velcro strap at the wrist closure was broader. The extensive protection on the pinky does limit some flexibility but I guess that is a tradeoff. I bought the glove at a promotional price so I really cant complain but its a sound, very protective glove which looks decent.
April 19, 2013
The Scalpels are a must have
My hands' dimensions are right in between glove sizes so I chose to go with large over medium, and that was the right choice. There is a little bit of space in the fingers, but the width of the glove fits my hand perfectly. If I would have went with medium I know the gloves would be too tight. The DCP technology was a little restrictive on my pinky at first, but these gloves become more comfortable every day I wear them. This is my first pair of goat skin gloves, and I definitely prefer it over traditional leather. I was surprised how warm my hands stayed in colder weather, but there is quite a bit of perforation that allows for pretty decent airflow for summer riding as well.
March 19, 2013
Great understated glove
This is a grew glove with incredible protection for a short-cuff. It is comfortable enough to wear as a street glove (at least I think so), and very well-ventilated. So well-ventilated in fact that my fingers get pretty chilly on cool mornings in the spring and fall (less than 50 degrees). The best part about these gloves after the comfort is the styling. Plain, simple, no logos. These gloves offer great protection with good styling. One sizing note - Typically I wear XXL gloves, but I ordered that size in these and the thumbs were way too long. I downsized to an XL, and now the thumbs are perfect and the fingers are JUST long enough. I do have really long fingers though.
March 11, 2013
Form over function
I wanted to love these gloves. In fact, I did love them. Right up until I gave them an impact/slide test on some pavement. Going under 15mph, I hit some gravel and lowsided this past weekend. The palms on these gloves tore through almost immediately and I ended up sustaining worse road rash injuries than my bike.
You should hesitate to spend as much money as these cost on a pair of gloves that are inadequate in even the least severe offs you may get into. Would recommend finding other, stylish gloves that provide at least some minimum level of protection from road rash in the event you go down.
March 11, 2013
Riding for a year in them
I have used these in all four seasons now. They really are on top of the food chain when it comes to short cuff gloves. They feel comfortable, offer great protection. And let's face it.. They look awesome. They are a very sexy glove that looks and plays the part of an elite glove. I love mine. And at the close out price it's listed for now, don't think about it... Add to cart
February 11, 2013
Overall great fit with good feel in fingertips. Slight pinching in "pinky" finger, however these gloves are still new and yet to be broken in. No pain over long periods of wear, in short best "half-glove" on the market. I'ts Dainese, don't expet anything less!
February 8, 2013
Love these gloves!! Airflow decent for hot weather! Styling and protection is awesome!!
November 22, 2012
Solid pair of gloves
These gloves offer some very technical levels of protection for a pair that are not gauntlet style. The only issue I had with these gloves (and this is probably due to my personal anatomy) was that it was hard to get my hands all the way into these gloves. The reason being is that I have medium sized hands but I have large wrists for my hand size. The issue was resolved after stretching the opening by sliding my hand in half way and making a fist to stretch the cuff out a bit. After doing this a couple times for about 10-15 minutes the gloves slide on fine now.
October 10, 2012