Firstgear Mesh Tex Gloves
Good but not perfect.
I bought these summer gloves to replace the Chicane Street gloves I could longer get.
Although there is good knuckle armor, the rest is pretty slight. The two issues I have is the wrist is too small for an XXL glove making them hard to get on and off. The other is the palm material is slick on the grips which causes me to grip tighter which causes fatigue in my hands.
Overall, for an inexpensive glove they will do but my search continues for a replacement the Chicanes.
June 3, 2015
This is an awesome glove. It breaks in quickly and is super comfortable. I am loving these gloves and would recommend them to anyone. They breath really well (I've worn them in ranges of 50 - 90* F and they are wonderful. Sizing is spot on. I'm usually a medium in most gloves, and a medium in these fits great.
September 15, 2014
Good glove for the price.
Perfect glove for most of the riding season.
Pros: Price! Decent air flow while riding. Reinforcement in areas needed. Dexterity - I can still attach the strap on my helmet with the gloves on. Compact, not bulky, fits into pockets easily.
Cons: The gloves have a fitted wrist that makes putting them on a little bit of work.
July 7, 2014
Palm pads misplaced
I had two issues with these gloves which caused me to return them:
1) They run small. I usually wear a Large glove, and they were short on my hand (meaning that the bottom of the glove barely covered my palm and the base of my hand).
2) Even if I had gotten the XL and the glove had fit well, I think that the palm protection pad is misplaced. It would have landed somewhere in the middle of the palm, rather than the base of the palm like I would rather have.
July 5, 2014
Bang for Buck
Glove is the most comfortable glove I've tried on. Allows full range of hand movement. Fit is very tight and a little difficult to get on/off, but once on it fits well.
Took a spill (~40 mph lowside) with these gloves. For the price I would say they held up well. Ended up with no road rash on hands and some holes/frayed parts on palm. I've never fallen in another glove so hard to compare, but I would say the area that may be lacking is in impact protection. There is only a little padding in the palm area. For $45 though these seem great. I've attached a couple photos for reference.
May 8, 2014
Sizing is very small.
Going by the size chart, I first bought Large. They were way too tight, so I exchanged them for XL (thank you, Revzilla, for the easy, fast exchange). Still too small to get on and off easily, but I needed to leave on the long trip I had planned, so I took them. They were very comfortable (once I got them on) in hot to warm weather (AL to PA in June). But the difficulty in getting them on and off was increasingly annoying, so I gave them to my wife. They seem to be real nice gloves if you get them big enough; for me that would be XXL, two sizes up from the size chart. I find that in other gloves, I am XL, one size up from the chart.
November 5, 2013
durable and comfortable
this is the second pair of these gloves that i've owned. i used the first pair for over three years and knew that when it was time to replace them that i had to find the same gloves. glad to know that First Gear was still making this model. i ride an '01 1150 GS and also use them when riding my dirt bike, a KTM 300 exc. this is my "go to" glove. i should have bought another pair so when these wear out, i'll have some spares.
August 19, 2013
Good summer glove!
I purchased a large, fits my hands perfectly. The first week of riding with them, I noticed a problem that someone else had stated. The stitching at the end of the fingers, was irritating to my fingers.. It was very annoying after even just 3 miles. As I broke the gloves in that went away, I don't even notice it anymore. When the gloves are on they are very comfortable, putting them on can be challenging, I feel like the opening should be larger. Another gripe(sort of) is the Velcro, it's on the underside of the wrist, I pull my gloves on from the underside, the micro Velcro is shredding the mesh on both index fingers. That's why I gave the durability a 3. Overall I am pleased with this glove, I will have to get some leather by the end of the summer though, not suitable for under 55 degree riding.
May 29, 2013