Icon 1000 Turnbuckle Gloves
Great overall performer
First pair of street gloves I've bought, I feel they have similarities to the older style motocross gloves from the 90's in regards to style and as far as being thicker and with more padding on the back than today's motocross gloves so I felt right at home with them being a long time ATV'er / dirt biker. Breathability is nice since the material in between the fingers is stretch fabric which vents nicely and the leather is perforated in the thumb and cuff. A little stiff at the beginning but they break in nicely, certain areas of the leather stretch out more than others which can make for a loose fit at the cuff and back of the glove, the closure is a simple velcro strip that performs well, my only gripe with the velcro is that it gets caught right were it changes from velcro hook to loop in the velcro buckle which is sometimes annoying when removing or putting them on but is also good since the velcro never accidentally gets totally removed from the turnbuckle which would be more annoying to try and correct with the other glove on. Leather feels thin but not insecure, I would like more palm protection on these to make them more durable and safe.
In regards to my above comment, I will however mention that I was involved in an accident a couple days ago while wearing these, the steel icon logo on both the velcro closure and back of the palm took a lot of tarmac and did so gracefully, my right hand was the one that did most of the contact and the leather on the palm and tips of the fingers did wear but did not wear through. These gloves saved me from having more injuries and road rash, I could not be happier with them, I will probably keep using these but keep an eye on the worn palm. I'm fairly confident that they could take another spill like the last one and still protect me (not that i want to) but that would probably be the end of them.
November 26, 2014
Looks great, works, pinkies are a little long...
No complaints with these except the pinky fingers are just too long, on both gloves. And not only that, but they are different lengths of too long, my fingers are symmetrically equal in length so it's just a manufacturing issue. Velcro system is good, no signs of wear after tons of use. Even though all the fingers have some play at the end, I feel like the gloves are too tight around the base of the fingers sometimes, almost like they are restricting blood-flow slightly. Sometimes they feel fine, sometimes they feel a little tight. Overall these are ok, just wish they fit... like a glove, so to speak. Definitely better than my previous Icon gloves in terms of quality, fit and finish.
November 19, 2014
on the upside of "just ok"
The gloves look great, and the quality is there. But there is in my opinion a bit of a design flaw, they say pre-curved... but i don't find that to be the case.The palm material is too long, so wrapping your fingers around the handlebar causes some "scrunching" of the material right under your knuckle. This is a bit awkward, but does lessen as you break the gloves in. It did take me a good few weeks of forcing myself to wear them off and on to get the palm to wrap well on your handlebars.
Also similar complaints of odd finger lengths, but nothing as noticeable as some of the other comments on these gloves.
September 30, 2014
comfortable and light weight
the gloves look and feel great. The only issues I had were the pads on the back of the hands were not in the same location on both gloves. The stitching on one glove is starting to fail.
September 23, 2014
A glove to love.
I am loving these. A warning though, the size chart could lead you astray. If I had followed it, I would have ordered large as it only accounts for your palm width, not your finger length.
I went with XL and they are a little snug still, but they fit and I
imagine will give a little over time.
August 18, 2014
got these for my bday from the gf. love em, but the sizing is off. according to icon i am a medium, exactly. but I took someone else's advice and went down to a small. they were tight for a couple days but after breaking in fit perfectly, nice and snug but not too tight, perfect. and I can even work a d ring fastener with them, unlock doors etc. the mediums would have been bulky, unwieldy. Icon typically makes their stuff a bit larger, so keep that in mind if you are someone who cares about functionality as much as style. I got the green ones and they wear in very nicely, they look naturalish, if that makes sense. the nylon stretch material keeps you cool and makes them extra comfy, but could be detrimental in a crash along the edge of the palm/pinkie. worth the risk for me, but worth mentioning. I dig 'em. Icon is getting better at this...
August 7, 2014
The Icon Turnbuckle gloves were an excellent purchase for me. The moment you put them on there is confidence in the protection they afford and the comfort. Though slightly snug, the measurement was true and without a doubt they will give into and conform to my hand in a slight stretching. Air flow is well done, but not excessive. I look forward to many miles while wearing these comfortable gloves.
This was my first Revzilla purchase and it was wonderful. I look forward to my next purchase.
August 4, 2014
some dang good gloves
They seem sturdy enough to withstand a fall, but hopefully I'll never know for sure. Right hand fits great, but the left pinky is too long. I'm not sure if it's the glove or if I have a bad case of asymmetry.
July 14, 2014