Joe Rocket Classic Gloves
Nice light glove, sleek styling
Ordered these gloves for gel palm and light weight styling. Styling and features are minimal. Leather is cowhide which is surprisingly soft and pliable. No significant protection except for the cowhide. Workmanship is good regarding construction and stitching. Inside seams at tips of thumbs and at outer edge seam at the wrists are stiff but should lay flat after break-in. I ordered size Large which is my regular glove size and also what I measured on the Size Chart. Product video and gear geek recommended down-sizing. The size Large is a perfect fit. No way I could have got my hand into a Medium. Glove should be light enough for three season riding. Anxious to evaluate the gel palm effect. Elastic wrist enclosure (no Velcro). Would like to see a wrist strap and a foam padded knuckle.
Overall, a well- constructed glove with "classic" styling.
February 5, 2016
Great for winter, but not the best protection (still GREAT)
I bought these as a part of my boyfriend's Christmas present and I went with a large since that's his usual glove size and they fit snug and well - it's leather and they will stretch out a little and then be perfect size most likely! Their great winter gloves and don't let the cold air get to your hands too much. I think they require long sleeves enough to cover possible open wrists, but they seem great for this weather. Only thing is that the protection isn't too great and that's my only concern... but I think the most important protection is everything else but the hands anyway, so since this isn't a crucial jacket or anything, I'm going to say that they do the job and I'd highly recommend them. No flashy colors either, just perfect and casual!
January 19, 2016
just what i needed
I have an average hand size, with slightly shorter fingers. They're not short fat sausage fingers, but neither are they Ichabod Cranes candlestick digits. For me, these gloves fit … like a glove. Seriously though, they're plenty warm so far (riding in the 50's), the palm is comfortable, the leather is nice and thick but still supple, and just like every other piece of protective gear I buy, I hope I never find out how well it preforms.
October 29, 2015
Perfect Cruiser Gloves
Gloves are the gear item I had the worst luck with. I purchased 10 different pairs before finding these gems. Not only are they the most comfortable gloves I've worn, they also helped increase time before my hands went numb. Great style for a cruiser bike as well. Palm padding is fantastic with its gel insert.
Only drawbacks are breathability in summer (which is honestly not too bad, but certianly not as breathable as mesh) and that it doesn't have much padding for knuckles.
Overall, I will absolutely purchase these again. Can't imagine wearing a different pair now.
September 2, 2015
A basic glove that's a phenomenal value
I wanted a decent leather glove without over-the-top gaudy armor, that had a subdued look to it and this is exactly what I was looking for, for my v-twin riding. It's simple in design and very comfortable. It has a very generous gel palm that's not overly thick, so there's still good feedback through the glove. It literally "fits like a glove" with no uncomfortable stitching at the knuckles or anywhere in the fingers. I would say they're not very heavy in the protection department, but I'm sure they would save my skin if they had to. These gloves aren't for hot weather riding, but they're not insulated for extreme cold weather riding either. I find them to be a very comfortable mid season glove up to about 75 degrees. I think these gloves are fantastic for the money!
August 2, 2015
Picked these up for a warm weather glove that would help mitigate some of the vibrations I felt in my hands after longer riding. The gel padding on the palm completely neutralized all vibrations. Gloves are comfortable and thick enough should I go down but still allow me to have great movement to work controls.
I do wish the gloves had a dedicated pull tab to get them on, I worry about the seams being the weak point and excess pressure on them causing them to come undone to quickly.
July 7, 2015
Nice fitting glove with great feel
Nice daily riding glove. Excellent padding yet good precise feel. High quality leather should age very well. I would want longer coverage for my wrists on long rides but not a big deal most of the time.
April 29, 2015
Nice snug fitting leather gloves
Gloves fit snug but will stretch out just enough to have dexterity to operate controls. Very comfortable in 50 degree range.
Not a cold weather glove but will be using them in mild weather which was my intention. Good quality product.
April 29, 2015