Joe Rocket Classic Gloves
I love these gloves!
I ordered these to go with a new motorcycle jacket I ordered from Revzilla and I was worried about how both would fit but they fit perfectly. I ordered the gloves according to the size chart but chose the thick fit version because my fingers are thicker than most. I'm glad I did. These things fit like a glove! (Sorry, I couldn't resist.) But they fit perfectly. By that, I mean they are slightly tight at first but they stretch in just a few minutes to fit me perfectly. I've always found it best with leather gloves of this type to get them snug and let them stretch to fit perfectly rather than getting them slightly large.
These are clearly well-made and the price is reasonable compared to many other riding gloves. They look really nice too. In fact, they look exactly like they do in the picture. They're nice soft but rugged leather with nice padding in the right places.
I couldn't be happier. And I couldn't be happier with Revzilla's customer support too. They've been great. I'm just getting back into riding after 40 years and Revzilla is becoming my primary source for all the stuff I need for my new bike.
April 13, 2016
Small fit, inconsistent manufacturing.
The right hand glove had stitching defects on the first and second finger, making the gloves unwearable. The defective glove also seemed to be a half-size smaller than the left handed glove, which looked and fit properly, even if the cut was a little small. I ordered large, and by the sizing chart should've ordered medium. My hands are thin, but have long, skinny fingers. Like I said earlier, the left glove was surprisingly snug, but the right one seemed like it was custom made for someone with a hideously deformed claw for a hand.
I will, however, say that Revzilla's return policy is top notch and couldn't be easier to use. Thanks for the truly no-fuss, no-hassle return.
March 23, 2016
I wanted a "plain jane" kind of glove that didn't break the bank. If you've ever priced gloves from a dealer you know that they can and usually do cost well over $75 for good ones. These gloves have the look and feel of those but they don't have the branding of the MC's. The Rocket logo is reflective and very good looking IMHO. No bells and whistles, just good honest gloves that fit perfect. I usually wear a large and so I ordered a large and the fit for me is spot on. Couldn't be happier, well except the weather could warm up so I could go try these amazing gloves out. You won't regret getting these if all you want is black leather riding gloves.
March 4, 2016
I consulted the sizing chart when buying these and given the measurement, I was exactly a L, which surprised me as I expected XL or 2XL. When I got them, they fit....but they were very snug. I was afraid I would rip them easily as I was straining the seams just wearing them. I ordered a size 2XL instead and they ended up a littttle too big but liveable. They have a great feel, nice feeling soft leather, just enough padding, and appear to be made well.
February 16, 2016
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