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In the same tradition as the original Highside Glove, protection is key on the Joe Rocket Highside 2.0, with exceptional full gauntlet drum-dyed leather protection, with the added flexibility of a P.U. flex panel at the top of the wrist and a hinged knuckle design.
Crash tested these gloves in a twisty section of road. Didn't slide too far on the pavement before I was off the road, but manged to burn through both palms and lost a large portion of the mid knuckle on my pinkie finger. That said, my pinkie was the only injury sustained by my hands and wrists. Prior to the accident I was very satisfied by the gloves. They looked good, were very comfortable, and I really liked the value of the product.
Yes the gloves were thoroughly destroyed and maybe even overwhelmed on the pinkie side when I went down, however I definitely do recommend this product. It is a great value for anybody looking for basic leather or starter race style gloves. My only point, from experience obviously, would be that if you are having second thoughts about protection you should get a step up for sure.
August 28, 2014
Fit is a little small but all in all they are a good buy.
January 13, 2014
Good product, good price.
I've had these gloves now for a little less than a month. Live in Georgia, temps have dipped the last few weeks into the 30's. I'm hot natured and usually don't have a problem with cold. If you have a low tolerance for cold, don't wear these gloves in any weather less than 50 degrees without a "liner" of some kind for warmth. Good air-flow. Good fit so far, have worn them about 8-10 times since I received them so I'm sure there's still some breaking in left to do. I like the style and they seem true to size. I have smallish hands and ordered a medium. Only concern I have is the thumbs are a hair short but again, haven't had time to break in completely. Overall I like the gloves and I'd recommend them for a decent 3 season glove for the price.
December 2, 2013
Excelent Starter Glove
Used these gloves for my BRC classes... It rained both days... These aren't necessarily waterproof, but they served their purpose well.
A few days later I went for a ride at 35 degrees Fahrenheit... I wouldn't say my hands were warm, but they weren't terribly cold either. Probably not a great summer glove but it works wonderfully for the other three seasons.
October 15, 2012
Great beginner gauntlet
I was told that the gauntlet gloves were the best gloves to purchase because of the protection it provides. This gauntlet covers the entire hand and wrist as it supposed to. The valcro looks cheap and appears to wear down with excessive use. However, the price you pay for the gauntlet is superb. The price range is spot on because if you upgrade to a high grade joe rocket glove it provides more protection with better padding. The padding around the wrist is minimal and if the rider were to ever fall. I am not certain if the rider will leave unscathed.
August 27, 2012
Great finish and fit. Durable. Likely a 3 season glove.
I've ridden about 500 miles in these gloves so its about time I wrote up something. With Fall/Winter approaching I opted for a leather glove with a decent gauntlet in the $50 price point.
Great finish and fit. Decent gauntlet length and dual Velcro straps that go in opposite directions to ensure proper fit. The extra padding is decent on the backside and on top of the fingers and does allow good movement as Anthony mentions. The reflective piping has worked out well with my Joe Rocket RASP Jacket and also like Anthony mentions you can easily wear them over or under your jacket. See pictures.
I wore them on a 49F commute to work one morning and with no insulation per se you are not going to get much warmth out of them. The thumb areas joining the palm are excellent to stave off wear with working the areas of the clutch and front brake. They provide good tactile feedback on the controls and once they are worn in you'll probably not notice you are wearing gloves anymore. Which is a plus in any riders book.
I wouldn't recommend them for the track. There is not enough protection here for what the track environment calls for at this price point. I surmise though they could hold up in a decent spill.
October 10, 2011
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