Joe Rocket Superstock Gloves
Killer price for some quality leather gloves
Alright, I wanted to wait a bit before leaving this review, and I have worn these guys for about 5k miles, now.
The construction quality of the gloves is great. Solid stitching, no excessive stretching or frayed stitches at all. They have decent flex, but do run a little small like others have said. I really like that the stitches are on the interior of the gloves and not exterior like on the a-stars and many other brands that I checked out before getting these. When I think Joe Rocket I do think cheaper, but that is not the case here. My only gripe is that the pinky is slightly longer than what my hands want (maybe i'm physically deformed?) and after riding for a bit I notice that there is some extra fabric on the interior edge between my index and middle fingers. This doesn't cause a huge fuss with me because I usually use the two together for clutch or brake, but I would never consider other gloves if this weren't the case.
Good breathability (is that a word, spell check?), they don't wear down my hands and make them tired, knuckles are nicely covered but not excessive, construction is great and so on...these gloves rock.
October 1, 2013
Great gloves, buy a size larger
These are fantastic. Moulded to my hand within one ride. Very comfortable and no rubbing/pressure points.
I followed some of the other reviews and bought a size up which was the right thing to do. Normally med but got large and they fit perfect.
August 27, 2013
I've had these gloves for about a year and I've been very happy with them. I tried on a few different gloves when I was about to buy and these fit my hands the best and were the most comfortable. My roommate went through a similar process and came to the same conclusion after trying on about a half dozen other pairs.
I can't comment on protection as I haven't crashed with them, but the stitching seems to be holding together nicely after all this time. No durability complaints here.
My hands have yet to be too hot during the AZ summer or too cold during the winter.
One thing to mention is these do tend to run a bit small. I have fairly normal sized hands, but the Large size fits me perfectly.
May 1, 2013
They are a real nice glove for the price u would think that they would range from 90.00 to 100.00 if they dident have a price on them deff would buy agean thanks revzilla !!!!!!
April 22, 2013
style= good, protection= good, comfort= so-so
I purchased this glove and I must first admit that I should have sent the large back for an xl because at first the large did feel slightly snug. I thought that the large would stretch, but after a month of wear the glove hasn't stretched at all. The problem I had with the gloves is that the stitching in the fingers were cutting into the tips of my fingers which was cutting off circulation and causing my fingers to go numb when wearing them for any duration of time, I actually ended up cutting the tips of the fingers off so that I could wear the gloves until I can get a replacement glove. I went to a local dealership and they had the gloves there so I had an opportunity to try on a pair of xl and 2xl, both pairs were looser that the large but the stitching in both was still very uncomfortable and while the larger sizes may have not cut off the circulation I still would not have been able to wear them comfortably.To summarize:
The gloves look great, I like that the way the colors are simply accents which makes them able to match your bike and other gear easily.
The gloves have all the protection where it is needed. I'm sure they would protect you adequately in case of a crash. At least as adequately as a short style glove should be expected too.
The quality of the materials the gloves are constructed of is fine. The gloves would probably last you forever under normal wear and tear circumstances. But there is just the issue of the stitching which I may say may be a result of them being a cheaper glove, 58.49 is of course not "cheap" but when compared to the quality of the premium brands such as Alpine Stars and Dianase, I would say when it comes to value with motorcycle gear you always get what you pay for.
Note: I would like to mention that when I was at the dealership they had the Alpine Stars smx-air carbon gloves and I took the time to try them on in a size xl and 2xl and the xl fit great and the stitching I have been mentioning was non-existent. And at 69.95 they are in my opinion a more comfortable, higher quality glove at only and extra $11.46 are worth considering as well.
Find Alpine Stars gloves @:
April 21, 2013
excellent protection for the price
These gloves are comfortable once they are broke down and "molded" to your hand. The airflow through your hand is great for summertime riding.
February 19, 2013
got a pair for myself and love them. took a few miles to break them in but after that, great riding. had to get my girl a pair and i got more of a reaction with giving her those then any flower or chocolate could do for Vday
February 12, 2013
Good but not great
I purchased these as my first MC gloves. I measured according to the size chart and ordered a large (I wear medium-large gloves typically). They were tight to the point of getting some blue spots on my hands during the MSF sessions. They got a little bit wet and loosened up; they're working well now except for the fact that some of the seams are a bit fat and dig into my hands.
The big issue with these (and the reason I took them to three stars from four) is that the Velcro is already starting to not stick to itself. I've had them less than three weeks and I would have expected a good six months or more before this happened. I'm quite concerned that this will impact their ability to stay on during a crash.
I love the look. And now that they're broken in, I am not having serious problems with them other than the Velcro. However, if I did it all over again I would have put down a bit more money and gotten gauntlet style gloves with better durability.
July 30, 2012