River Road Twin Iron Gloves
The gloves have great protección and durability
These gloves are the best because have protrection and durability
November 25, 2013
I got them just for MSF course, looks like I'll use them for awhile.
I just wanted to get some lower priced but decent looking gloves for my MSF course. These looked just fine at the right price. Good palm padding. Knuckle protection looks sturdy, never found out how well they work thankfully. The joints are great, really allows full use of fingers for clutch etc. They felt a little tight when I first got them but of course leather needs time to break in. Now they fit perfectly. No complaints, I'll probably continue using them until I really need a new pair.
November 8, 2013
Great looking, only lasted 1 week
These gloves look good, are super comfortable which makes me disappointed to say their durability is terrible.
They're extremely comfortable and I really like the subtle knuckle protection they offer. The venting makes them breathe well while riding and avoids suffocating my hands. The stitching where the reflector strip is sewn in near the thumb area started coming apart the second day I had them. I figured I spent $45 on them so whatevs, I'll deal with the slight tears on each glove in that area because they're so comfortable and I really dig the way they look.
Well today, 6 days after receiving them, the stitching in the thumb decided to unravel!
I wouldn't consider myself hard on gloves. I've used them to ride each day since unpacking them and feel this is a little excessive for expected "wear and tear" on a cheaper pair of gloves.
I don't know how to leave a photo, but I'll try and figure that out so I can show how bad the tears are.
If you're looking for a durable leather glove that is comfortable and looks good, but don't mind it disintegrating in a matter of days - this is your glove =)
August 14, 2013
Definitely worth their price
I've been riding in these for 3 months now and they're starting to look a little beat up but they're not falling apart or anything. It looks like I've had them for 3 years as opposed to 3 months, but again, they're holding together great. They're very comfortable, the padding is a big help and the knuckle protection is decent. Remember, we're talking about a $50 pair of gloves here, not $150 pair of Alpinestars.
In 90+ degrees, they're still fine. I don't care what gloves you wear in that heat, it's not going to be pleasant. These do surprisingly well. I can't feel any air coming through, but my hands never get unreasonably sweaty. I should be peeling these things off some days but they just never let my hands get nasty. I've never had to dry them out from sweat.
I've also ridden them in the rain (not on purpose) and they aren't waterproof. At all. They don't claim to be so no points off there, but if you were wondering how they do in the rain, they get wet and so do you. And they take over a day to dry so try not to get them wet. I've also ridden them on some cold (not really) 40 degree mornings and my fingers were numb. So they don't do cold, either.
The picture looks like they offer some wrist protection but they don't. The wrist is constantly bunched up because the velcro strap is pretty basic so if wrist protection is important to you, either look elsewhere or make sure your jacket cuff covers your wrist.
Overall, they're inexpensive and you can't ask any more of them then what they provide. I really wish there was a waterproof and/or winter version of these. I like them enough that I would buy a waterproof or insulated pair if they existed.
Lastly, the sizing is a little small. I don't have big hands. At least, I didn't think so. So I went with large but they were just too tight. I could see the seams stressing badly when I made a fist. RZ makes it so easy, though. Switched for XL and they're perfect. Still perfect after breaking in, too.
July 13, 2013
So far so good.
These gloves are a good quality for the price. The knuckle protection and logo are subtle in appearance. The fit is good and I can tell they're going to break in well. My only complaint (and this is just a preference) is that I can't feel my grips in the palms because of the gel padding. 5 stars minus the gel.
June 23, 2013
Rarely do you find a leather glove with this many features.
I like the "thinness" of these gloves.
Not bulky and the airflow is great.
June 3, 2013
Gift for the boyfriend.
These are simple leather gloves and I think he will love them. They are slightly small in the fit but with Revzilla I know I won't have any issues with exchanges! =]
May 29, 2013
Nice look, but not particularly well made
I was unfortunately disappointed with the Twin Iron gloves. At a distance they look nice, but once I got a pair on my hands, I saw that they're not the best made. The biggest problem is that the stitching on the fingers is uneven. For example, the top leather strip on middle finger on the left glove was noticeably too wide compared to the other fingers. The index finger on the left glove was almost a 1/4" shorter than the index finger on the right glove. The ring and pinky finger on the right glove were "rotated" off center because of the uneven stitching.
All of this uneven stitching means that the seams aren't necessary in a place that feels comfortable if you buy a size to fit snugly. For example on the "rotated" ring and pinky finger I mentioned, what should have been a side seam basically ran down the bottom of my finger.
The picture on Revzilla looks better, so made I just got a bad pair.
If you just want a loose fitting, good looking pair of cruiser gloves, these could still serve you well. The gel insert in the palms did have some decent give to it and I could see it paying off for long rides. Also despite the stitching being uneven, it did at least seem strong and solid. So I don't think there would be a problem with these holding up over time.
However, if you're looking for a snug fitting pair of sport/touring gloves, I would not recommend these.
May 23, 2013