River Road Twin Iron Gloves
Excellent fit, I like the knuckle protectors in that they are not over sized. Good finish on sewn seams.
April 7, 2014
Starter Glove that did its job
I wanted to give this 3 stars originally, because I feel rather indifferent to these gloves. They did their job and held up ok-ish for one season.I guess for the price they did well.
Size runs a little small for the palm. I had to exchange LG for XL, and I have average size hand IMHO. XL pair fits better, but the wrist strap is too long for my thin wrists. I guess, these are just not jiving perfectly with my hands/wrists' size. But not to a point where it's a huge problem for me.
I am keeping them for the second season, but will probably exchange upgrade to a more expensive pair, once I have some extra cash.
April 1, 2014
I like the gloves.
I got the gloves fast and was happy they fit me well, there was a small piece of debris on the knuckle under the leather and it was visible so it annoyed me. I was able to lift the leather on top of the knuckle and knock the debris off. There is still a dimple where the debris was but its not worth sending them back for. They fit well and look great. I can't wait to wear them on a long ride.
January 20, 2014
I have pretty big hands and got the XL and it was still a tad bit small but I really like them. Regardless they are the perfect nonchalant gloves with knuckle protection. I would recommend getting a size bigger.
December 9, 2013
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