River Road Twin Iron Shorty Gloves
Good open fingered gloves for the money
I used these throughout summer and now that we're moving into winter they aren't quite warm enough. They look and feel great, and I love having access to pockets/straps/etc that I don't get with my winter gloves. Inexpensive and they work well. There is minimal leather padding for the knuckles, but enough protection that I felt fine about wearing them on a daily basis while it was still warm enough.
November 16, 2015
Great Gloves at a Great Price
I love these gloves. I took Anthony's advice and purchased a size large, even though the gloves I was wearing were XL. When I first put them on they were really tight. I had a heck of a time getting them off. However, they did what Anthony's video said they'd do. Once I wore them 2 or 3 times they broke in and are now a perfect fit.
September 21, 2015
A very good product I
This is my second pair of these gloves purchased. I wore out the other pair as I use them daily in touring and my daily commute. The seams all held well. The leather split due to hard use, heat, and rain.
September 7, 2015
great for the price
They are quite inexpensive and are a great standard shorty glove. My hands are not petite and I usually fit into men's smalls comfortably, but these are still on the larger size. the gel on the palm is great though and as far as my everyday city riding gloves go-- these are perfect enough. =)
September 1, 2015
Great summer gloves
Thanks to HighWay52 for being from AZ and also reviewing these gloves. The streets in summer in Phoenix can be pretty brutal and I was tired of having to peel my lighter gloves off my hands when I got home. Riding without gloves is just as bad because the heat coming off of the roads can feel like an oven. I wanted a nice pair of finger-less gloves with some breath-ability and I wasn't disappointed.
I was a little worried that they'd be tough to break in when I first tried them on, but they felt like old friends by the end of the week. My hands still sweat, but it's not as bad as my other gloves. I can definitely feel the air on the back of my hands a bit, so that helps them to keep a little cool. The pull-tabs on the fingers are nice. Even if my hands do sweat I'm not trying to peel the gloves backwards to get my hands out. The gel could be a bit thicker in the palm area. I notice there's a difference, but not much. The knuckle guards feel like thick rubber, which is still better that my old gloves. They say there's reflective piping, but I haven't noticed them reflecting anything. So far I've worn them on a warm rainy day and on the freeway in 110+ degree weather and they've added that extra protection against rain and rocks that I need.
My only real beef is that the knuckles could be sturdier and the gel could be gel-ier. Aside from that, I'm very happy that I got these.
June 23, 2015
Nice pair of gloves. They fit very tight at first and will take some time to break in. You might want to try the next size up from what you normally wear.
May 25, 2015
Snug fit, but break in nicely
Ordered a pair in large because every other glove on here fits me that way, they came quite snug, but broke in eventually. Now they are one of my favorite pairs for riding about.
March 16, 2015
They fit just a bit snug, and don't have much give around the wrist for taking them on and off, but it makes for a more secure and snug fit once on.
The knuckle armor is an awesome plus, since you lose some protection with the fingerless quality. However, it's all about tradeoffs, I wanted a glove that I could still keep on and retain tactile feedback on my bike, my phone, etc.
Perforation works great and you get a surprising amount of wind pass-thru when in motion, since air comes in through the finger holes and passes right thru on the top perf. Makes for a really comfortable glove in warmer and moderate weather.
Overall a really great value for the low price and all the features provided. Highly recommended! Just order a size up if you want a roomier fit.
September 16, 2014