Roland Sands Barfly Gloves
Stylish but not high quality
These gloves look better than the vast majority of other gloves and they fit well and are very comfortable. The unfortunate part is that they are not extremely high quality, and provide little protection for knuckles or palms. Some of the stitching began coming up on the gloves within the first two weeks of use and the palms only have one layer of relatively thin leather. Form wins out over function here.
November 12, 2013
This is a great pair of gloves for the quick bar hop around town. They're not for racing or 'spirited' riding, but they will provide a bit of protection in a slow-speed low-side. The styling is superb, and the leather is nicer than I anticipated (for the price). Venting is perfect for spring & summer. You're pushing numb after 30min @ 40 degrees F. This will be my 'go-to glove' for all weather above 50 and no rain! You have satisfied me again RSD. Well done
October 15, 2013
Great glove for the price
I purchased these gloves for the fact that they are stylish and full leather. They are quite comfortable out of the box, and expect them to break in the same.. I am typically a size large in most gloves, after my trying on the large I ordered, I thought maybe I should've gone xl, but I'm glad I didn't. The fingers, in my opinion are on the shorter side, but luckily are forming to my hand nicely. Also if I had gone a size up, I feel the glove would've been too big in the palm and wrist area. These gloves are easy on and off, and offer plenty of room to accommodate wide hands.
I have a couple of gripes.
1) the palm isn't all reinforced leather. There is a "u" shaped area on the palm(photo included) that is just a single sheet of leather, with four perf holes.. I'm not quite sure if that will hold up to wear and tear.. Time will tell.
2) roland sands doesn't seem to be American made anymore. This is a bummer. I get that companies have to go to other countries to help their overhead. And I understand that American made can be more expensive. But guess what? Most of us will pay more to buy American. Roland Sands is an expensive brand to purchase anyway, people will clearly pay to play.
September 23, 2013
Nice, comfortable gloves
These gloves are a bit pricy, but worth it for the quality of leather and attention to detail. There were a bit snug when I received them, but just a few wears later and they fit perfectly. I wear size small nitrile gloves at work, and size small in these.
They don't offer much in knuckle protection, but I suppose they are intended more for casual riding.
These look good enough that I plan on wearing them on cool days off the bike and don't think they will look out of place.
September 19, 2013
In my regular size, the gloves seemed tight at first. After a few hours of wear, the were perfect and have remained that way! I love them!
September 3, 2013
Don't notice I'm wearing them.... and that's a positive!
Easy on / easy off. Soft leather - great grip(s). These went on a tad tight out of the box but adjusted to my hand in no time.
August 12, 2013
Great glove for what it is
Minimalist glove in my opinion. Great leather and designs but where the glove on the cuff, the inseam rubs me the wrong way. I've only worn it once and I didn't love it. Otherwise, it feels like great quality. I should be alright once it breaks in, but initial feel wasn't my favorite. Great glove for what it is, and $70 isn't bad for a quality leather glove.
July 1, 2013
Very very happy with my purchase, big step up from the last pair I owned.
June 24, 2013