Roland Sands Dezel Gloves
As everyone else already stated, these gloves are really stylish for motorcycle gloves. These are a huge step, style-wise, above technical race gloves! Fitment is also consistent with American size gloves (i.e. they fit like Dainese/Icon) and are fairly comfortable even when new.
Style is definitely this glove's forte. I bought these to ride with a BMW R9T but after receiving them, I decided to not use them for riding due to the minimal protection they offer. As spaceman/Power Ranger as technical gloves may be, I dig the protection. These RSD Diesels are relegated to being used as casual fall/winter gloves. I'm rocking Dainese 4 Stroke Evo's when I need short-cuff gloves; I also use Dainese Full Metal Pro's when I need a longer cuff. Would I recommend these gloves? Yes, if you don't fall. :) These are fine gloves but I prefer something with palm sliders AND hard knuckles - the thought is that I'd rather that my palm slide and my knuckles be somewhat protected if my hand is pinned under my bike in a slide.
I'm not knocking these RSD gloves. They look great and will make a fun/interesting casual glove or even a driving glove (inside a car). I'm keeping them for that very purpose!
September 26, 2015
Stylish with a snug fit
I bought these gloves purely for the style and moderate protection they provide. I purchased a medium and a large to try them both out and the medium fit perfectly while the larges fingertips were huge. after riding for around an hour im starting to get cramps in my right hand due to how tight fitting they feel while riding. I'm hoping its just a break in period but some more stretch would be nice
August 31, 2015
true to size.
Look great, feel great. Not the most protective, but for around town riding (and falling) these are the gloves.
Sort of make you feel like ol ring-a-ding gosling from "drive"
not a bad feeling.
June 15, 2015
Stylish and Simple
I've used these for about a month now and they have been great. Feels protective and definitely has style. I went with Ox Blood, it's not as red as the photos show, more like an dark brown, but it's still cool. Would recommend.
June 15, 2015
Wore these for about 1k miles now and I just wanted to say that they are really high quality leather and very comfortable. They fill the cavity in between your fingers (which I prefer, rather than having a webbed fingers style glove) and when they were brand new the leather inside their was a little stiff but broke in nearly immediately. I wear a large and they fit true to size. Makes me want to spend $600 for one of the RSD jackets!
May 26, 2015
I thought they would be stronger
I was looking for design and protection, so I was happy when I found this, but they're not as strong as they look.
Anyway, fits perfectly and they're beautiful.
February 3, 2015
Stylish and comfy, lousy durability.
I have owned 2 pairs of RSD gloves so far, and this will be my very last pair. The first pair lasted a little over a year of commuting, and these lasted maybe a little over half a year. Durability is definitely not something RSD holds in high regards, at least with their gloves.
These gloves are very comfortable and extremely easy to get on and off. They feel very secure on my hands while not being too tight or too loose.
Very classy looking gloves. Not too flashy while not being boring and dull. The red interior is beautiful and the leather is the perfect color. These gloves pretty much go with any gear you have. In fact, I absolutely love the styling and it's a shame they blew out on me so quickly.
Here's where things take a nose dive. These things definitely aren't built to last. The seams were obliterated on the palm of the left glove right over the bottom of the middle finger, leaving a giant hole after a little over 6 months of regular use. This is unacceptable at this price point when I could buy gloves for half (sometimes less than half) the price, which will more than likely last twice as long. This is pretty much the deal breaker and I cannot recommend these gloves because of the horrible build quality. If you want to throw your money away on some gloves that wont last even one full season of riding, then buy these.
December 25, 2014
Quality Control Needs to be improved
I received these gloves and was sad to see that the zipper stop on one of the gloves was completely missing so when you pulled on the zipper it went too far and stuck. This is something that should have been caught in production. The other problem was the ribbing had ripped open along a stitch line. I returned them. I really like the style and may still buy a replacement pair.
October 21, 2014