Roland Sands Diesel Gloves
I've now had these gloves for one season. I heard there were issues with the zippers, but I've had no problems. They are more of a summer glove, below 16 degrees and you'll have cool fingers. A nice glove that I'd recommend.
April 7, 2014
Okay these look immaculate. Gonna be excited to put these on every day and have tons of people envy how dark knight these are. Okay cool. Now that we have the initial wow factor of RSD out of the way here's the real skinny.
Track day? Sure why not. Padded well and great breathability. Road of course done. Arnold in T2 meets cafe racer.
Buttttt for $90 to have a hole in a seam, however minute, that will require a $5 stitch at the tailor kinda seems strange. Shouldn't have that issue. Also even though it fits my hand like a glove... Measured true to size 10.5 inch hand. It has a strange notch in the seam on the inside of the left hand index finger that seems to dig under my nail causing a slight bit of annoyance when wearing. Again not a big deal but I figured for $90 a simple thing like this would be a non issue. Which just seems whoever stitches these didn't take a thorough sewing class.
Last but not least I saw people complaining before about a button design detail that would fall off over the latch to the zipper. It's been removed and instead there's velcro underneath now with no RSD button snap. Less obnoxious and more efficient and reliable.
Safe riding. Hope I was helpful.
April 2, 2014
Zipper feature makes this glove the easiet to don or doff out there
70, Road racer style, contoured palms, ribbed back, reinforced wear points, zipper feature make this an extremely user friendly glove. I have over 5 pairs of various style and makes of hot to cold weather gloves. These are my go to utility mitts for quick errands and rides for 100 mile jaunts. the one major drawback of this style is they appeal to everyone so don't leave them tucked in your helmet when inside a store or they might grow feet. overall satisfied. Price seems a little higher than most comparable types but styles spot on and quality's satisfactory , we will see if they last the year.
March 19, 2014
This product is a great looking riding glove.
I love this pair of gloves. I went with the smaller size because I felt they would stretch a tiny bit and they fit perfectly. I've always had a great experience working with revzilla. I shop here all the time and will continue to.
March 19, 2014
Awesome cafe style
These gloves are look badass. I have a matching Roland Sands jacket that look amazing together. My only complaint is that they run small. I had to order them twice to get the right size. Even a XXL fits a bit tight, but then again I have big hands.
March 17, 2014
Great retro look, poor function.
I bought these gloves back in May of last year before my MSF course, as you need to take gloves with you. I wanted to either buy a Triumph Bonneville/Thruxton, or a vintage Honda, so I knew I wanted to have retro style gear. These looked the part, and had the most protection of the Roland Sands gloves, so I ordered them.
They performed perfectly fine during my course, and weren't too uncomfortable even though they were new. After my two days of riding during the course, I used them again for a 3 hour trip on a 1975 Honda (the only trip I took on that since it broke during), then for about a week on a 2006 R6 I borrowed from a friend while my truck was in the shop. (I took a 4 hour trip one way and 2 hours back on the weekend).
This was all I had used them up until two and a half weeks ago, when I finally was approved for a 2012 Triumph Bonneville T100. My trusty gloves served me well for the first two days of constant commuting riding, then the right-hand zipper tab broke. Not too much of a bother, though, since i was still able to get a grip on the remaining nub to pull the zipper closed.
The real mess happened a little later on. About a week ago, I started to notice some discomfort in my left hand, especially during lengthy stops at lights, having the clutch pulled in. At first I figured this was just due to me not being used to riding this much, and perhaps my left glove being slightly "larger" than my right due to whatever reason, or perhaps my left hand being slightly smaller.
But eventually, my right hand started feeling uncomfortable as well. What I've ended up attributing it to is the gloves "stretching" out, and the extra material creates stress on my fingers as i move my hand to either pull the clutch, roll on/off the throttle, or pull the brake. This, coupled with the already-lacking of pre-curved fingers, makes for a very uncomfortable glove. Throw in the fact that there is almost-zero technical protection (just the leather and the foam knuckle/finger pads), the zippers obviously aren't very good (i think this is because they're slightly bent to be "flush" with the back of the glove) and the inner seams are noticeable, Full price is definitely way too much money, but I guess the retro design adds on a $40 tax.
Despite my original (foolish) desire to have all my gear retro-matched, I will be purchasing a more comfortable and technically protective race-type glove next.
March 15, 2014
I love them for both the look and the fit. I struggled between ordering medium or large; and opted for medium which for me means the fingers are about 1/8' short from perfection -- but I'm sure they will stretch out in no time.
And even if they don't, I'll be happy to lop off a little of each finger to make the fit perfect just because I love them so much.
Previously only purchased $40 gloves and suffered from irregular fit that would bunch up in my palm or the fingers would be too long. These are well worth the extra dinero and I would highly recommend spending a little more for a lot more!
March 10, 2014
Exactly what i was looking for
These gloves are reall cool. I am a bit off the wall retro style kind of guy and these are perfect for me. No extreme technical attributes just a solid good lookng pair of gloves, couldn't be happier!
March 4, 2014