Roland Sands Dezel Gloves
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
Awesome stylish gloves
I've wanted these gloves for awhile and I'm really happy I finally bought them. The fit is dead on for an XL, both length and width are perfect. They're super comfortable, there is a thin fleece lining and were supple / flexible out of the box. There is no break in period whatsoever. The zipper is a really cool feature, I have bigger hands and usually have trouble getting gloves off, but these open up so much I can get my hands out easily. The zippers can be opened easily with the gloves ON, which is obviously important if you want to ever get them off once they're on. The RSD styling speaks for itself, I've gotten a bunch of compliments already. I took off one point for price and airflow, because they're kind of expensive and there isn't really any airflow, but I don't think there is supposed to. They're really great gloves, highly recommended.
September 29, 2014
Good Glove: Just not comfortable for me
I bought this glove as a summer/spring cafe racer style fit. It runs true to size (as Anthony reviews). I thought it was comfortable for the most part; leather, palm, finger flexibility etc.
I returned it for 3 reasons. 1 it's a fairly short glove. My jacket pulls up exposing the cuff of the glove (even though the jacket's the right size). Just personal preference, but I decided to go with a mission that sits higher up the wrist. 2. It's about average to low for protection. It's got some padding on the fingers, reinforcement along the hand blade and palm. There is not real protection across the knuckles. There is also very little abrasion resistant material. I get that it's not designed as the most technical glove, but I want a little more than this glove offers. 3. The zipper closure sits right on my wrist bone. It has a very thin piece of material under it on the inside and it's just not comfortable for me. Once velcroed, it forces the zipper against my wrist bone. Not terrible, but not comfortable for longer rides either.
Overall a decently made glove with soft supple leather and a great look. Just know what you're getting and understand it's technical level.
August 18, 2014
Odd fitment, poor finish
As other have stated, I also really wanted to like these gloves. They look great but feel wrong in many ways once you try them on. If you sort the reviews by "lowest" then you'll see an accurate list of similar complaints. Overall fitment is just inconsistent. I usually wear a large in most gloves but in these my index in middle fingers were very tight which made the imperfect inner seam rub on my fingertips. Oddly the glove's ring, pinky, and thumbs were a bit long. Can't imagine trying to use zipper or take something out of a pocket with these on....which made zipping up the 2nd glove a challenge. As someone else stated, they fit like thick work gloves. I also didn't care for the zipper functionality and could see it snapping off as other have encountered. I sent them back and bought a pair of Rev'it Bombers in Large which fit perfect, provide much more protection, albeit with less style.
August 8, 2014
For a while i was wearing a 8 dollar pair of work gloves i got from the home depot. As nice as they were in terms of price and durability, the seams on the fingers just didnt do it for me. I decided to pick these up on a wim one saturday morning and it was a great idea. I thought they would take a while to break in, but within a few days, they felt like i had them all my life. No hot spots and best of all no seams digging into my finger tips.
July 8, 2014
Tabaco Dezel Gloves FTW
I love the style and quality feel of these gloves. They've got decent protection for commuting and road trips, they're really comfortable, the slight curve is natural. I was worried these would be too hot for summer but so far they have been fantastic (keep in mind summer in Alaska). I'm usually between a 2-3x glove so I wasn't sure how the fit would be but they've been easy to break in and might run a tad on the large size, in fact I think the 2x fit perfect. I recommend these to anyone who's not trying to be Rossi and who likes a distinct and personal style.
June 30, 2014
Good stylish gloves
I like these gloves. The red inner flap is a nice touch. The zipper is a little more clumsy to handle than a normal Velcro cuff glove. They seem to be true to size, meaning that I fall between a MD and LG. Went with the MD for a more snug fit. The only thing that annoys me is that since the seams on the fingers are done on the inside, my thumbs dig into them making longer rides slightly uncomfortable. I trimmed the seams down which helped a little, so far my Held gloves feel the best but these are definitely more stylish.
June 15, 2014