Roland Sands Dezel Gloves
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
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