Roland Sands Diesel Gloves
The leather is very supple to the point of too soft. I ordered a medium, and my hand width usually fits a medium pretty well (Held, Alpinestars, Helimot, Dainese) but with these gloves, I can pull them off even though it's fully zippered and strapped down. Though shorty gloves will not protect as well as gauntlet-style gloves, I'm hesitating to even wear these around for city rides. They look nice enough though.
May 20, 2013
Very stylish glove. Fits well and feels good in cold-ish temps and warm-ish temps. Fits well and feels great when operating the bike. Only drawback is it leaves a residue or just kind of leathery dust on my hands after each use.
May 20, 2013
Sexiness On Your Hand
These gloves just breath awesome. My girlfriend loves them. The other girlfriend loves them. My older lady mistress thinks they're just sexy. And my riding buddies are jealous of them. Function doesn't equate to form as they're really just an stylized version of leather garden gloves in terms of protection. That's a bit harsh actually; the gloves do have padding in the fingers and reinforcements in the palm, but there is no knuckle protection and it's not over stitched. However, at the price, it can't hurt to buy a couple of them.
May 7, 2013
Unique & comfortable. Hands don't feel confined as they do in some protective gloves
Got the tobacco color to go with my tobacco RS jacket. I waer XL -ordered XL and they fit a tad snug but stretched to fit after a few rides. Can zip - unzip with gloved hand. Once on, they fit under jacket sleeve nicely. As maneuverable as my deerskins. I recommend.
May 6, 2013
The only reason you're buying these gloves is for style. They do look cool. I bought a pair of mediums and at first they fit a little tight for my liking, but broke in nicely. At $90 they are expensive and you could get a more protective glove but the choice is up to you.
April 29, 2013
I just got the gloves about 2 weeks ago, but I've already got a lot of compliments of the gloves from everyone from fellow bikers to waiting stuff at restaurants. I normally wear M size gloves, and they fit perfect. They are very soft and comfortable to wear, but they also seem to give adequate protection. They are not for cold or wet weather though; they are not insulated and not water-proof/resistant.
April 16, 2013
Best looking city gloves!
So in terms of protection, besides being leather, is fairly basic, with just some foam on top of the fingers.
But just look at them! They do look better in person than the photos!
Great finish and details!
April 8, 2013
I bought this glove but ended up returning it. It looks kinda cool online, but when it arrives it is not nearly as sleek as the pictures. It is wide and the fingers are thick like on a pair of stuffed winter gloves (like the kind little kids wear).
I bought an RSD jacket and wanted to stick with the brand for my gloves, but unfortunately these gloves really aren't up to snuff. There's no padding or armor anywhere on the glove, but you already know that from the specs... the problem is it doesn't look nearly as cool/stylish in the pictures (75% of the reason I got them) and doesn't seem to be very well made compared to other gloves at this price point.
April 1, 2013