Roland Sands Domino Gloves
Comfortable and stylish, not much durability or protection
Bought these for the low profile retro look, but expected a bit more protection. The leather is soft and the gloves are comfortable from first wear. I have smallish hands with short fingers, and the medium fits correctly in the palm but is long in the fingers--so I would think that the sizing is about standard.
I didn't expect too much protection from these, and I got less than I expected. There are foam pads on the fingers, and the palms have reinforced leather, but there's not enough hard armor for me to be confident that these would withstand an off at over 25-30 miles per hour. The abrasion resistance might be there for that speed of crash, but there's very little impact protection anywhere on the glove.
For a looks-focused brand like RSD, that lack of protection might be a worthwhile compromise. HOWEVER...the seams holding the padding almost immediately began coming undone ("almost immediately" in this case means "within a week"). None of the padding has fallen out, but it's only a matter of time unless I take the gloves to a leather tailor and ask them to restitch.
So...nice on looks, comfort level is high, but quality control sucks and I wouldn't depend on these during a crash on the freeway or in the twisties.
October 29, 2014
Great style and features!
Nice everyday riding gloves. Great style and comfort. Everything I would expect from Roland Sands.
October 13, 2014
Solid All-Around Glove
Glove was worth the wait... of it being on sale. Good glove for almost every driving condition, just not the extremes. Have worn them in cold and hot conditions, was tolerable for both. Has some air flow that makes cold mornings a little chilly, and not enough air flow that gives hot days a sweaty palm. Fingers/Palm are still breaking-in after a few months. Style you expect from RSD.
July 30, 2014
Nice all around glove
I bought the RSD Domino gloves for the style. They are a nice all around glove. They are a little cool on days in the low 40's and below. I'm still trying to find a cruiser/touring glove with suede on the back of the index finger for wiping my sunglasses or visor. That was the handiest feature I've ever had on a glove (pun intended).
June 30, 2014
Gloves are great and very stylish. Leather is very soft and comfortable. Leather is so soft and may not wear very well. Girlfriend wears a set and they are starting to blemish.
June 30, 2014
Great cafe racer glove
I was looking for a glove with a more retro look when riding some of my classic motorcycles. while wanting a more retro look I will wanted a glove providing modern protection. I was a little worried about going with a Roland Sands glove as I thought it might be a cheap glove with a designer label on it. Not to worry, it is a very well made glove with great leather and fantastic fit and finish! They fit true to size and I would not hesitate to purchase another pair. Very comfortable and seem like they will provide fantasic protection in the event of a crash. Very happy indeed!
April 23, 2014
Excellent retro styling w/protection!
These Domino gloves are exactly what I expected from Roland Sands. I have his Ronan Jacket that is great quality as well.
April 9, 2014
I love the design. The leather is nice and soft. the only complain would be the smell. The gloves smell like they were in a mechanic shop lying next to an open container with gasoline.
I still would buy the gloves regardless the smell, and they should last for a long time. I haven't seen any other gloves as nice as these plus the price is just a steal.
January 21, 2014