Scorpion SG3 Gloves
Much better than I thought
The Scorpion SG3 gloves are much better than I thought they would be. I was replacing an old pair of Alpinestars GP Plus gloves. They fit too tight, so I measured my palm, as instructed, but wanted a pair of gloves that fit my hands and my budget. Well, the Scorpion SG3's fit the bill perfectly. The measurements were spot on with the sizing guide, plus, they look great on top of it. Even better than the pictures. They flow a nice amount of air to keep your hands cool, yet, they are comfortable inside and don't bunch up in the palms like some gloves do. I currently use them on a sportbike, but I believe they would work on any type of bike that you chose to ride. The quality appears to be top notch and I didn't see any issues with any of the stitching on these gloves. I would highly recommend them.
April 21, 2015
I think this is the best glove sub $200. If you have smaller wrists the Velcro gauntlet will close, but for maximum closure I had my local seamstress add a patch of Velcro so that the end of the strap was not just flapping around. A very minor alteration that cost $10 and does not alter the look of the glove in any way. Yes, it also has kangaroo leather on the palm and Kevlar stiching.
April 20, 2015
Great glove for the price point
I bought these gloves fall of last year and have ridden with them since then. I've played piano most of my life and wanted to get the most protection I could, but without spending $300 or more on other brands. The gloves took a bit to break in, but loosened up after about a month or so. They breathe decently, but still make my hands sweat a bit in warmer weather. The straps and velcro are very secure, which is confidence inspiring. My only complaint would be the somewhat unequal length of the fingers. I have small hands, but felt like some fingers had more material than others (thumb and pinky). Overall, I'm very satisfied and feel much more protected than with my old shorty gloves. Would definitely recommend for anyone wanting a gauntlet glove with more features, but not wanting to break the bank.
April 15, 2015
Good construction, sizing is weird.
Had these gloves for a number of months now. The fit is the first thing I noticed - thumb, index, and pinky fingers are all too long. I've figured out a way to jury rig the Velcro to pull the fingers as tight as possible so I'm not working with the finger equivalent of clown shoes, but it's still not good. Because of the exta material, I cannot use my fingers for anything except the thumb controls on the handlebars. The rest of the glove fits great, which is why the finger thing is so frustrating.
The construction of the gloves is great- no lazy stitching, and the materials are high quality. I have not gone down in these gloves, so I cannot fully attest to the safety, but the palm skids seem durable, and do not get in the way of normal operation
I would appreciate better sizing options for riders with big hands but shorter fingers, I guess, but all in all these gloves are worth buying.
April 6, 2015
I bought these gloves about six months ago and have been wearing them everyday, ever since.
Firstly, the fit is true to what's stated. I bought an XL coming from an Alpinestars glove of the same size. That was a mistake. Although they do work for me, they are just slightly too big. I will be buying them again in a size L. Additionally, the leather will indeed work itself in and slightly loosen.
Feature-wise, these gloves can't go wrong. The gauntlet feels durable and secures well to my wrist. An additional velcro strap secures above the gauntlet, just below the meat of my hand. There are several plastic sliders on the palm which add to my confidence in these gloves' safety. My one complaint regarding features would be the knuckle-box. I was expecting something harder (along the lines of carbon fiber). What I got instead was this floppy plastic material which bends and contorts easily. Of course, I'm sure they'd provide good protection in a crash. And for the price I can't really complain.
Lastly, these gloves are durable and are of quality. Although I haven't gone down in them, they have lasted months of non-stop twisty road riding, commuting, and general use. I have even washed them several times and have had no issues of any kind. The gloves are completely together with no tearing or thread loosening.
I bought these gloves because I wanted a race-type gauntlet which would be leather, of good quality, and at a reasonable price-point. Frankly, $300+ for gloves is ridiculous considering that's what many pants and jackets go for. I just couldn't justify spending that much money. The SG3 however, is a good buy! If your expectations mirror mine, you won't be disappointed.
March 28, 2015
This product is great.
Bought these for my husband as a Christmas gift and ge loves them. At first they were a little snug but like al leather it extended and fits him perfect now. He loves the comfort and protection they provide.
March 23, 2015
Great Glove for a Sprint, not for a Marathon
I ordered these gloves last year because the price was reasonable for all the featured packed into it for a gauntlet glove.
Rode in the summer heat and even into 30 degree weather without much issue and never experienced an instance that actually tested the protection value. After only 5-ish months of riding, the stitching started coming out! I mean I didn't expect the gloves to last a lifetime, but I expected then to last for more that a part of one riding season!
They were comfortable and seemed true to size, but I don't know I could willingly put another 130 of my own money into a set of gloves to have the workmanship fail again. If I were guaranteed a new pair of this glove that would last I would totally get another pair, but considering no commitment is on the horizon, with a heavy heart I'll be going with a different glove that will hopefully last me a bit longer.
February 4, 2015
I've owned these gloves for a year now, and have seen temps as cool as 35F and as hot as 120F....I live in Arizona. In cooler to warm weather these gloves are great; however , in extreme hot weather, not so breathable in my opinion, which doesn't take away from my recommendation of the glove. I feel these gloves fit a bit on the small side. My hands aren't huge by any means. I normally wear a large to extra large(in rare instances). I had to purchase a 2xlarge in these gloves. Not a big deal, just make sure to try on at a local retail store before you buy to get the best fit. Durability of the glove is ok...I gave a 4/5. The rubberized lettering on the cuff has craked and peeled on my gloves....that's my only negative comment. With that said, it's likely due to the fact that I store my gloves inside my helmet due to limited storage space at work, so the cracking is probably my fault. I haven't been down with these so I can't attest to how they stand up in a crash. Not much else to comment. I feel it's a well built product, minus the cuff lettering, that's comfortable to wear and looks good too. I would recommend as an entry level race glove, an everyday commuter glove, a weekend warrior glove, or however you plan to use it.
January 21, 2015