Scorpion SG3 Gloves
Stitching failed on two sets of gloves
I purchased these gloves in Oct 2015 and by January 2015 the stitching on one glove already started coming apart at the wrist retention strap. I filed for an RMA with Scorpion, which was promptly approved and I received my replacement shortly there after. I rode casually over the next year (about 2,000 miles total) with zero track time and zero crashes. Last week the stitching on the outside of both index fingers failed.
I have contacted Scorpion again to try and get another replacement, but I am outside their 1 year warranty on gloves and likely will be denied. Although, to be honest, I'm not sure I want to get a replacement anyways because if the stitching fails so easily without crashing, I don't want to test it when I need the protection.
I highly recommend you invest your money (and safety) in another brand.
PS- I'm intentionally pushing my finger through the hole, they gloves are not too small for my hand.
January 30, 2016
Best Track/Gauntlet Glove for the Price
I needed some decent gloves for the track and for California Super bike School so I picked these up due to the ratings. I am impressed with the quality and it's definitely the best bang for the buck. (You can't compare these to $400 track gloves)
Pros: Kangaroo skin palm, Knuckle & palm sliders, Kevlar internal palm panel and stitching, ventilated, and great bang for the buck
Cons: I wish that there was more reinforcement around the fingers especially the pinky.
November 6, 2015
Lots of features for the price.
I wanted some gloves with palm protection and these are the most reasonable in price. They seem to have lots of protection, though I have no crash testing to report.
I normally wear a L or XL in American gloves, depending on how tight I want them and on whether they stretch. I am 6'3" with average size hands for my size, but my fingers are slightly below average size. XL fits the palm perfectly in these, the fingers are slightly long, but I can't see that it matters.
There is lots of velcro on this thing. The little wrist velcro tighteners can easily get tangled with the gauntlet closures or the velcro at my suit cuffs, but they do work to keep it tight at the wrist.
I bought the yellow high viz partly to get noticed when using hand signals. They are indeed bright. I think I may need a whole other set of gear for running errands in town, like some covert pro jeans and a nice leather jacket.
October 26, 2015
unfortunately got to crash test these gloves. it may be the way i crashed but aside from all my gear, i walked away from the crash with problems mostly in my hands, and it makes me wonder if the glove didn't hold up or if it was just the crash. my left pinky has a chipped bone, left index finger sprained, and bruises and cuts on left scaphoid. right pinky has an oblique fracture and is broken, may or may not need surgery for. aside from my gloves i have a dianese crono suit, suomy helmet, and alpine stars smx6 boots. i have scratches on my right clavicle and nothing else. makes me wonder if i were to spend the money and get the alpine gp pro gloves which i was eyeballing if i would come out the same. but I'm happy to be ok, and i would not buy these gloves again or recommend them to a friend.
October 20, 2015
Good glove for the price
Decent glove. Fits good and feels ok when riding. Fingers are a little long for me, but that's not the glove's fault. For the price I'm not sure you could find a better glove.
October 8, 2015
I am between a small and a medium in gloves; I got these in a medium and the size is correct. There just seems to be some extra material in the palms that folds on itself once in a while, and a couple of the fingertips are snugger than others. Everyone's hands are different, I guess.
The protection is tank-like compared to my street gloves, and I felt perfectly safe wearing these on my first track day. The cuffs went over my race suit sleeves without issue. These gloves feel at home on the street as well, and I have commuted in them. They may just turn out to be my go-to gloves for any riding.
Airflow is good, but will never match that of less-protective mesh gloves. If I could improve these gloves in one way, I would move the cuff closures to the top of the wrist so I can look at them while opening and closing.
October 5, 2015
These things are awesome! They fit really well and nicely cover the end of my jacket. They feel like they maintain moisture easily when not moving, and can be difficult to take off sometimes.
September 14, 2015
Odd stitching leads to long break in
Break in took a bit of time and there was a lot of discomfort and rubbing on my pinky fingers until after my first track day in these gloves. I attribute that to both pinkies on the glove being stitched in a way that forces the pinky part of the glove to be rotated outward. So the uncomfortable inner seam is rubbing at the middle knuckle. I'm not sure if that's by design or a production issue.
The wrist enclosure is under the wrist, not on top. It wasn't something I paid attention to when buying because I didn't think it was an issue, but with these gloves I found I prefer the velcro on top. The enclosure on the bottom just makes it difficult to grab it with a gloved hand and the protective flap is a pain when you have to secure the wrist where the flap is.
I got these mostly because of the SPS system (and the other gloves I was looking at didn't have my size). Good price for what you get. I wanted to try another "bang for buck" brand and grabbed these, but I'll probably go back to my other brand for similar price point and near equal features with much better comfort. These might be relegated to street duty and backup track gloves instead of primary as I intended because of comfort.
September 12, 2015