Scorpion SG3 Gloves
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
I low sided when I hit a patch of sand a few weeks ago. Luckily I was wearing all my gear. My first reaction was to put my hands out to break my fall. After examining the right glove the plastic palm sliders took some of the damage, and the kangaroo leather palm held up very well. It had just scratched the surface. The leather is very thick and the palm sliders are a very nice addition in terms of protection. These have race-level protection.
That being said, the pointer finger of the left glove had started to come undone a couple weeks before. The thread stitching the bottom leather and the top of the left pointer finger had come undone and I can actually fit my finger through the tip of the glove. I am not happy with this, but my girlfriend was able to sow/superglue it back together. It shouldn't have come undone considering it hadn't been crashed or anything yet. I hope my case was a fluke and not an accurate assesment of their quality.
For the price, these are the best race-level gloves available. For the price. There are better gloves out there. But these are very decent.
December 31, 2014
like the colors
cannot really comment on durability but they are very well made and fit great
December 29, 2014
Not perfect, but I feel protected
I've been down before with scaphoid (wrist pucks) sliders and they really saved the day. These gloves are of quality material and the right protection. The craftsmanship was disappointing though. I had to send the first pair back for a seam on the finger that was sown improperly. The replacement pair had some minor flaws, but nothing that would compromise the protection the gloves provide. All in all I think these gloves are worth it. They are comfortable and the high level of protection is at an affordable price.
December 8, 2014
You CAN'T beat these for the price!
I've had a set of SGS for a while now (the short version) and love em. The features on this glove are top rate - the only thing better would be a pinky bridge (which I think A* patented anyway).
When I first got these they were SNUG, more so than when I first got my SGS. There weren't any pressure points as such but my thumbs did get a bit sore after a decent ride. This was easily fixed by riding through a rainstorm then conditioning the gloves with leather conditioner. Now they fit 100% PERFECT, like they were made for my hands.
Your hands are the first things you stick out when you go flying, have a small surface area to absorb damage, lots of little bones to break, and it's a pain if they don't work - so get some decent protection for them. And you have to spend 50% more than these cost to get anything comparable!
November 17, 2014
Felt well protected
Gloves seemed a little tight at first, but eventually fit to my hands. With the gauntlets they are a bit warm in 80 degree temps, but there is some air flow. Wearing these gloves with the Knox sliders made me feel well protected.
October 21, 2014
Bought these gloves right before my trackdays this past weekend and they are awesome. I normally have an issue with the fingers on gloves being too long but these were literally the perfect length on all fingers except the thumb which was only slightly long. Another issue i normally have is the palms bunch up and cause arm pump when im pushing on the track, none of that here. I highsided in these and sustained no hand injuries. I would recommend these to anyone who has normal length fingers.
September 2, 2014