Speed and Strength Strip Search Gloves
Great features for the price
I've had these gloves for about three months now and they've held up great. 90+ degrees all summer here in Atlanta and they flow a ton of air and keep my hands cool. The stitches inside the fingers are a bit annoying but you forget about it while riding. They were fine after getting wet (just dried with newspaper), and the Velcro is still perfect. Good grip in the palms, good look, and a little vibration reduction. Make sure to get the right size or the knuckle protectors will bother you. These would not work for cold weather.
September 8, 2014
These gloves are very comfortable and seem to provide good protection without looking like you're going to a rally cross event. The knuckles are very well protected, although I wish there was one extra layer of leather on the outer/base of the palm area, where you'd likely land to break a fall. However, then you trade off some feel, so I understand why they don't have it.
Overall, very please with these gloves and the fit is perfect according to the size chart.
July 21, 2014
Strip Search, not Stripped Down
With almost 600 miles of June-July riding wearing Speed and Strength's Strip Search gloves, I have to say these gloves are working out great.
Fit is close to being exactly like my First Gear, Mesh-Tex gloves (the Strip Search is a little narrower across the back of the hand) so the video guide's size recommendation was right on for me.
As I tried them on, I originally thought the compression of the knuckle protector would end up being uncomfortably tight, but the glove's pre-curve construction really gets the shape of your hand close to where it is going to be when you are on the bike so making a fist is just too much of an exaggeration to guide how these will fit in use. I just jumped in with some seat time and found a little break-in got everything good to go.
Construction and protective features feel reassuring; so maybe in August, when the temps really climb, I may reach for the mesh gloves again, but as long as the weather stays in the 60s and 80s, I will be wearing these leather gloves.
And with the gloves holding up well with this amount of miles on them, I have no reason to think the initial impression won't also be my lasting impression.
July 7, 2014
These gloves fit exactly according to the size chart. They are comfortable and offer lots of protection. I don't really feel air flow through them but my hands have never gotten hot even in 80 degree weather. I think they are totally worth the money and really love them.
June 23, 2014
The gloves have a good look and feel great
The gloves fit great i got large, they look great leather all around good protection and the hard knuckle protection is comfortable.
June 16, 2014
comfy, but a bit small
Nice gloves all around. Minimal and soft. I would not use them for cool weather however
May 20, 2014
Great, well priced glove.
These gloves are great for summer and possibly through the spring and fall. My hands got a little cold on the slightly colder mornings. Nice fit and great cuff length, just long enough to sit inside your jacket but short enough to be real comfy.
Recommend these gloves, but haven't come off with them yet. The protection on the knuckles is good but would maybe like some protection on the fingers and palm.
Overall though, really nice comfy, good looking glove that I feel safe riding in.
December 9, 2013