Speed and Strength Strip Search Gloves
Great Spring/Fall gloves. S&S did not disappoint
The leather in these gloves is supple right out of the box. Clear quality construction and fit. I imagine they will last at least 2 seasons. I have thick palms and the seams appear to be holding up well. They felt broken in from the first wear. I can't tell that the knuckle protectors are even there, but I know that they will protect me if need be. If I could change one thing about the gloves, I would add a bit more perf leather into the scheme. The knuckles seem to be perforated, but with the thermoplastic guard in place, there is little to no air flow through the gloves. Not a huge deal in spring or fall, but if you live in a hotter climate or ride a lot in the middle of summer, you may want to look for something with more air flow.
The velcro wrist strap has not been an issue for me, either with my leather jacket or my mesh jacket. Palm padding is an added comfort plus. My hands do not get tired on long rides.
In my opinion they look great whether wearing a leather jacket, mesh jacket or just a T-shirt. I'm very happy with them, especially for the price and will consider speed and strength gloves for my next purchase.
May 6, 2015
These gloves are good. The fit is snug though.
I enjoy wearing these gloves. Still breaking them in. Season just really started here in the Mitten.
April 15, 2015
Good, low cost product.
I purchased these gloves for a few reasons. First, I wanted something that was going to provide protection for the hand overall, but also for the knuckles. I was a little nervous that the hard knuckle guard was going to be uncomfortable, but in all reality, this glove is very comfortable. I have noticed, however, that the glove seems to press on the webbing of my fingers causing some discomfort, but this has lessened as the glove is breaking in.
Along with protection, I wanted a glove that was going to be able to be worn in multiple seasons. The weather here has been all over the place. Temps have been fluctuating between 40 and 68 degrees, and the gloves have been great. I'm excited to try them in higher temps, and am sure they'll do well seeing as the do allow a nice amount of air to pass through.
Lastly, I wanted a glove that looked good while riding. As I stated, this glove is good for the little amount that you'll spend on it. It's no Dainese, but it's good. The external stitching looks a little sloppy on some of the fingers, but overall it really doesn't look bad.
If you're looking for a good glove for a good price, look no further. I am looking forward to putting even more miles on these gloves.
February 23, 2015
I spent a lot of time looking for just the right glove, and I couldn't be happier with the selection I made.
The strip search glove has everything I was looking for (almost#. I'm not a sport bike rider, and trying to find something that looked stylish on a tour/cruiser and had good protection was a bit of challenge. From a protection stand point most gloves I looked at just seemed like blacked out work gloves, nothing special. The Speed and Strength however, gave me the protection I was looking for but don't look out of place when I'm riding buddy's Harley Dyna, or on my Honda Touring bike.
The protection across the back of the knuckles is outstanding, impact protection in the palm is great, as well as the thumb. The only place I really think could have used a little more added protection on the glove, that wouldn't have taken away from the look I wanted, would have been some impact absorption along the outside of the hand/pinky finger.
The gloves were a little on the tight side when I first got them, but after a week of break-in they feel great.
These gloves will pretty much work four season for me here on the Gulf Coast, but our winters are very mild. They're a little cool on those morning rides at around the 40 degree mark, but still comfortable from a temp stand point. The warmest weather I've ridden in so far was about 70 degrees, but there definitely seemed to be plenty of air flow to keep my hands dry. I wouldn't expect to be able to wear these gloves much under the 40 degree mark, but for cool to warm/hot rides they should be great.
I've only been using the gloves for a couple of weeks now, but the construction seems very well put together and I'm anticipating getting several seasons out of them.
The only thing I can really nit-pick on these gloves in terms of quality, is the stitching. This is a pretty minor nit-pick, but when the gloves arrived I found several longer threads were just not cut down as close to the leather on the gloves as they could have been. I was worried about these loose threads catching/snagging along the way and possibly coming undone. I grabbed a lighter and carefully burned the threads down to the body of the glove.
If you're looking for a glove that will fit a cruiser/tour style, is comfortable, has good feels on the control, and offers a great level of protection for an excellent price, then I don't think you can go wrong with this glove!
Stay safe out there guys! #All the Gear All The Time!!)
February 9, 2015
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