Speed and Strength Top Dead Center Gloves
Solid Pair Of Gloves
Bought these with the Top Dead Center Jacket and definitely satisfied with my purchase. I wear MED in Mechanic's gloves and a MED in these fit perfectly. They breath very well with perforated leather on the palm and fabric on the back of the hands. The gloves are on the lighter side though, so durability might be an issue, but they match the jacket which is the reason I got them.
November 29, 2013
You get what you pay for.
I rate these gloves as "average" based on the parameters listed above.
Bang for buck: For sub-forty bucks you're getting a motorcycle glove for the sake of it being motorcycle gloves. Be pleasantly surprised if it comes with extra padding, and a decent airflow. The knuckle protection on these were a bonus to me.
Style: To paraphrase Neon Deion "look good, feel good. Feel good, ride good. Ride good..." you get the drift. These gloves look good. I was surprised about what I received in comparison to other gloves for a similar price.
Comfort: The gloves fit alright and so far I haven't experienced any constriction in my palms or digits when I was riding. But I would advise against wearing these when you go on a spirited ride. If you're going down the street they are okay, but beyond that you should pack another set of "real" gloves.
Protection/Durability: Let's be honest, these gloves are about $40--Don't expect them to hold up in a spill and slide. The knuckle protectors are just that hard rubber that you'd see sewn onto as a logo on a backpack. I'm almost sure the leather is vinyl.
Airflow: The gloves are perforated so air flows through it well. Probably too well when the sun goes down on a summer's night.
Features: I'll be honest, I would have been impressed it the gloves zipped closed or even snapped closed as opposed to the velcro strap that doesn't offer much surface area for a more secured closure.
Bottom line: $40ish bucks for gloves you can use to go up and down the street may seem like its worth it, but for $20 more you can get a more suitable pair that affords more of the basics than these.
September 20, 2013
Great summer gloves
Awesome gloves for the summer. The fabric on the back of the hand side breathes very well, and the leather palm side provides a nicely improved grip compared to bare hands.
Knuckle protection is adequate.
Be prepared for tan lines on your wrist lol.. these gloves are fairly short.
September 16, 2013
Look great, but I'm skeptical about long term durability
They look excellent. Fit well / true to size. Reasonably comfortable. My only gripe is that the mesh part on the tops of the finger tips started to fray on day 1 when they contacted the velcro (while strapping in the other glove). makes me wonder how long these gloves will last, but hey, they're pretty cheap as far as brand new gloves come.
July 1, 2013
Bang for buck
This glove looks fantastic style wise. The all leather palm is reassuring for abrasion resistance, the extra pad on your palm is nice too. The leather pull tab is a cinch in getting the gloves on.
My only thing is longevity compared to other model gloves in this price range.
The fraying of the top "textile" mesh material happened first 10 minutes i owned it from velcro strap of right hand glove catching the left hand glove when trying them on.
I don't think they will last very long unless you maintain them. Great fitting glove true to size. I wear a large and bought a large - fits perfectly. TPR knuckle protection feels firm and nice. Aside that I would also further invest in a backup pair too.
Overall great looking pair, short change for the glove for summer riding.
June 3, 2013
If you've worn XL, get XL. Only flaw is that the finger tips are not very durable. They dethread a little. If that's a word. Fibers start to be visible and that part is a bit annoying. Overall, nice glove.
June 3, 2013
Stylish, but not very comfortable (and possibly not durable)
Of course, the number 1 aspect of these gloves is style. I love it! As far as comfort goes, MOST of the glove fits very well, HOWEVER, the tips of fingers have stiching on the inside and is REALLY uncomfortable against your fingers. It's something you get used to, but I feel like you shouldn't have to. Airflow is not amazing but ok. I had the Scorpion EXO gloves before this and they fell apart within 6 months so I was hoping these will last longer, but the tips of the fingers, the cloth is starting to fray and thread from velcro, so it isn't looking well so far, but you never know. One thing I liked about previous gloves is how amazing the feel was, and by that I mean it felt like you werent wearing any gloves and could feel all the controls a lot better. With these gloves, there is so much leather in the palm area (very slippery leather too) that you don't get that nice "feel" through the gloves. Overall, am I happy with the product? Yes, but that also depends on how long they will last me, so if they fall apart in 6 months like the last pair, then I would be disappointed.
May 28, 2013
Good warm weather riding glove
I rode with these gloves for about a week then I got caught in the rain for a good hour and when I took them off my hands were purple from the black die on the gloves. I dried them out and they seemed to stay the same size. I like these gloves cause they flow a good amount of air and are light. One thing I do not like about them is the seem on the inside of the fingers, it's like it goes under my nail every time and is an annoyance. If they had the stitching on the outside it would be fine. Overall these gloves are worth the sub $50 range.
May 13, 2013