Speed and Strength Rage with the Machine Gloves
Nice glove until you need to use your phone.
As noted in the title, these gloves are a good all-around short street glove for warm weather. But, they are not satisfactory for use with touch screen devices. The conductive part of the fingers are on the pad, not the tip of the finger, meaning that to get them to work you have to mash the whole fleshy part of the finger into the screen. Not precise at all and very inconsistent if you are used to being able to tap the screen.
I bought them after wearing out a pair of Rev'it gloves, that I loved, with the conductive area wrapped over the tip of the finger. They allowed pretty precise and consistent results with a phone mounted on the bars, something nearly impossible with the Speed & Strength. I'll be going back to Rev'it or Alpinestars for my winter gloves.
October 6, 2014
Decent Sping/Fall glove
I've had this glove for a few month now and use them almost every day.
I think they look great!
I can feel the stitching on the inside of several of the fingers. It makes the gloves somewhat uncomfortable when you're not focusing on riding yet. Also, the palm padding is oddly shaped or positioned and took me a long time to get used to.
I don't beat these gloves up or wear them in the rain but they seem like they will last awhile. A few frayed stitches but that can happen to any glove. The glove also seems like a good one to be wearing if you go down but since I haven't tested this.
The glove made my hands sweat during 85+ weather. It doesn't flow air particularly well in my opinion even with the knuckle vents.
It is a fully featured glove and the touch interface is decent. It's still a glove though and I find I generally take it off to use my phone.
August 2, 2014
I bought these gloves thinking that they would be carp.. well i am glad to say i was wrong they fit a little smaller than i thought but they will work just fine great gloves.
June 16, 2014
If I would have to crash I believe these gloves will protect me. Also, they do work well with my mounted smartphone. Thanks Revzilla
May 12, 2014
Have a pair of full length gauntlet gloves but my hands always feel fatigue in them. Wanted to try a short cuff but not spend to much but still have similar protection. These S/S are perfect! Give me the finger protection like I have in the full size but the comfort of a short cuff. Also the "smart touch" on the finger tips makes it possible to operate my iPhone without taking the gloves off. Picked up an xl, fits good little to no break-in needed.
April 17, 2014
Very nice for the price
I first got the large and the fit really snug so I exchanged them for the XL. My mistake since my old gloves were XL and I didn't look at them.
Very impressed with the protection, stitching and knuckle grinders. Also the movement of hand is great since the knuckle part is seperately stiched. Can't wait to get out on the road!
February 19, 2014
Great product at a good price
S/S have a good record of having equipment with style at an affordable price and these gloves didnt disappoint. Protection where ya need it with out it feeling entirely to stiff or bulky.
January 6, 2014
Great Glove - not for cold weather
The gloves are excellent - good grip, comfort, materials and protection. Because they're leather, I expected them to be fairly warm - not summer gloves, however, the vents in the knuckles let in a lot of air and my hands froze on a cold morning.
December 28, 2013