Speed and Strength Tough as Nails Gloves
Great 3 season glove
I'm from jersey I ride to work at 5 am in the morning on I-80 and I have to admit my hands are nice and warm. This is a spring summer and fall glove. Not allot of ventilation so your hands may sweat on those extremely hot and humid days. Really like the comfort and fit. True to size. The protections is good also nothing fancy or hard plastic. It's all padded leather. Defenatly worth it though can't beat the price.
April 14, 2014
My first gloves
I'm a new rider and I choose these gloves while there were marked down to a cool price. Def think these are a great investment and I look forward to buying another high end glove.
April 7, 2014
I love lightness of the gloves, and all the protection you get without it being a full gauntlet, plus the air movement throught the glove is enough to keep hands cool in the summer warm at night
March 17, 2014
Fair value but there is little precision in their construction
If you are a stickler for perfectly made goods, these are NOT the gloves for you.
My pair fits well and feels good, but there is a striking lack of symmetry between the left and right. Pad shapes and distances between pads varies. The end of the fingers have several different unique profiles on each glove and between gloves. On the right glove two fingers seem to be twisted slightly. The stitching and edge cuts are rough. These are built to a price and it shows. No one is going to notice but you, and they do provide protection and comfort. I'm not thrilled with them, but not annoyed enough to return them. I won't purchase another S&S glove though. Perhaps I'm expecting too much in this price range. My first and last S&S purchase.
November 23, 2013
Great light duty, summer glove
The sizing seems true to fit. Just as a reference, I wear a medium in Icon gloves and a medium in these feel very much the same.
The breath-ability of the mesh is great for summer riding - even in 95+ degree weather with 95% humidity (Mississippi). The gloves don't seem to "stick" to your hands when putting them on again, after you've been sweating.
Construction - this is very important to me as I'm sure it is to everyone else. These gloves hold up; I've worn them everyday for 3 months and I don't see any signs of wear and tear...none. The velcro closure along the wrist works great, as well as it worked the day I bought them.
Lacking in the protection department, if compared to other gloves. No rigid knuckle support, just padded leather.
Overall, these are solid gloves. I've purchased more expensive gloves from Icon (which I love, too) that started showing signs of wear and tear after 3 months and started becoming concerned of the life of the product...but not these. I'm convinced I'll get at least a few summer riding seasons out of these gloves - who knows, maybe double that.
These are a light duty, comfortable summer riding glove, meant for riding around town or short trips - not for race protection or long haul trips. If you buy these with that in mind, you'll be happy with your purchase.
September 20, 2013
Good glove for the price
First of all these gloves fit fantastic, they are very comfortable.
While they fit very well, I question the quality of construction. They would protect you well enough in a crash so long as you didn't sit on your hands. The airflow is good enough to keep your hands cool.
Overall pretty good; might have to replace with better gloves later, but these are really good if you don't have any gloves and just want some basic, comfortable, protection.
September 13, 2013
Just OK for the money!
The gloves fit fine and feel really nice. The leather portions are soft and have a nice broken-in feel so they are comfortable from the start. However, I noticed the mesh material starting to fray within the first few short rides. Some of the stitching that holds the mesh portion to the leather is also coming apart. Pretty disappointing for this price. All things considered, they are an attractive pair of gloves but I wish the mesh was held together a little better for the money.
September 9, 2013
Good Glove for the Money...
For the price, this is a good set of summer/warmer weather gloves. While not a full-on mesh glove, the mix of fabric and leather has plenty of ventilation and airflow.
These things (at least in white) look great and match up well with Speed and Strength's other offerings in white.
Comfort is ALMOST a five out of five except for one thing. Glove designers/manufacturers take note: STOP PUTTING A SEAM ON THE INSIDE OF THE THROTTLE THUMB!!! Just about every pair of gloves I've owned has had this problem. For the life of me, I cannot fathom why they would do this, or not utilize exterior seams.
Protection wise these are about average. Fingers are pretty well protected but there is no hard knuckle protection, only padding. Probably do OK in town but I wouldn't expect them to hold up to a highway speed crash.
One other minor point of contention is the hook and loop closure, and is another thing I think a lot of manufacturers are doing wrong. The hook part of the closure should be on the tab, not the body of the glove, so as not to snag the mesh lining of your jacket.
Fit wise I found these to run slightly large. I wear a large (mostly for finger length) and found these fit big enough to wear a liner underneath, which was a pleasant surprise.
All in all, a good value.
July 23, 2013