Spidi Carbo Track Gloves
Great gloves, but the stitching...
Just as Resom stated in his review, the stitching on the gauntlet flap of the left glove came halfway undone after about a week of use. I've also noticed that the stitching by the knuckles has slightly come undone. Not what I was expecting from this level of a glove. For comparison, I have a pair of Astars GP Pro gloves that have been going strong for more than 2 years, and that's even after going down at the track last season.
There are some pros to these gloves... they are very comfortable, they look amazing (in the red/black colorway, the red is actually more of a bright/fluorescent red#, the leather is super soft and feels very high quality, and I believe the Warrior tech and carbon fiber pieces will offer good protection in the event of a crash... if the seams don't explode. Hopefully the 200+ pieces that make up this glove will stay where they're supposed to if I ever need to use them.
A note about fitment... I wear a solid Medium in most other gloves, including Astars, but I bought these in Large #after trying them on at a motorcycle show), and they fit perfectly.
And since I'm writing a review, Revzilla and their entire team are awesome. Best customer service out there, bar none.
March 5, 2015
Fantastic but be aware
I've been riding all season with these gloves so the initial shock of the purchase price has worn off. What remains is the realization that these are perhaps the best gloves that I've ever had, they are comfortable, reasonably well vented and hold up well in an off.
Now that that is out of the way, be aware, they run VERY small. I ordered an XL which is what I have always worn in everything from Alpinestars to Parks and couldn't even get my hand in them. Returned the XL for a XXL and they fit perfectly if a bit snug.
October 23, 2014
The review hooked me...the product left me kinda blah..
I'll get to the point...looks hot, fit is good....the stitching, especially on the tops of the fingers leaves a LOT to be desired....i'll see if they continue to unravel.....the stitching looks precice but they only went around once...no securing stitches...if that makes any sense
August 19, 2014
This is the letter I sent to Spidi Italy:
I am sad to state that the quality of Spidi modern day product is very poor. I've ridden in Spidi leather for the past 17 years. My last Jacket (987) is still going strong. My last 3 pairs of Carbo gloves have lasted on average - 6 years a pair. The latest gloves I've purchased are the "Carbo Track". I've received 2 pairs from Revzilla and both have had bad stitching. Panels have come apart before I've taken a ride in them. This is very disappointing. I guess I will have to find another leather manufacturer until Spidi gets their quality back to where it used to be. Sorry. Kind regards and best to Spidi's future.
The first pair I received the RH ring finger "red" paneling was falling off. See attached photo.
The second pair I received the RH gauntlet tore halfway off the first time I used them. See attached photo.
Spidi isn't what they used to be. Beware.
July 2, 2014
More ventilated than one would think
They fit like my last two pairs of Spidis. Nice of them to be consistent. There are no pressure points on my knuckles, a huge plus. They don't look like they have a lot of ventilation but the perforations on the thumb, between the fingers, and some venting on the back combine to move significant air. Very comfortable and very quick break-in.
June 23, 2014
Bought these gloves for my boyfriend for his birthday. He loves them. Style is great, the glove fits comfortably and provides awesome protection.
Teamzilla was great. I needed a refund as the gloves fit tightly. it was no problem.
April 15, 2014
Wow! These things are just beautiful! The fit, feel, quality, and protection from these gloves well exceed superb. They are extremely light and responsive. They almost seem to disappear while riding. Perfect fit! They make my hands feel happy!
I did notice something about the pinky size in the Spidi. I normally use Icon Timax Gauntlets and the pinky in the Icon's, [along with similar fitting style gloves] always have extra space in the finger tip. The Spidi is a perfect fit, for me. If your pinky tip is snug in an Icon style/fitting glove, you'll most likely be uncomfortable with the Carbo Track.
Overall - super happy with this glove. It's everything you think it is, and more. I hope I never have to use them! Thank you Revzilla & Spidi!
November 11, 2013
Great carbon fiber protection on the hand and fingers.
Very attractive feature packed look. I got the all black.
I feel more protected with the warrior tech, and it's flexible.
I broke them in within 24hrs just by using them when driving my car.
Very comfortable glove.
Air flow is decent. I live in Seattle so it rarely gets that hot, but I have been happy with them in close to 80 degrees.
I've gotten lots of compliments on them.
I see GP riders wearing them.
The velcro on the gauntlet portion is nice and strong and it wraps around my leather jacket very comfortably.
On one glove there is a portion where it says "Spidi" in white going down the index finger that has already rubbed off after 6 weeks of use.
The pinky finger seems a little too short and tight.
The warrior tech also feels funny on the side of the pinky.
Having a lot of velcro sometimes causes it to stick to each other where you don't want it when you take them off.
I'd prefer titanium plates over carbon fiber.
Overall I am very happy with these gloves and have been wearing them for about 2 months now. I should mention that I gravitate towards Spidi because of how well they fit my odd hands. I can't say they are actually better than AlpineStars or Dainese, but they do feel better than any AlpineStars I've tried. It's hard for me to find a great fitting glove, and I was very tempted to try the Dainese with titanium plates instead, but I decided to just go with the brand that fits me well.
June 8, 2013