Spidi RV Coupe Gloves
Solid summer gloves
I chose these gloves over others because of my familiarity with Spidi's gloves; matter of fact, The STR-1 gauntlets that I previously reviewed shares some similar high & low points with these gloves. The main thing I like about the RV Coupes is they are thicker than most summer shorties, but not to the point where it's bulky and hindering, and still provide solid breathability and airflow.
Fit during initial break-in was awkward, I'll admit. Also, I think Spidi could do a little better with the ergonomics of the knuckle panel. If the price were just a tad lower & the ergonomics were slightly improved, I'd give it a perfect 5. But overall, I was very satisfied with this glove and I look forward to using them again next summer.
December 2, 2013
could be better for the price.
When i ordered these golves, i already knew they fit small on reviews. I ordered one size up to large from medium to be safe. Upon trying on the gloves i new they were still too small when i slipped half my hand in. i should have returned them for an x-large thinking they will stretch. After a couple rides my finger nails still jamb into the inside seems which are pretty intrusive and the contour of the knuckle protector is too hard and flat. Not contoured enough. Everytime i hold a fist i can feel the knuckle protector pushing down on my knuckles. For comparison i have room to spare in a size medium Tecknic glove.
June 6, 2013
Great Air flow
It's now 2 weeks in miami weather as summer getting around the corner and can only tell you good things about it. I was looking for summer gloves with good protection and the Spidi RV are exactly what I was looking for. very good air flow !!! with a great comfort . I am a 9' hand size and I had to return the XL for a XXL they run small . thanks again Revzilla for the exchange that was painless.
April 12, 2013
Best fitting Euro glove for me.
I have a hard time with European brand leather gloves, I usually can't open my hand enough/stretch out /articulate my thumb as much as I need to without the fingers being too big. These let me move my hand around comfortably. They gave me a little bit of a blister on the palm near my middle finger at first, but after they broke in everything is pretty comfortable.
Alpinestars Large, Dianese Large, Icon Medium.
They flow a surprising amount of air for being a full leather glove and have held up well. Great amount of protection. A little up in price, but quality and craftsmanship is there.
April 10, 2013
Larger than Alpinestars
I wear a size Medium/9 in Alpinestars and they're a tiny bit snug. I ordered these in a Medium to find they were size 8 and really tight. I reordered a size Large/9 and they're a tiny bit loose.
The Spidi logo on the index finger pealed off and it's day 1.
The airflow is great. The vents on the tops of the ring finger and middle finger flow a ton of air (more so than the perforated fingers).
April 16, 2012
Great street gloves for summer
The glove fits very true to euro size, feels pretty much like GP Pro glove but is much softer. It vents great whats just its expected to. I hope i will never have to try how well it protects the arm.
Cons is that the thumb is disproportionally long.
September 22, 2010
good protection, vents, & feel
Really good glove, for nicer weather. The vents worked nicely, as a cool breeze did enter the gloves through the vents. Protection seems very adequate for non-track riding. Some reviews I've read indicated overly long thumbs, but this turn out to be a good thing, when your hand is on the handlebars my thumbs nicely filled the gloves (less wear & tear on that part of the glove).
August 17, 2010
spidi rv coupe gloves
nice quality gloves. bought the white/black and they are very nice looking. good air flow and protection. nice soft leather. would recommend them
August 11, 2010