Spidi S-1 Gloves
Pros: Great looking glove, the velcro wrist strap does not bind but holds the glove nicely in place.
Cons: The inside seam on the tip of the finger digs in between my finger nail and finger, So stiff I can easily see my hands getting fatigued just from gripping the handlebars on a long ride. Since this will not work in the hot temps in NorCal I'll have to get something else.
This is a sharp looking glove. I feel like a real biker cruising on my 1700 V-twin wearing these.
I wore them for the first time this morning about 20 miles in mid 50 temps. Because they kept my hands warm I would not wear them above 80 degrees. So poorly vented I don't know why they're called a summer glove. I'd consider them a spring and fall glove. Very, very stiff. It's an effort to make a fist to grab the handlebar and hold my hands in place. They are a leather glove so it's supposed to break in. We'll see.
Since I bought these for a summer glove and what I know now I wouldn't have bought them. I probably would've got the TM air intake.
September 25, 2015
Stylish, well made glove
I bought these gloves because I was looking for an inoffensively styled glove. These really fit the bill as they are sleek and understated in their styling. I really like how they look.
The glove is made of a nice, soft leather and is well constructed. I wanted some extra palm protection but since I rarely go over 60 on my commute I didn't need some street racer hard plastic gladiator gauntlet. I am happy enough with the small amount of comfortable padding and reinforced stitching and leather. The hard knuckle on top looks and feels great too. Overall I'm pleased with the purchase.
The one thing I'd mention is that the review said it runs small which I found to absolutely not be true. I ended up with about a half size too large unfortunately and if I were riding aggressively I would've returned them. The thumb also seems a little large in relation to the other fingers as well so keep that in mind.
June 15, 2015
Great gloves for the price
Very nice gloves for the price; the leather is soft and of good quality, the knuckle protection gives a bit more confidence and the price is great, oh they look nice too!
February 23, 2015
Well made glove
Even thought I followed Revzilla's recommendation to buy a size larger, I find my finger tips still push in to the ends of the gloves. While these gloves a fine for riding in Florida in the winter, there aren't many perforations so I don't know how cool they will be when it warms up. Quality of construction is very good. Very good value for the price.
January 26, 2015
The gloves are comfortable after wearing and stretching
I measured my hands as described in the Revzilla videos for all gloves and this product. By these measurements, I was a medium. By fit testing in a store, I have always been between a medium and large based on different manufacturers' design and cut. These leather gloves were tight when I received them as was anticipated based on leather. Over the past month they have stretched to a comfortable fit in the areas around the palms and knuckles. The one issue that I had with the gloves was that my thumbs were way too snug based on length; the other fingers were okay. I normally ride covering the clutch and brake by habit. It was actually uncomfortable and a bit painful with the thumbs when manipulating the turn signals and other hand controls. It has taken some intentional, continuous stretching by pulling the leather and pushing from the inside to solve the thumb length problem, but the fit is getting better. The gloves have been comfortable temperature-wise from about 55 degrees and up. The Velcro at the wrists is a positive.
January 19, 2015
Nice glove for Sport Touring Applications
Looking for a nice lightweight glove for warm, nice weather sport touring. Watched the Revzilla video, wanted an understated style, decent protection, and good fit. Gloves work great, leather feels terrific, overall very pleased. Very nice on the bike.
October 6, 2014
nice gloves, not too flashy, good value
got these gloves with my jacket a few weeks ago
i've got some pretty long fingers so i went with an XL, so far I'd say the fit is at a 95% comfort level. Obviously its leather so it will adapt, but still, I'm thinking maybe I should have went with a XXL, but thats on me, I'll stick with these XL's though.
Style is great, I like that they're just all black and not trying to look too crazy/badass/iamgoingtopunchyou, if you know what I mean (<cough>ICON<cough>).
Good entry level glove, great features and fits well around the wrist, and not to mention you're getting a high brand leather glove at a good price. good stuff
9/11: WOULD BANG
September 21, 2014
Comfortable warm weather glove
It's been so hot in Southern California this summer. I wanted a pair of warm weather gloves that still offered some protection. These seem to fit the bill. They are comfortable, true to size, and offer what appears to be decent knuckle protection. I'm not sure how long the palm would last dragging across asphalt and hope to not find out! Ventilation is ok. This definitely strikes me as a true three season glove. I'm happy with it.
August 18, 2014