Spidi Wake-E Gloves
Dissapointed on durability
Bought them early sept2014 and after 10 short rides the palm material was desintegrating to the point that holes were created on the fingers. Only had them for 3 months and had to throw them in the trash can. Very dissapointed.
December 17, 2014
Nice For Summer in the City, with caveats...
Overall these are very well made, and have a simple yet striking design that isn't too racy or too boring. While I think the gloves run small, the Large I got are a little roomier on my skinny Medium hands than I'd like.
Protection is adequate for city riding, but there is no padding on the inner palm or inside fingers, so if you're looking for something with a bit of cush, these aren't it. Airflow is very good, and on a par with my Alpinestars Scheme Kevlar gloves - except for at the knuckle. The knuckles get a bit sweatier than the Schemes, but have better protection so that's the trade-off I guess. While the wrist is about 3/4 inch longer than the Schemes, the level of protection is the same (as in not that much).
It's tough to find a vegan glove, but this is the second pair of Spidis I've purchased, with the others being their water and windproof T-Winter H2OUT gloves. I purchased the Wake-Es to replace the Schemes, but really they're almost identical in many ways - so if you want a robust glove with lots of protection neither these nor the Scheme are really the way to go. Still, I'm happy.
August 18, 2014
Great Summer Gloves
Awesome non-leather summer gloves. These are very comfortable, especially when you break them in a little. The knuckle protection is good and the wrist fit is slim and comfortable.
June 23, 2014
This is a good glove for summer riding. The interior construction is comfortable and has no hot spots/seams for long days of riding. The external surface seems to be a well sewn together mesh/performance textile material. The knuckle guards are not as strongly constructed as what I have seen on similar gloves, but might be OK.
These gloves will probably start to be sort of cold below 55F, even with heated grips, unless if you are really working your body hard off-road and staying warm.
September 23, 2013
If you're looking for a summer-weight, protective, non-leather glove, the Spidi Wake-E fits...like a glove!
The three criteria that led me to select this glove were (in order of importance) (1) no leather, (2) good airflow, and (3) high protection. (2) and (3) are tough to find in a non-leather glove; I wanted to step up from the thin Mechanix gloves I was using for summer riding, but I didn't want some thickly insulated and waterproof touring-style glove.
This glove fits (as long as you order a size up)! Mesh on the back of the hand and, most importantly, between the fingers, provides a ton of airflow, and the hard knuckle piece, double stitching throughout, and Keramide palm provides me peace of mind that my hands are properly protected. I did a lot of research looking for the right glove, and this is the most protective non-leather summer motorcycle glove that I could find.
The only thing I'm not thrilled about is the rubberized Spidi logo on the edge of the glove below the pinky. If I go down, I want to slide across the road, not grip it with the side of my hand. Definitely not a deal breaker, but I'd rather this part of the glove be covered in some kind of hard plastic, like that which is on the knuckle, instead.
June 13, 2013
Great style (black/red). Good airflow. They are great gloves for daily commute and when temperature is high. High quality and the fit is very good.
May 19, 2013
Great gloves for the price
I love these gloves they're really stylish, durable and breathable. The only complaint I have with them on the inside in the fingers of the gloves the seams are a little uncomfortable. But definitely livable.
May 14, 2012