Cortech Adrenaline Gloves (SM)
Smooth fit, lots of bling
Gloves fit snug and comfortably. Armor coverage hits all the right places.
Plastic on gauntlet is not pre-contoured to the circular shape it will have when in use, seems like the stitching could come loose eventually.
These gloves initially caught my eye based on the styling and armor it had, and is quite adequate in its protection. It fits well to my size small hands, without needing any break in, and the leather inside is comfortable. These are not all weather gloves, and are not waterproof by any means. That said, the perforation along the fingers works well for high temps, though the back of hand could use some vents as well. there is single stitching throughout, which makes me worry it will eventually come undone. That said, still an excellent glove all around.
June 25, 2011
Great gloves so far...
I just got a pair of these gloves, to replace a pair of Teknic Speedstar gloves I recently purchased. The Teknic's just were not comfortable, too long and skinny fingers, and the finger seems dug into my fingers a lot. These gloves are great. Very comfortable right away with very little break in time required (maybe wore them about an hour one night watching TV). The big plus for me is that the fingers are a decent length for my size XL hands, so there is very little extra finger left. Also, the finger seems are external, so the inside of the finger is smooth. This is much more comfortable than the Teknics. They are vented, but no overly so. Probably be good down to mid-60s or so. Inside the fingers there are a few holes, which if you spread open your fingers while riding bring in some air. The back of the palm is also vented (the silver mesh area visible in the photos). But they are not vented as much as some other summer style gloves, with mesh textiles panels in non-abrasion areas. For me this is fine, as they offer much more protection this way.
I have only worn them for about 250 miles so far, so can't speak towards durability. but so far I am very happy and wish I had not waited so long to buy them. Plus Revzilla has the best prices on these that I could find.
March 7, 2011
Awesome gloves, great value
These gloves offer great protection on both sides. I love the supple kangaroo and goatskin leather, as well as the excellent ventilation. I ride in Florida, and it's comfortable between 50 to over 90 degrees. Any colder though, and you'll want proper winter gloves (not vented, lol).
the velcro cuff and strap work well, although the TPR pads below the cuff (where the logo is) digs a little into my hand. I wish there was a little more space between the pads and my wrist, but it's not a dealbreak.
Overall, I love these gloves, and would recommend them to anyone
December 3, 2010
Bought these gloves based on universally good reviews on various bike forums. Great protection and very good fit also very durable. Great protection & quality for the money. These work well in hot weather and are good down to maybe 60F. They are not cold weather or rain gloves though. I rated these a 5/5 based on their performance/price ratio.
September 3, 2009
Great gloves for the price
After trying on countless gloves and finding them all uncomfortable (especially the A* stuff) I finally took a chance and ordered these gloves based upon universally good reviews all over the net. These are the most comfortable, secure gloves of all the gloves I have tried on. The ventilation is decent on warm days, the palm is very soft, the protection is above average with the full gauntlet, and the dual straps are very secure. The only minor issues I have are: The way the extra layer of leather on the pinky finger is attached makes the finger turn so the seam is directly between your finger and the bar. Also whatever is used to treat the leather leaves a residue on whatever you touch, so my white and black gloves now have black smudges on the white parts (though it can be easily cleaned).
June 12, 2009
Awesome gloves for the price.. but NOT WINTER GLOVES!
I got a pair of these gloves in red for the visibility. The knuckle protector is made out of some kind of hard plastic, and the fingers are all leather. The gauntlet cuff is firm, but not solid. The vent below the knuckle protectors lets in a lot of air, as do the holes in the protector itself. What you can't see are that the fingers are perforated on the sides, and while you might not think it, that lets in a LOT of cold air. I rode with these gloves on for a few hours in ~40 degree weather, would not do that given a choice again. On the plus side, as long as you're moving they should be plenty cool for hot summer days while offering a decent amount of protection.
April 6, 2009
Great all-purpose gloves!
These are the best bang for the buck gloves out there! There work very well for cold riding. (Not great, but very well) Feel nice even on the warmer days as well. Nice protection, nice fitment, nice color. I would recommend these gloves to anyone!
April 1, 2009