Dainese X-ILE Gloves
Absolutely great for the money.
If you haven't tried any Dainese products because they run on the expensive side, these are a great pair of high quality leather gloves at a reasonable price. Great fit and finish. Not a lot of frills here, just solid, good looking gloves suitable primarily for Spring temperatures. I rode from New York to DC at the end of May. In the morning when it was raining and in the low sixties, at 75mph, my hands were freezing in a very short time. On some of the muggier days we've had so far in DC this year, hands started to sweat when temps got into the mid 80s on slower commutes. But for that sweet spot in between those two extremes, these gloves are very comfortable, great tactile feel on controls, and look very sharp. Moderate protection on knuckles and fingers are gravy.
June 19, 2013
Love these gloves
I ride an R1200RT and commute daily on it. I've owned many gloves, and these are my favorites above 50 degrees. I usually wear a size large and a large fits perfect (snug, but not tight). They are flexible but I can still push buttons and flip switches. They also look great and our built very well. At 90 degrees, my hands start to sweat, but I can hold my hand out for a few second beyond the fairing every now and then and the airflow moves out the heat. These are perfect for me.
May 27, 2013
Great commuter glove
Quality is top notch. The glove feels well made with a lot of attention to detail. Looks great. Airflow is OK--temps under 40 F, my hands felt it. At 70F+ hands get a little warm at the stop light, but cool down once you get moving. Adequate protection for what you are getting--I feel these gloves will get the job done in case of a spill. My fist motorcycle glove, and so far I really like them. I looked at all the gloves in this price range and based on comments and features, these fit the bill. If I were racing or out hitting the twisties on a high end sport bike, I would want more protection.
May 13, 2013
These are my husbands favorite gloves
My husband loves these gloves. They fit well and offer protection as well as good mobility. My husband is very hard on equipment so I can not determine if they are long lasting,but they hold up as good as any other quality gloves.
May 6, 2013
best short gloves so far
I haven't had a chance to ride in these yet as we have been getting snow storms every week, but I have used them driving to work to break them in.
First thing I will say is they run a size large (atleast) ... I have short fingers and normally I'm in a large (with a little space at the end of the fingers) but in these I had to get a medium. (Revzilla was good about exchanging them as always) I still have a little room at the end of my fingers but thats because of these tiny little hands I've been "blessed" with.
Second, so far they have been great breaking them in, obviously its going to take a few rides to get that formed feeling gloves get, but so far I love them.
My only complaint (as always) is the use of internal seams. I get the reason for them and why companies use them, but I don't like them and never will.
March 25, 2013
Excellent Italian quality!
These gloves were an excellent replacement for my old beat up non-brand gloves. The palm material feels really good on the grips of my 2012 Street Triple R. I have small hands and ordered the small size and they fit perfectly. Thanks Dainese!
March 2, 2013
my favorite gloves!
this will be the 3rd pair I've ordered in 10+ years. The first pair did a good job protecting my hands in a 35mph crash on the street. The second pair split in the palm the other day, after probably 6+ years and 100K miles.
December 24, 2012
solid fit and feel
nice light weight gloves- good feel and fit. not thick and cumbersome- tactile(just like mentioned in revzilla video review)only draw back for me is they could have been all black. but they work well for me as i live in so cal so i can wear year round.
November 5, 2012