Icon Pursuit Stealth Gloves
A pretty good glove.
The fit on my fingers is pretty good, but I find them to be looser in the palms than I would like.
The constructions apprears well done and I think they should last a long time.
Overall it's a good glove, but I think I will keep looking to see if I find something I like more.
May 13, 2013
A very stylish glove that falls short due to Icon's Quality Control
I purchased the Icon Pursuit Stealth Gloves after being so impressed with how they looked. I have a preference for minimalism, so I immediately gravitated toward the Pursuit Stealths due to their overall look. Now that I have received the item I must say that looks aren't everything!
On the outside the gloves feel amazing. They are short-cuff and best for summer riding, and feature hard reinforcement around the knuckles and on the tops of the fingers. The gloves are fastened via Velcro, and also have a small metal button so that they may be clipped together when they are not being worn. I must say, as with any leather product, the gloves smell amazing. Nothing beats the smell of new motorcycle gear!
The first thing I noticed is that the gloves extremely tightly (as to be expected with any leather product, as they must break in). However, I used the Icon size chart which suggested a medium due to my hand measurement and these gloves were still comically small when I went to put them on. Another disappointing factor is the interior seam at the fingertips, which feels extremely stiff and will likely be uncomfortable until at least broken in (if it does break in).
Finally I must comment on my biggest gripe with Icon. This would have been my third pair of Icon gloves, and I have noticed that the stitching on the gloves is the biggest weak point. These Pursuit Stealth gloves were shipped to me (brand new) with some of the stitching already starting to come undone on the palm of the item. If this is anything like my Icon Twenty-Niner gloves, the stitching will unravel extensively after about 10-15 rides and the gloves will start to fall apart. Oddly enough, I own a second pair of Twenty-Niner gloves which are holding together just fine. I chalk this all up to poor quality control from Icon.
Please note that I returned my gloves due to many different reasons and did not give them the proper "break-in" period that most leather gear requires. However, due to the above-mentioned reasons I simply cannot recommend these gloves to anyone for their current price. They look amazing, but for the $75 price point I'd pick up a pair of SMX-2s as you get twice the glove at five dollars less.
May 12, 2013
Decent glove, but there are better options.
First off this glove doesn't really accomadate me. I'm thin and I have large hands with long fingers. I originally bought a large, which was a good fit for the width of my hand, but the length seemed just a bit to short, the webbing between the fingers was like 1/2 inch away from my own. SO i upped the size to an XL, but to my surprise all that changed was the width of the glove, which was disappointing. I would have returned them, but they fit my father really well so I let him keep them. Another note is the knuckle protector has almost no flex to it and can be a little bit uncomfortable, this may be due to the fact that it wasn't quite in the correct position for me, due to the gloves being to short.
May 2, 2013
Excellent minimalist glove
These are terrific gloves! They are extremely comfortable - the parallel that immediately came to mind was they felt as comfy as Cabretta leather golf gloves. Unfortunately, that means they seem quite thin but for the price, I wasn't expecting a heavy duty race glove. I can't speak to the durability yet but it seems an additional layer of leather wouldn't hurt. A final point worth making is that the cuff is not only short but low profile too. It fits perfectly with my Dainese Razon jacket. The same cant be said for other gloves I tried.
May 22, 2013
Look and feel great but provide little protection
These gloves look cool and are very comfortable. However I don't think they provide much protection due to the very thin leather they are made of. They would be a great glove for something like mountain biking or scooter riding, but I wouldn't recommend them for any serious high speed motorcycling.
May 21, 2013
Favorite gloves ever!
I've had about 4 pairs of gloves over the past few years and these are by far my favorite. They actually fit 'like a glove'.. I hate bulky feeling gloves, which is why I love these.. I hardly notice them.
May 21, 2013
Great all around gloves
First pair of gloves i've bought, and i couldn't have been happier. These gloves are sleek looking, comfortable, offer good protection, and breathe very well in my opinion. If you're looking for a set of riding gloves that get you satisfaction and are reasonably priced, i believe these are it.
May 14, 2013
I love this gloves, i have been using them for 8 months now once a week with no sign of damage, they look terrific and feel great. I would not recommend them for cold weather of course.
May 14, 2013