Icon Women's Pursuit Gloves
A nice, stylish, woman's glove with good protection
A very nice glove, stylish, comfortable and with good knuckle protection.
August 11, 2014
The best gloves that I was able to try on!
Features that I like:
- The knuckle protection
- The perforation = AMAZING air flow!
- Either the pinky in these gloves is abnormally long or my pinky is abnormally short. Whatever the case, my pinky does not reach the end of these gloves.
- The perforation makes the durability of the leather between the thumb & index finger questionable. I saw some gloves at a brick & mortar store that were tearing at this location due to the weak leather in said area.
As with most leather, I would recommend getting a size that fits you pretty snugly initially. Leather gloves DO stretch as they break in!
July 25, 2014
Nice perforated leather gloves
These gloves are well-ventilated, leather, and very flexible. I'm very happy with them. Fit was true to size for me.
June 30, 2014
I used the online sizing scale provided and it worked perfectly (I'm generally petite and my hands fit a size medium in these).
I bought these right before the beginner's motorcycle course and over the weekend I was the only lady without sore hands from holding in the clutch constantly. These give me lots of articulation and feel (can strap on my helmet with them on) while providing adequate knuckle armor and support in a sleek design. I don't feel like I have 'man hands' despite them being both leather and armored. The leather is soft and pliable but I'm sure would make a big difference in case of a fall. The perforated leather leaves me plenty of ventilation, and the velcro closure seems robust. They also have snaps on the wrist so you can attach them together for storage which is very nice. First motorcycle gloves I've worn and the quality is high enough I'd bias toward Icon for future purchases.
May 9, 2014
Good glove once broken in
The airflow on these is really good, I live in tropical 35 deg C weather and this glove has held up through blistering heat and monsoon rain equally well - leather didn't stiffen up, crack, or shrink badly even after getting soaked, although I didn't bother with leather oil or anything like that. It's also very humid where I live, and most leather things start to mould after awhile but I haven't noticed it with this pair although I've left them unused for over a month at a time. I've also had a few small tumbles and the leather isn't even scratched.
I love the grip and protection, my hands are very small and the gloves help a lot with clutch/brake control. Ordered the smallest size, was a little tight at first but fit well after breaking in. Fingers are a little long for me but I don't mind too much.
Took one star off as the quality wasn't that good when it arrived - the stitching on the inside seams of two fingers was badly done, seams not trimmed close enough so wearing them gave me huge red welts and very painful fingers. Turning the gloves inside out and trimming the seams flat fixed it, but it was troublesome work. Also, the knuckle pad (big one on the back of hand) on the gloves were not symmetrical- one side fit well, but the other was slightly misaligned so it rubbed my knuckles raw for the first few rides. For the price, the quality of the gloves on arrival was a little disappointing.
Other than those teething problems, once the gloves are broken in they are really great to wear, soft and will conform to your hand shape after awhile (the knuckle pad stopped chafing after a couple weeks too, probably once the leather stretched so everything was aligned correctly). Comfortable and not at all hot or bulky despite the protection. Will recommend! :)
February 10, 2014
Great product, odd fit.
I originally had Icon 29ers. I wore size M and ordered the pursuit gloves for more protection in the same size. The fit of the gloves are unusual. The thumbs were very tight and left little marks on my thumbs for a couple days. The rest of the fingers were wide. Other than the fit, the gloves are great. Amazing airflow for hot and humid days.
August 29, 2013
Sexy and Sleek But Not So Comfy and Warm
I bought these gloves in Stealth Black size Small. I loved how sleek and sexy they looked. They had good reviews, though a few reviews mentioned lack in stitching quality. I found that the stitching quality is quite good - I don't foresee them getting worn out quickly - and the leather is very nice and supple. The knuckle armor is comfortable and not bulky, which was nice since I have small hands. Admittedly I was/am disappointed in these gloves because they are not comfortable for rides longer than 30 minutes... When I first received them, the right glove was significantly smaller than the left. At first I thought this was just my hands being different sizes, but it was most definitely the gloves. Trying to think of a way to stretch out the right glove (since the left fit perfectly), I had the genius idea to stuff each finger with a super tampon! Yes... ridiculous, but it worked! I let them sit in there for a week and then tried the gloves out. It fit better... The blood could actually flow through my fingers, sort of. Since then I have gone on long rides (6 hours at the most) and my hands are always the thing that kill me. They're just too tight and the seams within the gloves are too bulky to where they leave deep red imprints all over my hands. Not that it matters, but it just explains how uncomfortable they can be after so long. I imagine a Medium size would be better for finger circumference, but then the length would be too long. I'm looking to get something more comfortable, like the Alpinestars Women's Stella SMX-3 Air Gloves.
August 27, 2013
Even better than my first impression
I recently purchased a full set of riding gear for the very first time. I don't even ride yet; I'm just a passenger but really wanted appropriate safety gear and made purchases with an eye towards learning to ride myself.
These were the very first gloves I drooled over when I started looking. I liked the cut and the knuckle protection. However I wished they came over the wrist bone so I didn't purchase them immediately. My purchasing procrastination lasted until two weeks before the 300 mile ride I had planned. I went to a local store to look for pants, saw these gloves and bought them.
I usually fit a size 7 glove and wear a medium in these.
About 250 of the 340 miles we rode this weekend reached temperatures of 104 F. While some people went without gloves I kept using my unperforated pursuit gloves. My hands sweat A LOT (regardless of temp or gloves; my hands just sweat easily) and I was shocked at the breathability and moisture absorbing properties of these gloves. It will be interesting to see how they hold up in the long run.
Absolutely worth the money.
July 23, 2013