Icon Women's Pursuit Gloves
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
fits like a glove should, no extra bulk. being able to snap them together is nice too. comfy, light weight
Perfect glove.....works well if you want to punch someone also. Kinda pricey but i have no regrets. Great summer glove
July 15, 2013
These gloves are awesome!
First off, these gloves look badass when you slip them on! They are a little snug at first, but they loosen up to your true size after wearing it a couple of times.
The gloves provide great protection on the areas where its needed. These gloves are ideal for winter/spring riding gloves. Also, use their sizing chart before you order...it's spot on!
I'm going to pick up the summer version of these gloves soon! You won't be disappointed by this product!
May 6, 2013
My biggest gripe here is that they don't have the perforated pink! That would be perfect.
I bought these in black (from a local shop), and perforated white (from revzilla!). I have chubby, short hands and I was so thankful these were forgiving in width. Everyone said initially to size up so my first pair are a large. They broke in and the leather is too loose now, which is bad for low-speed throttle control.
So then I bought the white ones as it got hot (not that the non-perforated ones keep your hands very warm--they're perfect for spring). They are amazingly breathable and everything seems to be holding up. The medium was a much better fit this time around though they felt too tight at first. And since I bought them in white I'm considering purple leather dye.
So learn from me, they will break in a lot!
Perfect fit and great protection placement for someone looking for a good spring/summer glove!
May 6, 2013
I like the look of these gloves, although since I have short fingers I found that my ring and pinky fingers don't come anywhere close to the end of the finger sleeves. The gloves are a little warm for summer riding, but probably perfect for winter/spring. It would be nice if they extended a little further towards the arm because as it stands they are barely long enough to slip under my jacket sleeve. Overall they are nice gloves that have some key protection features.
April 9, 2013