River Road Laredo Gloves
Great bang for the buck
First time rider, and I ordered these gloves to hold me over until I can decide what I like in a glove. When they came in, they were a bit small (long fingers), but the leather seems to be stretching out to fit. The gel pad at the palms seems to do the job, but it extends too far out for me. The gel pad extends right up to the base of my fingers, and that causes me to reach around it with my fingers to grab the throttle, causing excess fatigue. All-in-all, a good all around glove.
May 13, 2015
These gloves are nearly minimalist by design, and for the price they are astounding. Comfortable, good looking, and with just enough padding to keep your hands happy. If you're looking for something classic and basic, these are a great choice.
March 2, 2015
Not made for the woman at the helm
I bought these gloves hoping for some wind and ground protection (just in case). I was disappointed that they flared out at the bottom just below the Velcro attachment and left several inches of my arm exposed. I purchased some Joe Rockets that covered a little higher on my arm to account for reaching for the handle bars.
April 6, 2015
Good value for casual riding.
I have a confession to make, I bought these gloves not for riding, but as a cheap pair of driving gloves.
That being said they are supple new and have virtually no break in, they fit well with only a slight space between the tips of my fingers and tip of the fingers of the glove.
However they're as about a basic a glove you can with the only thick leather under the palm, and no armor over the knuckles; not sure how well these would handle under a bad accident, and they're definitely not a warm pair at all, so obviously not something to wear during cold days.
Regardless of that they do look good and I imagine since they're about as basic a glove you can get they probably look good with any application, whether you ride cruisers or sportbikes
February 10, 2015
These gloves are exactly what your basic motorcycle glove should be. Nothing fancy just nice leather and nice fit. Easy to take off and to put on.
September 15, 2014
Gloves fit real nice. Fit well and I like that there's a gel inside the palm.
April 17, 2014
No more cold hands
I've seen gloves that come with the cupped shape; these do not.They take a little break-in time. The first few rides my hands went numb, not from cold, but from stiffness. Once broken in, they become comfortable and keep my hands warm on rides of temps around 45 deg. They run slightly large in length, but not enough to hinder you.
January 13, 2014
Comfy and relaxed
Leather gloves are a necessity for me. I actually wear driving gloves and enjoy the feel of leather gloves for winter, work and photography in cold weather.
The River Road Laredo gloves aren't too thick, so you can actually do a fair bit of fine work with them, feel quite a bit through them, but no so much that you will wonder if they'll actually offer any protection. The gel pad in the palm is great for riding if your hands tend to be vibration sensitive. They allow air flow and don't overheat or get too cold easily.
Not a cold weather glove, however. And the dye will bleed a little if you sweat a lot in them.
No real break in time required. The size is true to fit, for me. I'd recommend them to anyone looking for a stylish, functional glove for a good price!
September 23, 2013