Gear Guide 2009: Gloves


The crew over at our sister publication, 2Wheel Tuner, compiled this glove guide from a huge mountain of gloves that they received. Each pair was fitted to check the comfort and many were taken out for a spin. The results? Some were good, others were great. Just be sure to let your customers know that (for the most part) any glove is better than no glove.

  • Cortech Adrenaline
    Goastskin glove with kangaroo-skin palm and anti-slip silicone grip panel. Brushed fleece interior.

  • Scorpion Cleo (women’s)
    Top-grain leather with PowerStretch panels and positive wrist retention system.

  • AGV Sport Tornado
    Cowhide gloves with carbon knuckle and fingers, pre-curved reinforced fingers and air vents.

  • Alpinestars Atlas
    A lightweight textile glove for off-road/enduro with maximum flexibility. Available in red, black, blue and orange.

  • Racer High End
    Kangaroo palm, carbon knuckle protectors and Keprotec abrasion-resistant liner. Also available for women.

  • Wiley-X Combat Assault
    Goastskin leather, injection-molded knuckle protector, Kevlar weave throughout, flame- and abrasion-resistant.

  • Akuma Streetfighter
    Made of 100 percent cowhide that’s been reinforced with Kevlar.

  • Icon Timax Original
    Floating titanium knuckle armor, riveted palm and expansion panels.

  • Teknic Speedstar
    Replaceable knuckle and cuff, Kevlar in fingers and knuckles, memory foam padding in select areas.

  • Fieldsheer Fury
    Goatskin and cowhide glove with silicone printed palm, vented knuckle protector and shock-absorbing inside padding.

  • Heroic SP-R Pietri Edition
    Authentic stingray slide plates on heel of hand and slide area of palm, GP pinkies, TPU knuckles and HRA ripback articulated fingers.

  • Dainese Joust
    Made of cowhide with Kevlar, thermoplastic resin inserts and leather palm reinforcement.

  • Held USA Namib
    Unlined sport-touring glove with sweatproof, abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm.

  • Held USA Thrux
    Carbon molding knuckle protection, flexible stretch leather construction, finger vents and Velcro adjustments.

  • Arlen Ness Racing Glove
    With Clarino anti-slip system, double-Velcro closure, ribbed fingers and Kevlar stretch inner liner.

  • Rev’It! Airvolution
    Warm-weather, fully ventilated leather glove with reinforced knuckles, fingers, palms and thumbs. Also available for women.