My new motorcycle gloves arrived today. I spent considerably less money on these gloves than I did on my previous pair.
The previous pair, however, lasted a whopping 68 months in all conditions before finally wearing a hole in one finger. I don’t think these new gloves will last so long.
So, I’m marking the day, with this post. When they do wear out, I can refer back and see just how long they lasted.
If they last half as long as my previous pair, it’s a wash.
Here’s the new gloves:
Joe Rocket Flexium TX (discontinued) extra-large, red and black
I like the red.
The fit is snug, but not too tight, not as tight as the previous gloves. Some of the reviews I read complained the gloves are too tight, which I figured would be perfect. I have thin hands and long fingers. i need the snugness of a large and the length of an extra large. These fit pretty well. They should break in easily.
a bit o’ perforation…
They’re all cowhide and have plastic armor bits instead of carbon fiber. The armor is less substantial but presumably sufficient.
I haven’t ridden with them yet. That’ll start tomorrow. I think they’ll be comfy; I’ll be able to stretch my fingers on the bike again, at last!
I’m not too optimistic about them lasting more than a couple of years.
But, we’ll see.
The countdown starts … now.