Start the Countdown … NOW
by Steve Mitchell
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
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.
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.