High Racer Gloves
These are good...very, very good. I've owned a lot of gloves over the last few decades and many pairs which were designed specifically for the racetrack. Protection has changed a lot over the years, and the High Racer seems to reflect the latest thinking in that regard. The gloves have all the features you'd expect from a top-quality race mitt, with the extra abrasion protection, webbed outer fingers, outside seam for great feel, and a large opening for the gauntlet area to accomodate the ever-thicker race suits. The Knox palm protection was different than anything I'd encountered to date. At first, I was pressing the outer protector into my palm, which was uncomfortable, but I quickly learned that by repositioning my wrist just a bit, that "bump" gave me more leverage on the handlebar. If you are accustomed to a glove with a soft, flexible palm protector, you'll want to make this adaptation, but then, that's the evolution of a great race glove. They break in pretty quickly, have enough finger length to accommodate most hands, and give reasonable comfort for street rides. I will say that these days, if one is looking for an all-day glove, don't buy a race glove; they are purpose-built for maximum protection and shorter stints on the bike. The trade-off is in comfort over the long haul. But if you want the maximum protection available, this glove comes in at a price point and quality level that is outstanding.