Best gloves ever worn
WOW!!! I am a 56 year old rider with 200,000 + miles of sport-touring the roads of Northern California. This past Christmas, I was gifted a pair of High Racer gloves from a couple with whom I ride whenever possible. I have never worn better gloves in my entire life. The safety features instill confidence, and so much has been written about them that there is nothing I can add that most people don't already know, or surmise. I want to tip my hat to Racer for that, of course. However, two other areas i would like to comment on stand out and MUST be hailed as well: comfort and warmth. Kangaroo skin takes no time at all to break in, and provided one's hand size is a good match, the fit (in my case large) is extraordinary and they wear like your first summer slow dance with a lovely California woman in an raw silk dress. The fit and smooth comfort of these gloves immediately impart the very Zen experience of feeling "one with" them. I felt no pinch, no bind, and no compromise of blood circulation whatsoever. I'm still shocked about that! The choice of materials could not be better - AND - the "married" ring & little finger at once provide added protection to both fingers, while barely being noticeable in terms of dexterity. WOW. Not only do these gloves provide legendary protection and extraordinary comfort, they block wind and keepre your hands warm like no other glove I've ever worn (and they are too numerous to list here). I tested them on two night rides in the "Gold Country" foothills with temperatures in the low to mid 30º (F) range. I ride a BMW r1150rt and I have never felt like the heated grips were worth much, UNTIL I paired them up with the "High Racer" gauntlet gloves - NOW I find the combination so good as to be almost beyond description. Again, the gloves don't bind or pinch, they screen the wind blast perfectly, and they pair up with heated grips like nothing I've ever worn. WOW!!! I have no hesitation at all in saying you won't find better gloves, anywhere. They stand out, because they ARE outstanding. CHEERS!!!