Racer - High racer glove
high quality materials combined with comfortable fit and protection. My go to product for track day as well as for the race weekend
The Racer High Racer Glove is THE MOST POPULAR GLOVE in our Road Racing line. Featuring a Kangaroo leather palm with Knox® SPS palm sliders and silicone fingertip grippers. Additional protection is provided with carbon fiber knuckles, fingers and wrist protectors. Outstanding fit with virtually no break in, and you have a glove you won’t know you're wearing.
"The gloves fit well out of the package—snug and flexible—and only got better with use."
"These gloves are the best feeling out of the box I have ever used."
"Very Surprised ...to top all of this off, the hand/wrist numbness I used to get is gone! "
• Kangaroo palm with Knox® SPS palm sliders
• Carbon Fiber protection on knuckles, fingers, and wrist bone
• CE certified
• Ring and little finger adjoined to prevent "finger roll"
• Perforated gauntlet and fingers for airflow
• Available in Black or White/Black
• Sizes S-3XL
The Inside Line Notes : We hear the same thing over and over when people try on the High Racer.."oh wow..oh that's nice". Also vents very well.
high quality materials combined with comfortable fit and protection. My go to product for track day as well as for the race weekend
Good workmanship. Snug fit for me but fine after break in. I don't notice them while riding which is the best thing one can say. This is my second pair so I know they last years,
Best gloves out there and service is no different. You won’t regret it
I’ve been riding for almost 20yrs, and I used to work for a brand that made reading gear. This is hands down the best glove I’ve ever worn. The fit is perfect, the leather is incredibly supple, and the kangaroo palm is awesome! I definitely recommend this glove. Great value for the price too!
Design offers great protection and after my last 2 crashes I can attest to that! Not to mention outstanding comfort :D
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!!!
I've owned many brands of gloves from companies you would recognize. The High Racer glove is by far the most protective and comfortable gloves I've ever owned. The fit is great my thumbs on many other gloves are jammed and tight. Which is no good on long 8 to 12 hour rides. Now my new Racers gloves I've only wore once yesterday on a eight hour ride through the mountains of N.C. and N.Ga. My thumbs felt great as did the rest of my fingers and hands. I'm a GoldWing rider that tours much wearing full riding leather and an Helite air vest. I believe in protective gear. I wish I would have discovered Racer gloves sooner.
What a great glove! The quality is top notch and I have no concerns about wear or craftsmanship issues. I waited several months to review these gloves to see how they would hold up. They are the most comfortable and flexible motorcycle gloves I own by far and they were like that out of the box! They seem super safe and the various protectors seem optimized to absorb impacts. Also, the rubber grips works with my touchscreen which is awesome!
Great gloves! I've got about 2000 miles on them; commuting, weekend blasts and one long (1600 mi.) trip. Fit; per size chart (my hand = 9.25" circumference, 7.5" long.) = Large - initially snug but perfect upon 400 miles of break-in. Proportions (finger length, width) are the best I've experienced. Superior to my Held Airstreams these replaced; more protection, better fit, better initial quality, thicker leather yet similar 'feel' on controls. Less ventilation but still decent. More similar yet still superior to Held EVO Thrux I tried. I removed the silicone gripper pads on left finger tips to make these touch screen friendly. Yes, I'm probably under-utilizing these gloves intended purpose as my track days are behind me but they work well for more mundane cycling and why not have this level of protection given the comfort is still so high. Ride: BMW K1300S Cheers, MadtownMaxx
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.
After Klim's Induction gloves fell apart after three months, I was in the market for a comfortable, warm-weather, bomb-proof glove. The High Racer was on my radar after Roel's (mytickettoride.com) recommendation. Since I'm local, I setup an appointment with Lee and he helped me find the right fit (2XL). It's been a year and the gloves have been amazing. They feel like a second skin; allow me to feel the controls; and, surround my hands/wrists in unobtrusive armor. Whether riding upright on the KTM 950 Adventure or laid back on the Victory Vision Tour, the High Racers make my hands feel at-home on the controls. NOTE: I wear silk glove liners and rotate them often.
I've been riding and racing bikes for over 50 years, and am still roadracing. I'm not little at 6'4" and I've been wearing gloves for decades that only felt good after a long while of 'breaking in' - also known as stretching. The problem is that it strains the glove's stitching and they never lasted long. I bought the 3XL gloves and couldn't be happier. They fit, they're comfortable, and after a season of racing they're still like new. I bought another set to use as street gloves during the summer. These gloves are fantastic! Buy a pair - you won't be sorry.
I've been riding with these gloves for two days now. It took about an hour of putting them on, taking them off, and flexing them for them to break in. Now they fit, well, like a glove. It's certainly a little harder to feel the controls through the leather, compared to my textile Joe Rocket gloves, but I'm pretty sure I won't lose a finger in these if I go down.
I recently moved to NYC from California and grabbed a bike to explore the northeast. I'd done a fairbit of racing and tracking out West and knew when it was time to buy a new pair of glove I'd checkout Lee's gloves at Racer Gloves USA. I gave him a ring and he suggested the High Racer Gloves, I then did a quick measurement and ordered a pair. They arrived super fast, right in time for the weekend, and I figured I needed a few hours of "break in" to get the leather nice and supple, but I was shocked at how immediately soft and supple the gloves were! They're supremely comfortable right from the start. Stitching looks to be solid. Armor is also confidence inspiring. The one big standout compared to my previous racing gloves (Held Phantoms) was the lack of firm wrist support as the High Racer opts for an ulna reinforced armor instead of the fully stiff wrist support the Phantoms had. I don't think it'd be an issue, but more of a difference in design. I've done a few weeks worth of riding with them and they're definitely the most comfortable gloves I've had a chance to try. Next step is to test them at the track!
Like every Racer glove that I've had on my hand ( 4 pair owned ) these fit fantastic. My last pair of track gloves were the Sucuro's that I loved but I had a hi speed lo side that wore down the palm sliders. Great thing was my hands never even got warm. Back in my racing days I would have been out for a long period waiting for the skin to heal. The Hi Racer has more protection and even better feel at the controls then the Sucuro's which were a great glove in their own right. I don't think I'll ever need to look further than Racer glove's for hand protection in all my riding arenas.
Ever since my favorite race gloves became unavailable several years ago, I've been on the hunt for a worthy replacement. I've tried several top tier gloves, and I either had fit issues or the protection wasn't up to snuff, or both. These, on the other hand, are keepers. Very comfortable, solid protection, and very good build quality.
I was shopping for race gloves, having fallen off (both street and track) and broken wrists. I know first hand (!) that I DO put my hand out, despite what my higher brain is screaming at my lizard brain. So I need gloves with lots of palm protection, and some rigidity, padding there to keep the pain and numbness at bay while riding. I don't race anymore, though may someday, but I've seen enough on the street to know I can go down anytime. I called RacerGloves to get an idea of which model would suit me, and spoke to a gentleman there, but forget his name. He too had fallen and broken wrist, but still races, because he's a man. Anyway, we had a nice conversation, and he assured me that the race gloves all have good palm protection, and that I should try the High Racers first, being least expensive. I ordered that day, and they arrived 2 days later. The gloves give an instant appearance of quality: theres some heft too them, and examining the intricate stitching, the number of pieces of leather and plastic, it's amazing that the gloves cost as little as they do. The proaction in the heel of the palm gives some rigidity there, so it spreads out the weight on my hands as I ride, which is exactly what I wanted. I've never had a crash where I flopped around so much that I used the knuckle protectors, or at least I never wore them through. But EVERY pair of gloves I've crashed in has had the palms ripped up. With the sliders on the High Racers, I'm confident that my palm, in the event of a crash, will slide, rather than bind on the asphalt and tear. Nice. They fit my hands near perfectly. I have sort of stumpy thumbs, so that's a little long, but all gloves fit me that way. They're super comfy, and I'm much more comfortable riding now, knowing that if I do go down, and stupid lizard brain takes over, I won't (likely) be having discussions with hand surgeons about how little use I'll have of various digits. Great stuff. Cool people who know what they're about. Buy, ride, relax. Doug Snyder Aylett, VA
Fit true to size, love the palm sliders for protection. I also purchased the R-Safe gloves 2 months earlier, and compared them (one on each hand). The R-Safe does not have the small vent holes along the fingers - and I actually could feel the cool air as I rode today in the hand that had the High Racer Gloves, but not the R-Safe (which I will keep for colder winter temps). I am at the larger end of medium, both gloves have perfect finger length. The Racer gloves fit well in every way. The R-Safe is also a medium, yet fits a bit tighter. Lee mentioned that the High Racer Gloves have a bit of a different cut than the R-Safe, not as snug.
I love this glove. Very comfortable and great protection during a crash--I found that out the hard way unfortunately.
My new High Racer gloves were broken in earlier this week at Yamaha Champions Riding School in Southeast Arizona. I'd ordered & bought them the week before, and after receiving them I put them on and made a fist a few times. Because my right thumb is enlarged at the base, thanks to arthritis, the right-hand glove takes longer to put on and remove. And the left glove's wrist closure takes a bit longer to close, because it binds in one place on it's guide. Small issues. But after two long days' use on an R6, they fit very well and feel comfortable. Grip is very good and, while protection is very important to me, that has yet to be tested and I hope things stay that way! I'm hoping that these XL High Racers will last two seasons. 5 stars!
I have been road racing vintage bikes. This is my third pair in about 5 years. I hate to admit it, but I have had tested the quality through several get-offs and have never had any hand injuries or abrasions. I find the flexibility to be very good, easy to ride with. I highly recommend Racer Gloves!
Love the gloves, one of the best fitting gloves I've ever worn, and fully functional in case IT happens !!! Thanks !!!
I have crashed and can say these gloves are without a dought the best gloves I have ever worn and I think over the years I have tried them all. If you race or do track days you need to spoil yourself and own these gloves. I wanted anew set so this time I bought 2 sets!!! JD
I have use a lot of road racing gloves, over the years. These gloves are the best feeling out of the box I have ever used. Just hit the track for a two day event. I just got to ride and not think about breaking in the gloves. I Would recommend
Racer gloves are soft and comfortable but don't let that fool you, the durability is incredible and hold up very well and last longer than any other glove I have used. I never have had pinched issues or hand injuries with the attached finger design. Great product... will buy again and again.
Some of the most comfortable gloves I have worn and I appreciate all the thought that went into protection and useful details.
These gloves are fantastic. The build quality is top notch and they fit perfectly. Would recommend to anyone who wants a quality set of gloves.
I ordered the High Racer glove after a friend on a motorcycle forum gave them a glowing review. I was impressed with this glove the moment I put them on my hands. The fit could not have been better if I had them custom made and the design and construction of the gloves is excellent. These gloves feel nearly broken in right out of the package. I really like the carbon fiber knuckle protection and the kangaroo palms allow for very good feel of the controls. In the past I have always worn Held gloves which are also a very good product, but these Racer gloves are definitely my new favorite, and well worth the money spent.
Lee was extremely helpful with my purchase. These gloves are exceptional quality and have a wonderful feel and fit. We are VERY happy with this purchase and will gladly buy here again! Thank you!
Lee was very helpful with my questions over the phone and had them shipped out the same day. The glove itself fits great and is extremely comfortable. Worth the investment.
Really high quality, excellent customer service, a product I'm now not sure I can ride without.
Amazing fit and finish, with supple feel right out of the package. Can't believe I've been riding around with less protection.
The materials are perfect; the construction is perfect; the fit is perfect; and the design is brilliant. Getting what you paid for is rarely as satisfying as this.
I was looking for gloves that were more comfortable than my Alpinestars GP Tech's while offereing similar protection. These Racer gloves fit that bill to a T. Couldn't be happier with my purchase.
Had a great experience with Lee Block. I just stepped out of what I thought were a nice pair of Alpine Star Gloves. Boy was I wrong! Next to my Sidi Vortice Boots these Racer Golves are hands down the best piece of protective equipment that I own. Excellent fit, minimal break-in period and well made all around. Wishing I had bought a pair years ago. Lee Block and Racer Gloves have me as a life-long customer.
I'm kinda picky about gloves but heard some good things about Racer and decided to give them a try. I was looking for gloves that offered good protection and comfort that I could wear on the street and track. I followed their sizing charts and the fit was perfect. After a short break-in they feel great. These are my new favorite gloves.
I love these gloves. The fit true, they are comfortable and I don't worry about them when riding. They just seem part of me. I will not buy non-racer gloves in the future. They have me as a brand loyalist until they aren't around anymore. Great gear!
Great gloves. Exceptional feel and superior protection. Very good airflow for those warm days. Love the kangaroo leather. These gloves are top of the food chain.
After using my "FOX" mountain bike gloves for years on the street I decided i needed more protection. After talking to Lee he recommended the High Racer. Initially they were a little stiff but after a couple street rides they feel great. I went ahead and tossed out my old gloves and will be wearing these gloves for now on!
The fit and comfort of these gloves are the greatest features. Don't be fooled by your first impression. The first time I put them on they were a little tight and stiff, but having used Racer Gloves in the passed, I knew they needed time to brake in. Once these glove are broken in it feels like they have molded to my hand. The safety features are also second to none. The High Racer Gloves have the best feel, great fit, superior safety features and they look amazing when holding a first place trophy.
I've never been excited to put on a pair of gloves until I got a pair of these. These gloves feel like they were made specifically for my hands. That means a lot coming from me because I have long fingers and average sized palms. The fact that these gloves come in a wide array of sizes is a solid indicator that Racer cares about making quality products for the average rider, not just the sponsored pros. The gloves have protection in all the places you'd want it. Knucles, palms, wrists and fingers all have slider protection. Having recently crashed in a different brand of gloves and watching them decintegrate. I knew that my new Racer gloves would last me a long time as soon as I put them on. Quality material (leather and hardparts), quality fabrication (stitching and fitment). I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
This is my second pair of Racer High Ends. My first pair lasted 8yrs with both street and track use. These are the most comfortable, well made and best designed gloves I've ever used...I'm a very satisfied customer!
I recently purchased a set of the High Racer gloves in white and was very pleasantly surprised by how easily the gloves broke in and the feel they provided during my last race weekend. In 2010, I returned to motorcycling and the dealer sold me a set of name brand gloves (A-stars). When that set was destroyed in a race incident, I purchased another set of these gloves. I immediately began having hand/wrist issues which I attributed to a past injury so rode in this condition for an entire season. This set of gloves developed a hole at the end of the index finger so it was time for a new set. Last October, I had met the owner of Racer Gloves at a motorcycle show and had tried on all the gloves. I had taken his card with the glove model and size on the back. Since I needed a new set, I contacted Racer and in no time at all, they were being delivered to my house. With 2 track days instructing and 1 race weekend running 5 classes, I was very surprised on how easily the gloves broke in and how well the fit settled in after these events. With the safety features built in and the Kangaroo skin, this glove is fantastic! And to top all of this off, the hand/wrist numbness I used to get is gone! Thinking about getting another set of Racer gloves for my commuting purposes now!
This is my second pair of Racers. I have a pair of Racer Acqua gloves (waterproof) and needed a cooler pair for warm weather riding. The Racer High gloves fit great and are very comfortable right from the start; they need very little break. Good venting, and excellent protective carbon at stress points. And they look great too. I have large hands with short fingers. So many manufacturers gloves are either too tight, or the fingers are too long. These fit perfectly. I will be buying more in the future.
These gloves are an impressive piece of kit! They are obviously well designed and made of quality materials. The palms of the gloves are reasonably thin, without feeling skimpy. This means that they transmit feedback from the bars very well. The armor is robust, without being intrusive. Some other gloves I've owned clearly offered a lot of protection, but they never "moved" the way I wanted them too. Unlike these other brands, the Racer gloves close easily and naturally around the grips of the bike without much effort. This seemingly small reduction in effort yields big advantages during a long session in an endurance race or during training. My hands and arms are less tired, making it much easier to last the day. All in all I'm very impressed and will be ordering another pair of Racer gloves in the future!
Absolutely the best protection, great comfort (you do have to wear them a few times to break them in). They look great and professional.
Right out of the package- I had a sense that these High Racer Gloves were well made and included all of the right details I was looking for and some nice features I had not noticed from the web site. I'm looking forward to a quick break-in, and a glove that stays together where it counts. If there is any care to preserving the gloves from hand sweat which burns out the leather- please let me know .
These gloves are very protective and comfortable to wear. An early version was a little off. Gave the High Racers a second try and found them to be as good as gloves can be, a match for Held gloves. Been riding sport bikes since 1963, these are by far the best gloves in my experience.
I'm kind of a glove freak that likes to try the top brands from some of the top providers.... Dainese, A-Stars, Held, Rukka, Klim and Rev'It. I was favoring Dainese Scalpel and full metal RS as well as Rev'It's Jerez and Phantom GTX gloves until I purchased my Racer...High Racer Glove at La Ducati Days in La Honda. Normally I wear a size LARGE, but Lee Recommended the X-Large. The gloves feel awesome and so smooth and flexible without feeling whimpy. These gloves are extremely well made and so functional to boot! Digits, Knuckles and back or hand and ulna area of wrist are well protected and with virtually NO break-in period. I road home with them on from La Honda for their first 230 miles trip on my BMW-HP4 Competition and they felt perfect the first day. I highly recommend RACER gloves if you want excellent protection and a perfect and comfortable fit.
I normally have problems with fingers being to long but these gloves are the best I have had for fit and the Mediums fit true to size as they said. Workmanship is very good. I will by another pair when I need them.
It does need a little breaking in, with the right glove not as comfortable as the left. Both fit snuggly and conform to the hand after three to four rides. This is a good pair of gloves very near the Held level for fit and protection.
I've owned a pair of the High-End gloves for around seven years, and put over 50,000 miles on them. I got the High Racer glove model last week, and they fit so good without break-in required. The quality of construction and fit is just excellent. I'm a very happy and loyal customer!
These gloves fit perfect right from new. They are extremely soft with the Kangaroo hide palm and the leather didn't require to be worked in at all. They are ventilated very well which are perfect for those hotter days. I unfortunately had a low side while wearing these gloves at 80 mph and slid on the pavement for a while before tumbling into the grass. The gloves held up great, the carbon fiber knuckles and palm sliders worked perfectly, even the stitching held together unlike some of the other brands I've used in the past. The gloves are still in great shape and can be used again, too bad i can't say the same about the bike...
The High Racer gloves are awesome, great fit right out of the box, they are extremely comfortable and offer great protection.
Nice gloves. Snug fit, but breaking in. Excellent ventilation; think twice before wearing on a cold morning. Comfort is slightly compromised by the armor and the palm sliders, otherwise 5 stars.
My second pair of High Racers. There are cheaper gloves that imitate these, but look close at the features & you'll see the difference. The choice of materials and workmanship are superior. These gloves fit perfect, put ventilation where you need it, and look great. I see the latest edition of these glove has some changes. Evidently, the designers are committed to improvement.