The R-Safe Motorcycle Glove provides an extremely high level of protection for the most important connection to your motorcycle…. your hands. Palm construction consists of kangaroo leather along with SuperFabric® abrasion resistant material, mated to 3 Knox® SPS palm sliders. The chassis is constructed of cowhide with the inside upper hand and fingers lined with Kevlar. Finish it off with TPU hard protectors throughout, a secure double closure wrist, and you have one of the most protective race gloves available.
The R-Safe has been chosen 2013 Protective Product of the Year and 2013 Glove of the Year by WebBikeWorld.
Check the review of the R-Safe glove on WebBikeWorld
RideApart.com review says "these are the safest set of race gauntlets available"
- Kangaroo palm combined with SuperFabric® and Knox® SPS palm sliders
- Soft and strong Cowhide Nappa leather chassis
- TPU hard protection on knuckle, fingers and wrist
- Double closures on wrist for secure fit
- Ring and little finger adjoined to prevent "finger roll"
- Runs a ½ size smaller when new, but breaks in to gain back the ½ size.
- Available in Black or White/Red
- Sizes M-3XL
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Posted by John F. Walté on 16th Apr 2015
I found these gloves to be a little bit of a challenge to get on due to the very narrow wrists on them. The length was perfect for me. After a few rides they are some what easier to get on and off. That being said, once on, despite all the Knox armor, these are very comfortable gloves and I would rather they break in to my hand size than be floppy and loose in another year or two. I have had several pairs of less expensive but trendy LOOKing gloves, the R-Safe makes me realize what the extra cash gets you. I would recommend these to any one is serious about hand protection.
Posted by Richard Paul King on 15th Apr 2015
Just received my new Racer r-safe gloves. After spending what seemed like hours measuring my hands I settled on a medium. They are a perfect fit and very, very comfortable and flexible. Will take no time at all to " bed" in. Ceramic dots on the palm is impressive and gives great confidence if another spill occurs.
Thanks Lee great product. Will wear them with pride.
Richard Paul King
Posted by Jonathan Farmer on 11th Feb 2015
I own the High Speed glove also and this glove is just as good or better! I trust my hands in either gloves racing or just riding. Very comfortable gloves with all the protection you need plus more!! Thanks for such a great product!
Posted by Anthony Comer on 16th Jan 2015
Have ridden a couple hundred miles in these and they are everything I expected and more. Comfortable, with loads of protection that doesn't interfere with feel of the controls. They are still breaking in but really, feel nearly perfect already. For the money these compare more favorably with any of the other big names. Construction appears solid and tight and I have full confidence these will protect me if needed. I'm getting ready to order the High Speed glove for warmer temperature riding!
Posted by Tony on 18th Dec 2014
Recommended sizing appears to be spot on. Tight, but should be perfect after breaking in. Very please with the fit on the finger length as I have slightly short fingers for the size of my hand. Just enough room but no excess hangover on the fingertips to interfere with dexterity. I expect them to be more comfortable than my Astars, which have fit best of any other glove so far. Contrary to what some others thought about the tight wrist making them slightly difficult to put on and take off, I like this feature as it gives me more confidence they will stay on when needed. Appearance and quality look to be every bit as good as anything else I have looked at on the higher end of the price spectrum.
I do have one issue. Similar to Web Bike World’s review I have a pressure point in the right thumb seam related to a “knot” of material. I trimmed the extra chunk of leather beyond the stitching and that helped. Some of the problem is due to my right thumb being slightly longer than my left, reducing the room at the end of the thumb. I rode about 100 miles with them and did not experience any discomfort. I figure another couple hundred miles and they will feel like they were custom made for me.
Posted by John W on 13th Nov 2014
Summary: These were much better than the racing gauntlets from Dainese, Alpinestars, Held, and RS Taichi which other riders around me wore. Surprisingly, I think these should have remained the flagship and the $20 pricier HS should move down to #2. If more colors were offered like Full Red, Green, Blue, or Yellow I'd buy another pair.
I bought the High Speed gloves (HS) because I needed the ultimate protective gloves for summer in Texas (very hot and humid). Unfortunately, the yellow palms on the HS became soiled easily, and I was curious about these which were the former flagship model so I bought these too.
Out of the box, these were uncomfortable vs the HS. However, after 3 days of riding several hours, they finally broke in. They now feel amazing. I also think they feel MUCH more protective than the HS. Also, the Medium HS gloves have 1/2 an inch gap between my thumb and ring finger whereas these are the perfect length. A Small in the HS would've been too small.
The tradeoff for a tighter fit and more protection? These breathe somewhat less than the HS, and the the controls feel less responsive. On a spectrum in terms of less comfort/response/breatheability: naked hands -> liner gloves -> summer mesh gloves -> HS gloves -> R-Safe. These can be worn in the summer, however you'll just sweat more. I can wear these in low 60 degree weather at 65 mph and be comfortable. Any colder than 60 degrees renders these impractical. I wear these during summer evenings, autumn, and spring. Unfortunately, I cannot wear Gore Windstopper liner gloves underneath these like I can for the HS gloves. Thus, the HS gloves are more versatile because the perforations get blocked so they turn into winter gloves.
The only criticisms are the Knox palm protectors are the older generation on these whereas the HS have the newer ones. The huge logos on these are garish and clunky-looking versus the HS which look more subtle and smaller. Finally, the wrist strap is a pain to loop when you're wearing one glove on the other hand. I'd like to see something easier to snap on or off when you have less dexterity.
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