The gloves fit great and love the feel and craftsmanship. True to size based on the suggested measurements; I ordered the XL. I took my Honda CRF 230 dirt bike out for a ride yesterday and forgot I was even wearing the gloves. The sliders on the palm are curved perfectly so you can't tell they are there. The knuckle protection curves with your hand and is comfortable. No break in period needed.
My wife loved them so much she had me get her a pair when she rides.
The only thing that would make the mickey gloves better would be a full wrap around wrist strap.
They fit quite well. A little tight putting them on, but once on, they are ON. Very confidence inspiring, and function beautifully on the handlebars. I have about 350 miles on them now and they are breaking in well. I'm very happy I bought these gloves!
Another killer glove from Racer. This is my third pair and they never disappoint. Perfect blend of protection and dexterity. Good looking as well.
This is my second pair. My first paired saved me in a recent wreck. I recommend all my friends get gloves with palm sliders. These gloves are comfortable and worked well!
Fantastic glove. So comfortable. I'm a huge fan of the Knox scaphoid protection too.
Very pleased with the Glide gloves. Fit perfect, very sharp looking
Already had a pair of gloves, greatest gloves I own, thought I had lost them while traveling, turned out I hadn't, ordered another pair of the exact same thing,,,yup, they are that awesome!!!!, New gloves showed up on time, seems like they are slightly larger than the original pair, they are expensive, but worth every penny, as I reordered the exact same gloves, I cut the tags off before trying them on!!!! Stupido!!!, It's Okay, if they are too big, I will give them to someone, and order a size smaller, and one lucky friend gets an awesome pair of gloves, even at twice the price, they are by far my favorite gloves, all day comfortable, and tons of protection, LOVE THESE GLOVES
Comfortable gloves, fit well right out of the bag. I thought I might have some issues with the palm sliders when I first saw them but they are comfortably out of the way when riding. For reference, I also have the Grip II in a large. Bought the Guide gloves in a large and the fit is very similar. Only difference is the palm is a little tighter on the pair of Guide gloves I received. Not bad or painful, just a little bit more snug. Hope this helps.
Sorry. I measured my hand wrong and got one size too small. I haven't had time to ride lately to try to stretch them out so they are painful to wear at this time. They look great though. It'll be quite a while before I can afford a new pair, the right size this time. I'll be using my old gloves until then.
These are my second pair. The first pair lasted thousands of miles and four plus years. Should tell you everything you need to know.
1000 mi report: I purchased these gloves in June this year. I'd heard good things about Racer gloves but I wasn't fully prepared for how awesome these were going to be. The goal was a light/summer, around-town glove, and these are perfect for that. Initial quality was excellent, and the materials immediately felt great and appeared very appropriate to the task. I cannot emphasize enough how sweet these gloves feel on the inside! Based upon my hand measurement, I had the choice of a couple of sizes. I went with XL, the smaller of the two, potentially reasonable options. The gloves were initially snug, as anticipated, but didn't bind anywhere. Over the last 1000 mi have broken in perfectly and feel GREAT! There is no evidence of trouble in terms of manufacturing or materials. Seams look great. Gloves are such an important interface with the bike and I'm completely happy with these - they're improving my relationship with my bikes. As "luck" would have it, several of my pairs of gloves are due for replacement, and all the new ones will be RACER!
Worth every penny! Took about 150 miles to really break in, but they are my go-to gloves.
Bought these on recommendation from a friend. Recently wore them on a trip from Seattle up through Northern British Columbia and back through eastern Washington. Probably the most comfortable gloves I've owned. I was raving about them the whole trip.
Great gloves! I have the Guide in a size large same as other Euro gloves, I wear a medium in Klim and Lee Parks. The gloves were a tiny bit tight at first but after a few hours they softened up and stretched perfectly. I like the venting as well as the protection, just the right amount. The fit is perfect.
This will be short and to the point.
These are some of the best gloves I’ve owned! The size chart is right on.
Great feel, great protection, and they look awesome …
Having been looking for a solid pair of *comfortable* CE approved gloves with some slide protection these ticked all the boxes. I measured using the website guide and went for Large ,which I did question at the time, and while comfortable out the box did feel that once they broke in they’d be too big so switched them for Medium which are perfect. Very happy !
My 9L gloves fit perfectly and felt comfortable from the start. I have only taken a couple of 70-mile rides with them but they're still comfortable on the palms, and the snug fitting fingers make the use of controls (like turn signals) easy. These are nice gloves. I'm glad I bought them and look forward to the FHH's that I ordered, when they become available again.
Seems like a well-made glove. Haven’t got a chance to use it on the bike yet it’s still cold here in Minnesota.On fitment I usually wear an extra large on all my other gloves. My hand measured for a large but got the extra large and glad I did. It is still a tad tight but I am sure they will break in nicely.
Guide glove arrived promptly. The fit is a little tight but I
know they'll stretch. I'm a size 11 and bought XXL. The backside of the knuckle guard puts pressure on my knuckles as I grip. Velcro wrist tab is decoration. The glove cannot be cinched tight. Bought them for Knox sliders, reputation for comfort and waterproofness. I still really want to like them.
This is the second pair I have received. The first L pair were too small and this XL our is too small as well. I have very large palms but short fingers so I am hard to fit.
The size runs a little small.
These Guides are really really comfy right out of the box (assuming the size is correct). I first used them on a race track in California and loved them. The rubber knuckle armor better gives more flex than the typical candy apple hard armor. The one thing is, though, they're a little hot when it’s in the 90’s and above. For most of the riding season, assuming you have seasons like i do in Colorado, they're perfect. And finally, the customer service was how you want customer service to be if you got to design it. Thanks.
These Racer gloves fit snugly and have protection in all the right places. I like their airy ness and will be a great summer glove.
First ride review: Very impressed with performance and initial quality/construction! Great fit and feel on the controls; not too thin, not too thick. Sizing chart was accurate. Air flow was decent. I think they will only get better after a few more rides. Highly recommended!
Started buying Racer gloves because all the others suck and don't hold up.
I've had 4 pairs of different (some for sport, some for road racing) Racer gloves so far.
They have all fit GREAT !! You just don't feel ready until you pull on the Racers !!
I will say that on the newest pair, the pinky finger on the right hand is slightly long but I don't notice it when I'm riding and I don't know how you would get a better fit off the internet.
Love your stuff
Keep it up
This is my third pair over the past ten years. I have bought other gloves, but these are always my “go to” glove during warm/cool weather. I have over 100k miles with these gloves. They really do fit like a “glove”. Love them!
The guide gloves are nicely made but not as cool as I was hoping. There is adequate ventilation in the perforations on the back of the glove but virtually no ventilation happening on the palm side. Didn't really solve the problem I was hoping they would. In this price range not having touch screen finger tip material is a deal breaker as well. Well made but not working as advertised. I would not purchase again.
Excellent gloves. I bought these as a summer alternative to my High Racers; not having a gauntlet allows for a little more airflow up my arms. The fit is consistent around the palms, but the fingers seem to be a bit longer than those on the High Racer. I’ve put about 750 miles on them in two weeks time and they only get more comfortable. My only gripe is no touchscreen pads on the fingers, but I knew that when I bought them.
I think only people with lobster-claw hands would not find these the most comfortable gloves on the market.
I'm a glovaholic and I'm always searching for the best ones. I found them in the Racer brand. The Guides are my second pair and I can't say enough good things about them. In fact they are a 10 in every way
This glove fits great, is comfortable, and is a nice glove for cooler weather.
Durability is par none.
I would recommend this glove to any serious rider. This glove is atvpt.com approved.
Didn't know what all the hype was about, and kinda pricey....but after a very short break-in period I love them!
These are the perfect street glove. Not many street gloves have the palm sliders, which I think is a very important safety item. The fit is spot on for my hand. Outstanding customer service.
Just bought a second pair in case I need them. First pair has two seasons of riding and are fine, but some of the mc fit markings have worn off under the fingers. So far these are the only gloves Ive found that have fingers that are long enough for me!
Took the measurements specified on the chart and I got an excellent fit. I can recommend this company and these gloves!
The gloves were almost perfect. I received them a few days after ordering. Tried them on, they fit perfectly other than being a touch short on my middle fingers, but not a deal breaker. However, the inner liner on the right hand pinky is not quite where it's supposed to be. I'm not sure if is torn or miss sewn or just a little bunched up, but being that it doesn't fit right, the pinky is about a half to three-quarter inch dangly, and the bunched part is uncomfortable. Other than that the gloves are fantastic, I've been riding in 100 plus degree weather on my 1 hour fifteen minutes commute and my hands are very comfortable. If only Racer made perforated leathers!. They're only too warm when at red lights, but I don't think that any other glove with as much protection would breathe nearly as well. Even with the pinky mistake, I'd give these gloves a four and a half stars if it was possible.
Guide glove first ride impression
I first learned of Racer Gloves at the BMWMOA Rally in Salt Lake City. I was amazed with the quality and fit. I bought the guide gloves to replace an old pair of Held road race gloves. I typically wear a men's small and the sizing on these were no different. I live in Phoenix and wore them on my GS on a technical dirt ride on a day that reached 110 degrees. They weren't as breathable as I had hoped in these extreme temps and, with the liner inside, they didn't slide back on as easy when they were saturated in sweat. However, they were extremely comfortable, didn't bunch up in the palm of my hand despite the sweat, and provided good grip. They are high quality and I'm confident they will hold up and provide adequate protection in a fall. Highly recommended!
Dutch from Texas
Maybe have found close to the ultimate balance
Planning on doing a late spring (2017) trip which will put me traveling all 48 states in less than 10 days. For our intended June departure, I expect to encounter conditions consisting of early summer downpours, hot humid, hot dry conditions, and at times while in the northeast occasional colder stints (at elevation) riding as well. Can one glove handle this assortment. Well; no. And I dont expect the Guide Glove to do that either. But maybe, it can handle most of everything else, except torrential down pours or the extreme (below 60 deg) riding stints.
we are starting out in the TX, OL, AR areas where heat is expected, so for heavy freeway riding conditions, good protection, adequate ventilation and dexterity (for the GPS) were the foremast considerations. Most reviews on here stated that these gloves seem to fit on the small side, so with these comments and taking a rather inadequate attempt at measuring my own hand size, decided that a 3XL was the safe way to go. Bad Idea. They were huge as I typically wear an XL size. Traded them back for an XL size, and there promptly arrived at which time I tried them on and found out that Yeah, maybe they are a bit on the small side, but in my opinion, not enough to advise others to go up a full size.
Took them out, and did a rather warm 600 mile run with them on a sunny Saturday, and I do believe they are now a spot on XL fit. Ventilation is great and they really do still afford a lot of dexterity while still feel like a good protective glove as well. THey are afterall realy leather which means with some heat, some working in and a little bit of human moisture, they wll stretch a bit.
I can definitely see me now preferring these for average riding conditions. And well over other REV'IT and HELD gloves costing more than the Guide Glove.
Great Work RACER.
A customer for sure.
Common sense design for serious riders
After looking into an on-line consumer evaluation for top rated gloves, I cam across this manufacturer. (Just sorry that I hadn't previously taken note of their ads in my MOTO ADV magazine.) Tried the Guide glove,but paid too much attention to postings that the sizes run a bit small. I have to take exception to these comments. Order one size above what the size chart said I needed and had to send the pair back for one size smaller.
Gloves just simply make sense. No thin sections, padding where it makes logic to put impact materials and truly slid right on.
Just try a pair, what do you have to lose. Price is compatible with any other name brand, yet the fit and finish is equal if not above AlpineStars. Which I also love.
These gloves are fantastic. I used them in weather from 40 degrees up to 105 degrees. Very comfortable and the size is spot on.
Thanks for the great gloves Lee !
Great product - Great service
I have been loving my new gloves. They are well made, look good, and they fit me very well. I also had an excellent experience with their customer service department. Overall, this is gonna be a company that I will be buying gloves from again.
Racer Guide Gloves Review
I just received my Racer Guide Gloves from California and Am very happy with the quality and craftsmanship of these gloves. I originally ordered a size large, as this is the size of all other Motorcycle gloves I have ever purchased. I needed an extra large in these. The return and exchange was easy, but they must be unworn and all tags must still be attached. The fit and feel is amazing, and the safety features like palm sliders and Kangaroo leather in strategic places gives me confidence that the gloves will perform when I need them most. I have yet to use them in warmer temperatures, but perforations, and materials should make these comfortable on long rides.
Best fit ever
The Guide glove is the best fitting touring glove I have in my kit. It fits exactly per the chart, and fits snugly but not too tight. The way it is sewn makes for a comfortable fit for an all day ride down the Oklahoma highways.
I have owned numerous sets of low quality, cheap riding gloves until a friend of a friend told me his crash story and showed me his hands. No one that rides wants to think about crashing, but I'm convinced that I want to think less about going Down with cheap gloves on. Gloves are essential rider safety equipment, don't skimp, if your hands hit the pavement you want the best possible outcome. Racer gloves are designed to improve the outcome in a crash. I highly recommend Racer gloves, they are well designed and well made. Happy riding.
Guide Gloves Perform
I bought the Guide Gloves and am very pleased. They fit great--Racer was very helpful with sizing--and are very comfortable; went for a 180-mile ride in 80-degree weather and my hands never sweat. And the protection the glove provides makes it a perfect warm-weather choice.
Well made and COOL
These are well made and keeps your hands cool in the heat. But they do run a little small so do get a size up. I'm getting a second pair...
I really like theses gloves. They are comfortable, and get great ventilation in the fingers as well as the rest of the glove.
Guide Gloves Are Excellent
After using lower quality gloves for my daily riding for many years, it wasn't until I started racing and went with racergloves for the first time. Thinking, if they are good enough for the track(Racer High), the road gloves should be just as good. I went with the Guide Glove for my daily commuting to work, and everywhere else.
On my first ride into work, they felt like wearing new pair of fuzzy house shoes for the first time. Comfortable right out of the packaging.The fit is just as I was told, and no issues with the typical seams that other gloves give, till your hands get use to it. The venting is just enough to allow air to flow through the fingers and up and out above the wrist, cooling where the sun shines. My hands were not all sweaty when I got to my destination 30 miles and 45 minutes away either.
I look forward to many years of wearing both sets of my Racergloves.
Excellent Riding Gloves
These are excellent all-around gloves for street and ADV riding. I agree with other reviews that they run a size small -- I'm usually a L, but I went with the XL. No regrets!
Great glove. Black runs a size small. My hand measures a Large. I ordered XL and it fits perfectly.
Amazing 3 Season Gloves!
Bought the Guide gloves as my replacement for an old set of Triumph gloves and addition to my set of Mickey gloves. They are worth every penny! They were a bit stiff and tight in the thumb webbing from the start, but after a couple weeks and getting caught in the rain they are easily the best fitting gloves I've worn.
As other reviews and Lee stated they do run about a size small, but they fit perfectly one size up!
I've been wearing these on midday rides even in December, but they breathe a bit too much for morning and evening commute.
Comfortable gloves I wear every day
I recently bought the Guide Glove to replace 4 year old pair of Icons. At first the leather was fairly stiff (as expected) but after a week has already softened up substantially. The gloves are now comfortable and easy to ride with on my Honda CBR. I live in San Diego and they are perfect for the Fall climate here.
As other reviewers have indicated the gloves do run somewhat small. I have an irregular handsize according the the measurements. Lee with customer service was extremely helpful to ensure I had the proper fit.
Make sure to leave the tags on when you try them on initially! The packaging insert indicates that they will gladly exchange the gloves if they do not fit with the originally packaging and tags intact.
Comfortable street gloves.
Glad I was notified Guide glove size running one size small. M fits good. Palm is a little thicker than Cicuro glove which is good for street use, but also flatter. Wish it's little more curved. I am very satisfied otherwise.
Great glove, just need more saddle
First of the gloves fit great, I would like to thank Lee in customer service for getting me in the right size. In case you didn't know this years model run a full size small. I got an email form Lee and he got me in the size I needed.
As I was saying in the headline they fit great, they breath well I just need to get use to the palm slider on my left hand. I have a little trouble operating the controls, I think I just need to get use to the gloves.
I recommend the Guide glove.
Yes, they are that good
So, my wife won a pair of these at something we were at, mostly because they were a way small, and she had the only hands that would fit in them!, She LOVES them, and for over a year has been telling me to get a pair, I usually do everything she tells me to do immediately, but just didn't "need" new gloves, until now , I have, over 40 years of riding and racing some form of motorcycle, owned just about every make and model of glove made , these are hands down, ha!, the most comfy, right out of the package glove I have ever worn! sizing is at least 1 size larger than what you normally get, but use the size chart and trust in the force!!!
Jim Morrison-v strom rider.
Racer Guide glove evaluation
I have had experience with Held, Aerostitch, and custom gloves in the past. The racer "Guide" gloves are on par with the best I have used. The reason for only 4 stars is the tab at the wrist does not seem to line up with the main body of the glove when worn.
The vendor suggested the next larger size because my hands are in the middle of the range. They were very tight when received at first, but a 500 mile weekend suitably broke them in, now they fit great.
Great customer service, fit, and safety would encourage me to buy them again when time is right. Can't vouch for durability yet, but expect them to last due to quality of construction.
Very Good Gloves
These gloves replaced a pair of Held summer gloves. Almost as light & as cool as the Held, but offer a lot more protection.Best summer gloves I've found so far.
Fits Like a Glove
Follow the sizing guide and you'll probably get the right size, but even if you don't Racer Gloves will ship you a revised size free. Customer service does't get better than this, especially in the motorcycle accessory sector. As to the glove itself, it's finely crafted and worth every penny. It fits snuggly, which I prefer, and there is no loss of sensitivity when riding. I can adjust my radar detector and GPS with these gloves on, so they really give you fine motor control. These are the best I've ever had, bar none, that includes Held and BMW products.
Guide Gloves....Really nice
Racer Gloves has made a glove for warm to hot summers days without taking away safety factors! Although they are without a gauntlet, I can tell they are not coming off in a crashing event. The craftsmanship of these gloves are 2nd to none. I believe they fit on the small side so consider ordering up one step. They will help you figure that out.
Racer Gloves is very responsive to emailed questions. I am very satisfied with my purchase.
I am curious how they will break in, I have only gone for two short rides. They say give them a few hundred miles. Hoping they will stretch a little
Racer Guide Gloves
I loved my last pair of Racer Gloves they were comfortable and protected my hands, but unfortunately after a head on collision, but they need to be replaced. I was able to connect with RacerGlovesUSA and try on many different styles of Racer Gloves. I use my gloves for work and play so they have to be multi functional, provide protection, flexibility, ability to have dexterity with fingers and comfortable. I live in a semi warm weather area. The leather is perforated, which provides fairly good ventilation, considering the other protective features included. I need a short gauntlet for jacket wear and easy on off application. I can write while wearing the gloves, which is great for my work. The price isn't too unreasonable and the gloves broken in remarkable fast and I dont feel like I am wearing gloves while riding.
Thanks again for the great customer support. I like the brand so much that I will only wear Racer Gloves.
Well made but they run a little small
These seem like excellent gloves that will wear well but after carefully using the sizing guide they still feel a little small. I ordered XL and probably should have gone with XXL (although my hands are not that big). Hopefully they will stretch out over time.
These gloves are very comfortable. The seem very high quality, especially for the price. I wanted the palm sliders, and these looked best for the price.
Great fit and comfortable
I'm just getting back into biking, so these are the first gloves I have bought in 20 years. I got them based on info from a friend.
They are perfect for what I need them to do. They are not hot, and are still stretching out--but I like a snug fit, which these are.
I followed the measurement guide and got a perfect size.
No complaints on them at all. I'd recommend them to anyonethat is taking a short haul somewhere.
Good fit, quality feel
I'm still breaking the Guide gloves in, but the initial fit is very good. The sizing for me (XL) is very close, although the finger length is a little short (for me). I'm hoping they will stretch out just a little so the fit will be perfect. Otherwise, the gloves are of very high qualify and have a comfortable all around fit. The service and assistance before, during and after the purchase was excellent.
I read all the reviews here as wellas the one from webbikeworld and decided to take a chance buying online. Very happy I did as these fit great and have the features I was looking for. Palm and knuckle protection along with ventilation. A little tight across the knuckle at first, but loosened up a bit after a few rides. Size chart is pretty accurate for this glove.
Guide glove FITS and FLOWS.
These gloves fit really well right out of the bag. I know they'll get even better as they continue to break in. Racer suggested they run small, so I ordered XL. I measure right on the top end of M and bottom of L. The XL fit me great.
They flow a LOT of air, so are great on hot days.
Great fitting glove
Wasn't sure about buying gloves online. But the size chart and Lee's info helped and sizing was spot on. They feel great, do flow a lot of air and I like the extra protection of the palm sliders. Highly reccomend this gloove.
A Held glove wearer for many years I have been disappointed with their quality of late. After reading several positive reviews about Racer gloves I thought I'd give them a try. The Racer's were tight when I put them on but after 20 miles into the ride they felt as if I had had them for years. Quality appears quite high and I feel a good value for the price. I ride almost year round so I will be back for more.
really great gloves
These are the most comfortable and solidly built gloves I've ever tried for riding a motorcycle. They have a great balance between a lot of protection and comfort/feel. I've found a lot of other gloves that were either too armored (couldn't feel the controls) or too light (didn't feel protected) these strike the balance.
I stumbled upon racer gloves through a riding club and I'm glad I did. I'm thinking about getting another pair as backup.
Great fit and finish
I haven't had these long - only about 1 week / 250 miles. They are great. Awesome construction quality.
At first they were a little too tight on the right thumb, but now they have stretched out a little bit and feel great. They vent very well up to the mid 90's with 90% humidity.
These are a great balance of protection and summer weight. Look cool too.
Love the fit !
Wasn't sure about buying a glove online, but Lee and Racer make it easy. Out of the bag, these fit like I've been wearing them for years. found out how well they vent when the wether got colder in late after noon and could feel the cold air coming in the finger and wrist vents. the sliders on the palm and overall construction make me feel safe
My first experience with Racer gloves so far. The guide gloves are well designed, with good quality materials, comfortable, nice fit, true size.
I rode 1200 miles on my BMW R1200GS, 800 of them on asphalt, 400 on dirt and gravel. AM temps in the 40s, highest Temps in the mid 80s. I did not need to change to warmer gloves, the grip heaters were enough. Well ventilated and very comfortable at those ranges.
A little tight the first 2 hours of riding, then became snug fitting. Broken in after 6 hrs. of riding.
I do recommend them.