Asphalt & Dirt – Review of Racer Gloves Grip Glove.

February 24, 2017

Asphalt & Dirt – Review of Racer Gloves Grip Glove.

Last year, we profiled Lee Block, president of Racer Gloves USA. A few days after we met up with him to get a better sense of his business and the Racer Gloves Line, he was kind enough to give us a pair of the Racer Gloves Grip model to review. Since then, we can honestly say that every time we put them on, we’re hard pressed to want to take them off. Yes, they’re that comfortable.

Introduced in 2015, the Grip uses goatskin in all of the right places and an additional leather palm patch of Pittards® leather for that extra bit of protection and durability. The same SuperFabric® found in Held gloves and used by BMW Motorrad is used by Racer Gloves to cover the soft protectors at the back of the fingers and on strategic parts of the palm

Perforations in the fingers, wrist and gauntlet, and a built-in vent at the back of the glove toward the wrist keep your hands from getting sweaty in really warm weather or in stressful riding conditions. (Like a two-hour, lane-splitting fun zone in the Bay Area!)

Depending on what you ride and where, Racer Gloves describes the Grip as a two to three season glove. We’ve ridden it in near 80 degree weather and temps in the low 50s, and we concur.

Gloves are one of those necessities that most riders don’t pay enough attention to. Put something over your digits and palms and you think you’re good to go. But opinions change when you’re sliding across the dirt or asphalt and that cheap ass leather glove gives you about as much protection as a pair of silk liners. The Racer Grip Gloves lists at $159.99 and that’s not a bad price considering your hands are probably worth a lot more.

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Size Chart

Helpful Tips - Please Read:

The size chart is a general guide and is not exact to every hand. The limiting factor is the larger measurement of either your palm or finger length.  

For reference, the hand in the size chart measures, 9.5" palm width, 7.5" finger length and wears a large in all but 1-2 styles. 

NOTE: If you are a man and have small hands, a women's size glove will not necessarily fit. A women's pattern is different.

If you are unsure of sizing, please send an email with your measurements and which glove you're interested in for a recommended size. 

Step 1 Palm Measurement

Place your dominant hand lightly on a table and using a flexible measuring tape, measure the circumference of your palm at its widest point. The widest point of your palm is just below your index finger knuckle, to the mid-point between your pinky knuckle and wrist. (See photo 1)

Racer Gloves Size Step 1


Step 2 Finger Measurement

Measure from the tip of the middle finger to the base of the palm where it meets the wrist. (see photo 2)

Racer Gloves Size Chart Step 2

Step 3 Find Your Glove Size

Make sure to write down the measurements from Steps 1 and 2. Compare that information to the sizing chart below to find your size in Racer Gloves. 

Men's Gloves 

Men's Sizes XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL
Palm Measurement 8 ¼"  8 ½" 8 ¾" 9 ½" 9 ¾" 10" 10 ½"
Finger Measurement 6 ¾" 7" 7 ¼" 7 ½" 8" 8 ¼" 8 ½"


 Women's Gloves

Women's Sizes

Palm Measurement 7 ¼" 7 ½" 8 ¼"
Finger Measurement 6 ¾" 7 7 ¼" 7 ¼" 7 ½"


Step 4 Get Your Gloves!

Have questions on fit or sizing? Give us a call at 888-261-9833 or send us an email