Speed and Strength Speed Strong Gloves (One Left, Size XL)
- Leather and lightweight textile frame
- Molded high impact knuckle protector
- High density finger protectors
- Hook and loop cuff closure
- Reflective trim
These gloves are consistent with the major American based brands we carry such as FirstGear, Tour Master, Joe Rocket, etc, so hopefully you’ve had some experience with buying gloves and can choose based upon the fit of a previous pair. If you have no previous experience with glove sizing, go here for help. If anything, these gloves run a bit larger than usual, but not a lot, so I wouldn’t advise choosing a size down from your normal, but if you are between sizes, I’d advise to choose the smaller.
Just as an FYI, you may have previous experience with European designed brands such as Alpinestars and REV’IT! which run about one half size smaller, size-for-size than the American brands. It is not a universally true fact, but generally holds for most styles. So if a particular size in either of those brands is roomy on you, then you’d probably want to go down one full size in this style.
Our Two Cents
These Speed Strong gloves from Speed and Strength are pretty nice gloves. They are glove soft leather in the palms and the backs of the hands are a comfy stretch neoprene-like material. The shape of the gloves is excellent right out of the package and I doubt you’ll need any break in time. The backs of the knuckles have a nice molded plastic protector, but that is about where the motorcycle-specific protection ends (other than the abrasion resistance of the leather palms). So super protective, they aren’t, but they are comfortable and well made and the price is surprisingly reasonable. Oh, forgot to say… they do have some nighttime reflective material to make you more visible at night. Take the “View Larger Images” link above to see some night shots we took and you can also check out the other features as well. :: Paul, 08-21-13