Scorpion SG3 Gloves
- Top grade, perforated and non-perforated leather upper, gauntlet and fourchettes (the material between your fingers)
- Kangaroo skin palm for control-feel and abrasion resistance
- Knox SPS® (Scaphoid Protection System) palm sliders
- SuperFabric® armor plated material panels provide flexible abrasion barriers
- TPU molded knuckle protection
- Dual closure gauntlet and wrist strap
- Pre-curved palm and fingers for grip comfort
- Kevlar® protective internal palm patch
- Kevlar® out-stitched palm and fingers eliminate interior seam feel
- Ventilated TPR system on the back of hand
Read on for more details.
These gloves are consistent with the major brands we carry, so hopefully you’ve had some experience with buying gloves and can choose based upon the fit of a previous pair. If anything, they run a bit on the small side, so if you are sometimes between sizes, then choose the larger. If you have no previous experience with glove sizing, go here for help.
Our Two Cents
I’d characterize the SG3 glove as a mid-level sport/race glove with better-than-most protective features. The glove is made mostly of cowhide, but with kangaroo hide in the palms. The kangaroo will provide better feel for the controls because it is typically thinner than cow. Also kangaroo has the capability of holding up better to hand sweat and salts over time. The heel of each hand has large Knox armor pieces. These pieces are designed to allow your hand to slide on pavement when you instinctively put your arms forward as you see the pavement approaching your face and upon impact your hands will slide along rather than “catch”, roll, crumple or whatever else might happen with just plain leather in that area. Sorry, not trying to be graphic, but rather to give you the idea of the usefulness. The back of the hand is protected by the usual molded plastic knuckle guard and also there are some SuperFabric patches on each finger and thumb joint (the dark grey pieces). Take this link to learn more about that. Like nearly all other race gloves, these have a positive-close strap at the wrist to hold the gloves on in case of a fall, and a longer gauntlet. Overall, I like the gloves and I think they are a good value. About the only area where the gloves fall short as compared to higher priced units is in the gauntlet wrist area because the gauntlet itself is a bit thin and and only has one patch of Superfabric as extra armor. But like I said, for the price and all the protection you DO get, they are a very good glove. I’m just trying to point out how they compare to a $200+ race glove. Be sure and click the “View Larger Images” link above to see all these features I’m discussing in detail. :: Paul, 11-12-12