Speed and Strength Cruise Missile Gloves
- Leather frame
- High density hinged knuckle protector
- Leather reinforced gel palm
- Hook-and-loop cuff closure
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 Cruise Missile gloves are a short cuff leather glove for all-purpose street riders. The gloves have an all leather shell that is of high quality and very soft… no break-in required. There is an extra thick panel over the knuckles to give some extra protection and style. And just behind that panel on the knuckles is a ribbed leather piece to add to the sharp looks. In the palm, there is double leather and a thick gel pad to help provide some isolation from vibrations through the controls. One nice feature you don’t always get with a lower cost glove like this is the nylon lining inside the gloves. The lining is soft and has a luxury feel, but more importantly it will keep the dye in the leather from transferring to your hands. :: Paul, 02-10-14