Speed and Strength Stars And Stripes Gloves
- Leather frame
- Leather reinforced gel palm
- Full wrist hook-and-loop 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 Stars and Stripes gloves are a basic, all-leather, all purpose riding glove. The leather is soft and high quality. There is a Velcro close tab at the wrist to customize the fit and help hold them on your hand in case of a fall. One thing worth a mention… these gloves are fully lined with a soft nylon-type material which feels good and will keep leather dye from the unfinished side of the leather from transferring to your hands. The gloves also have some gel pads in the palms to help in isolating your hands from the transfer of vibration through the grips. Overall, a very nice pair of gloves. :: Paul, 02-10-2014