Cortech Adrenaline 3.0 RR Gloves
- Drum-dyed, top-grade 0.8-0.9mm bovine leather construction
- Abrasion-resistant, 0.8-0.9mm CE goat leather palm
- Digital leather overlays on the palm, thumb, middle, and index fingers
- Perforated backhand and forchettes
- Reversed seam finger construction
- CE-approved KNOX SPS® Scaphoid Protection System
- Unbreakable TPU molded wrist guard provides superior protection of the radial bone
- Superfabric® on outside of wrist and thumb
- Pre-curved, elasticized pinky and ring fingers
- Protected wrist strap closure
- TPU top knuckle protector
- TPU protector inserts on fingers and thumbs
- Kevlar® stitching increases durability
- 360o dual gauntlet hook and loop closure
- Accordion flex finger knuckles
- Kevlar® lining reducing weight and increasing strength
- Coolmax® insulation
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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.
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 may be able to go down one full size in this style.
Our Two Cents
Wow! Cortech has really gone hog wild over protective armor with this new cycle of the Adrenaline 3.0 RR gloves for 2019.
Honestly, I think these race gloves have more armor than any race glove I’ve ever tried on. Lets start with the palm… not one “slider” but two! These are well positioned and shouldn’t interfere with grip, but they’ll be there when you go down and put your hands straight out to catch yourself. The palm slider is a proven safety enhancement. It will promote sliding on the pavement rather than gripping or wrenching if you were landing on a plain leather palm or just a pad-type armor piece.
The knuckle armor is really something too. Its large, and firm but its the “floating” type meaning it isn’t connected along the back side of the armor. So when you grip the controls (and make a fist), the armor will float over the knuckle. The armor is well padded on the back side too. And there are also little armor pieces on the backs of the fingers and on the side of the pinkie. The knuckle armor is pretty tall and definitely gives the gladiator vibe.
The wrist and forearm are covered too. There is a hard molded piece that wraps around the whole outside of the wrist which feels very secure. My only gripe with the wrist armor is with the Velcro. The Vecro on the firm armor piece wants to grind on the tops of my fingers when I’m trying to open up the other Velcro piece below. After a couple tries, I figured out how to do it without abrading my skin, so when you first try these on, go slow with that part… it’s a cheese grater!
The other features I like are the goat leather palm which is really supple and give good feel. And I also like the addition of the abrasion resistant Superfabric material on the side of the thumb and the inside of the wrist. That material is really tough and should protect well.
Cortech gives a LONG feature list with these gloves and when you try them on, you’ll agree there is a LOT of protection going on here. I like them! :: Paul, 09-12-18
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