Cortech Apex RR Glove
- Genuine goat leather backhand and palm construction
- Fully perforated backhand, fingers, and thumb
- TPR protective gauntlet cuff
- Pre-curved fingers for increased comfort
- Reversed seam finger construction
- Carbon fiber knuckle, heel slider, and finger protectors
- Leather palm, thumb, and pinky overlay
- Microfiber palm overlay
- Accordion paneling across fingers and thumb
- Hook and loop wrist strap and cuff closure
- Touchscreen compatible index finger and thumb Works on Android but not Apple
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
The Apex RR glove is updated for 2020. This is an all-leather sport/race glove with nice features and a good fit.
Last week I reviewed the Cortech Apex ST glove which is the short-cuff version of this glove. With the full gauntlet, this Apex RR glove is built for sport and race. The gloves have good hard armor in key positions and with full leather construction, they offer a lot of protection. I wouldn’t compare these gloves to high-end race gloves, but for the money, I think they are great. They’ll be great for everyday street/sport use or even an amateur track day. The overall fit and feel are excellent and the price just can’t be beat.
The fingers are pre-curved and the sizing is relatively snug with a sport fit. The finger seams are sewn on the outside on the lower fingers which is common in gloves of this type. It makes the fit easier and more comfortable. The gauntlet has a wide Velcro adjuster to help you make the gloves work over or under your jacket sleeve. There is a second Velcro closure at the wrist to ensure the gloves stay on your hands in case of a fall.
Hard sliders with a carbon fiber look are fitted over the knuckle, in the palm of the hand, and on the backs of the fingers. There is a bit of extra padding sewn in under the leather on the bottom and top sides of the thumb and on the sides of the pinkie. All the armor pieces are well placed and feel significant (not just show). The gauntlet has a couple rubberized protectors too.
Overall, I really like this new version of the Apex RR. I think it has a lot to offer for the amazingly low MSRP of $110. Believe me, I’ve a LOT worse gloves in this price range and very few that are even as good. :: Paul, 05-26-20