Joe Rocket GPX Gloves - 2015
- Drum dyed cowhide leather construction
- Carbon fiber vented knuckle protector
- Carbon fiber palm protector
- Para-Aramid lining on back of hand
- Full-Flex™ expansion panel top, lower thumb and fingers for maximum mobility
- Hinged thumb design for greater flexibility
- Aggressive Pre-Curved design
- Vented TPR finger protectors
- Non-slip palm overlay for maximum grip
- Comfort outseam construction on palm side
- TPU cuff protector
- Secure hook and loop double cuff closure
- Double top stitching in critical areas
These gloves are consistent with the major American based brands we carry such as FirstGear, Tour Master, 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
This new GPX gloves is what I’d characterize as an “entry level” race glove. And that is not being derogatory, but rather just letting you know that although the feature list compares with higher end race gloves, the overall quality isn’t the same. If you are doing some street riding, or even beginner racing and are on a budget, then you’ll probably like these gloves, and considering the price, I’d endorse them.
The gloves have some substantial armor pieces… a molded knuckle protector, two large protectors in the heel of the hand and then there is a large wrap around plastic protector around the outside of the wrist. Also, I see some smaller molded rubber bits on the backs of the fingers and on the side of the pinkie.
So you ask, what’s the difference in this glove and $300 gloves? Well, the overall shape and tailoring of the glove isn’t like those expensive gloves, which have a more complex shape that allows them to fit really close to the hand without being too tight feeling. And the knuckle armor on this glove is simply stitched on the glove all the way around rather than being a “floating” design (not attached in the rear which allows more freedom of motion when you make a fist). And the solid wrist piece is more simplistic than others I see from Alpinestars and the like.
But the glove leather feels good and the fit is reasonably good too and I’m sure they’d be fine for non-pro race uses. And considering the price, they’ll provide some good value for those on a budget. :: Paul, 01-05-16
Happy Customers Who Bought This Product
My new gloves came today, with the temperature only being 23 degrees I can only imagine what it is like riding with them. This is my third pair of GPX Gloves and the second version I have owned, the size is spot on for all of my Joe Rocket gear an... (Read more...)