Joe Rocket Pro Street Gloves - 2015
- Supple drum dyed Cowhide outer
- Integrated high density knuckle armor
- Double layer reinforced palm and pinky
- Full-Flex™ fingers increases mobility for improved brake control and helps to reduce fatigue
- Anatomic pre-curved design
- Articulated top wrist reduces unwanted bunching
- Large gauntlet double cuff closure with adjustable hook and loop wrist strap
- Smooth tricot lining
These gloves are consistent with the major American based brands we carry such as FirstGear, Tour Master, Speed and Strength, 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
These 2015 Pro Street gloves are Joe Rocket’s glove for those wanting something more protective and sporty than a short cuff glove, but not the heavily armored race-look glove. These gloves DO have some features akin to a race glove, such as molded knuckle protection, also impact protection on the heel of the hand and a positive close strap at the wrist to keep the gloves on you in case you fall. But the overall look of the gloves is very much a street look. I see a sport touring rider or an every-day street rider liking this style.
The leather used to make these gloves is very soft and pliable and won’t require any break-in at all. The whole inside is lined with a soft tricot material that will make them comfortable and the design of the fingers is made for comfort too… the seams of the fingers are sewn to the outside so the cut ends of the leather aren’t inside the fingers to rub you. The cuff is adjustable with the usual Velcro close tab so you’ll be able to work the gloves over sleeves or you can snug them down on your arm and put the sleeve over. It’s a pretty common arrangement, but one that gives a lot of flexibility.
I like the Flexium glove… a model that is similar but has more of a sport/race look, because of the overall value. And this glove gives the same value proposition, but in a much more subdued package. Lots of riders will like these gloves. :: Paul, 11-13-14