Noru Sokudo Gloves
- Sport style leather glove in a pre-curved fit
- High quality semi-aniline Cowhide with punched airflow sections
- Double layer palm sections for improved wear and abrasion resistance
- Cantilever knuckle panel with comfort stretch
- Thermo-set molded knuckle shield with real Carbon Fiber inset
- Molded inlet vent with airflow mesh behind cantilever
- Pull through leather wrist strap for security
- Cool feel lining for added riding comfort
- Dark reflective piping for subtle added visibility
- Molded finger vents with mesh inserts
- Extensive concertina stretch paneling on thumb and fingers for improved flexibility
- External seam overlays for added protection
- Touchscreen compatible index fingertip and thumb
This NORU glove runs a bit snug as compared to other American brands we carry. I’d say this one runs only slightly small, so I’d advise you to choose the size you normally wear in gloves. If you are between sizes, then choose larger. Finger sizing is a bit slimmer than average so those with slender hands will probably like them. Those with shorter/thicker fingers may not.
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.
Our Two Cents
The NORU Sokudo Glove is a longer gauntlet sport style glove made of leather with nice protection over the knuckles.
I just reviewed a short cuff sport glove called the Furo glove and gave it a thumbs up for value and fit, and this one is great too! Like the Furo, the fit of these gloves is VERY good for a very low cost glove. So many low cost gloves are cut strangely and just don’t give the feel of a nice sport fit glove, but these do! The knuckle armor is substantial and the underside side of that armor is nicely padded and very comfortable on the back of the hand. Like most sport gloves, the back of the hand is lined inside with slick nylon and the palm side is unlined. This is a longer cuff glove made to fit over sport style jacket sleeves. The gauntlet isn’t armored like with true race gloves, so I think they’d work under or over an ordinary jacket sleeve. they do have a Velcro adjust for fit to help with that.
The Furo offered goatskin leather and this Sokudo uses cowhide which is slightly thicker. The feel is still very nice too. The back of the hand has venting molded into the knuckle/finger armor and the leather is perforated, so these should be comfortable in a wide range of temps from mild to hot (but not cold). The wrist area includes a Velcro strap to secure the gloves on your hand. Note: while this glove includes some basic good safety features, please don’t mistake it for a true race quality glove ready for a track. Consider this glove only for street/sport use.
I think this glove, along with the Furo, deserves special mention for value. I can’t think of any other gauntlet glove in this price range that feels as well built. :: Paul, 04-05-21
About NORU: The NORU line of riding gear is new for us for 2021. It comes to us through one of our very long-time distributors of riding gear and apparel, Helmet House of California. Helmet House is the owner of the Cortech and Tour Master brands and is a distributor of other well known brands such as Shoei helmets and Alpinestars apparel. NORU is designed with value in mind… in fact, exceptional value and will serve those well who want decent riding gear on a minimal budget. NORU says: Inspired by Japan’s culture of careful refinement, NORU is the Japanese word that means “To Ride”. Founded by lifelong motorcycle enthusiasts, NORU is the performance champion of motorcycle apparel that you can afford.