Five TFX3 Airflow Glove
For a breath of fresh air. A ventilated version of the TFX3, the TFX3 Airflow qualifies as a small, short, lightweight and thus, non-bulky glove that’s perfect for all types of road trips or treks in dry, warm weather. It naturally echoes the characteristics of the TFX3, though the materials designed to optimize airflow. Both protective and comfortable, it also offers an adventurous look. With its Touch Screen system for navigational comfort, a Digital PU panel on the palm and thumb for better grip, a wide 3D mesh band on its topside for ventilation, ventilated TPR shells and Kevlar® reinforcements for protection, and a supple goatskin leather palm, this glove has everything to make it your perfect travel companion for trail or road riding.
- Mixed fabric and honeycombed 3D mesh topside construction for ventilation
- Full-grain goat leather construction for supple palm
- Perforated for airflow
- Dual ventilated AirgoProtech soft-TPR metacarpo-phalangeal protective shells.
- Ring and pinky finger knuckle protection in soft TPR
- Foam protective reinforcements on all knuckles on the outer fingers
- Kevlar® reinforcements on the hypothenar muscle
- Digital PU reinforcement for enhanced grip on the handlebars
- Quick-close Velcro tab system
- Reflective fabric on the wrists
- Airmesh fourchettes between the fingers
- Touch Screen system on the index fingers for handling touch screen devices.
We’ve found these Five Gloves run a bit on the snug side as compared to most US based brands… much like Alpinestars. This glove is not so snug that I’d recommend you buy one size larger than normal, but certainly if you are between sizes, then choosing the larger of the two should work. 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
Five Gloves are new for us this year and they seem to be a quality brand with nice features and function. The TFX3 gloves come in a standard water repellant textile/leather construction and an Airflow version which is identical with the exception of the water repellant and addition of mesh ventilation panels on the back of the hand and perforations on the palm leather for great airflow in hot weather riding conditions.
The TFX3 has a short cuff with a single hook and loop strap to hold it in place. The interior of the glove is very comfortable. The palm is a soft full-grain goat leather with perforations on the Airflow version. There are PU overlays in the key wear areas that have a textured finish for improved grip. The heel of the palm has a Kevlar® reinforced overlay as well. On the back of the hand there are dual TPR protectors on the knuckles.
The Airflow version has mesh paneling on the back of the hand and down the index and middle fingers. There are also integrated air intakes on the TPR knuckle protectors and Airmesh fourchettes between the fingers to maximize airflow.
The standard version has water-repellent stretch fabric on the back of the hand and down the fingers. The fourchettes on the standard version are Lycra-style.
Both glove versions have reflective material at the wrist and touchscreen capability on the index fingers that seems to work well on Apple and Android devices here at the shop.
These gloves are a great option for the rider looking for a lightweight short cuff glove with minimal protection. Pick the style that fits your riding environment demands (Airflow or water-repellant). :: Mike, 10/24/2022