Joe Rocket Diamondback Gloves
- Cowhide leather glove
- Waterproof insert
- Internal injection molded knuckle armor
- Conductive leather at the finger tip for instant touchscreen access
- High density padding on fingers
- Full Flex™ expansion panel just below knuckle area
- Adjustable snap cuff closure
These gloves are consistent with the major brands we carry, 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.
Our Two Cents
The Joe Rocket Diamondback glove is an all-leather “retro” styled glove with some decent protective features and a waterproof liner.
The Diamondback is almost the same glove the Joe Rocket Briton glove, but with a bit different retro styling and with a slick black leather finish. The fit is nice and they have fabric used in between the fingers which gives them good flexibility. The knuckle protector seems robust too. It’s the typical molded type with foam on the back side the make them comfortable. The diamond stitched leather on the back of the hand gives them the retro look (IMHO). There is a double leather patch in the palm of the hand made of a man made sueded material that should add some lifespan.
The waterproof liner will keep water out of this glove and will give just a bit of warmth since there is an inside fleecy liner and the waterproof liner will block wind. So this glove will be just a bit more functional than a plain leather glove going into fall and in the early spring. They should also work fine in warmer weather.
I really don’t think these would be a good choice if you frequently ride in rain. They are a short cuff design which isn’t good for keeping water out and also the distressed leather used probably won’t hold up to frequent soakings. But if you think it would be useful for just the occasional time you might get caught in a shower, then these will be far better than a plain leather glove. :: Paul, 09-26-18