Noru Kiryu Glove
- Ultra-versatile glove to suit a variety of riding styles
- Airflow mesh with Goatskin leather sections for improved climate control
- Amara cloth (synthetic suede) palm with double layer sections for improved wear and abrasion resistance
- Lightly pre-curved shape
- Cantilever knuckle panel with stretch gussets for flexibility
- Thermo-set molded knuckle shield with airflow inlets
- Molded finger vents with mesh inserts
- Stretch panel and neoprene at base of thumb for improved reach
- 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 Kiryu glove is a short cuff mostly-mesh glove for use in hot weather. Knuckle armor is included.
Like the other NORU gloves we’ve reviewed this season, the Kiryu is a nice feeling glove… especially for the price. This one is made of mesh on the back of the hand and synthetic suede in the palm. The idea is to get max airflow for hot summer riding temps. Be advised, the material used in this glove aren’t as protective as perforated leather or other more expensive hot weather designs, but for what it is, it ain’t bad. The knuckle armor is actually the bright spot among the protective features. It is substantial and comfortable.
For very hot temps, a mesh-type glove like this may be the only glove you can be comfortable with, and this one compares well with a number of other mesh gloves we sell. For milder weather though, I’d try and steer you to a perforated leather design like the Furo or Sokudo for more protection. :: 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.