Joe Rocket Speedway Gloves
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The Joe Rocket Speedway Gloves are a low cost motorcycle glove intended for speedway or highway use.
My personal first impression was that these gloves aren’t really the best looking. They have a bit of a cheap look to them which is a bit disappointing to be honest because I’m usually a fan of Joe Rocket products.
They look cool in the picture though. They actually have a hardcore tactical look like something a navy seal would wear or a SWAT team member. In real life though they just look less cool and more cheap.
The gloves only come in black and mostly consist of leather with some plastic on the top panel of the glove for the ventilation system.
The glove made quite a poor first impression for me but as they say, you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover.
Comfort and Dexterity
The Speedway gloves are fairly thin which makes movement while wearing the gloves not that much different to as if you were wearing no gloves at all! Which is excellent, especially for highway riding when hand movement is vital.
The interior of the gloves is fairly soft and feels nice on the skin making them nice to wear. At the wrist there’s a hook and loop closure strap system to ensure that the gloves are fixed in place and won’t move around.
Overall the gloves are quite minimalistic which means that dexterity is very good and the gloves are comfortable to wear.
The Joe Rocket Speedway Gloves aren’t designed to be a warm glove and this is definitely the case given how thin the glove is.
Having been designed for speedway the gloves are designed for use for fairly short periods of time and so keeping hands warm isn’t really that essential but what is essential is ensuring that your hands are kept cool.
If your hands begin to get too warm you will sweat and this could cause the gloves to begin to slide on your hands and so your grip and control won’t be as good.
To avoid this they have a Megaflow ventilation system which can be seen on the top side of the gloves. Although this system does help to cool your hands down to a certain extent, I found that this system wasn’t always as good as I’d hoped.
At times the ventilation simply wasn’t good enough. A fairly poor performance for the Megaflow ventilation system.
The Speedway Gloves have not been designed to be water resistant which is a shame really.
Although they’re only designed to be worn for fairly short periods of time it would have been nice for them to be water resistant because if your hands were to get wet during a speedway race this could be problematic.
This is probably the gloves biggest downside.
If there’s anything to judge a speedway glove by it’s probably going to be it’s safety features and to be honest the gloves do have some decent safety features.
Firstly they have a riveted palm for protection as well as injection moulded carbon knuckles which will ensure that if you do have an accident your knuckles are going to definitely be safe.
The entire exteriror of the glove is made of a drum dyed cowhide which is fairly durable. Personally I found the material to be durable enough but I did notice online some people were saying that after an average amount of usage the material began to tear which is a shame.
A nice feature is that the palm is doubled lined with the natural drum dyed cowhide which means that hopefully this part of the glove won’t be prone to tearing at least.
As well as the palm and knuckles there is a good amount of protection for the fingers as Joe Rocket have included what they’re calling high density finger protection.
The finger protection is fairly sturdy but I’m not sure it’s something I’d really rely on to prevent damage to my fingers. A little worrying.
To be honest the Joe Rocket Speedway Gloves are a good value for the money but not perfect.
They’re a fairly low priced set of gloves and they both look and feel like they’re on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of quality.
Despite this the gloves do sport some pretty good safety features such as the moulded carbon knuckles which will definitely do good but for me the negatives outweigh the positives.
You just have to decide if you want to save money and get these okay gloves or spend more and get something higer end.
The poor ventilation system is a huge negative, the lack of water resistance isn’t very good and to top it off the gloves just simply don’t look good to me.
As a cheap spare pair of gloves they might be okay but really in my opinion the Joe Rocket Speedway Gloves just aren’t very something I would recommend.
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