After wearing these gloves for a couple weeks now, they are finally starting to break in. When first used, they were a bit stiff and little uncomfortable on my commute (about an hour each way), but after a few trips, they feel much better.
The protection is good, with the TPR cuff and mix of different leathers/Kevlar throughout the rest of the glove. I wore these recently out in 90 degree heat for a few hours on a cruise and they were well ventilated and comfortable.
My other gloves are AlpineStars SMX-2's and I wear XL in those and with the SG3's, I also bought XL and they fit about the same... My only complaint is that the thumb is a little long, which can make hitting the turn signal switch a bit of a challenge, but it's a minor complaint...
My overall opinion on the gloves are that they are great for the price! They are constructed very well, with nice materials (kangaroo leather, Kevlar, etc...) and are comfortable after breaking them in. Lots of protection (on the knuckles, pads on the fingers and sliders on the palms) and I basically waited for these to be released based on the styling, which I really like. I definitely recommend them for people who want that extra protection (gauntlet), but don't want to spend $150+ on some of the other brand gloves...
I bought both a clear version (to replace my scratched original) and a mirrored version for summer riding. I own a EXO-500 and so far, I have been using the mirrored version and it is great! It costs a little bit extra, but looks-wise, I really like it! I have been using the mirrored version for commuting and I have found that with the tint of the visor combined with the drop down internal sun visor, it's perfect for sunny days! The sun doesn't bother me at all, yet I can see just fine. I get lots of bugs on the shield both to and from work and as long as I use a micro-fiber towel with some warm water when I get to my destination, it cleans up great! So far, I don't have a bad thing to say about the face shields. They pop on and off quickly, easy to use and work as advertised!
Alpinestars SMX-2 Air Carbon Gloves With carbon protection and motocross inspired styling and comfort, the Alpinestars SMX2 Air Carbon glove makes an excellent choice for summer motorcycle riding Utilizing an advanced leather and mesh hybrid construction, Alpinestars SMX-2 Air Carbon Glove offers the street rider superior comfort and performance while the carbon fiber knuckle and Clarino reinforced palm ensures high levels of protection. Lightweight hybrid leather and mesh upper construction offers the ideal combination of durability, abrasion resistance and comfort. Synthetic leather palm construction with Clarino reinforcements provides extra durability and protection where it is needed most. Reinforced landing zone with built in foam padding offers additional impact protection Sizing Note If you are in between sizes order a size larger, in RevZilla's experience these gloves fit slightly small.
Build quality of the gloves seems to be good so far and the styling is really nice. The glove seems to fit well except the pinky is a bit on the big size, but not so much that it makes it annoying to wear. Overall, they are very comfortable and would definitely recommend them!