WoodChopper
 
 
 
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    February 25, 2013
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The new Sub glove chassis enjoys several benefits previously found only on gloves at a much higher price. Built around a proven Battlehide goatskin palm and finger gussets foundation, the Sub is more than ready for asphalt chaos. A lightweight textile backhand with a high-mobility thumb, not only creates a prime canvas for Icon's finest art, but provides excellent dexterity and abrasion resistance. Completing the protection package is the plastic knuckle armor group fortified to help disperse the shock of the incoming tarmac barrage. The Sub glove - designed to do your dirty work so your skin doesn't have too. Abrasion resistant premium grade Battlehide goatskin palm Injected plastic knuckle armor Short cuff design with secure wrist closure Pre-curved palm and finger design Imported
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Attention Smart Consumers: These Gloves Offer the Ultimate Bang for the Buck for What They Are Designed to Do.
PostedFebruary 25, 2013
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WoodChopper
From Atlanta
State:GA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
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Slightly Small
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Okay, so I am a relatively new rider, and I feel like a lot of new riders will over-exaggerate how good they think a particular product is, so I'll try to be as straightforward, specific, and honest as possible.
First off, I'll talk about the design. The glove does exactly what it was designed to do. To the best of my knowledge, this glove is meant to be have a minimalist design that emphasizes comfort, yet stills gives you a great deal of protection. I didn't want to buy a glove that would make me look like a super hero. I was also looking for a short-cuffed glove that isn't too bulky. When I ride I wanted my fingers to still be nimble. This gloves allows me to do all of this! It's minimalist design makes it look like any non-riding glove, so i don't have to be "that guy" that rides a motorcycle when I have them on. Also, the leather is very flexible and versatile on the palm and it allows me to easily bend my fingers. To give you an idea of how well, I can tie my shoes with these gloves on (try doing that with a larger pair of gloves!) The back of the hand is protected with a nice weave of mesh/textile fabric that feels pretty abrasive resistant. Luckily I haven't taken a fall yet, and I hope I never will have to know how well they actually work. The glove is also adjustable with a velcro strap along the wrist. The velcro works great and allows me to wear my glove as tight or loose as I want. One of my favorite parts of the glove that adds protection and even a little style are the little plastic nodules on the knuckles. Each knuckle is protected by a plastic insert going across the line of knuckles. This feature adds a lot of protection in case of a fall. Because of these knuckle inserts, I can basically punch a wall as hard as I can and it barely hurts (trust me, I tried). These plastic inserts also have little "hood scoops" that catch air to ventilate your hand even more (that's engineering at its finest!)
That being said, this glove works amazing for what it's designed to do: give a minimalist design with maximum protects for warmer weather. It's pretty obvious that this is not a cold weather glove. The mesh and the hood scoops give this glove a lot of airflow! I live in southern Georgia where it is relatively mild in winters and pretty hot in summers. I haven't tried them during the summer yet, but I have tried them in 50 degree F weather. The gloves were kinda cold, but it was nothing I couldn't personally handle. They kept me decently warm and the cold didn't make me extremely uncomfortable. These will be the only gloves I ever wear (even in the winter) because it hardly ever gets below 50 in the winter, and I feel like they would still be bearable at 40 degrees F. I know for a fact they will keep me cool and still protected in the 100 degree summer heat (definitely better than not wearing anything)! If you are looking for a good bit of airflow for warmer weather riding, but still want protection, these gloves are the way to go.
Next I'll talk about the fit. The fit of these gloves were perfect. I normally wear a large in gloves, so I bought a large (knowing I could return them if I needed an XL because of their awesome return policy, thanks Revzilla Team!). The large fit very snug, but it was not restricting at all. If you like your gloves a little loose, I might go a size up, but I'm happy with my size.
Okay, my favorite part: bang for the buck. These gloves knock this category out of the park. If I could give them a 6 stars instead of 5 I would. These gloves are very inexpensive compared to other gloves, yet they are literally the best thing out there if you are looking for a stylish, minimalistic, protective, and warm climate glove with great airflow. If they sold this glove for twice the price that it currently sells at, I would still buy it (and that says a lot because I am a very frugal consumer). I'll also say that I do A LOT of research before I make any sort of important purchase. And after looking through probably over 100 gloves on revzilla.com and other sites, this glove was the best for what I wanted in a glove.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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