Olympia: The Protector Gloves
August 17, 2008 at 7:12 pm #1919fotobitsParticipant
I got these for only $24.95 plus shipping from Olympia’s web site, listed under Internet Specials. My motorcycle is blue, as is my helmet, so I bought the blue/black gloves. The normal retail price is $99.95, so these seemed like a good deal.
The gloves arrived quickly, and Olympia’s web site sent me a tracking number so I could follow the progress of the order. Upon receiving the gloves I tried them on, and found them comfortable, although they lacked a bit of padding under the carbon knuckle protector. I still figured the gloves would be adequate for street use in mild weather. Well, today I took them out for their first extended run and found I cannot recommend these gloves.
Although comfort is not a problem, the blue color seems painted on, and is already flaking off and discoloring my jacket’s sleeves. The gloves also have far too many seams for confidence in a crash. Considering the lack of padding, many seams, and paint flaking off, my verdict is Not Recommended, even at the sale price.
I’m still looking for a pair of all-around gloves that offer excellent protection and long life. I wish I’d kept my Held gloves instead of selling them a few years ago.August 18, 2008 at 1:52 am #10699LokiParticipant
I have some Dickie Multi-purpose gloves. Their not the best but its better then nothing. They have pads all round, no paint, extra pads over knuckles . The only probelm i have is that the right glove wants to slowly slip off from my hand. (giving it gas) and the gloves arent riding gloves…
Its better then nothing.August 18, 2008 at 1:55 am #10702megaspazParticipant
Zip ties or duct tape… ;-P
If there’s anything more important than my ego
around, I want it caught and shot now…August 18, 2008 at 3:52 am #10705fotobitsParticipant
What do you think will happen if you go down?
Get some riding gloves ASAP.August 18, 2008 at 4:53 am #10709BenParticipant
I’ve been rocking these for the past few months and they kick ass, and they are only 30 bucks.
~Best Beginner Motorcycles AdminAugust 18, 2008 at 12:36 pm #10712BuddParticipant
I have been using the powertrip street unit gloves. I think I might buy some gauntlets from the Kawasaki sight for the winter though.
“I am the best there is at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-WolverineAugust 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm #10723BoOZe P-ti MotardParticipant
no one likes a-star?
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