Monday, January 4

Dainese Women's Carbon D1 Gloves: Long & Short


Hear ye hear ye, calling all women riders! For fall of 2015 Dainese is setting up to release a couple new gloves to fill some gaps in their line up. The Carbon Cover S-ST and the Carbon Cover ST are being phased out in favor of the new Dainese Carbon D1 Long and Carbon D1 Short. We think they are worth a second look.

The new CE certified Dainese Women's Carbon D1 Long Gloves sport a Clarino palm for a softer feel, but you will still be protected by a beefy palm slider. A carbon fiber knuckle guard, finger knuckle armor, a pinky finger Distortion Control Protector, and a dual closure full gauntlet cuff round out the protection package. Making this glove suitable for the occasional track day and perfect for street riding. Like the glove it is replacing, the Carbon D1 Long has limited venting, with perforations on the insides of the fingers. So it will be a temperate to warm weather glove that may work well in early Fall and late Spring temperatures.

Dainese Women's Carbon D1 Long Motorcycle Gloves

The all new Dainese Women's D1 Carbon Short Gloves brings a much more street and hot weather oriented glove to the game. With a combination of a Clarino palm, a short cuff and mesh on the back on the hand, this glove will work well all summer long. The Carbon short sports the same knuckle, finger, pinky, and palm protection elements as the more aggressive Carbon D1 Long. So this glove is perfect for the street riding lady who wants to remain comfortable and safe in the heat. Up until now the hot weather short cuff gloves from Dainese left some things to be desired in the protection department, with most lacking palm sliders. In our opinion, this new glove fills that need very well and should be a home run purchase.
Dainese Women's Carbon D1 Short Motorcycle Gloves

These new glove offerings from Dainese bring a full range of well thought out options to Women’s gear market. Some alternatives to the Carbon D1 Long are the Druid D1 Long priced at $229 and the Veloce priced at $134. Alternatives to the D1 Carbon Short are few and far in between, but one can be found by way of the Air Hero, priced at $99.95.

- Erick M.

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