“The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.”
Teddy Roosevelt said that, and it is advice worth heeding. Especially when it comes to motorcycle gloves built to take on the elements. For the Fall of 2016, Dainese did precisely that in designing their new X-Travel GTX and Freeland GTX Gloves.
The Dainese X-Travel Gore-Tex Gloves are just about as robust of an option as can be found for cool and wet weather riding. These are the kind of gloves you put on when you know a storm is coming, and you are going ride right through the heart of it without hesitation. Constructed of an elasticated fabric outer shell and Goatskin / Amica suede palm, the XTravel Gore-Tex Gloves are both comfortable, durable, and tactile in their purpose. At the same time, the combination of soft inserts, Ergo-Tek knuckle protectors, and DCP system on the little finger all come together to provide a protective package that meets CE-Cat II. standards. Additional features of the Dainese X-Travel Gore-Tex motorcycle gloves include touch screen compatible fingertips, reflective inserts, and a visor wipe to squeegee away rain from your faceshield in wet weather.
Dainese X-Travel Gore-Tex Gloves Review:
Built with a bit less hearty purpose in mind, the Dainese Freeland Gloves are a great option for riders who are in search of a less technical, yet still reliable option for cool, wet days on in the saddle. Also certified to CE-Cat II standards, the Freeland Gore-Tex Gloves are built to handle the rigors of the road without fail. They are a durable, every-day kind of cool weather option that can be relied on to keep hands 100% waterproof for the lifetime of the gloves themselves. Additional features of the Freeland GTX Gloves include Dainese Smart Touch fingertips for use with touchscreen devices, pre-curved fingers for comfort, and Themal Dexfit padding.
Dainese Freeland Gore-Tex Gloves Review:
In the end, it is usually more fun to ride in warm, non rainy weather. However, if you do find yourself trekking through the elements, remember to rock a pair of gloves that is ready to punch back… and punch back hard.
Have fun out there, be safe, and as always…
Enjoy the ride,