Gloves! One of the bare essentials when riding a bike. A lot of times even when people do not wear a jacket or pants . Gloves are still worn. Maybe for a style statement but also in case of a fall it’s the palm that is one of the 1st body parts to take impact. Also a good glove helps grip the throttle better. 

Ideally a way to check the fit is , obviously, a glove that fits your hand. Soooooo,  according to size. Next one, you wear the glove, check the fingertips, if the glove is too tight, check if the material is stretchable. Best way to find this is, to grip your wrist as if you were gripping the handle of your bike or if you have taken your bike a long or have a bike or scooty nearby you can use that. So when you grip the wrist \ handle the tips of the finger and gloves have to meet. Or if they already meet the material has to stretch on curling the fingers. There shouldn’t be much pressure. Also you have to be comfortable in this process. Certain materials don’t suit certain skin types so check that too. Know your purpose. 

Today we will look at the Rynox Urban X gloves.

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The FIT:-

One of the most important factors to keep in mind is the fitting of the glove and the comfort.  

These short gloves are quite comfortable. With Parts of leather and stretchable mesh\textile, they also feel light and breathable to use. Even in stop and go traffic your palms do not get too sweaty. A lot of times the glove feels too tight and a well-fitting glove kind of restricts the movement of the fingers. This isn’t the case here. There are proper creases at the finger joints for movement.  This is a short glove or cuff length glove. Can be worn for daily and long rides. Considering a lot of textile, these can be good for rain use too, as not much leather can get spoiled.  One thing to remember is the Rynox glove is for people with longer thumbs. The textile also dries off faster too. 

The Materials and Protection:- 

The upper side of the glove is a mix of mesh, textile and leather. While the inner side of the fingers and palm consists of leather. This is a soft full grain leather. Reinforced leather panels for abrasion. On the inner side the leather has a high-grip contoured Amara panel with silicon detailing. This makes it better for gripping.  The sides are made of a thin textile material holding the chassis together. At the Scaphoid bone there is a  KNOX® patented Sport SPS (Scaphoid Protection System) includes two specially developed sliders attached to the palm to enable the gloves to slide smoothly on contact with the ground, instead of gripping the impact surface and subsequently reducing hyper-extension of the wrist and potential scaphoid injury. The knuckle guards come with HERATROM polyurethane knuckle protectors with HD foam backing. The protection on the glove is CE certified to standard EN13594:2015. The fingertips have HD foam for comfort and on the outer side have TPU parts at the joints for added protection. The index finger has Tapfingertips material which makes it easy to use the phone. No need to remove the glove. The Wrist has an elastic layer by which the girth of the glove at the wrist can be adjusted. So fitment is up to the mark. Rest of the body is a 3D mesh material so that those precious hands have ease of breathing.

Rynox is keen to provide good quality projects at affordable cost as WE the Indian consumer is always looking for VFM and as we all know Biking is a very expensive hobby along with being risky. So protection is key without letting go of your body parts at a donation centre. Here Rynox’s focus is on the breathability of your palm. If someone has a sweat allergy problem like me, these may be one of the best gloves for you. 


If you liked this product head straight to the custom elements website to check this and many more gloves listed. 


Ride hard Ride Safe and Stay Alive. 

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