Review: RST Tractech Evo Race Glove

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RRP: £89.99 // Sizes: 8-12 (7 in black) // Colours: Black / White / Blue / Flo Green / Flo Red // Info: www.rst-moto.com

If you’re looking for a glove that will protect your hands to the level required by racers, then the Tractech Evo race glove is one to check out. It’s a race glove by nature, but it will also work nicely as a road riding glove.

The leather glove combines premium grade cowhide with a kangaroo palm. There are stretch panels to add flexibility to the protection offered by leather, and the fingers are pre-curved to help get the best grip on the bars.

These are very comfortable gloves. On a warm day the perforated leather and the air vents in the fingers keep your hands nice and cool, but there’s no thermal or waterproof membrane, so these are gloves for fair-weather riding only.

Protection levels are impressive with double stitched seams, finger joint protectors, double layer leather in palm and Kevlar thread. There’s even a memory elastane impact knuckle protector. This is the same material that RST use in the new Aktiv back protector and combined with the hard carbon knuckle it adds another level of protection to these gloves.

The gloves are secured in place with a double cuff closure system, where two big overlapping Velcro panels ensure that the glove stays in place. There’s also a further Velcro wrist closure strap to add to adjustments.

The gloves are designed to offer great feel of the grips as well as great levels of protection. They feel light, but substantial and you can appreciate why professional racers use these.

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