British firm Knox has just released details of the third incarnation of its excellent Handroid glove.

For 2016 the Handroid gets box seams and accordion stretch panels on the fingers, extra Kangaroo leather on the palm and a leather shield over the BOA closure system straps.
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Protection, re-engineered:

Protection remains at the core of the Handroid design, so it carries full CE certification to the latest EN13594 standard for motorcycle gloves. To qualify, the Handroid was subjected to 15 separate tests, assessing material content, sizing, dexterity, seam strength, cut resistance, abrasion resistance and impact testing.

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Improving protection further still, for 2016 ‘box’ seams now replace the previous pinch seams on the fingers, and the joins are now set between the fingers, to make the fingertip section stronger and more comfortable.

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A change in the construction of the index finger, by adding an extra outside seam, means the fit and feel is dramatically improved, giving more freedom and control.

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As a direct result of damage repeatedly caused in race crashes, additional leather reinforcements have been placed over the BOA Closure System’s elastic straps.

The 2016 design retains the unique Exo-skeletal flexible finger spines. These protect the knuckles, fingers and thumb in the event of a slide, whilst still giving full unrestricted movement. They link to a comfortable gel-lined Metapod that protects the knuckles and back of the hand.

On the palm the Patented Scaphoid Protection System (SPS) is enhanced by additional sliders on all sides, which ensure that, in the event of an accident, the majority of contact with the ground is with the SPS and not leather. An additional inner cuff slider works to support and enhance the SPS sliding effect.
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Comfort refined:

New accordion stretch panels are incorporated on the fingers for added flexibility and every size has been through a detailed re-fitting process for a precision fit throughout the sizing range.

The patented Low-Profile BOA Closure system on the new Handroid offers the same quick and easy entry and exit, and micro-adjustable fit, with a less intrusive design for easy fitment underneath riding jackets.

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Combined with the race-quality Japanese analine cowhide and Australian kangaroo leather used for the Handroids – some of the finest materials available – it gives the wearer unrivalled levels of dexterity, feel and control.

The 2016 Knox Handroid is available in Black, White, Red and Black/White, sizes XS-XXL, at a retail price of £169.99.

Call Knox on 01900 825825 or visit www.planet-knox.com for details.

Tony Carter

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