ill be on my third pair of these gloves, they fit well, the fingers fit nicely and they get wet and stay warm and dry out quickly without any smell or staining. the squeegee is useless as others have said, and the top velcro cuff adjuster is equally ineffective. all this and no dead animals in the construction!
my past two pairs both have worn out in the same place: at the non-cordura part of the inside of the pointer finger, right where it touches the inner cuff of my throttle grip. which is sad, because the balance of the glove has miles of use on it. it seems some revisions are in line for this product. if i could find a more durable vegan product to protect my hands as well (ive never had to try them out in an actual get-off) i would probably buy it. make the softer material on the pointer finger more durable folks, and let me have a winner on my hands! (Posted on 10/12/13)
The description warns that these run small, so order a size larger than you usually wear...and THEY'RE SERIOUS! I usually wear an XL, and since that was the largest size offered, I thought I'd get a pair and if they were snug, they'd wear in.
NO WAY. The XL is barely a normal Large, and is totally unusable on XL hands. I really don't see why they don't just change the sizing (or why Aero would have a product that excludes all XL and XXL riders)!
I guess I'm really most irritated because:
1. they seem like REALLY great gloves - solidly made and (if they would fit) very comfortable feeling, and
2. it's my own damn fault for thinking the description just meant a LITTLE bit smaller than normal.
Alas, I'll be returning mine. But if you decide to order them, be SURE to order a size larger than you normally would. (Posted on 4/10/13)
I have been using these gloves almost daily for the past 3 or 4 months and found them to be comfortable and warm down to about 45 degrees. I unfortunately laid my bike down on a patch of ice recently and got to truly test the protective performance of the gloves. My right hand hit the pavement pretty hard, resulting in an avulsion fracture/severe sprain of my wrist. My hand was pretty well protected. The glove however, blew out the seam between the thumb and palm. Luckily I was not in a situation where I was sliding on my hands. I'm not sure that my skin would have fared so well if that were the case. (Posted on 1/8/13)
These gloves look good, but even though I used the sizing chart, mine were way too small. (That seems to be a common complaint with Aerostich products.) Rather than return them, I gave them to my daughter. She likes the way they feel for riding, but says on cold mornings the wind goes right through them. (Posted on 10/8/12)
I got a pile of gloves collected over 40 years of riding, these are the best when it comes to comfort, and they do not bleed leather dye into your hands if stuck riding for 12 hours. With some gloves I have had over the years, either feel like a work glove for an afternoon of yard work, or look like I just got off the MotoGP track. The gloves say "motorcycle" with style not statement. (Posted on 5/23/12)
I've tried these gloves, and to be honest I cannot recommend them for anything other than summer use. In the cold they offer little in the way of warmth and do not appear to be particularly windproof. The thumb squeegee is a complete waste of time too. I was disappointed with these gloves in terms of the level of crash protection and protection from the elements. They are free from animal products, that is the only thing I can find to recommend them though. (Posted on 2/25/12)
I wear these gloves every day and thankfully have not had the need to discover how well they work in a get-off. They're comfortable, look good, and the details really make the difference (like the squeegee dookickey). The ONLY thing I wish were different is the fingertips aren't haptic (you have to take them off to operate a touch screen, oh the woes of the first world). (Posted on 2/23/12)
I give these an unqualified thumbs up. They fit perfectly and feel so good I actually prefer wearing gloves to riding without them. First time that's happened. I'd wear them into a nudist colony. (Posted on 11/4/11)
I bought these last spring. I found that they are, as others have said, quite comfortable from about 45-90 degrees. Control feel is good. I felt the thumb squeegee is too hard and never attempted to use it for fear of scratching my shield. Also, it was constantly activating my left turn signal until I finally sliced it off. The real problem is that the fabric is coming apart at the seam between the base of the thumb and the palm on both gloves. I really have to question how much protection they would have provided in an accident, if they are falling apart from normal wearing. (Posted on 10/29/11)