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Rev’It Sand 3 Gloves Review

Product: Rev’It Sand 3 Gloves
Manufacturer: REV’IT
Made In: China
Sizes: Small to 4XL
Color(s): Black, Black/Silver, Black/Red, Sand
Price: $109.99 (USD) @ Revzilla

Introduction

Beating the Summer heat for the motorcycle rider is always a challenge. Protective gear can be stifling in the hot and humid Summers here in the Southeastern United States. Earlier this year I reviewed the Orsa  Leather MkII gloves from Knox that I have put to use for hot weather riding since 2017. Those gloves are very protective and look the part for sport riding gloves.

Always being interested in what the next new thing might be I started looking for a new pair of gloves for 2018. Back in 2017, REV’IT released an update to the Sand Pro gloves, the Sand 3. The description ticked all the right boxes and they were available in a smart looking brown color. Certainly the color won’t affect comfort or protection but they do look cool (in my opinion).

Let’s dig into the details.

The Rev’It Sand 3 Glove

The Sand 3 gloves take up the torch from the Sand Pro gloves as their mid-range off-road/street hybrid glove. These are a worthy successor to that popular glove and it ups the ante in protective features and the looks are nicely updated as well.

The Sand 3’s are available in four colors including black, black/silver, black/silver/red, and of course, sand. Sand being unique from the other colors as the leather for the palm and underside of the fingers is brown. It gives this colorway a distinctive look from the other black based designs but obviously does not offer as much visibility as the color choices that incorporate silver.

In the sand colorway brown accents are also found on the back of the hand in a diagonal strip of fabric as well as on small accordion stretch panels on the top first three fingers The diagonal strip has the REV’IT logo in it while the short gauntlet has the three-sided REV’IT graphic sitting on top of a three sided piece of TPU.

One of the unique stylistic and functional features of the Sand 3 gloves is the flexible TPU material used for impact protection in various places on these gloves. These protectors are made up of a matrix of hexagonal shapes in a similar fashion to REV’IT’s SeeSmart armor. This armor gives the gloves an uncommon look and combines good protection with good flexibility.

The Sand 3 gloves also offer a simple, but very welcome, feature in the form of a large red loop of fabric and the cuff opening. The heavy duty 1/2 inch (13mm) strap makes pulling these gloves on much easier. This strap provides good leverage and prevents wear on the cuff that would result from the repeated grasping and tugging required to put them on.

One last thing to note is that the tips of the forefinger and thumbs employ REV’IT’s Connect material for use with capacitive touch screen devices. Having been placed on both of those digits makes it easy to zoom on mobile devices which is very handy for using map applications.

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AGV Sport Compass Jacket Review (wBW)

Just published my review of the AGV Sport Compass jacket over at webBikeWorld.com. This is my go to jacket now for good weather. It has a unique waxed-cotton and buffalo leather shell in a sport riding cut which really stands out from the crowd of technical street riding gear.

The look and protective features make it versatile enough for use commuting, sport touring, and even just looking slick standing next to your favorite vintage or modern-retro motorcycle. Looks of course aren’t everything and the
Compass jacket does include CE armor in the shoulders and elbows, which is
also where the leather portions of the jacket are placed for best protection.

A back protector pocket is in place  but the included foam pad should be replaced with something more substantial. The  jacket reviewed here does have a pants to jacket connection zipper but not all copies include it. For some reason only part of the production run included it and I had to swap out a couple to finally get one with the zip (thanks to motorcyclegear.com and AGV Sport for helping out with this).

Check out the entire review and photos over at webBikeWorld.com
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AGV Sport Podium Suit Review at webBikeWorld

AGV Sport Podium SuitMy review of the AGV Sport Podium racing suit has just been published over at webBikeWorld.com. I received this suit from the editor at webBikeWorld when I needed some racing leathers to wear at the Continental Tire Sport Attack 3 press event earlier this year. This turned out to be a great piece of gear for the track day types as well as those sport riders looking for great protection on the street. Hit the link below to jump to the complete review over at webBikeWorld.com.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r5/agv-sport-podium-suit-review/

 

 

Cheetah Gloves from Roadgear – wBW Review

Roadgear Cheetah GLoves

My review of the Roadgear Cheetah gloves over at webBikeWorld.com. Probably my favorite glove since the the Joe Rocket Highside gloves.

Like many sport and race style gloves, the Cheetah gloves are constructed from multiple panels and layers of material. Cowhide leather is used throughout the gloves and was soft right out of the package.

The leather thickness is not specified but they seem to strike a nice balance between durability and flexibility, while the overall suppleness of the leather makes them seem thinner than they are.

Read the full review over at webBikeWorld.com

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