I’ve done a blog post on just about every other type of Agrius item so I might as well, finally, do something on one of their gloves. And since it’s the summer it only makes sense to talk about a summer glove that’s just gone out onto the shelf in the shop- The Agrius Stealth Leather Motorcycle Gloves.
Not to be confused with the Agrius Stealth WP [Waterproof] Gloves, the siblings to these gloves that don’t mind the wet weather, the Stealth leathers are strictly a pair of summer gloves, designed for warm rides in dry conditions. The shell of the gloves are made from a mixture of aniline leather [a soft but durable kind of leather] and a soft shell construction. Which is a fancy way of saying that they’ve combined using leather and textiles to make this model of glove. In this case the leather has been used in select areas of the glove to ensure that the most vulnerable areas on the hand and fingers have some form of durable abrasion restistance. And in contrast to this the textiles have been used in select places in relation to ventilation, between the fingers and on the wrist. This is so that as you’re riding in them, air can flow from the fingers, through the gloves and out of the wrists, keeping the hands cool and dry. A feature that is a bit more difficult to accomplish with a waterproof membrane in the way.
The fingers of the glove have some soft protection and small sections of accordion stretch panels to allow the fingers to flex more easily within the glove. This keeps the material from being pulled tight across the top of the hands and fingers which can cause discomfort on the knuckles for people like me who’s fingers are lanky. On the back of the hand the gloves have a hard knuckle protector, providing solid protection for your knuckles from both impacts and breaking through the wind.
On the palm of the hand the gloves have a durable grip pad to allow you to keep firm control of the bike and a good grip on the bars. The heel of the palm has some added soft protection and an extra layer of leather in the form of a little flap to better protect the wrist in case you find your self sliding down the road on your hands.
The elasticated wrist fits neat and snug after getting your hand into the glove for a close fit and the cuff features a substantial bit of velcro for adjusting the cuff and fastening it closed. The glove has double stitching as well, even around the velcro fastenings so you can be assured that they aren’t going to unravel on you any time soon.
As with every Agrius product I’ve tried, I have to commend them for making yet another comfortable piece of gear. I’m yet to try anything with their brand name on that hasn’t felt great to wear. While these aren’t the best gloves I’ve tried on to date, a standard currently held by the Black Track Short Leather Motorcycle Gloves, they’ve absolutely made my personal top 5 for the summer so far. For £19.99 you’re getting a fantastic pair of summer motorcycle gloves and because there are no flashy colours they’ll go neatly with any biker’s summer attire collection.
Thanks for reading, everyone! Until next time!
-MattW at Ghostbikes.com