Hey there everyone! It’s Matt again here to talk about yet another product we have that I feel would be great for the summer. Actually I thought I’d already made a post about these gloves but apparently I was mistaken. They’re still worthy of their own spotlight though so I shall present them to you now! It’s another pair of gloves from Black, one of our own brands, they’re sporty, they’re comfortable, they provide protection as well as ventilation and they’re pretty popular as well. They’re the Black Spike Leather Motorcycle Gloves.
The Black Spikes are probably my second favourite pair of gloves on my list this summer, second only to another pair of gloves from Black- The Black Track gloves. And judging by how popular they seem to be, they’re on other people’s favourites lists too. They’re a comfortable glove for me because I’m lucky in the fact that I can get away with wearing a couple of sizes depending on the fit I feel I want to wear. I can get away with wearing a large as normal for a slightly snug fit or I can go for an XL if I fancy a little bit more room. But for my summer gloves, I do like a bit of a close fit, so a large is still my personal pick. But even if you do get your usual size and they feel a little bit snug- stick with them for a bit and give them a chance. Once the materials have given in a little bit to the size and shape of your hand you’ll find they fit much more comfortably.
The material the gloves are mostly made of is a soft, Aniline leather construction which is softer than regular leather and wears a bit longer. So you’re getting a good, tough pair of gloves as a base before there’s even any other protection added. But more protection is what you’re getting- the gloves have a hard knuckle armour that looks cool but, more importantly, provides abrasion resistance in the event of a slide or crash. There are also smaller points of hard protection on the fingers that provide ventilation as well as protection as there are small air intakes to allow cool air to circulate through the glove and keep your hands from overheating.
Part of why the glove is so comfortable is because of how the paneling on the glove has been done and the method used to fit the hard knuckle armour to the back of the hand. The floating knuckle, the panel the armour is attached to, is only stitched to the glove on 3 out of 4 of it’s sides. This results in there being a lot more flex in the glove and it allows the material across the back of the hands and fingers to stretch a bit more and not pull uncomfortably tight over the knuckles.
On the palm of the hand the gloves have a grip pad that allows you to keep a good grip on your bike and stay in control. It’s also all double stitched for a strong and durable seam that should hold together in a long scrape down the road. There’s also spots of soft armour on the glove in areas like the bottom of the palm and on the little finger. As someone who’s come of his bike on his palms wearing a pair of Black brand gloves, these areas of soft protection have my full confidence in being able to save my skin.
For £20.99 the Black Spike Leather Motorcycle Gloves are excellent value for money and are a worthy addition to any biker’s summer glove collection. If you fancy an upgrade- for just £24.99 you can get the Waterpoof version of the same style of glove. The Black Spike WP Waterprooof Motorcycle Gloves. So you can have all of the sporty style and get yourself a glove more versatile for wetter weather.
Thanks for reading, everyone! Until next time!
-MattW at Ghostbikes.com