When it comes to the durability of gloves, I am one to put them through the ringer. My riding includes both on- and off-road adventures, undertaking whatever the weather brings, and being from the Midwest, it is possible to hit all seasons in 24 hours. Comfort and dexterity are attributes that can make or break any riding day and having the correct gloves to combat whatever is thrown in my direction is a priority.
When I choose my gloves, I typically look for function over style, but my first impression of the Ladies Velocity 3.0 Glove by Joe Rocket took me by surprise. The stitching and pattern of the back of the glove drove my eyes straight towards the script “Rocket” logo on the knuckles, adding emphasis toward the reinforced fingers and knuckles, which are sure to take a beating when I hit the road.
An added perk of the Velocity 3.0 is the choice of color. For those who prefer solids, a simple black is available, with black variants including white, purple and pink, to appease any taste.
Turning the gloves palm up, the index finger is housed with a conductive material that offers touch screen compatibility, tested without friction as I scroll through Spotify on my iPhone to pick a playlist for my commute.
The fingers are pre-curved and rider friendly. A chamude palm provides comfort and is raised in the upper and lower area of the palm to prevent fatigue.
The Velocity 3.0 secures with a hook and loop closure with TPR pull tabs, making it easy to take on and off and the glove sits mid-wrist, naturally where your jacket sleeves end.
Though not explicitly waterproof, I tested these gloves when I got caught in an unexpected rain storm and had no issue keeping my hands dry until the storm passed.
The overall fit for the glove is, well, like a glove. There are only a couple millimeters between my fingertips and the internal material of the glove’s fingers, but I did notice that there was more room between my thumb and the tip of the glove’s thumb; about a centimeter and a half. The fit in the thumb didn’t cause any conflicts while riding because the remaining fingers fit so perfectly.
This glove is available in sizes XS through XL and is sure to be a hit with your customers at an excellent price point.
Link: Joe Rocket