RUKKA Him Motorcycle Gloves with Short Cuffs
RUKKA Him gloves with short cuffs are designed for allroad and adventure motorcycling in hot weather conditions well beyond 20 degree or 68 fahrenheit. Allroad touring enduro hand guards and grip heaters extend the temperature range even further which makes the HIM gloves even more interesting choice for a lot of allroad riders. The HIM gloves provide interesting ventilation, slide protection and durability features. The basics are in order and the feedback from the handlebar works well for offroad riding. The average level of impact protection features leaves more room for higher ventilation and proper breathability.
The RUKKA Him gloves fit very well to RUKKA Päijänne Gore-Tex® allroad touring jacket & pants with the similar materials, air flow features and color options. I prefer the light sand color which reduces the direct sun effect even further in the riding garments. The HIM would simply be the first pair of the 3 different allroad touring glove sets.
RUKKA Him Motorcycle Glove Features
The RUKKA Him gloves offer proper ventilation features for hot riding conditions. Short cuffs allow direct air flow in the sleeves and the sand color option slightly lower sun absorbing effect. The backhand CORDURA® shell fabric allows constant ventilation and slow air flow through the construction. The air flow is very relevant and necessary for motorcycle riding in hot weather. It cools the skin and removes the sweat making the hands more comfortable, but also ensures that the hands remain operational. Generally if the hands become too hot, the skin gets wet and the rub damages the skin easily creating sore spots and blisters. Therefore proper ventilation is a basic hot weather allroad touring glove feature. In addition the MC approved CORDURA® is very abrasion and tear resistant shell fabric providing basic sliding protection features.
The RUKKA Him gloves are comfortable and natural in use. The gloves are lightweight and the combination of CORDURA® and CLARINO suede construction is also soft and very flexible. The pre-shaped palms and pre-curved fingers with elasticated articulations allow to keep the hands in grip position without any pull effect or resistance. The thin CLARINO -palm construction provides exact feel and feedback from the controls. The synthetic leather works quite well also with smartphone display unlike real. The single layer leather construction eliminates so called liner shifting completely. The synthetic leather is durable and abrasion resistant which makes the CLARINO ideal for such high wear areas with demanding functionality and comfort requirements. The silicone flecking on the hottest spot and on the finger tips provides extra grip which is beneficial especially in dusty allroad riding conditions.
The RUKKA Him glove offers an average protection against impact due to higher ventilation requirements. On the other hand there are good slide protection features. The HIM glove has no carbon knuckle guard which would dominate the backhand and reduce efficient ventilation surface as well. Instead the knuckles have foam padding and ceramic SuperFabric plates with high abrasion resistance ability. The same applies for the ring and the little finger. The index and the middle finger have TPR guards and the thump has a basic foam pad. On the backhand below the CORDURA® shell there is also polyester lining providing structural volume for better air flow and light padding against bigger insects for example.
On the palm side the RUKKA Him glove has abrasion and tear resistant CLARINO suede with double layer reinforcements. On top of that there is foam padding with ceramic SuperFabric plates protecting the heel and the wrist area. Exceptionally the HIM gloves have extended wrist protection tab which becomes useful when sliding on the ground hands bent backward a little bit and wrists more exposed. The extended tabs protect also the protruding ULNA bone which could be easily damaged. The real leather finger tips provide long term durability from the lever handling point of view. The TPR & VELCRO® closure keeps the gloves on even during a fall. The key RUKKA Him motorcycle glove features are:
- Real leather & CORDURA® shell construction
- Polyester lining (backhand)
- Leather reinforcements
- CLARINO suede palms
- Extra grip with silicone flecking
- Elasticated articulations
- Pre-shaped palms and fingers
- Foam & SuperFabric knuckle protection
- Foam & SuperFabric little & ring finger protection
- TPR -index & middle finger protection
- Foam & SuperFabric heel & wrist protection
- Neoprene cuff
- TPR & VELCRO® wrist closure
- Lightweight structure
- Color alternatives full BLACK or with sand BROWN accents
A right size RUKKA Him glove does not pull nor create pressure for fingers. Pay attention to internal seams that they do not press the fingers especially when putting the hand in grip posture and opening it back and forward.
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