Triumph SP Carbon/Kevlar Gloves
From the "when's the test?" dept. comes this year-old pair of gloves from Triumph. Sometimes we're waiting until something goes wrong, but these comfy, precurved, cowhide, finger-ventilated Korean-made SP C/K gloves have simply plugged along, absorbing 10,000 miles of photo shoots, rain and sun with nary a whimper. Carbon/Kevlar abrasion panels (and double-thick leather in the palm, upper hand and fingers) show no signs of abuse after a low-speed FNG street crash, and sun-fade resistance has been stellar. (The fact that the black leather never stains our hands in the rain is also a huge plus.) The Kevlar stitching has remained intact, and the SP's leather shows only slight-to-medium wear from the clutch, brake and throttle-intensive areas. Even the Velcro on the wrist strap/gauntlet still sticks like new. And kudos to Triumph for a subtle logo that means we can continue to wear these no matter what we ride.