Velocity Gear Formula
Velocity Gear is run by a man on a mission to produce the safest gloves possible. John Franklin's Formula gloves are made from kangaroo leather, use Aramid stitching throughout and have plastic knuckle armor and Knox palm sliders. Kevlar-blend liners extend from fingertips to gauntlets, and help the gloves pass burst testing as outlined in the EN13594 standard for Professional Motorcycle Gloves, a voluntary standard not currently achieved by any major manufacturer. The wide gauntlets engulf the fattest cuffs and have thick padding on the outer wrist, but no hard armor. The Formulas were hands-down our top pick until the Velcro tore off one wrist strap and the seam on the left index finger split open. The Formulas are constantly evolving, however, and Franklin is already using our input to design the next generation, which we look forward to testing.