Dainese Blackjack Gloves Review

The Dainese Blackjack Gloves have been very popular among café racers and street bike enthusiasts around the globe. We’ve talked earlier about the rise of café racer motorcycles within the past few years. However, this time we decided to give you an overview on one of this community’s most popular gear.

So why are the Dainese Blackjack Gloves actually popular again? We’ll take you through a brief review, and hopefully, by the end of it, you would get your answer.

Features of the Dainese Blackjack Gloves.

Safety & Protection.

Well, the protection on this pair of gloves is not impressive. Just some basic padding on impact areas (knuckles & back). Again, those gloves are popular among the classics community, don’t expect them to save your day on a track skidding.

Design & Style.

Classic, Classic, Classic all the way! The design simply screams old school. You can clearly spot the opening at the front side of the Dainese BlackJack Gloves. Moreover, the Goatskin leather material, adds a vintage touch to the masterpiece.

Comfort, Fitment & Closure.

The elastic leather material, along with the pre-curved fingers will provide you with a fair level of comfort. It may not be the same as the accordion material when it comes to the extended range of movement. Yet, it will keep you riding with comfort and a huge smile on your face.

The Dainese Blackjack Gloves are geared up with a single Velcro closure mechanism for your convenience.

Airflow & Breathability.

Front opening and porous fingers allow a fair amount of airflow within your beloved Dainise Gloves. On the other hand, don’t compare it with mesh supported gloves when it comes to this feature  ( this is another kind reminder that this is a retro motorcycle pair of gloves, not track ones).

Things to Keep in Mind.

Some riders reported that you might want to consider ordering a single size smaller than your usual one if you are planning on placing your Blackjack Gloves order.

Pros & Cons.

As usual, after revealing all of the features, positive, and negative feedbacks, we simplify things by offering the pros & cons table, to help you in making up your mind.

StylishLow Protection
Relatively Comfortable
Fair Airflow

Our Final Verdict.

It’s not rocket science, the Dainese Blackjack Gloves are stylish, fashionable and will look outstanding on your hands while you are riding your café racer (or any other vintage motorcycle). But, are they really going to protect your beloved hands on a bad day?

We don’t think so. They will provide minimal protection, but they won’t lower your chances of being subjected to serious injuries.

Do we Recommend It?

If you’re not a speed junkie, who loves riding classic motorcycles in style. We Absolutely do recommend it. Otherwise, you might want to consider a more advanced option (regarding the safety) as the Alpinestars SMX-1 Gloves.

Hopefully, we succeeded in adding value to your motorcycle gloves knowledge. We’re always doing our very best to research motorcycle-related products, and deliver informative, unbiased reviews to our Two Wheelers’ readers.

Enjoy your rides and ride safely!

Icon Twenty Niner Gloves

Icon Twenty Niner Gloves

Summer is here, we’re pretty sure you are enjoying your summer rides already, and that you’re most probably tight on budget. This is why we decided to introduce you to the Icon Twenty Niner Gloves. In case you are curious about knowing the relation between what we’ve mentioned earlier, carry on reading.

Summer Weather + Riding= Unforgettable Memories OR Unpleasant sweaty rides.

Going for summer rides with the right gear is crucial; you have to keep yourself protected at all times while riding while avoiding the process of dehydrating to death.

So again, why these gloves in particular?

Icon Twenty Niner Gloves Front

Features of the Icon Twenty Niner Gloves.

Material & Protection.

The gloves are composed of synthetic textile backing that is homogeneously mixed with rubber, and mesh. Knuckles padding is installed to keep your hands safe during impact. As for the palm area, it’s made of high-quality, abrasion resistant goat skin that is supported by extra padding too for your convenience.

As you can see, the protection is kind of primitive, yet it will lower the chances of your injury during an impact (better than bare hands for sure).

Icon Twenty Niner Gloves Review

Summer Weather Needs Better Air Flow.

And that’s what the Icon Twenty Niner Gloves offer you. If there’s a cutting edge for these gloves among its category, then outstanding air flow would be it. Riders’ feedback has been very appealing regarding this aspect.

Closure & Fitment.

Simplicity is the main keyword here; a single cuff closure is the main closure mechanism for those Icon gloves.

Downsides of the Icon Twenty Niner Gloves?

Well, some customers did complain about the durability of the product.  Other riders had negative feedbacks about color bleeding while washing them. However, most of the customers are satisfied with their overall experience with the Twenty Niner Gloves.

Pros & Cons.

As usual, to make things easier for you, we decided to show you a table with the pros and cons of the Icon Twenty Niner Gloves to help you in making up your mind.

Low BudgetLow Protection
Outstanding Air Flow
Catchy Design

Things to Consider.

The Fitment of the gloves is a little bit larger than the true size. So you’ve got to keep this in mind if you decided to go for this option. Moreover, you need to be aware of the fact that this is neither a pro nor an intermediate level protective gear; it won’t provide you with the same level of protection as of those $90+ alternatives.

Our Final Verdict.

The Icon Twenty Niner Gloves are perfect for those who are tight on budget, need minimum protection and are looking forward to getting some decent air flow while riding. We can’t really put it anyway more simple than that. Is it popular among motorcyclists? Yes, it’s for sure. Is it the right choice for you? Well, it’s your final call.

Hopefully, we added some value to your motorcycle knowledge library. If you’re looking for a professional alternative (we’re talking like really professional here), you can take a closer look t the Alpinestars GP gloves that we’ve reviewed earlier.

Enjoy Your Rides Fellas!

Alpinestars GP Tech Gloves; Why the Pros Love it?

Alpinestars GP Tech Gloves

There’s a reason why Lorenzo loves winning with the Alpinestars GP Tech Gloves; you see, when we talk about professional GP gloves, the previously mentioned option should always be on top of your list.

You may think that we’re a little bit biased, but you’re wrong. We’re totally biased for this pair of Alpinestars gloves and we’re pretty sure you will be the same by the time you are done with reading this article.

Now, let’s take a closer look, to understand the reason behind its fame.

Features of the Alpinestars GP Tech Gloves.


Yes, the first thing that crosses your mind when the GP term is mentioned is the high level of protection. Believe us when we say that the manufacturer won’t let you down.

The gloves are loaded with an Alpinestars Dynamic Friction Shield (DFS) knuckle protector that is well-known for its superb resistance to multiple impacts. Moreover, the wrist cuff has an ergonomically shaped TPU injected within which combines both protection and comfort.

Last but not least, compound TPU is mounted on the fingers along with foam paddings to provide you with higher levels of protection. Did we mention the 5-layers protection system that includes multiple Kevlar layers?

As you can see, when it comes to protection on track, the Alpinestars GP Tech Gloves got you covered. But, what about comfort and practicality? Let’s find out.

Comfort & Flexibility Combined.

With a leather chassis that is made from Kangaroo (palm area) and Cow leathers combined, the GP Tech Gloves will provide you with the perfect fit.  The leather accordion has been installed on the thumb to enhance your riding experience and give you more control on the track.

Alpinestars GP Tech Gloves
The Alpinestars GP Tech Gloves.

What’s different in the new model? (Upgrades & Modifications)

The first thing that grabbed our attention was the low profile vented cuff which is a huge plus that previous models lacked. In addition, thumb leather accordion that we talked about earlier added some serious flexibility for your convenience.

Also, the inner glove side is made from a large stitched leather parts, with the low profile and comfortable protection, unlike older versions, that were bulky and relatively uncomfortable.

Again, it seems that some serious upgrades, especially regarding flexibility and comfort were applied to the new Alpinestars GP Tech Gloves. However, is it really worth the bucks you pay for? Carry on reading to figure out.

Bottom Line.

We have done our research about some customer reviews regarding the GP tech gloves; we came to the conclusion that most of the riders who bought it were satisfied. Some commented that they preferred internal stitching for the leather parts, for example, but no serious negative feedbacks.

Only a few riders reported that the gloves had a short lifetime and even fewer complained from low-quality manufacturing issues that were resolved immediately by the manufacturer itself.

Now, the big question is, is it worth the cash that you`ll pay (or about to)?

Well, if you spend most of your time on the track, then the Alpinestars GP Tech Gloves is definitely worth your investment.

Hopefully, we provided you with a beneficial overview about the GP Tech Gloves. Stay tuned for further reviews. Until then, ride safely and enjoy your rides!

If you are looking for other alternatives, feel free to check the SMX-1 Air Gloves.

Alpinestars SMX 1 Air Gloves.

Alpinestars SMX 1 Air Gloves

Hello, Fellas! If you are looking forward to protecting your hands during riding in warm weather, the Alpinestars SMX 1 Air Gloves is probably one of the best options. Those Alpinestars gloves will provide you with the equilibrium point between protection and airflow.

Let’s take a closer look at its features…..

Alpinestars SMX 1 Air Gloves Features.

Comfort, Durability & Airflow.

The Alpinestars SMX 1 Air Gloves is constructed from goat leather, along with an internal 3D mesh that is positioned on top of your hand. That will provide you with the best comfort and airflow while riding.

The manufacturers made sure to support you with the highest level of flexibility while wearing those motorcycle gloves, by installing a stretch insert between the thumb and the palm. A really practical addition for a more comfortable hand grips to the handlebars.

Also, those Alpinestars gloves have stretch mesh fourchettes for improved fitment and durability and sued reinforced fingertips for better sensitivity.

No Need to Take Off Your Motorcycle Gloves for GPS & Cellphone Usage.

The Alpinestars SMX 1 Air Gloves is loaded with a very beneficial feature for your convenience; each and every rider around the globe, definitely hates taking off his/her motorcycle gloves for using smartphones or any touchscreen device.

Well, the touchscreen compatible fingertips that are installed in those gloves will make your life way easier from now on.

Protection & Reinforcement.

A Molded hard knuckle protection (Nylon Compound one) is the primary protection feature of the Alpinestars SMX 1 Air Gloves. Yet, there are other securing features such as, sued reinforcements that are on the outer hand. Those reinforcements contain foam paddings to protect you against abrasion.

Your palm, backhand, and outer thumb are protected by energy-absorbing EVA foam. This will primarily protect you against hard impacts and secondarily from abrasions. Last but not least, the Sonic welded TPR finger sliders will additionally secure you against abrasion.

alpinestars smx 1

Closure & Fitment.

The Alpinestars SMX 1 Air Gloves have a VELCRO brand cuff along with a TPR puller for secure closure at all times. Moreover, a pre-curved finger construction was followed with those Alpinestars gloves for a reduction in rider fatigue.

The Sizes.

The gloves are available on the market in Small, Medium, Large, X- Large, 2XL, and 3XL sizes.

The Price.

The Alpinestars SMX 1 Air Gloves gets a $$ rate in our price grading system ($,$$ and $$$). If you are interested in knowing more about the price feel free to click here.

Our Final Call.

Well, if we are going to talk about the price Vs Value, the Alpinestars SMX 1 Air Gloves have a very strong positive reputation about it (at least according to riders’ feedback). We haven’t heard any negative comments so far about those Alpinestars gloves.

However, we would like to highlight the fact that this is a medium safety, short-cuffed motorcycle glove. It does protect your beloved hands, but if you are planning to get a little bit “naughty” with your machine. Then maybe you should consider other alternatives.

Hopefully, we succeeded in feeding you with the information that you were searching for. Enjoy your rides and always wear your safety gear.