Perforated motorcycle gloves are a must during the sweltering days of summer. REV’IT! offers a clean and classically styled all-leather option in its Fly 2 Gloves.
The Fly 2 is a minimally branded, Indonesian-made short-cuff riding glove. It’s perfect for those looking for a more high-tech casual riding glove that pairs well with the aesthetics of a variety of motorcycles from the V-Twin to sport scenes.
Featuring a tanned, goatskin outer construction, with full perforation, the leather feels supple to the touch and is highly pliable, virtually molding to the curvature of the rider’s hands. Elasticated stretch material atop the three fingers and front of the wrist ensure a snug, but not overly so, fit, keeping blisters at bay.
REV’IT! says the leather has a special outer finish that repels water, however we didn’t get an opportunity to ride with them in the rain. We have however logged plenty of seat time in them this summer on bikes like Honda’s new Rebel 500 and the Yamaha Star Venture.
Fortunately no spills were encountered, but it’s nice to know that the palm area is reinforced with the European company’s proprietary PWR | shield. There’s also extra leather where the thumb meets the hand to help it stand up against the constant throttle twisting motion. Added protection comes in the form of TPU foam in the fingers and more robust TPR protection in the knuckles. Another nice touch is the ability to operate the touchscreen on your smartphone with the index finger.
A Velcro wrist enclosure ensures the gloves stay attached to your hand, though with the more form-fitting nature of the glove, it’s almost unneeded. Fit proves to be true-to-size and consistent with the rest of the European brand’s product range. There’s also a women’s-specific version.
Priced a little higher than some of the competition, as they say, “you get what you pay for,” and REV’IT! offers an elevated level of comfort and performance that is well-worth its additional asking price. If you’re seeking an inconspicuous, yet high-quality summer time leather riding glove, you won’t be disappointed with the Fly 2.