10 Best Dainese Gloves Review Guide

Updated May 2022

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Dainese Blackjack Gloves

Elegant and classic looks with a retro, cool and trendy twist. The Blackjack is particularly suitable for hot and sunny days in motion in the Spring and Summer months. Elastic inserts and adjustable wrist ultimately ensures a perfect fit and is very comfortable.

Features:

  • Goatskin leather
  • Leather palm reinforcement
  • Hook and loop wrist closure
  • Elastic inserts
  • Precurved fingers
  • Soft inserts on knuckles and back

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Dainese MIG C2 Gloves

The Dainese MIG C2 Gloves have racing-inspired style to spare but are extremely comfortable. They are made of abrasion resistant cowhide and the palms are reinforced with synthetic suede. Protection and safety are covered thanks to polyurethane inserts over the knuckles and by soft inserts on the thumb and little finger. Other features such as adjustable wrists, pre-curved fingers and mesh inserts complete the package.

Protection:

  • Polyurethane inserts on the knuckles
  • Certified to CE – Cat. II – Pr-EN 13594/2010 lev. 1

Main Materials:

  • Cowhide leather
  • Synthetic palm
  • Reinforced palm

Ergonomics and Comfort:

  • Pre-curved finger
  • Adjustable cuff strap
  • Mesh fabric inserts
  • Soft inserts

Note: Black/Black/Black gloves are all black on the back of the fingers as seen in the video, not anthracite as seen in the photograph.

Note: These Dainese gloves are offered in unisex sizing, please refer to the size chart before selecting your size.

 
 

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Dainese Full Metal 6 Gloves

The Dainese Full Metal 6 provide improved comfort and outstanding protection from a top performer, packed with innovations and advanced technologies. Quad elastication for increased mobility between the knuckles and the back of the hand. Preformed and precurved cuffs with inner closure for outstanding fit, wrist mobility and comfort. Carbon fiber and titanium inserts with aramid panels for superlight strength and protection. Beyond compromise. This is the track glove to grasp victory.

Fit:

  • Runs one half size large

Protection:

  • Carbon fiber inserts at the joints of the fingers and the head of the ulna bone
  • Composite inserts in carbon fiber and titanium on the knuckles and back
  • DCP system on little finger
  • External thermoplastic resin inserts on side of little finger
  • Gloves certified to CE – Cat. II – PrEN 13594 Standard lev. 1
  • One single leather panel to the size of the hand
  • Polyurethane insert on the palm
  • Quadruple elastication between knuckles and back of the hand
  • Reinforced leather palm
  • Reinforced preformed cuff construction

Ergonomics and Comfort:

  • Aramid fiber stitching
  • Drum-dyed goatskin leather super soft palm
  • Goatskin Leather
  • Internal reinforcements with aramid fiber jersey
  • Adjustable cuff strap
  • Elasticated inserts
  • Micro-injection reinforcement on the palm
  • Microelastic elasticated inserts
  • Palm Super Touch in goatskin
  • Pre-curved fingers
  • Precurved wrist
  • Tightening strap

Other Features:

  • Cover on the tightening strap
  • Elasticated cuff inserts
  • Soft inserts
 
 

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Dainese Steel Pro Gloves

Top of the line features make the Dainese Steel-Pro Gloves the ultimate track glove. Composite inserts combined with preformed stainless steel provide hard part protection on the back of the hand. Dainese’s distortion control protects your pinky in a lowside crash. A reinforced leather palm uses polyurethane inserts for longevity and positive feedback with your grips. A reinforced preformed gauntlet cuff overlaps your sleeve to make sure no skin is exposed in the event of a crash. Thermoplastic resin along the fingers bolster knuckle protection, while quadruple elastication between the knuckles allow freedom of movement. 

Protection:

  • Composite inserts in preformed stainless steel and thermoplastic resin on the knuckles and back
  • DCP (Distortion Control) system on little finger
  • External thermoplastic resin inserts on side of little finger
  • Gloves certified to CE – Cat. II – PrEN 13594 Standard lev. 1
  • Inserts in thermoplastic resin at the joints of the fingers and the head of the ulna bone
  • One single leather panel to the side of the hand
  • Polyurethane insert on the palm
  • Quadruple elastication between knuckles and back of the hand
  • Reinforced leather palm
  • Reinforced preformed cuff construction

Ergonomics and Comfort:

  • Goatskin leather
  • Drum-dyed goatskin leather super soft palm
  • Perforation on inner side of finger
  • Adjustable cuff strap
  • Elasticated inserts
  • Micro-injection reinforcement on the palm
  • Microelastic elasticated inserts
  • Pre-curved fingers
  • Tightening strap

Other Features:

  • Cover over the tightening strap
  • Elasticated cuff inserts
  • Soft inserts
 
 

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Dainese 4 Stroke 2 Gloves

Four strokes or two. Thermoplastic resin or stainless steel. Whichever your preference, the Dainese 4 Stroke 2 Gloves have you covered with a paddock’s worth of style and features. The goatskin construction gives a premium balance of durability and control feel. Inserts at the back of hand and knuckles are constructed of stainless steel. Polyurethane hard sliders at the wrist, palm and fourth finger are ready for action. For a short cuff glove, the 4 Stroke 2 Gloves deliver big. 

Features: 

  • Drum-dyed goatskin leather 
  • Stainless steel knuckle and back of hand inserts, set over thermoplastic resin
  • DCP system and hard slider on fourth finger 
  • Perforated back
  • Micro-injection reinforcement on the palm 
  • Micro-elastic elasticated stretch panels 
  • Pre-curved fingers
  • Ergonomic tightening strap
  • Impact absorbing soft inserts
  • Thermoplastic polyurethane palm and the cuff sliders
  • Inserts in thermoplastic resin at the joints of the fingers
  • Added leather reinforcement at the palm and side of hand
  • Gloves certified to CE – Cat. II – EN 13594/2015 standard 
 
 

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Dainese Desert Poon D1 Gloves

Designed to keep your hands cool and comfortable even in desertlike heat and urban stop and go traffic, the Dainese Desert Poon D1 Gloves are ultra light short cuff gloves with Dainese quality and style. The synthetic suede palm provides an excellent feel on the controls. Open-weave perforated mesh panels on the fingers and backhand flow as much air as possible, even when sitting still. Elasticated breathable fabric runs the perimeter of each finger for a flexible fit and additional airflow between the fingers, and a neoprene cuff prevents discomfort where the glove meets the wrist. The Dainese Desert Poon D1 Gloves are the perfect glove to throw on for palm protection on those short summer rides when you may be tempted not to wear gloves at all – with such a light feel, voluminous airflow and convenient Dainese Smart Touch device compatible index fingertips, it will feel almost like you aren’t!

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Protection:

  • Reinforced palm

Ergonomics and Comfort:

  • Breathable and elasticated fabric
  • Synthetic suede palm
  • Perforated mesh fabric on the fingers and the back of the hand
  • Pre-curved fingers
  • Adjustable cuff strap
  • Neoprene cuff

Other Features:

  • Dainese smart touch on the index finger
  • Reflective inserts

Note: These Dainese gloves are offered in unisex sizing, please refer to the size chart before selecting your size.

 
 

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Dainese Tempest D-Dry Long Gloves

Like the eponymous Shakesperean tempest conjured by the sorcerer Prospero, the magical combination of Amica suede, Digital suede and elasticated fabric in the Dainese Tempest D-Dry Gloves will give you protection and skillful manipulation over the fate of your bike and your electronic devices in the face of wrathful earthly elements. Giving up nothing to their predecessor the Rainlong D-Dry Gloves, the usurper Dainese Tempest Gloves are well deserving of the throne with a more compliant Comfortech knuckle, refined Smart Touch fingertips, a more accessible thumb visor wiper and the same reliable D-Dry membrane, all at a more attractive price point than the former ruler of the cold and the wet. 

Protection:

  • Certified to CE – Cat. II – EN 13594 Standard lev. 1
  • Comfortech knuckles
  • Reinforced palm

Main Material:

  • Mixed construction with elasticated fabric, Amica Suede and Digital Suede

Ergonomics and Comfort:

  • Tightening strap
  • Pre-curved fingers
  • Elasticated inserts
  • Inserts in elasticated fabric
  • Adjustable cuff strap
  • Thermal insulation
  • Breathable waterproof D-Dry membrane

Other Features:

  • Dainese Smart Touch
  • Dainese Visor Wiper on the left thumb
  • Soft inserts
  • Reflective inserts

Note: These Dainese gloves are offered in unisex sizing, please refer to the size chart before selecting your size.

 
 

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Dainese Carbon 3 Short Gloves

The Dainese Carbon 3 Short Gloves are short cuff gloves that pack many of the same highlights as their track-style, full length siblings. As the name implies, a prominent carbon fiber knuckle guard gives the Carbon 3s a street-hardened demeanor. Leather reinforced impact zones, distortion control on the fourth finger and polyurethane sliders stealthily balance the function of this pair of gloves. Regardless of what you’re riding, the Carbon 3 Short Gloves look perfectly in place gripping apes or finessing clip-ons. 

Features: 

  • Drum-dyed goatskin leather
  • Combination sheep skin and Amica suede palm for added tactile feel
  • Mesh panels at back of hand for added airflow
  • Reinforcement in goatskin between thumb, index and palm
  • Carbon fiber knuckle insert
  • Neoprene cuff
  • DCP system at fourth finger 
  • Single leather panel reinforces side of the hand to palm 
  • Polyurethane slider on the palm and joints of the fingers  
  • Impact-absorbing soft inserts
  • Elasticated insert on thumb and fingers
  • Pre-curved fingers
  • Thermoplastic resin slider on fourth finger
  • Perforation at fourchettes
  • Gloves certified to CE – Cat. II – EN 13594/2015 Standard Category II Level 1 
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Dainese Carbon 3 Gloves

The Dainese Carbon 3 Gloves are a full gauntlet riding glove that balances everyday street comfort with features and design from the racetrack. As the name implies, a prominent carbon fiber knuckle guard across the back of the hand anchors the look. Leather reinforced impact zones, distortion control on the fourth finger and polyurethane sliders bring top tier safety tech to a glove that is tuned ergonomically for the street. When the road beckons, the Carbon 3 Gloves deliver. 

Features: 

  • Drum-dyed goatskin leather 
  • Sheep skin leather at palm for added tactile feel
  • Reinforcement in goatskin between thumb, index and palm
  • Carbon fiber over knuckles 
  • DCP system at fourth finger 
  • Single leather panel reinforces side of the hand to palm 
  • Polyurethane slider on the palm and joints of the fingers  
  • Dainese branding on wrist closure
  • Impact-absorbing soft inserts
  • Elasticated insert on thumb and fingers
  • Micro-injection reinforcement on the palm
  • Pre-curved fingers
  • Thermoplastic resin slider on fourth finger
  • Perforation at fourchettes
  • Gloves certified to CE – Cat. II – EN 13594/2015 Standard Category II Level 1 
 
 

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Dainese Druid 3 Gloves

Dainese continues the tradition of a hard-hitting track and street hybrid glove with the Druid 3 Gloves. Ergonomically cut for all-day comfort, the Druid 3 Gloves pull features directly from Mugello and Misano. A goatskin chassis with sheep leather reinforcement maximizes communication through the bars. Carbon fiber inserts across the knuckles and on the back of hand mitigate impacts and abrasion. Additional hard sliders at the palm and wrist and the DCP system at the fourth finger help nest the Druid 3 Gloves even higher up the glove food chain.   

Features: 

  • Drum-dyed goatskin leather 
  • Sheep skin leather at palm for added tactile feel
  • Reinforcement in goatskin between thumb, index and palm
  • Carbon fiber on the knuckles and back of hand 
  • DCP system at fourth finger 
  • Single leather panel reinforces side of the hand to palm 
  • Polyurethane slider on the palm and joints of the fingers 
  • Quadruple elastication between knuckles and back of the hand 
  • Dainese branding on wrist closure
  • Impact-absorbing soft inserts
  • Elasticated insert on thumb and fingers
  • Micro-injection reinforcement on the palm
  • Pre-curved fingers
  • Thermoplastic resin slider on fourth finger
  • Perforation at fourchettes
  • Gloves certified to CE – Cat. II – EN 13594/2015 Standard Category II Level 1