Having used these Dainese Guanto 4 Stroke EVO (CE Cat II certified) short summer gloves almost all seasons now (yay heatedgrips!) showed that they were specifically designed for the most demanding riders in terms of performance and usability. Besides the fact they are absolute stunners to look at, they also feature a high degree of technical and ergonomical content.
The technical content you can expect from Dainese is always of the highest order. In these Guanto 4 Stroke gloves it’s “nothing new under the sun” because it shares the composite stainless steel and TPR inserts on the knuckles and backs found in most of the top off the line Dainese gloves, and the aditional new external construction which reinforces the little finger in case of a slide, and the thermoplastic resin inserts on the finger joints.
The grip is amazing thanks to micro-injections and the fact the the leather palms are evenly reinforced. Top class comfort and ergonomics as always thanks to elasticised inserts, pre-curved fingers and Microelastic inserts. – For use on a daily base in all conditions I’m not recomending you buy the white version, they are a nightmare to keep clean. Luckily they also come in an all black version, and a great black/red/white combo.
Priced “higher in the range” at € 189.95 I had my doubts because of the fact that’s serious money for a short glove. But they turned out to be a great value for money in the long run. Never had a moment I was fiddling around during a ride to adjust them because of discomfort (nothing worse than that..) combined with the cool looks and the feeling of the top-off-the-line safety features they became my favorite pair. Match them with a bike that has heated grips and you have yourself a winner for daily use.
- COWHIDE LEATHER
- GOATSKIN LEATHER PALM
- HIGH TENACITY FABRIC
- COMPOSITE INSERTS IN PREFORMED STAINLESS STEEL AND THERMOPLASTIC RESIN ON THE KNUCKLES AND BACK
- DCP SYSTEM ON LITTLE FINGER
- GLOVES CERTIFIED TO CE – CAT. II – PR-EN 13594/2010 STANDARD CAT. II LEV. 1
- MICRO-INJECTION REINFORCEMENT ON THE PALM
- PRE-CURVED FINGERS
- WEIGHT: 0.170 kg
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Tested, and written by Jack Lacanau