Summer riding gloves pose some real design compromise issues. A glove that is going to be relatively cool needs to be semi-lightweight. However, a motorcycle glove that does not offer a substantial level of protection is virtually worthless in my book. A lot of the summer gloves that I have reviewed have left me totally unimpressed.
The Firstgear Sedona Gloves have a short, non-gauntlet style. The palm is leather and the back is a fairly open mesh. The fingers are sewn in a box cut with stretch panels on the sides. The backs of the fingers have a pleated section for ease of movement. These elements do add up to a very comfortable glove design. The palm of the glove has a gel insert for vibration dampening. Gel can impede control and grip “feel”, so that feature may be an issue for some riders.
I must say that the Firstgear Sedona Gloves remind me of those mechanic style gloves. The have that look, and they are that comfortable. However, if you are expecting a substantial glove that looks up to an unexpected meeting with the pavement, you’ll be disappointed. They are available in black and black/gray. Sizes run from small through 2XL. The Firstgear Sedona Gloves go for about $30.