Motorcycle Glove Secrets
The Big Secret Glove Manufacturers Don’t Want You To Know
If you are looking for a top-quality motorcycle glove with safety and comfort in mind, look no further than Lee Parks Design Gloves from Motowarehouse. In the mean time we thought you might find this article from the Lee Park Design web site helpful and informative.
Secret #1: US Deerskin And Elkskin Are Superior To Cowhide In Comfort, Protection and Utility
The reason most gloves are made of cowhide is because over 90% of motorcycle gloves (including Harley-Davidson’s) are made in China and Pakistan where labor is cheap and deerskin and elkskin are not readily available
Secret #2: Most Gloves Fail At The Seams
With the majority of manufacturers more concerned with adding flashy features than real protection, they end up with overly complicated designs with too many seams. Each seam is a potential failure point. Most gloves have as many as four seams on every finger, but Lee Parks Design Gloves have only four seams in the entire glove! Fewer seams mean better structural integrity and real safety.
Secret #3: Thin Kevlar Thread Reduces Strength
Unlike textiles, more threads per square inch in leather makes it weaker not stronger. Kevlar is a very strong aramid fiber made by Dupont but it makes a lousy thread for motorcycle gloves because it doesn’t stretch when the gloves undergo stress. That makes it act like a cheese knife cutting through the leather and letting the gloves rip open. Lee Parks Design Gloves use a special dual-duty design that has two strong nylon threads in every hole, engineered with just the right amount of elasticity to maximize the strength of the seam.
Secret #4: Hard Carbon Fiber Shatters, Not Deforms, Creating A Safty Hazard
Popular Carbon fiber knuckle guards turn into dangerously sharp shards of fiber reinforced the proxy resin, which can aggravate a wound.