The craftsmen at RS Taichi combined the best elements of their previous GP Max and EVO gloves to create the GP-EVO motorcycle gloves.
Based on a supple, pre-curved kangaroo palm and cowhide shell, the GP-EVO features Knox’s Scaphoid Protection System. Its hard-plastic palm sliders eliminate the pavement-grabbing effect standard gloves have by allowing the EVO to slide, instead of catching on the tarmac and risking injury to the wrist’s scaphoid bone (also known as the navicular).
In addition to the palm’s Knox armor, road-contact points on top of the fingers and wrist are fronted by easy-slide plastic for abrasion protection. To keep the gloves firmly in place, the super-secure, Velcro-sheathed wrist strap is locked down when engaging the main wrist-cuff closure. Double layers of leather also cover the pinky; the upper palm is fronted by a layer of synthetic leather.
For the ultimate in comfort and protection, the GP-EVO’s exterior has free-floating, padded finger, knuckle and wrist sections for double the impact protection. The wrist armor has small intakes to flow air through perforated, flexible leather below. Its fingers are also dotted with flow-through venting between them. For added reinforcement, an Aramid knit is built into the top of the glove.
The GP-EVO is a high-end, feature-packed tour de force at the mid-level price of $219.95. It comes in black, blue, red and white, in small through triple XL sizes (3XL in black only).
Founded in 1976, in Osaka, Japan, RS Taichi is a leader in motorcycle-specific apparel that is engineered with innovation, using state-of-the-art materials and construction techniques that ensure the ultimate in protection, comfort and style.
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TS Taichi GP EVO Motorcycle Gloves At a Glance:
- Supple, pre-curved kangaroo-leather palm
- Tough cowhide leather shell
- Second layer of padded, floating wrist, knuckle and finger protection
- Knox Scaphoid Protection System at base of palm
- Easy-slide armor on fingers, knuckles and wrist
- Perforated wrist, knuckle and finger leather for flow-through ventilation
- Aramid knit top for added reinforcement
- Colors: black, white, blue and red
- Sizing: S-XXXL (3XL only in black)
- Retail Price: $219.95
- Contact: MotoLiberty.com; 800-214-RACE