"The first impression I had of the Rjays Air-Tech gloves was instant comfortability and lightness."
It’s safe to say that around 95% of readers would have chosen to purchase a short cuffed, motorcycling glove when first starting your biking endeavours. The reason being, they cover a mixture of styles, prices, and riding applications, ideal for both beginners and intermediate riders.
Here’s the deal, gloves are a “must-have” protective gear for any sane rider. Your hands are often the first body part to make contact with the pavement, so be wise and don’t compromise on quality here. After all, mumma nature only gave you ten fingers, and you’d wish to keep them all.
With the Australian summer fast approaching, a short cuffed, summer road glove, suitable for the daily ride in the warmer climate is a must!
Over the past week, I've been testing out the new 2020 Rjays Air-Tech gloves. This was one of the standout Rjays products for 2020, setting a high benchmark for what a mid-priced, summer glove should be. Their full range of new 2020 products can be found in their catalogue.
The first impression I had of the Rjays Air-Tech gloveswas instant comfortability and lightness.
This was largely due to the snug neoprene cuff around the wrists and the finger gussets, which help enhance mobility and wick away moisture.
Ignore the “break-in stage” you must endure when purchasing new leather race or winter gloves, the Rjays Air- Tech gloves allow riders fluent mobility and flexibility, straight off the shop floor. The nimbleness and accuracy of the gloves allow riders to navigate around the bike’s buttons, a lot easier. For beginner riders, this is a huge plus.
Ignore the “break-in stage” you must endure when purchasing new leather race or winter gloves.
Why does this matter? This allows riders fluent mobility and flexibility, straight off the shop floor. The nimbleness and accuracy of the gloves allow riders to navigate around the bike’s buttons, a lot easier. For beginner riders, this is a huge plus.
Looking more specifically at the build of the gloves, goatskin leather has been used sparingly, to increase lightness and breathability. That being said, the protective leather has been wisely designed surrounding the more delicate parts of the hands, fingertips and knuckles.
A stylish silicone print design on the fingertips allow for extra grip on the leavers, which is a subtle but noticeable feature, especially if caught out in a summer shower.
Like most modern gloves, the Air- Tech’s feature touch screen compatibility through the Smart Tip technology on the thumbs. Although this works effectively, I’d wish this feature was also present onto the index finger.
For changing songs and scrolling through maps, it works fine, however you’d struggle to type anything longer than a couple of words
Safety is a crucial element to a glove, and it's clear that Rjays has focused resources on protective features, with the motto of “dress for the slide, not the ride” in mind.
TPR armouring can be found in the knuckles and palm sliders. The palm has been double lined with synthetic leather, as an extra protection layer, while simultaneously helping dampen any bar vibrations.
Lastly, the palm is gifted with an ARMORTEX DuPont™ Kevlar® palm pad, just in case the TPR armouring sliders fail to perform.
Overall, the new 2020 Rjay Air- Tech gloves are a well-designed and engineered glove, that comes in 3 different colour variations (Black/Grey, Black/Red and Black Yellow).
Fitting my slightly smaller than average men's hands at a medium, the sizing is true to fit and ranges from small to 2X-large.
With the added protection of the TPR armouring, ARMORTEX DuPont™ Kevlar® palm pad and TPR sliders, the gloves have got you fully protected on a face-to-face meeting with the pavement.
The best part? They won’t break the bank. Priced at a reasonable $89.95, the new Rjays Air-Tech gloves can be found at any of our MCAS stores across the country or online. Online purchases will be eligible for free deliveries, as orders are over $50.