Knox Handroid Pod Mk IV CE Glove - Black / Sand
Customer Product Reviews
GOOD BUT NOT PERFECT
These are very good gloves, but they're not prefect. The sizing is excellent and true to size. I ordered the large size (palm width 9-9.5cm), which is my normal size, and they were spot on. For reference, my index finger is 86mm in length. I do wish manufactures would put the finger length measurements in their spec, but they never do, it would really help. The quality is excellent, and they do look fantastic. But, there's no getting a way from the fact that these gloves are very expensive. I'm new to motorcycling, and the main reason I bought these gloves is because I wanted a glove with lots of protection. I play guitar, so I didn't want to risk my hands riding around in cheap gloves with very little protection. I didn't have any proper motorcycle gloves, so I needed a decent glove quickly. I came across the Knox Handroid Pod, and was impressed by the protection, so I went for it. They seem a bit stiff at first, but have loosened up. They only have a half liner underneath, which is under the top part of the glove. I had part of the plastic on top of the glove dig into my little finger, and it was rubbing which became uncomfortable. But, over the last few rides the leather has stretched a bit, and the gloves are now a slightly looser fit. They have stopped rubbing on my finger, and things seem to be okay, I have to see if it lasts. I got caught in a downpour, and I'm afraid they aren't waterproof, and the insulation is poor; well there isn't any. They are fair weather summer gloves only, they're great on hot days, because they have some ventilation in the fingers. The plastic on top seems to protect the glove, and stop them heating up. If rain is expected, you could try the old mountaineers tip of wearing a pair of Marigolds, with plenty of talc in them, underneath the glove! Would I buy these again, well I'm afraid the answer would be no, because of the price. But, mainly because they're a short cuff glove, and they don't offer full protection, and that's very important to me. Yes they protect your fingers, palms and scaphoid, but not your wrist. You need to buy the full length Handroid version for that, and they're even more expensive! Since buying these gloves, I've had time to look at other gloves with full protection, are fully waterproof, warm, and are cheaper. I would advise anyone to buy a full length glove with good wrist, finger and knuckle protection, plastic sliders on the palm, and, fully rainproof! I did my CBT in torrential downpour in July wearing a pair of ordinary leather gloves, it was like November! The gloves ended up like two, very heavy, cold wet sponges on the end of my hands, plus the dye ran and turned my hands black! I manage to get my CBT though, first time as well! I'll keep these gloves for summer rides on local roads. Looks like the summer of 2020 is over, and winter is on it's way. So, I'm going to get full some full length insulated gauntlet type gloves, with a Gore-Tex liner, with full protection, and they will be a lot cheaper than the Knox Handroid Pods. To summarise, they're good gloves, and they look great. But they're expensive, they don't protect your wrists, they're no good in the rain, and they don't have any insulation.
These are a great pair of gloves! I choose 3XL, because I have long fingers (and hands) :-) it was great to finally have a pair of gloves that fitted! However, the thumb was way too long and made using the thumb controls a bit awkward. Other than that these are a brilliant pair of gloves.
I bought these gloves after my previous alpinestars gloves caused my finger and thumb to go numb due to the internal seams pressing into my palm. I followed the size chart and found initially that the gloves were a little uncomfortable. They do break in after a couple of rides and are now becoming more comfortable the more I wear them. Protection and quality are great but I have found that they don't allow as much air flow when hot compared to my previous gloves. Will make a good 3 season glove though. I like the 'BOA' cuff lock but I have found that it doesn't go under the sleeve of my jacket. Overall, I think they are really good and have lots of great features. Sportsbikeshop provided a great service and I'll be sure to use them again in the future.
Excellent gloves in BORG style
I was looking for gloves that met certain criteria: - Scaphoid protection system - NO Velcro! In these gloves my expectations were more than met. Excellent workmanship, best materials. The leather just feels great. For the sci-fi fan, the BORG style is also included;) I have relatively long fingers and therefore often have problems with the gloves of many manufacturers, KNOX gloves fit me very well here. (I also have the winter gloves) Note: The gloves are not touchscreen capable. In a nutshell: full recommendation, worth every penny
Knox Handroid mk iv glove
Absolutely made up with these gloves. Really comfy even though they are short gloves my hands feel totally protected. They're great for light weight jacket, kevlar jeans when out & about. Excellent product, sportsbikeshop great to deal with excellent service & quick delivery
Good looks allied to excellent level of protection
I wanted gloves that offered excellent levels of protection, along with superb levels of feel with the controls which were easy to use getting on and off whilst looking good - the Knox Handroid Pod Mk 4 gloves does this and more. The low level boa dial used to tighten the wrist is unobtrusive allowing you to fit under or over your jacket. The exo skeleton protection on the fingers is robust but at the same time low profile. The kangaroo leather provides confidence in using the controls. The twin palm sliders provide confidence that in the event of an off you will minimise the effect on your wrist should you place your hands down. The robust knuckle protection is extensive but at the same time low profile and comfortable. Sizing is good just follow the Knox guidelines. The addition of vents on the fingers and on the knuckle protection help with airflow and provide comfort whilst wearing in warmer weather. Overall these gloves are an excellent piece of kit and I would recommend anyone to consider them. Oh and by the way Sportsbikeshop were as usual excellent in terms of delivery.
You get what you pay for
I had a relatively inexpensive Alpinestars summer glove that started to split along a seam after a year. Decided this time to go big and hopefully get something that last a bit longer with the best protection and better quality. Quite tight when I first got them but they break in quite quickly and are now fine after about 10 rides. Thought they might feel bulky with the exoskeleton thing going on but no issues at all. Really nice gloves. I hope they last a bit longer now I've spent the extra cash.
Comfy summer gloves
A little uncomfortable at first, pinching between the fingers, but after a hundred miles or so they began to break in a little bit and are now getting to be very comfortable. Very good feel for easy use of your controls. Excellent build quality and materials. Hopefully never have to test the safety features but feel a lot more protected than I did in my last summer glove, should the worse happen.