KNOX is hardly a newcomer to the motorcycle world—they’ve been supplying armor to apparel manufacturers for years. Their gloves are highly regarded across the pond for their design, build quality and safety considerations. This Orsa glove is a prime example—now CE approved up the proverbial Wazoo to prEN 13594 –2012. Simply put this glove has passed a battery of tear, abrasion, cut and impact tests and is ready for the road.
The glove features a honeycomb gel over a floating knuckle area backed with memory foam—all wrapped up in a super-tough outer shell to absorb impact.
The glove’s goatskin upper features perforations for ventilation and abrasion resistant finger sliders on the tops of each digit. Wrap-around seamless finger ends for superior comfort. Patented Knox scaphoid protectors on the palm eliminate the grab effect that occurs when a leather palm makes contact with the road, reducing the risk of hyper extension or, of course, burning through the material on one’s palm.
The palm is made of extra strong goatskin with a soft memory foam that’s been double-layered in high-wear areas.
And it all locks secularly into place with a low-profile BOA wrist closure system, eliminating the need for Velcro. The “Dial’d in” micro adjustable fit slips easily under a jacket sleeve.