Weise Aztec Gloves Review
McFit technology more responsiveMOTORCYCLE glove technology continues to evolve at an astounding rate.
Huge advances have been made in recent years when it comes to strength and abrasion resistance and massive strides have been made when it comes to warmth.
In December, during the cold snap, I took a closer look at another pair ofWeise gloves—the Montana (RRP £64.99)—which made headlines because they were the first gloves to offer 120g Thinsulate Supreme insulation.
Now that the weather is turning milder, 120g of Thinsulate padding is not ideal and so it’s time to look at gloves more akin to summer riding.
So what’s special about these Aztec gloves?
The secret to the Aztec glove is invisible to the eye unless you equip yourself with a very sharp knife and slice your way through the various lining layers.
The Aztec gloves feature the newly developed McFit technology inner lining. This patented system—also referred to as Maximum Comfort FIT technology — laminates together the various linings of the gloves.
So the lining, membrane and outershell are joined as one creating a glove that is more flexible and more responsive to the touch.
Instead of all the various linings moving individually, with McFit technology, the glove moves as a whole unit. This glove is just like having a second skin.
The implementation of this technology also means that the gloves should last longer as a common problem with ageing gloves is that the lining starts to come away from the outer membrane — this cannot happen with this new system.
I certainly preferred the closer feeling of the Aztec gloves and would opt for these over the Montana for day to day riding unless the temperature really dropped to warrant the extra insulation the Montana can offer.
The Aztec gloves are made from full grain leather with twin stitching and extra material at key impact points. The palms also feature a raised area of padding adding extra comfort and more strength just in case you do hit the asphalt.
The TPU armour for the knuckles is designed so that it stays in place while your fingers and knuckles move beneath it. This system works far better than gloves with inbuilt protection as it again offers more flexibility.
Ideal for summer riding, the gauntlet style Aztec gloves feature vents to the upper fingers which work surprisingly well. These rubber mounted vents with a metal gauze create a good system of air control to stop your fingers sweating should the sun ever come out.
I have used these gloves over the past month of very wet weather and their resistance to rain is impeccable. I was slightly wary at first about how much water may make its way into the airlet ports but the designers appear to have mastered this system superbly as my hands remained dry.
A velcro cuff keeps the glove secure and stretch panels on the fingers help the leather to move with your hand.
These are ideal gloves for warmer weather riding.
Weise Aztec motorcycle gloves
Available in sizes small to
3XL Priced £49.99
Article reproduced from the Burton Mail with kind permission of the author Stephen Sinfield.
Article source: Stephen Sinfield