Dainese Blackjack Women’s Motorcycle Gloves Review: Style Over Safety?

I recently came across a new pair of motorcycle gloves from Dainese called the Blackjack. With their vintage styling and minimalist protection, I wondered – would these women’s gloves actually save your hands if things go wrong on the road?

But, the main question I will answer in this review will be: Are these the best women’s motorcycle gloves? Let’s take a closer look at whether form trumps function with the Blackjack gloves.

Dainese Blackjack Women’s Motorcycle Gloves

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Key Takeaways

  • Comfortable fit
  • Lacks ventilation
  • Cool retro style and look

Dainese Blackjack Gloves – My Hands-On Impressions

Luckily, I managed to get my hands on a pair of the Blackjacks to test out. Immediately, the quality construction and supple feel stand out. They provide excellent comfort and dexterity right off the bat.

The retro style also looks fantastic and will surely get admiring looks around town. However, the minimally padded knuckles bend and flex with pressure, raising concerns about their ability to disperse impact.

Despite the focus on style, the goatskin leather does seem durable, especially with the extra reinforcement on the fingers. The light elastic panels also help the gloves (1) conform to my hands through a range of motions.

But while fine for relaxed rides, I wouldn’t trust the Blackjacks to perform as well as true motorcycle racing gloves in a slide or crash.

Comparison To Other Women’s Motorcycle Gloves

Here is a comparison table with five randomly selected women’s motorcycle gloves compared to the Dainese Blackjack gloves:

ProductDescription
Alpinestars SPX V2 GlovesFull gauntlet racing glove with carbon fiber knuckles and fingers, wrist closure, and external seams
Icon Anthem 2 Stealth Women’s GlovesBudget-friendly short gloves with molded rubber knuckles, goatskin leather, neoprene flex zones, and touchscreen-compatible
Held Sambia 2-in-1 Evo GTX Gloves2-in-1 waterproof winter glove system with Gore-Tex insert, Primaloft insulation, and Knox knuckle armor
Sedici Lucca Women’s GlovesBudget-friendly short gloves with molded rubber knuckles, goatskin leather, neoprene flex zones, and touchscreen compatible

The Dainese Blackjack wome’s motorcycle gloves stand out with their vintage throwback styling compared to full race gloves like the