Dainese X-Ride Gloves Review: Ideal for Hot Summer Rides?

Recently, I tested out the Dainese X-Ride gloves to see if they live up to the hype. With a combination of protection, ventilation, and flexibility, do these gloves check all the boxes for street use? Let’s take a closer look.

I’ve tested countless pairs of riding gloves, but very few balance key factors like the X-Ride gloves do. The stylish colorway initially caught my attention, but beneath the surface, these motorcycle gloves incorporate the high-end touches most riders need.

But, the main question I will answer in this review will be: Are these the best motorcycle gloves for the summer for you? Let’s find out!

Dainese X-Ride Gloves Review


Key Takeaways

  • Nitpick fitment quirks
  • Premium protection technology
  • Outstanding ventilation balance

Dainese X-Ride Gloves Overview

Constructed mainly of perforated goat leather with neoprene inserts, these gloves promote airflow while providing abrasion protection.

The ERGO-TEK knuckle guard looks great but seems overly branded to me. However, the distortion control protection (DCP) on the fingers enhances safety, as do palm sliders and touchscreen compatibility for using devices on the road.

Overall, the X-Ride motorcycle gloves perform well, although I did notice some fitment quirks. The velcro wrist closure and neoprene stretch panels make the gloves easy to get on and off, but gloves stretch and catch when clenching fists. Also, excess material bunching on the thumb annoyed me slightly.

But besides these nitpicks, Dainese’s renowned quality and protective technology shine through. For around $100, the X-Ride gloves deliver an exceptional blend of comfort, ventilation, dexterity, and protection for demanding street riders.

A Relentless Quest for the Ultimate Street Bike Gloves

As longtime motorcyclists, we constantly seek gear that allows exhilarating riding without compromising safety.

Recently, I tested the Dainese X-Ride