Joe Rocket Velocity 3.0 Gloves Review: Do they Really Protect?

I recently tested out the new Joe Rocket Velocity 3.0 riding gloves to see if they provide adequate protection. Do these affordable motorcycle gloves stand up to the rigors of daily motorcycle use?

But, the main question I will answer in this review will be: Are these the best motorcycle gloves with armor for you? Read on to find out!

Joe Rocket Velocity 3.0 Gloves

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Key Takeaways

  • TPR plastic armor
  • Pre-curved design
  • Touchscreen fingertip

How Do the Joe Rocket Velocity 3.0 Gloves Perform?

Taking the Velocity 3.0 gloves on an extended test ride, they felt extremely comfortable the whole time. The pre-curved construction prevented any binding or restriction of movement.

The TPR knuckle armor remained stable and protected my hands when I accidentally brushed against a road sign. On the highway, wind turbulence didn’t cause the gloves to flap or catch air.

Touching my phone screen with the conductive fingertip worked flawlessly without removing my glove. Overall, the fit, flexibility, protection and features matched or exceeded my expectations.

An Overview of the Joe Rocket Velocity 3.0 Riding Gloves

The Velocity 3.0 motorcycle gloves feature a utility-grade spandex/polyester blend chassis for flexibility, with TPR (thermoplastic rubber) reinforcements on the knuckles and fingers. This rigid yet flexible armor helps guard against impact while allowing dexterity.

Additionally, the pre-curved design promises a comfortable fit, while the conductive fingertip material enables use of touchscreen devices without removing your gloves. Available colors include black, gray, white, red, blue, and yellow combinations.

Examining the Construction and Fit

Slipping on a size large pair of the Velocity 3.0 gloves, I immediately noticed the snug yet comfortable fit. The spandex/polyester fabric feels snug but not constricting, while the pre-curved design prevents binding.

The gloves feature a flexible TPR hook-and-loop closure for a secure fit. The knuckle armor feels rigid while allowing free movement.

Measuring just over 7.5 inches in palm circumference, the size large gloves should fit most riders with medium to large-sized hands. Extra small through 4XL sizes are also available.

SizePalm Circumference
Small7.1 – 7.3 inches
Medium7.3 – 7.6 inches
Large7.6 – 7.8 inches
XL7.8 – 8.1 inches
XXL8.1 – 8.5 inches
XXXL8.5 – 8.9 inches
XXXXL8.9+ inches

Comparison to Similar Gloves

GloveKey Features
Alpinestars SMX-2 Air Carbon v2Carbon fiber knuckles, goatskin leather, air vents
Icon 29er CArmored knuckles, thermoplastic scaphoid slider, moisture wicking liner
Dainese Carbon 4Carbon fiber knuckles, kangaroo & goatskin leather, carbon fiber middle finger

The Joe Rocket Velocity 3.0