REV’IT! Mangrove Gloves Review: Cool Without Sacrificing Protection?

The REV’IT! Mangrove gloves caught my eye with their ventilated armor protection claims despite the budget pricing.

But do the REV’IT! Mangrove Motorcycle Gloves provides genuine impact buffers and abrasion shields comparable to premium alternatives that cost far more.

In this detailed REV’IT! Mangrove Gloves review, I’ll cover whether these affordable gloves match up to my personal standards for safety, comfort, and value.

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

REV’IT! Mangrove Gloves

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Key Takeaways

REV’IT! Mangrove Gloves Review Final Verdict

After testing the REV’IT! Mangrove motorcycle gloves (1) this summer, I’m thoroughly impressed by their ventilation and protection capabilities, considering the very palatable budget price.

The CE certification, in particular, reassures me that REV’IT! Built legitimate safety into these gloves, not just stylish looks.

In my experience, the combination of injection molded thermoplastic armor and perforated mesh fabric provides impact resistance and airflow on par with my $150 Alpinestars gloves.

Dexterity and responsiveness also match my more expensive alternatives, thanks to stretch panels between the fingers.

I typically prefer leather for abrasion protection, but the proprietary PWR shell fabric proves itself abrasion-tough as advertised.

Now, it’s worth noting pricing and availability do fluctuate at times. Revzilla.com currently shows some sizing variations at closeout sale pricing, so I’d recommend checking there for potential deals before buying elsewhere.

Comparison To Other Summer Motorcycle Gloves

ProductDescription
Reax Superfly Mesh GlovesMesh construction for breathability and air circulation. Reinforced palm for durability. Adjustable wrist closure.
REV’IT! Dirt 3 GlovesHighly ventilated design for hot weather riding with 3d air mesh. Knuckle protection. Stretch panels for versatility.
Alpinestars SMX-1 Air V2 GlovesMesh and leather construction for air circulation and abrasion resistance. Hard knuckle gloves feature a high-tech protector. Touchscreen-compatible fingertips.
BILT Spirit 3 GlovesFull-grain leather construction. Perforated panels for ventilation. Carbon knuckle protection. Adjustable wrist closure.
Alpinestars SPX V2 GlovesMesh and leather construction for air circulation and abrasion resistance. Hard knuckle protection. Touchscreen-compatible fingertips.

A Primer on Motorcycle Glove Materials and Technology

Before assessing the Mangroves specifically, it helps to level-set some background glove terminology and components.

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