Sedici Lucca Women’s Gloves Review: Meet Your New Riding BFFs?

I’ve been riding motorcycles for over 20 years now, and finding the right gear that balances protection, comfort, and value has always been a quest of mine. So when Sedici recently released their Luca women’s riding glove, I was keen to test it out and see if it lives up to the hype.

After putting these gloves through a few weeks of mixed riding, including commutes, weekend joyrides, and some touring miles, I’ve concluded that they punch above their weight class and are worth a close look for most riders.

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

In this Sedici Lucca Gloves Review, we’ll analyze the features of the Sedici Luca glove and see how they stack up for comfort, protection, and value compared to other options on the market.

Sedici Lucca Women’s Gloves Review

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Key Takeaways

  • Value exceeds low price
  • Appealing style, quality leather
  • Good airflow, mediocre protection

Sedici Lucca Women’s Gloves Verdict

To evaluate how well these budget riding gloves perform, I assessed them across a few key criteria:

Comfort and Breathability

Comfort is subjective, but with the generous perforation and light padding, my hands stayed cool even at highway speeds. The snug fit also prevented wind flutter that can fatigue hands on long rides.

After 4-5 hours of riding, I did feel some contact pressure around the knuckles – adding adjustability would help accommodate different hand shapes.

Grip and Control

The silicone grip pads provide excellent wet and dry grip without being too tactile or soft. I could feel the texture and shape of my hand controls clearly.

The glove pads are not touchscreen compatible, so you’ll have to remove them to use phones or GPS units. A handy feature to add in future versions.

Abrasion Protection

The abrasion protection from the double leather palm performed well. After approximately 800 miles of riding, including some off-road and dirt use, they showed minimal signs of wear. Only the very high-use areas around the index finger/thumb bridge were a bit frayed.

I certainly think the Luca glove leather will provide good abrasion protection for the average motorcyclist putting on typical mileage over a season or two. For hardcore mileage and off-road, I’d opt for something more robust, though.

Impact Protection

To test the TPU knuckle protection, I used my standard ‘fist on concrete’ test. The armor cushioned effectively – spreading force without any pressure points on the knuckles. It didn’t quite match hardshell carbon armor, but it was definitely helpful.

Similarly, whacking a concrete wall with the finger armor showed good shock absorption and flexibility. Overall, it has decent impact protection that’s way better than most fashion leather gloves.

A Close Look at the Construction and Key Features

Riding gloves have one key job – keep your hands safe and comfortable during rides. The Sedici Luca uses a combination of cowhide leather, perforation, and stretch fabric to achieve this.

The back of the glove features ample perforation to allow air to flow through. This helps tremendously with comfort on hot summer rides. The palm area has a double layer of abrasion resistant leather to protect against