The Dainese Full Metal 6 gloves are positioned as one of the, if not the best racing gloves. These are professional racing gloves and a worn by Moto GP riders. We decided to check them out though and see if they are as good as they've been made out to be.
Dainese Full Metal 6 Gloves Review Blog
So these are the Dainese Full Metal 6 gloves and these are the best gloves available from Dainese. That is so much so that these gloves are used by top Moto GP riders like the Doctor himself, Rossi. These are designed to offer the best protection and the best usability possible. The Full Metal 6's are premium level gloves and have a RRP of just over 400 USD. Though this is a premium price, it is justified by the design of these gloves and the materials used. If you want to see more reviews like this, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and check back often to get the latest reviews. Let’s start by taking a look at the materials.
First of all, the Full Metal 6’s are not entirely made out of metal. Obviously. But instead most of the glove is made out of goat leather. Goat leather is used as a premium leather because it is both soft and wear resistant. So you get protection, comfort and flexibility from the main material. For the stitching of the seams Dainese used Aramid, which you might remember is used in the shell of premium helmets, and on the important areas there are a mix of carbon fiber and titanium inserts. So like I said, this glove is made of premium materials. The gloves are certified to CE and all these premium materials do offer protection. They aren't just for show.
Now if we zoom in on the areas of protection, we will start on the top of the hand. First of all, there is a double layer of leather in many areas and this is visible because of the stitching outline. This double layer is designed to combine flexibility with safety but we also have carbon fiber inserts at the joints of the fingers. This is super tough stuff. It will keep your joints moving in the way they are meant to and protect you much better against shock and abrasion. On your pinky you get external thermoplastic resin inserts on the side which cover most of the finger. These give you a wider range of coverage and then there is a big one called the distortion control or the DCP system on the little finger. Essentially it will help keep your finger in place and un-fractured.
Onto the top of your hand and we have big titanium plates. That is the grey plating on the glove. Then around that there is some more carbon fiber, so Dainese have gone all out here. They have gone for these material due to the fact that they are super strong but also super light, which is essential when trying to combine safety and comfort. Further up on the cuff we have some more carbon fiber set into a thicker section of the cuff.
On the bottom you can really see where the single layer of goat leather is and where it has been doubled. On this side it is more important to have more feel, so that you can control your bike and for that purpose, we only really have the leather as protection. Otherwise you wouldn’t be able to grip your handlebars and they have elastication for increased mobility. We have some more abrasive material on the palm as well to give you more grip and this shouldn’t damage your bike because it is a polyurethane insert on the palm. On the outside of the hand there is some more thermoplastic as well for abrasion and shock resistance.
So now that we have safety out of the way, we can look at the comfort aspect of this glove. First, putting these on and taking them off is easy. You have Velcro on the cuff which you undo and put your hand in, then you can tighten the glove around your wrist with a second, smaller strap. So this should stay on your hand very well. They have preformed and precurved cuffs for comfort as well. On the inside everything has been formed into the general shape of a hand which makes it easy to wear without really needing to break it in. The inside of the glove has a breathable feel and when I press on the carbon fiber it doesn’t put pressure on that spot. Instead it spreads the pressure out and this is important for a crash. By spreading the pressure and force out over a wider area, it basically hurts less. It seems obvious but if you get a glove which doesn’t do this, it will be something quite noticeable.
When it comes to the Dainese Full Metal 6 gloves, there isn’t really anything to complain about. They are superbly made and do fit pretty comfortably. For me personally, the fit was pretty spot on and I just had to choose my normal glove size. Obviously though, you cannot have gloves this good at an entry level price and with all the exotic materials put into this glove, you can understand why it has been priced as a premium glove. When it comes down to designs, they are pretty standard with one large exception and that is the Rossi replica gloves.
These are replicas of the same gloves that Rossi wears and they certainly stand out. Fluro yellow and plastered with Rossi’s 46. There are some cool details like the dogs on each glove. And of course the two symbols – the Sun and the Moon – which you see on all Rossi helmets and gear. It is just a cool design I think and if you support Rossi, you’ll feel a bit like him when you wear these gloves.
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So thanks for checking out our review of the Dainese Full Metal 6 gloves. Dainese pumped them full of exotic sounding materials and the result were some pretty exciting gear. If you’re into racing, sports or just having the best of the best, the Full metal 6 gloves will be for you.
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