Racer Gloves USA – Queen Ladies’ Glove Review
Racer USA Gloves – Ladies’ Queen: A comfortable, protective, wet weather leather glove.
The Technical Skinny:
Buttery soft, pliable goatskin leather glove with molded plastic knuckle protection, a soft pink fleece lining, and waterproof membrane. No lengthy break-in needed for these gloves; they are ready to wear. The gauntlet is longer than the short sports, covering approximately 3 inches of wrist with a Velcro tab closure to secure a tight or looser fit over your jacket.
- Waterproof POLYMAX® membrane
- Fleece liner, with IOSOSOFT® insulation
- Goatskin chassis and palm
- Hard knuckle protection
- Single strap wrist closure
- 5-yr waterproof warranty
- Available in black
- Sizes XS-L
True to size, based on my hand measurements and the sizing chart on their website. There is a bit more room in finger width, so if you typically shy away from women’s gloves due to finger shape, give this pair a try.
Sleek design, matching stitching, subtle pink fleece lining that doesn’t detract visually from the overall aesthetic if you are not a fan, elastic at the back of the palm and wrist.
I run typically cold. I could go as low as 40° with a mid-weight, unlined leather glove with the stock BMW heated grips on the higher setting. With the Queens, I can ride comfortably in 40° to 60° weather without heated grips for any duration. I pack these in the tank bag for a quick change out from the Short Sports for rides up Angeles Crest to Newcomb’s Ranch, where despite weather being a sunny 75° at starting elevation it can get down to 20° at altitude. The grip is solid and the glove is protective in my opinion and limited crashing experience.
I didn’t test the glove in rainy weather conditions due to Southern California’s drought, but in order to give you a well-informed review, for good measure my rain simulator was my showerhead on the rain setting. For five minutes, I exposed both sides of the Queen’s to constant rain shower conditions. Despite the leather’s wet look in appearance, my hand was completely dry. Overall, a comfortable, protective, waterproof leather glove to have for the cold/wet weather conditions –and an excellent stowaway option for those unpredictable moments.