Riding a motorcycle can often be dangerous activity because of that most of the countries regulate wearing of personal protective equipment. Helmets are required by law, other components of personal protective equipment are just recommended. Special boots, jackets, pants and gloves can be other parts or this equipment and are often made of leather with plastic caps that are designed to protect the body parts of bikers. This equipment represents some kind of armor that protects motorcyclists from getting injured during their ride.
Knox motorcycle gloves are made of leather and their purpose is to protect biker’s knuckles from injury during impact. I bought my first pair of Knox Hand Armor gloves here. Even though protection is the main purpose of leather motorcycle gloves it is not the only one. While riding in colder climates gloves can be used to keep drivers hands warm. If the manufacturer of gloves represents gloves as protective, they must be CE marked.
Knox Handroid Motorcycle gloves are fully CE certified to a new safety standard.
Planet Knox Ltd is the multi award winning company that manufactures motorcycle equipment and among all else one of the most popular motorcycle gloves. This company’s products are designed not only for motorcycling but also motocross, skiing and snowboarding. Even though Planet Knox is mostly known for their armor and back protection, it has its own glove division called Knox Lab which produces different types of motorcycle gloves such as Handroid, Zero, Recon and Biomech gloves. You can learn more about them on their official site “Planet Knox”.
In 2010 Planet Knox Ltd won the prize for the most innovative motorcycle glove and in 2011 Knox Handroid motorcycle gloves received RiDE innovation award, which can tell you much about brand and quality of this equipment.
The first thing you notice when you try on Knox Handroid motorcycle gloves is probably their remarkable design and comfort they provide but the most important features of these gloves are surely Boa Lacing System and so called Exoskeleton Spines.
Exoskeleton spines are the reason for putting the suffix –droid in the title of these gloves and for their superb design. Exoskeleton spines are attached to main knuckles so they can move and they run along the back of the fingers. Their purpose is to serve as sliders, but also they are very important for protection of driver’s fingers. As some of the bikers claim your hands can feel less tired when you wear these gloves and not the ordinary leather ones.
Boa Lacing System is located on the gauntlet, the part of the glove that does not usually attract attention, and it is a innovation in making motorcycle gloves. Boa system that is used on Handroid gloves consist of so called Boa lace reels, which is something similar to nylon strings used for fishing and there are 49 of them. They are apparently solid as steel and even if feels like gauntlet isn’t tight, security is there.