I’ve been waiting for a while to review the solar summer gloves from roeckl as I did read a few bad reviews already. I have been riding in them for about 1.5 months now, and although that’s not long enough to truly see the quality, there are a few things I have noticed already.
The Tan Thru® material developed by Solar guarantees makes sure that the backs of your hands are evenly tanned. The material feels light and airy, fits snuggly like a second skin, is elastic and yet durable. We think ahead: to ensure a seamless tan, we moved the fastener to below the palm. The palm itself is made from MICRO-AIR, a very comfortable, thin and lightweight material. Thanks to the micro-perforation, this exclusive material is particularly breathable, making it ideal for the summertime.
|Sizes:||6 – 8.5|
|Backhand:||Solar Tan Thru®|
|Attributes:||COMFORT CUT, palmhand belt with careless closure, TOUCHSCREEN COMPATIBLE|
I got a size 7 which is the size i get for other gloves and it seems to fit well. The gloves are made of a very thin mesh material which allows for great breathability on top, and the same grip on the inside as any other reockl glove. It has a thick velco closure making it easier to wear.
The index and pinky finger are reinforced with the grip material on the side. I find that the grip is great with roeckl gloves, although the material does stretch quick. The gloves are touch screen compatible with no issues.
The solar gloves do feel delicate, and do scrunch up when you remove them, but they have held up nicely without any tears. Below, you can see the stretch in a period of 1.5 months (left is first use, right is post 1.5months):
Although the solar gloves are advertised as tan free, I actually still got a major tan line from them surprisingly enough. It is rather disappointing because the sole reason why I purchased them was to avoid tan lines while still having a good grip.
• Good grip
• Touch screen compatible
|• Stretches quickly
• Still gives tan line
Verdict: If you use gloves in the summer anyway, you would get a tan line, so I would only recommend the solar gloves for breathability purposes only.