Dakine Defender Gloves review

Dakine have taken notice of how mountain biking is developing, and are designing their equipment to satisfy these new needs. The Defenders, as the name would suggest, are built to protect.

Our rating 
3.3 out of 5 star rating 3.3
GBP £35.00 RRP | USD $63.63
Good protection but slightly irritating pads

Our review

Good protection but slightly irritating pads
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Dakine have taken notice of how mountain biking is developing, and are designing their equipment to satisfy these new needs.

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The Defenders, as the name would suggest, are built to protect. The only downfall with all this protection is the effect on the feel of the glove. The moulded ballistic nylon knuckle takes some getting used to and can feel uncomfortable at times, but on the plus side it gives you peace of mind while you’re thrashing through the undergrowth.

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At the outer base of the palm is a fairly hefty pad, which is easy to forget about until you alter your hand position. Venting is well taken care of via a mesh on the back of the hand and tacky pads on both the index and middle finger take care of braking. These gloves are well made and will take the knocks comfortably.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Defender Gloves
Brand Dakine

SIlicon Finger Panels Yes
Clothing Material Mesh Nylon
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XS
Available Colours Black
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens
Palm Material Padded