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Re: CE Level 2 gloves
« Reply #60 on: July 01, 2023, 08:52:26 pm »
Halvarrsons and Lindstrands are the same company. Andy Spencer sells both at Behind Bars in Kenilworth.
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Re: CE Level 2 gloves
« Reply #61 on: July 01, 2023, 09:03:44 pm »
My Alpinestars 365 (probably discontinued knowing my luck) are warm even in winter (but I don't need heated grips) waterproof and safe.
Alpinestars 365 Drystar gloves did well (a 4-star safety rating) in MotoCAP tests:
https://www.motocap.com.au/product/sp-365-drystar

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Re: CE Level 2 gloves
« Reply #62 on: July 28, 2023, 10:01:42 pm »
Here is another review of some CE Level 2 gloves, which Bike Social have taken a shine to:

https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/reviews/products/motorcycle-gloves-reviews/five-rfx2-airflow-review-level-2-gloves

I have a couple of pairs of Five gloves and they're well made.

Just beware these are improved over the original Airflows from 2020 if you read the review, so check carefully before buying.

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Re: CE Level 2 gloves
« Reply #63 on: August 05, 2023, 09:07:14 am »
Just about managed to confirm these are Level 2. LS2 Swift gloves.

SBS link
Terrible manufacturer PDF confirming what is not even mentioned on the SBS page :/

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Re: CE Level 2 gloves
« Reply #64 on: September 15, 2023, 01:37:24 am »
Another review of Level 2 gloves - Oxford Nexus this time, which have been around since ~June-ish.
These are very good value for their protection level at £99.99, and get Bennetts' Gold award:
https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/reviews/products/motorcycle-gloves-reviews/oxford-nexus-gloves-review-level-2

I previously noted the range of sizes was limited, but Sportbikeshop now has S -> 3XL.

The only Level 2 gloves I'm missing now are waterproof ones that aren't deep winter ones. These don't plug that gap, otherwise I'd buy them.

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Re: CE Level 2 gloves
« Reply #65 on: September 15, 2023, 12:39:56 pm »
I thought it was shoes. Still, I get the drift.

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Re: CE Level 2 gloves
« Reply #66 on: April 21, 2024, 01:52:02 pm »
Fashionably late, has joined the Level 2 trend with its Full Metal 7 gloves:

https://www.mcgearhub.com/motorcycle-gear/dainese-full-metal-7-gloves-first-impressions-thoughts-ce-level-2-gloves/

But they aren’t cheap! :o

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Re: CE Level 2 gloves
« Reply #67 on: April 26, 2024, 09:49:10 pm »
Discounted to £379. Hmmm. I think that may be a bit too salty, even for me.

I have lovely CE Level 2 summer gloves, and also CE Level 2 winter gloves which I managed to break a little more in this winter.

But I'm still looking for a 3 season waterproof CE Level 2 pair that don't have sausage fingers.
The equivalent to the Richa Street Touring gloves.

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Re: CE Level 2 gloves
« Reply #68 on: May 25, 2024, 12:42:53 pm »
I'm still looking for a 3 season waterproof CE Level 2 pair that don't have sausage fingers.

Have you tried on Five TFX1 gloves for size? They’re CE Level 2, Gore Grip, etc.

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/517371

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Re: CE Level 2 gloves
« Reply #69 on: May 25, 2024, 10:49:07 pm »
I'm still looking for a 3 season waterproof CE Level 2 pair that don't have sausage fingers.

Have you tried on Five TFX1 gloves for size? They’re CE Level 2, Gore Grip, etc.

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/517371

Ah - not tried them. Looks like a reasonable compromise on waterproofness v chunkiness.
I've stashed then away for future consideration. Thanks!

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Re: CE Level 2 gloves
« Reply #70 on: July 13, 2024, 02:08:48 pm »
Recently, Oxford Products added a short-cuffed glove that’s Level 2 and has a palm slider to boot. Oxford Cypher gloves look like a good deal for under ninety quid.

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_cat/1823/(all;product_rating;DESC;0-0;all;796)

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Re: CE Level 2 gloves
« Reply #71 on: July 13, 2024, 02:51:55 pm »
It is my understanding that short cuff gloves cannot attain level 2
This video from Bennetts will explain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPa5N4DhxxM&t=7s&ab_channel=BennettsBikeSocial

The bit about CE levels starts at 13.00 minutes.

I see those Oxford gloves have level 2 knuckle protection which is not the same as an overall level 2 rating even though Sportsbikeshop think it is.

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Re: CE Level 2 gloves
« Reply #72 on: July 13, 2024, 03:45:37 pm »
For a biker, scaphoid protection is vital. I would never ride with short gloves. If it doesn't have a 'gauntlet' then it isn't worth spit to me.

And from a practical standpoint, try keeping your gloves dry inside on a typical English summer ride if you can't tuck them under your jacket cuffs when the rain starts. No way Josė  8)

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Re: CE Level 2 gloves
« Reply #73 on: July 13, 2024, 06:37:16 pm »
It is my understanding that short cuff gloves cannot attain level 2
This video from Bennetts will explain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPa5N4DhxxM&t=7s&ab_channel=BennettsBikeSocial

While there is a minimum cuff length for CE Level 2 gloves, the new Oxford Cypher and old Five SF1 gloves meet it. They have shorter (albeit, not ultra-short) cuffs that achieve the minimum length required for Level 2. (But I still prefer gauntlets.)

Confusingly, gloves can be Level 1, Level 1 KP, or Level 2 KP:
https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/articles/advice-and-guides/motorcycle-glove-ce-markings-explained

Gloves’ CE rating nomenclature is confusing—it’s almost as “consumer unfriendly” as the CE rating nomenclature for boots :-\
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Re: CE Level 2 gloves
« Reply #74 on: July 13, 2024, 08:55:21 pm »
There's no mistaking most CE Level 2 gloves because they must have a hard scaphoid protector to pass the tests - as in something as chunky as the knuckle plastic/carbon but on the underside nearest your body (when you flip your palm to face upwards).



A lot of gloves have some foam stitched in there to pad out the area - pointless.