By Ryan Adams
I’m very particular about the fit of my gloves. That in itself can make it difficult to find a pair that I’m truly happy with. When it comes to finding a pair that fits well with a one-piece suit, I hadn’t had much luck until the REV’IT! Jerez 3 gloves came down the pipeline. I was able to use the Jerez 3 with the REV’IT! Quantum one-piece suit, which ended up being one of my favorite suit/glove combos to date.
The Jerez 3 is REV’IT!’s top-o-the-line race gauntlet and can be found on the hands of top racers the world over. Think big names like HRC’s Alvaro Bautista and Ducati’s Danilo Petrucci. Protecting riders racing at those levels is no task to take lightly, and judging by the technicality of the Jerez 3, it’s clear REV’IT! has put in the research and development.
Construction consists mainly of two leathers: cow and ‘roo. Cow leather makes up the majority, with the palm and inside of the fingers made of kangaroo leather. The palm also features a large panel of Pittards WR100X goat digital leather that’s specially treated during the tanning process to enhance grip. From Pittards: “The WR100X tanning process permanently protects the leather fibres, both limiting its water uptake and helping reduce damage from perspiration.”
For impact absorption, the ulna slider, dual-comp slider on the back of the hand, and fingers are all backed with Temperfoam to ensure mobility while offering an extra layer of impact protection. Furthermore, a small area at the base of the ulna bone is protected with a layer of REV’IT!’s Seesoft CE-rated rubber blend of Nitrille and Polynorbornene. Extreme measures have been taken to keep the Jerez 3 glove sliding when in contact with asphalt versus …read more