Four Profile Riding Gloves
People are always coming up to me and saying things like: "Wow, you have the coolest job ever!"; "What a way to make a living!"; and "Hey you! Get your hand off my girlfriend's leg!" But the one question that people ask when it comes to riding gear is: "Is Four gear really made specifically for ATV riders?"
While other Four gear is made with the ATV riding position in mind, the piece of riding apparel that I was most interested in testing was the company's new Profile glove. Imagine the following scenario: you don't get to ride as much as you like, so on those rare occasions on which you do get to spend a day in the saddle, your right thumb gets thoroughly chafed by day's end because you haven't developed a callus yet. Sounds wimpy, I know, but I bet there are a lot of people looking for an answer to this problem.
There's nothing different about Four's Profile gloves when you first put them on. Once you grab the handlebar, though, your right thumb says, "Ahhh!" Gel padding sewn into the end of the right thumb provides a couple of millimeters of cushion as you press the throttle a few thousand times over the course of a riding day. The Profiles are available in four colors, and the three-ply mesh top makes for a well-ventilated glove.
It's an idea so simple that I wish I'd thought of it. But Four beat me to the punch, and the Profile gloves' cushioned thumb is a patent-pending feature. The only thing keeping them from being truly great is that there is no padding in the palms at all. For tightwads like me, the best part about the Profiles is that they're affordable at only $16.99 per pair. A significant savings like that means I can upgrade my Saturday night dinner date from the usual Taco Bell to, say, Arby's. Thanks, Four!-Brian Purtymun
|GEAR ||89 |
|Style ||16/20 |
|Comfort || 9/10 |
|Function || 45/50 |
|Wash/Care || 9/10 |
|Price ||10/10 |
Bottom Line: Easier and cheaper than converting to a twist throttle.Four: 888/368-7288; www.fouratv.com