Evolved for winter 2015/2016, Knox Zero 2 OutDry® gloves now feature impact-absorbing silicone gel beneath the floating knuckle protection.
Each Zero 2 glove is made from goat leather, with kangaroo leather on the palm, Pittards digital goat on the palm overlay and knuckles and an OutDry waterproof membrane bonded directly to the inside. OutDry prevents the build-up of water between the outer and inner layers, often experienced with traditional waterproof inserts, and seals stitching and joins too.
And that’s not all! To qualify for a licence to use OutDry, every single glove must be waterproof-tested before leaving the factory, so that any faults are found at source. Representatives from OutDry recently visited the factory and conducted random testing on the Zero 2 production line. Their inspection showed a minute 0.008% failure rate – proving the ultra-high production quality.
As an added barrier against rain, TPR blades are injected onto the 600D Cordura on the top of the hand to help divert water off the glove. Combined with the Zero 2’s 115g Primaloft Gold insulation and a Bemberg polyester micro-fleece liner, it helps keep the wearer warm and comfortable. There’s also a TPR visor wipe on the left thumb, for clearer vision, and silicon prints on the end of the first two fingers, giving increased grip on wet levers.
Should the worst happen, patented Knox Dual Compound SPS Scaphoid Protection System, provides abrasion resistance and shields the vulnerable bone in the wrist.
Box construction and accordion stretch panels on the fingers and thumb offer increased flexibility and dexterity, while the low profile cuff section, with waterproof zip, helps Zero 2 fit quickly and easily under jacket cuffs.
We tested these in January 2016…
Not the cheapest pair of motorcycle winter gloves you will find but they are genuinely water resistant, windproof, `insulated and protective. However, you do pay for what you a get – a premium set of winter gloves from a leading motorcycle glove manufacturer.
The gloves do feel bulky when wearing for the first few times but are soon broken in and the handlebar controls operated with ease.
Excellent build quality and protective properties and probably the best pair or winter gloves we have tested. Five stars and highly recommended…
Zero 2 OutDry gloves are available in black, sizes S-XXL, priced at £129.99. Visit www.planet-knox.com.