I felt like switching up the Knox Handroids to keep it in the Dainese line-up with these Full Metal Pro gloves. Nothing really wrong with the Handroids, but I didn’t feel like conformed to my hands as nicely as they should – so I took the opportunity to try something that might give me more feel. I bought the Daineses from a shop in Germany, because stateside the color scheme I wanted wasn’t even in stock. I was happily surprised at how fast the gloves shipped to me… total transit time from Germany to my doorstep was 4 days via UPS, globalization at its finest.

Upon un-boxing, my first impression was how straight up sexy these gloves looked. I purposely chose the Red/Black/White color scheme to add more contrast to my gear. The quality definitely shows in these gloves, albeit the fact that they were made in Vietnam. I was a bit bummed that such a top tier model wouldn’t be made in Italy. Regardless, Dainese supplies the materials and designs from Italy to be sown in Vietnam, which is then shipped back to Italy for quality checks. This may not be one of the more romantic aspects of globalization, but I’m not too stressed about it.

The Full Metal Pros have a much more prominent preformed shape than other gloves I’ve seen. The natural position of the fingers are curved. Here are some of the highlight features of these gloves.

  • Composite inserts in carbon and titanium on the knuckles and back.
  • Polyurethane insert on the palm.
  • Distortion Control on little finger.
  • Thermoplastic resin in inserts on outside of little finger Abrasion and tear resistance.

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