Padded & Reinforced Thumb with Full flex stretch panel
Breathable, Perspiration Wicking Cuff
Secure hook and loop wrist closure
Size Chart for the Joe Rocket Atomic X Glove
Please measure the circumference of your hand starting at the top side of the base of your thumb (see image chart) using a cloth tape measure and choose your size from the chart below.Please note all measurements are in inches.
These new Atomic X gloves are constructed using a variety of chassis
materials including drum dyed leather and a stretchy Spandex and Polyester
blend. These offer a fairly high level of protection for a textile and leather
hybrid glove, and fall between the Rocket Nation 2.0 and the Speedway glove in
the new lineup. Joe Rocket actually classifies these as “racing”
gloves, although I’m not
sure these are quite enough for the track in my opinion. I think a glove should
be all leather to be considered for the track. These are definitely one of my
favorite warm weather options for the street, though.
These new Atomic X’s are available in five color ways including this blue. There
is also all-black, red, yellow, and orange colorways available. They’re
available in sizes small to double x in the colored versions, and to triple x in
the all black. I really like the fit of these gloves. They have a gentle
precurved shape to them, but it’s not extreme, so you have excellent mobility,
with just the right amount of material across the palm.
The wrist area has a half cuff, for a little added protection at the wrist, but
the wrist closure strap is offset somewhat, which I thought was a mistake at
first, because the material seems a little gathered when the glove is cinched
tight, until I realized how good the range of motion was as a result. Again, not
the best feature for the track, you want a glove to offer quite a bit of support
for your wrist when crashing at high speeds. But for street riding, where your
hands are often doing more than just operating your motorcycle’s controls; ie
they’re adjusting other gear, or reaching into pants pockets and so on, mobility
Also adding to the incredible freedom of movement, is the finger construction.
You can see that there is an extensive amount of material on the insides of the
fingers. You can’t tell it is there with the glove on, but it provides
unrestricted movement of the fingers. The leather panels on the tops of the
fingers are attached independently of each other, so they act as hinges. The
thumb also gets a little extra help in the mobility department from the flex
panel at the knuckle.
I also like the relationship between these
gloves and my motorcycle’s
controls. There are padded reinforcements on the palms for extra protection, but
they aren’t so thick that they make your grips feel fatter, the way they can
with some models, and the material they use is highly tacky in relationship to
your grips, so it takes minimal effort to hold the throttle open. The material
used in the balance of the palm and on the fingers is also very tacky in
relationship to your controls. It makes operating your motorcycle seemingly
If you turn the glove over, you can see some more of the protective features.
You have high density padding protecting the knuckles in the hand and on the