FIVE RFX-1 Replica Gloves (product review)

This isn’t our first rodeo when it comes to FIVE gear, and the RFX-1 Replica gloves are again a testament to just how good they are at building a product that not only fits well, but provides excellent safety features for riders.

For us, the fit is perfect for our mitts, and that in itself ensures a good first impression for these replica race gloves (as the name suggests). They feature a lot of the same styling cues and tech that’s found in the track version, at a lower price point.

As the RFX-1 Replica glove is specifically designed for track and sports bike use, we decided that was a good way to test them out, so we headed for Sydney Motorsport Park to give them a proper workout.

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In stifling heat, we discovered just how well the RFX-1 Replica gloves breath, thanks to features such as ventilated protective knuckle shells. Their full-grain cow hide leather exterior, and goat skin palms also ensure they’re comfortable, with no moisture residue.

FIVE RFX-1 Replica gloves
FIVE RFX-1 Replica gloves

There’s an abundance of safety tech, including carbon reinforcement, a Kevlar lining, a dual closure system and the brand’s own innovative anti-twist accordion band between the ring and pinkie finger. The latter is designed to stop your fingers being pulled apart if you fall.

With great forearm protection as well; in real world conditions, the gloves offer good flexibility when reaching for the brake and clutch lever. Quality doesn’t come cheap though and you’ll need to part with around $350 to own a pair.

That said, they make for great track, or sports bike gloves, with a load of protection, and plenty of comfort. FIVE RFX-1 Replica gloves come in three colours; including Red, Black/White and Fluro. Sizing is from Small to 3XL.

To find out more, visit the FIVE website.

Our test product was provided by Five Gloves. Exhaust Notes Australia has not been paid to review this product.

FIVE RFX-1 Replica gloves
FIVE RFX-1 Replica gloves

Pros – comfortable; great protection; excellent fit.

Cons – limited colour range in Australia; price point.

Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin is the ride editor at Exhaust Notes Australia, founding editor of Two Wheel Addicts, a contributor at Bike Review and panel judge for Harley Davidson's Breakout Boss competition. Andrew has a love for anything on two wheels whether that be sports, naked or adventure bikes, with a guilty pleasure for cruisers.

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