Five are a brand that specialises in motorcycle gloves, which means the TFX2 WP Trail/Adventure Gloves we’re testing came with some expectations. Defined as a mid-season offering, we took them to the Himalayas to give them a proper test.
For those wondering what mid-season means, they’re not summer or winter gloves, but rather, sit somewhere in the middle. The predicted riding conditions for our trip were set to see temps in the mid-teens so these seemed to fit the bill.
And that’s what makes Five’s TFX2 gloves most impressive. They were toasty warm and extremely comfortable. It was like sliding your hands into a nice warm bed with quality, soft sheets – perfect for a chilly Himalayan morning.
They’re not too thick either, and allow great throttle feel and grip (an important factor in gloves for us). Constructed using stretch water-repellent fabric on the topside, the TFX2 WP Trail/Adventure Gloves feature full grain goat leather in the palm.
There is protective foam reinforcement on the knuckles, and soft TPR index and middle-finger knuckle protection provides added rider confidence and safety. Put to the test through a number of river crossings, their waterproofing capabilities proved solid.
There was no evidence of any leakage through the gloves, with the long cuff offering some forearm protection, complete with integrated memory foam. The fit is very good, and despite riding all day for multiple days, there was no feeling of discomfort.
The gloves are adjustable via a tab on the cuff and also have a main wrist strap. Other nice touches on the Five TFX2 WP Trail/Adventure gloves are the clear vision visor-cleaning pad on the left hand glove, and a touchscreen friendly index finger pad for electronic devices.
The Five TFX2 WP Trail/Adventure gloves come in two colour options; Sand/Brown (as tested) and Black/Grey. Sizing is from Small to 3XL. Priced from $199.95, they’re well worth a look if you’re in the market for new adventure or touring gear.
Pros – fit is perfect; mid-weight to suit all seasons; comfortable; good feel of controls.
Cons – limited colour choices.
Our test product was provided by Five Gloves. Exhaust Notes Australia has not been paid for this review.