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Oakley Factory Pilot Gloves

The performance of this glove caught the eye of the U.S. military, which had Oakley upgrade the original invention by adding a full-grain leather palm with micro venting. The all-weather design combines optimal shielding with the comfort of breathable mesh and the airflow of rubber exhaust ports. Airprene on the joints improves breathability and flexibility while four-way stretch panels ensure a precise fit. The mid-height cuff won’t restrict movement, and it utilizes Airprene to help eliminate sweat buildup. Shielded with carbon fiber knuckle plating, this aggressive design is durable enough for the military or the mountain.


  • Durability and comfort of Pittards® full-grain leather palm with micro venting
  • Fit and flexibility of four-way stretch material and Airprene joint panels
  • Nonrestrictive Airprene mid-height cuff with secure Velcro® closure
  • Flexible articulated construction
  • Comfortable breathability of mesh zones and rubber exhaust ports
  • Shielding of carbon fiber knuckle plating
  • Secure grip of Unobtainium® on fingers
  • Textured pull for easy donning

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Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 30 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by The Boss Most people want palm protection I like to feel the bars. I came off sharply on gravel last year and shredded my knee, arm and elbow where inevitably they made contact with the floor, that was beneath clothing too! My right hand was one of the first things I used as a 'brake' there were not much more than scuff marks on the leather palms & just dusty elsewhere. Padded clarino gloves would've torn and turned my hand to burgermeat. 20 March 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by looks cool super tough good gloves, i love the way they look, stitchin quality apeears good, velcro strap is nice and slim and tucks underneath the glove rather than above, which looks better and doesnt want to peal apart when your wrist flexes, very tough build which is great when you fall off but will take a good few rides to break in the material as they are a bit restrictive at first. however the grip is really nice, overall fantastic glove though 10 February 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Guanti oakley factory non valgono nulla si rompono dopo appena tre quattro volte averli utilizzati la pelle del palmo è troppo delicata peccato soldi buttati 26 December 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by What a let down. Gutted! I bought these as they looked like exactly what I was looking for. Being an urban cyclist, I do a little 'panel beating' on the side. The thought of wearing a strong comfortable glove with knuckle protection for when White Van Men get too close really appealed to me. However, these are neither strong nor comfortable. Wearing the gloves while covering the brakes, the edge of the knuckle protector can be felt through the glove against the tops of the fingers. Also, there is absolutely no padding whatsoever on the palm of the glove. I'm told that this is because they are designed for extreme off road/trail riding where feedback for the handlebars is essential. Make sense anyone? All I know is that I get small blisters wearing them. There is no absorbent material anywhere on the glove for wiping sweat from the brow etc. The palm material is incredibly thin and is already starting to show signs of wear. To add insult to injury, after just a few weeks of use the velcro has come away from the securing strap. I'll be returning mine for a full refund and looking for something else to continue my panel beating with! 04 September 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ingombranti sopra troppo fini sotto. Ragazzi dopo neanche 4 uscite si sono scuciti tra il pollice e l'indice. La parte del palmo è talmente delicata che solo per indossarli si sono strappati. Guanti sicuramente belli esteticamente, ma non valgono i soldi che costano. 29 August 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Expensive, poorly made Forget the hype you read on these - they are not well made and the thumb seams gave out on mine after less than a month of use. Protection is only as good as its weakest part, and if you want proper protection I suggest getting some off-road motorcycle gloves as they are usually made properly. Branded MTB gloves are just that - brands, and that's what pay for. CAD design doesn't make good gloves, so Oakley are using bull to snare you. Same goes for the expensive Dainese MTB gloves - useless. 30 April 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by disappointed Bought the gloves because I loved the look. great fit, great grip nd super permanence. However - went out in the rain and gloves performed well - after ride, took gloves off and they dried crumpled up - the leather shrunk - next time i tried to put it on, cloves were to small - shrunk 2 sizes and stitching tore. Expensive and only lasted 5 rides. 24 February 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dreadful knuckle bar When you firt put these gloves on, with an open hand, you may immediately find that the knuckle protector thing digs into the back of your hand, either side of the knuckle. Now when you close your hand into a fist, they become quite comfortable. So what were these gloves designed for? Are they really designed for mountain biking? Because with one finger on the brake lever, and the rest gripping the bars, they are quite uncomfortable indeed. With a serious whack to the knuckes while riding -- I think they would increase the likelyhood of a more serious injury to the knuckle of your index finger. 23 June 2012
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Unfortunately they are fully grained supple leather - its the secret of their longevity and 'feel' factor. Oakley do other gloves but not with kevlar knuckles and such commendable finger tip protection.
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