|Fly Racing Switch MX Glove
by Martin Hackworth
Photos: Fly Racing, Martin Hackworth
We are fortunate enough to
live where it's possible to ride dirt bikes all year long - as long as
you don't mind a little cold and snow mixed in with your sand and
whoops. Having recently competed in a local MXGP race where the high
temperatures didn't crack 250F
all day we are acutely aware of the need for cold weather riding gear
that insulates without unduly encumbering movement. This, of course, is
a particular problem with gloves. Most winter riding gloves that are
worth a hoot in terms of warmth are too thick and cumbersome to ride
aggressively while shod in them.
Our friends at Pocatello Power Sports recently turned us on to Fly Racing's excellent Switch MX Glove. The Switch MX (Fly also makes a Switch SNX with a longer cuff) is a modestly insulated cold weather glove that strikes a good balance between keeping your digits warm while not completely robbing them of tactility.
The Switch MX glove is purported to be waterproof, windproof and breathable and we have no reason to doubt any of those claims based on current experience. We've already put in several long days in temps consistently below 450F and are well-pleased with the balance between maintaining feel (and preventing arm-pump) and warmth.These gloves are, as advertised, comfortable, warm, breathable and appear to be very durable. We'll get back to you on the waterproof part as soon as it snows.
|FLY Switch MX Glove
Price Paid: $35.95 - Pocatello Power Sports
The Good: Warm enough for most winter adventures - at least here in Idaho.
The Rad: Waterproof, windproof and breathable for low $$$.
The Gnarly: You could get dizzy staring at the pattern on the back for too long.
See the FLY Switch MX gloves in action.
What you may be reduced to in order to keep your hands warm without Fly Switch.