Specialized Fortress Gloves

4/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Hard molded knuckle, wrist & thumb guards
  • Breathable mesh and stretchable spandex upper
  • Welded rubber finger protection
  • Reinforced Clarino palm is soft and durable


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andrew a Weekend Warrior from Wausau, WI

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2008

Strengths:    Very strong, they will stand up to pretty much anything your going run into. The carbon fiber knuckles are awesome. They also look very cool.

Weaknesses:    If you don't take good care of the Velcro wrist strap it doesn't stick as well as it should.

Bottom Line:   
Awesome performance, awesome looks= sheer awesomeness.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $45.00


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jim a Weekend Warrior from Belmont, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2007

Strengths:    Good protection, well ventilated.

Weaknesses:    Not much of a liner to protect the sensitive areas of the fingers from the plastic pads.

Bottom Line:   
These are nice gloves with good protection from hard hits, but they are a bit uncomfortable as there is not much lining between your fingers and the plastic pads on the knuckles. I find that I get hot spots on the backs of my fingers. I'll give them 4 chilis for value as the price was good, but 3 for my overall rating, as the thin liner feels cheap, uncomfortable and suggests that they may not last.

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Favorite Trail:   UCSC

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Fox, AXO

Bike Setup:   Enduro Expert, Fox R36 Talus fork, Avid Juicy 7 brakes, SRAM x9.

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