The design goal for our gloves, the Helios Pro and the Arx, was to create long-lasting summer gloves suitable for serious motorcycling. By using some of the world’s most sophisticated textiles we are able to make fully synthetic gloves that have all the protection of leather without the disadvantages.
In hot and humid conditions leather gloves quickly smell bad as they begin to rot. Worse, the leather can not be washed without an inevitable loss of strength. Similarly, rain-showers which are commonplace in tropical areas degrade leather gloves rapidly. By using Schoeller’s Keprotec fabric, a Nylon/Kevlar weave, Assero gloves can get wet and be washed without harm. This means they don’t smell and they will last for ages.
Keprotec fabric allows air to flow through the glove body. Sweat evaporates quickly and does not build up in the glove. The gloves are not water-proof. Instead, they are designed to dry quickly and without adverse effect. In warm climates this makes for a more comfortable glove than one lined with a semi-permeable membrane which traps sweat against the skin.
To our Keprotec glove chassis we add a large padded SuperFabric palm protector, a wrap-around wrist retention strap, and non-slip grip on the palm and finger tips. These features stem from our experience riding bikes in the sometimes wild conditions of South-East Asia.
That said, the Assero Arx motorcycle glove is made with urban riding in mind. It is close-fitting, and in style it resembles classic lightweight leather motorcycle gloves. It is easy to take on and off, and it packs down small into a pocket or bag.
Our Helios Pro motorcycle gloves is made for long distance and adventure riding in warm climates. We reckon it is the world’s strongest 100% textile summer motorcycle glove. With a Schoeller Keprotec chassis, Level 3 cut resistant wicking Dyneema liner, and SAS-TEC CE Certified knuckle protectors, the Helios Pro is the most protective glove we make. It is the one we use most often.
All of our gloves are stitched with Coates bonded Nylon thread to ensure their structural integrity. It’s a small issue but one which the majority of glove manufacturers over-look. We have seen too many burst seams to take that risk.
In the Helios Pro and the Arx we have created two extraordinary summer motorcycling gloves for bike born adventures all over the world. Good luck and safe riding!
Founder & Product Designer, Assero Gear