Maybe not for most riders but the Icon 1000 Rimfire Gloves do offer Superior Protection and Craftsmanship
The Icon 1000 Rimfire Gloves are likely every riders dream when it comes to a pair of riding gloves — thick, durable, flexible, and offer up protection in all the right places. While these riding gloves may not be for everyone, the decent price is certainly an added bonus at $94.95 CAD MSRP.
These Rimfires by Icon have D3O Armor in the knuckes, designed to protect your knuckles in the event of a crash; as well as Nomex heat resistant backing in the palm. They are made of drum-dyed French cowhide which is resistant to abrasions and impacts to protect your hands in a way that other gloves probably can’t. In addition, the wrist closure allows for a secure fit, and they have a pre-curved palm and finger design.
However, these gloves are pretty heavy and are not waterproof beyond that of a very light sprinkle, so it might be a good idea not to use them in wet conditions. The Icon 1000 Rimfire Gloves do give your hands plenty of space to breath with ventilation holes throughout the design. Plus, they look cool.