Review: SixSixOne Raji Glove

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The SixSixOne Raji glove is designed to be a full finger glove for those who do not like to wear gloves. It has a very thin “Tactilite” palm with no padding whatsoever apart from a slightly thicker nylon section on the upper palm area.

The Raji’s thin material and mesh back make for a very airy glove, perfect for hot conditions like Egypt, but they also cause the glove to suffer durability issues. In fact, the gloves started ripping in the lower palm area on their frst ride!

The red circle shows where the rip started
The red circle shows where the rip started
...and here is a close-up of the start of the damage. The palm  material is way too thin!
…and here is a close-up of the start of the damage. The palm material is way too thin!

SixSixOne makes a wide array of high quality mountain bike body armour and apparel, but the Raji is not a product that we would call durable. The Raji is a good glove in theory: it is light, well-ventilated and look good. However, subpar durability issues will have you looking to buy a new pair of riding gloves faster than you thought you would.

MTB Egypt rating 2/5 2_stars