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Some interesting things to note. No manufacturer yet makes a pair of motorcyclist gloves that are approved to the CE standard for them. As you can see, when tested to those guidleines, most fail to bring all of the critical aspects together in one choice, meaning seam strength may be great, but abrasion resistance was not so good, or vice versa. The thing to note with the impact scores is that the impact test they do for gloves is really easy to pass, and in my view hugely compromised for real protective value. I beleive the knuckles are only subjected to a 5 Joule impact severity and must measure under 4kN, which is not hard for even hard armor, as it doesn't have to manage much energy. The gloves without the hard bits are using the same comfort foams just exposed, rather than the type of foams found in CE-approved suits. BKS and Teknic are using impact protection found in limb armor, but neither were tested here.