Today we analyse two different gloves from the Dainese winter range. Both gloves feature Gore-Tex membrane but their construction is quite different. Let's see them!
To our left: the Dainese X-Travel Gore-Tex; to our right Dainese Freeland Gore-Tex.
So where is the difference between the two gloves? In its construction. On the one hand, we have the Freeland are classic gloves long cane, while the X-Travel are also long cane, but have a better insulating sleeve inside. This makes the X-Travel about something more technical gloves, intended to fight the cold and rain for long journeys. Reed also has two 'portholes' to facilitate the exit of moisture that can occur between the rod and the sleeve.
Dainese X-Travel Gore-Tex close up, focusing on the wrist's shaft (left) and its two circular water evacuation ports (right).
But there are more differences: the palm of both gloves has buff Amica reinforcements to protect the most critical areas to wear and abrasion: these reinforcements are sheepskin in Freeland but the X-Travel are skin goat, something more durable.
Dainese X-Travel Gore-Tex (left) and Freeland Gore-Tex (right) palms.
In the palm, Freeland have padding at the base of the hand, while the X-Travel opt for a piece of polyurethane in the same area, which protects and acts as guideway should rely on a possible fall. The X-Travel thermoformed also have protections in the joints of the fingers and Distortion Control on the little finger, which prevents twisting it.
Freeland's palm leather inserts close up.
Dainese Freeland Gore-Tex closure system, featuring two velcro straps in our wrist.
Inserts are also sensitive digital screens in the rate of skin both models, which allow us to interact with mobile or GPS. Both gloves have a rubber left thumb, as a windshield wiper.
We can apreciate the internal phalanx protectors (left) and the 'digital leather' finish in the index finger (right) from the Dainese X-Travel Gore-Tex.
Of the two versions, the Freeland represent the most affordable option within the range of Dainese gloves with Gore-Tex, with all the protection and comfort we need. The X-Travel, meanwhile, a step are above, thanks to its performance and sophistication, ensuring maximum insulation on long routes and in midwinter.