Yesterday I went to a shop in Philly to check out their gear and managed to try on the Full metals, the GP pros, GP Techs, and another which was recommended by the Rev'It Rep. who happened to be doing a photo shoot at the store.
(I also tried ona bunch of boots. check out the Boot poll thread for the info update)
Dainese Full Metal Racer: Just from looking at the gloves you can see the craftsmanship and ingenuity put into them. They look like very THICK and heavy gloves, but they really are not. They felt thinner than they looked and were definitely lighter than they looked. When I tried them on, my initial fear of the Titanium knuckle covers being too rgid was somewhat confirmed. It IS after all titanium, and has no give. I think the only issue with having it that it may have been just a tad too wide and and when making a very tight fist I could feel the leather tugging on them. I cant say it was bad because when keeping the hand closed in a "handlebar" position they were not that constrictive. They were actually pretty comfortable. The oly thing that bugged me about these gloves was that the pinky finger was a lil too long. (I think another member who had these also mentioned it). But I doubt when riding it would get in the way.
GP PROs and Tech: I'll keep the reviews of both in one because they both felt very very similar. The big difference was that the techs had a slightly more "protective" feel to them. Unlike what I had heard about them, they were actually pretty comfortble. enough to be able to use them for the street comfortable. The GP Pro were definitely more "streetable" than the techs with a slightly more comfortable feel and somewhat wider range of movement. When I tried the Pros, they felt snug and almost like I could forget about them being on while riding. The ONE thing that I didnt like about them was that even new pairs had a bit of a "rough" or "worn" type of look to them. I cant really explain it but I think It might have to do with the outer seems on the fingers or something. Other than that, they seemed like very good gloves.
The 4th pair I tried were the REV'IT GT Corse Race Gloves.
Here is a link to the shop's site with the gloves
These cloves I did not like the fit to them. Remember, this was how they fit ME, so itmay be different for other people's hands. To me they felt like they had a constant "tightness" to them near the knuckles and finger areas. I couldn't quite pinpoint what it could have been but after trying different sizes with the same outcome I gave up and put them back on the rack. I DID like the look of them and they definitely appeared to be very well constructed and being able to provide plenty of protection.
I wanna thank everyone there at Revzilla for taking their time, their knowledge and being patient as I tried on all their gear. Their prices arent too bad and since they're in my area I'll definitelly consider them in future purchases.