Scott RC Pro LF Glove

Feb 4, 2016
by Paul Aston  
Scott RC Pro LF Glove


Gloves are a very personal choice and there is a host of uncomfortable and badly cut ones out there, along with overly bulky or unreliable options. For me, comfort comes before protection and these lightweight RC Pro LF (Long Finger - there is also a short fingered option) from Scott's road and cross-country range promise to put fit and feel above all else. The palm is constructed from Coolskin and the super thin, stretchy, perforated back is mostly polyester mixed with other materials, including elastane. Microfibre fabric on the thumbs keep your nose snot free, and the silicone Scott logo on the palm should help you hold on to the grips. There are six sizes and five colours to suit every shape and colour requirement. MSRP: €40 / $39.99 USD

RC Pro LF Glove Details:
• Top Hand: 62% Polyester, 18% Nylon, 12% Polyurethane, 8%Elastane
• Palm: 65% Polyamide, 35% Polyurethane
• Coolskin palm base to improve flexibility
• Grip icon on palm
• Ventilated and stretch mesh on the top of the hand
• Microfiber nose wipe
• Five colours
• Sizes: XS - XXL
• MSRP: €40 EUR / $39.99 USD
www.scott-sports.com / @SCOTT-Sports


Scott RC Pro LF Glove
The Coolskin palm provides great grip and ventilation.
Scott RC Pro LF Glove
The RC glove is bulk-free and all the stitches and seams are minimalist.

The RC glove offers a superb fit, and there is no extra bulk or padding. The wrist is almost seamless, using a stretch material instead of a velcro strap. The silicone logo didn't help with grip and hardened after a few months, but this wasn't an issue as the palm material provides plenty of traction.

If you're looking for a glove to glance off trees and protect your palm, the RC isn't for you. But something is better than nothing - uncomfortable but ultimate protection that gets left at home won't help anybody. If you need additional protection, the more expensive ProTec version of this glove uses 'Schoeller® ITD ProTec' material, which Scott feature in some of their road bike clothes to prevent tearing when a rider is sliding across the pavement during a crash. It consists of carbon fibres woven into the material to give what Scott claims is unparalleled abrasion resistance when sliding along asphalt and I'm sure things wouldn't go amiss when hitting hard packed dirt and rock.

Scott RC Pro LF Glove
The stretchy and perforated back keeps things cool and contours to any hand.
Scott RC Pro LF Glove
The palm is also perforated and grippy.


Pinkbike's Take
bigquotesThe RC Pro is a dream glove to many a dirt jumper, downhiller or trail rider who looks for comfort above all else, and it's far and away the best fitting and coolest glove I have used to date. The grippy palm and lack of bulk easily outweigh the fact that the styling isn't up my street. It's also sensibly priced and there's sizing to fit everybody. - Paul Aston



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63 Comments

  • + 13
 Are people such weight weenies that they actually care about the weight of GLOVES??

I remember the first pair of full finger gloves I got were louis garneau, made of REAL leather and lasted about 5 seasons. Nowadays with all this lightweight, faux-leather garbage it's hard to find a glove that will even survive one crash!

Fox dirtpaw (from 1-2 seasons ago) are the best I've had in a while. Cheap, durable and protect my hands when I go down.

Any other suggestions?
  • + 3
 I ride a stars that are pretty durable, but now adays I haven't found a good glove, between fox, tld, giro and specialized none of those gloves, or all of them combined lasted me as long as the Alpinestars. I'll connect link below
  • + 3
 Just kidding. They don't sell them anymore. So I'm in the same boat as you are.
  • + 3
 Dirtpaw are my go to glove as well, hard to beat for the price, fit, and durability.
  • + 1
 Deft Family Equivalent. Best glove I have owned to date.
  • + 1
 I had a pair of Deft a few years ago and they didn't hold up, is the Equivalent a newer model?
  • + 1
 I'd suggest looking at MX gloves if you want something more substantial. Also, Fox gloves have far outlasted any other gloves in my inventory.
  • + 7
 gardening gloves can be a pretty good deal.
  • + 3
 People find less bulky gloves more comfortable, it's not about the weight savings
  • + 1
 Bombers! A bit more expensive but they offer more protection with the added carbon fiber knuckles and last just as long, if not longer than the dirt paws. Best fit (for me) and the knuckle guard saved my hands so many times!
  • + 2
 The lightweight part comes from the fact that the gloves are thin. Nothing to do with the actual weight. Royal makes a similar pair that are like a second skin. Great for hot summer days or for people like me who don't like wearing gloves.
  • + 3
 I get the appeal of SOME lightweight gloves on the market, but honestly I think it's become excessive. Especially when it's a literal struggle to find a decent, durable glove for under $90. I understand the need for hot weather apparel, but gloves that can't even withstand one crash are, in my opinion, useless.

I think a LOT of it has to do with manufacturers cheaping out on materials and production costs, then simply marketing their crap as "lightweight" and "ventilated"...not to mention obvious benefit top them when they fall apart after a few rides and you're forced to buy the next pair.

Sidenote: The leather louis garneau's I owned also had a mesh back...never any issues with heat and probably the most comfortable glove I have ever owned (due to the real leather palms).
  • + 8
 Does anybody actually use that fabric on the back of the thumb as a snot rag?
  • + 6
 Sweat yes, snot no.
  • + 28
 You don't blow your bloody nose into your thumb dude. Snot rocket then give a quick wipe!
  • + 19
 The snot-rocket-then-wipe is an often used method in my ever expanding arsenal of biking techniques.
  • + 3
 yes
  • + 3
 I snop rocket and clean it my fingers. Then take my fingers and let the buz on the side wall of my front tire. Cleaaan. Kinda...
  • + 15
 No shame in the woods
  • + 2
 Sweat yes
  • + 4
 In cold places snot. In hot places sweat. Multi purpose.
  • + 8
 @mistermtb Yep. You should try it. Best thing since peeing in the shower.
  • + 5
 You can save about 1000 gallons of water per year by peeing in the shower. Shove that in someone's face when they try to ridicule you!
  • + 9
 I read on the internet it saves north of a million gallons and approximately 4 exotic horses lives
  • + 2
 Abraham Lincoln once said nobody has ever told a lie on the internet.
  • + 4
 Uh, is that a typo? $39.99 for a featherweight looking glove!? Can't imagine those lasting long. Plenty of similar offerings already on the market for for nearly half the cost.
  • + 2
 These things look like they would last a month before tearing apart at the seams. These gloves are probably made at the same sweatshop in China with the rest where they just stamp different logos on them and vary the design a little. So far the only gloves that have been worth a damn are Klim.
  • + 1
 Ha my Klim gloves fell apart on the first day,but the Scott gloves that replaced them have held up surprisingly well.
  • + 1
 Ya I don't think so. I choose protection over comfort. If my hands are hot and sweaty I can still ride the next day. If I have a 3inch gash in my hand I could be out for a month. You can keep your gardening gloves and I'll stick to the moto options, thank you very much!
  • + 3
 Just because this isn't the glove for you doesn't make it a bad product...
  • - 1
 Never said that. I said I choose protection over comfort. I mean you have to admit that these gloves are little on the light side for gnarly terrain. Again, its a personal, bro
  • + 3
 You neg prop my comment for disagreeing too? lol

Many people (myself included) absolutely hate wearing gloves, they move around, bunch up under your hands, and separate you from the bike.

Yet most people agree some degree of hand protection is necessary and any glove will provide more protection than nothing.
  • - 2
 And you neg propped me so we're even ;-). I just wanted to make it clear that I never said it was sh*t. I referred to it as light like gardening gloves. Anyway, this is about as far as we need to go on this conversation. Ride on!
  • + 8
 I bet you both wear gloves to carry your handbags around. BOOM!! Negative prop that beeeeaaaatchs
  • + 3
 I'm trying to be open minded, but they look really cheap quality. Maybe you'd have to see them in person to believe them.
  • + 2
 Get this and that loud ugly fox jacket and your ready to party. In a very dark alley.
  • + 2
 you'll be needing that Lazer helmet as well
  • + 3
 40$ for gloves or 40$ for beer; beer, please.
  • + 3
 No silicone on the brake finger? Why? WHY?
  • + 2
 i guess since they are made for going uphill you dont need to brake... ahah
  • + 1
 The sticking and layout, even the pull tab, look like Yeti's Summit glove as well.
  • + 2
 RC stands for really crappy
  • + 1
 No Velcro! I like what I see, maybe my next gloves.
  • + 1
 Looks a lot like the One Industries Vapor glove
  • + 2
 Dat price tho
  • + 1
 Aren't these gardener gloves?
  • + 0
 Those look horrendous. I would rather advertise for Fox over Scott.
  • + 0
 price=protection
lah....this product???? Lol :v WTF
  • - 2
 POC DH flow! Best gloves I've found so far. Good review. These are kinda flashy and I don't care to advertise for all those crappy scott bikes.
  • + 1
 Made in vietnam
  • - 3
 why do brands invest time, effort and money in products NONE likes?
  • + 4
 All gloves should be CP gang ambitionz az a ridah gloves.
  • + 4
 Did you miss the bit where the reviewer liked them?
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