Vanucci presents the VUG-1 waterproof glove
It must be stressful to be a motorcycle safety equipment designer. You are constantly walking the fine line between what is safe, comfortable, and stylish. I’m sure some designers love this challenge, and maybe that’s where the Vanucci VUG-1 motorcycle glove came from. It has a sleek look, maybe what you might call a Euro style, but it also has the features that go with it. Best of all, it comes at a great price.
The VUG-1 is a hybrid glove; not a full gauntlet style, but far from a summer shorty model. This means a certain versatility and a cross between the seasons, accentuated by the waterproof, breathable and windproof mcTEX membrane.
The hardware at your fingertips lets you get your cell phone to work, which is always a nice touch (no pun intended) for those of us who depend on our phones for navigation. Stretch fabric is used in the fingers for dexterity.
The palm is made from goatskin leather, with an extra layer on the tip of the thumb for reinforcement. The top of the glove is made of polyester material, so it is not a full leather glove; However, there is a strong piece of plastic over the knuckles for impact and abrasion resistance. A lightweight polyester lining sits inside.
A notable feature of the VUG-1 is the flexible cuff, which seems to slip easily into your jacket to minimize cold air rushing through the sleeves towards your torso. There is also an exterior velcro wrist strap for adjustment.
The VUG-1 glove is CE certified, and there are reflective panels for visibility at night.
And yes, then there is the price. For a set of gloves that can keep you dry and secure while providing a distinctly sophisticated look, the MSRP of 69.99 euros (about $ 85 US) is good enough. The Vanucci VUG-1 is available in sizes XXS to 3XL, and you can choose between black, gray, blue or red.