First and foremost, the entire aesthetic of this glove is very classy. Scott offers a black, white and red colour combination option that is far more eye-catching than our review piece's all-black treatment. However, this theme is better suited to my tastes. The look and feel of the glove is premium and robust. I even like small details like the black rubberised Scott branding on the wrist section.
Now to the technical bits. These short cuff gloves have an exterior shell made of a mix of perforated goatskin and non-perforated napa leather. Wooooh. Yeah, it feels that way too when you hold them. Soft and gentle. Even slipping them on heightens the sensation as there's a soft fleece lining on the inside. Before you ask, no, they aren't waterproof. Waterproof gloves have designs and materials dedicated to serve that purpose and would not be great to use in other seasons.
Don't mistake the Lane 2 gloves for dressy gloves. Like we said before, they are discreet. The leather and the panels are designed to take a fall and minimise any failures owing to weak construction. Take for instance the single piece palm section. Sure, palm sliders would have been a bit jarring on this otherwise discreet design; however, the Lane 2 uses a padded cell for added protection. On the other side, under the leather layer there is knuckle armour too. There are no sliders on the fingers either.
Using the gloves was a joy because of the smaller details. The fit was snug. Actually, I had to apply some effort to get them on at first as my palm base is quite chunky. If you have large palms I would suggest trying the gloves on for fit and not just going by size. Once worn the feel is natural and relaxed. The pre-curved palm and the stretch panels between the thumb and forefinger help with that. If there is one thing that I missed, it was touch-sensitive elements in the fingers. For gloves that I use everyday and in the city it has become a must-have for me.
The feel for the levers was surprisingly good through the gloves, although I expected the well padded design to eat into this aspect a bit. Part of the credit I shall give to the snug fit once more. There is a sense of robustness that will make it feel suitable even on spirited weekend rides.
At Rs 5900 the Lane 2 is on the pricier end of the entry level gloves segment. However, this leather glove feels like good value for the quality that it offers. Yes, touchscreen compatibility is missed on this everyday use glove. But there's no taking away from its serious and premium feel. It seems intent on attaining its objective well: keeping you safe when needed, and comfy until then. The classiness, is simply a bonus.