Sumo® R

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Never choose between durability and dexterity again! Inspired by the needs of supermoto racers who require both extreme flexibility and extreme protection, the Sumo® R gloves are ideal for street riding too. In fact, to make it even more useful for everyday riding, we added a new touch screen interface to the finger tips for controlling your iPhone/Android/GPS, etc.

The secret to adding protection without sacrificing our legendary flexibility and comfort is the use of a specialized Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR) material. Its computer optimized, segmented design is transparent to the user yet provides serious impact resistance. 

Compared to the standard DeerSports®, the Sumo® R has a completely outseam construction. It also adds impact protection to the knuckles, fingers and wrist bones. 

It is suitable for all kinds of street and track riding, and includes all the same features as the standard Sumo model.

Proudly made in the USA.


NOTE: Prior to ordering, click on this Glove Size Chart to print off a sizing chart for your hands. These gloves run bigger than most brands, so don’t be alarmed if you’re either a small or medium in Lee Parks Design gloves.


Due to variations of color settings and qualities of phone/tablet/computer screens, it is unavoidable that colors will appear differently for everyone. The colors in photos and named descriptors (e.g. "black", "gold", "tan", etc) are subjective, approximate, and may vary. Color dyes within an item may vary due to different leather hides. Color and texture may vary among different production lots of the same item. Different products with the same color name may not match in color.

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  • 5
    Great Gloves!

    Posted by Gene Shaw on 22nd Oct 2019

    Picked this up and then went on a 1000 mile trip. They held up really well. Very comfortable and give great feed back from the controls on the bike. Do use the sizing chart as it is a lot different than other gloves. I normal wear a XXL in Rev'it but I am medium in these. Only two minor complaints. First the cell/gps touch doesn't work as well as my other gloves. Still useable just a bit finky. Next during the first long day of riding in hot weather my hands took on a yellowish/orange color from the gloves. Now that the gloves have been broken that isn't happening. Overall an excellent pair of gloves.

  • 5
    Sumo R

    Posted by Viet Luu on 4th Oct 2019

    I picked up these gloves based off recommendation from Motojitsu aka Fast Eddie. Fall is settling here in SoCal and mornings are getting a little chilly so I used this excuse to pick up a pair of gauntlet gloves to welcome into my collection.

    First is sizing. I used the size chart print out and my baby man hands put me at XS. With my 8" circumference and 7.5" finger length I'm usually a Small in other brands like Dainese or Alpinestars, but keep in mind LPD mentions they do run a tad larger, true to US sizing. Got the XS and they fit, excuse the pun, like a glove.

    Unfortunately my gloves had a minor defect that I noticed on day 2 of ownership. The leather they use to wrap the index finger to make it touch screen compatible was already coming undone at the finger tip. Not really a big deal as it doesn't really affect the protective integrity of the glove, but I did have my wife sew it back down to prevent the possibility of it snagging on anything in the future. Touch screen capability still works.

    I have a race gauntlet glove, the RS Taichi GP-EVO, which are also amazing gloves. Once they're on they are comfy, have great tactile response, and feel very protective. The Sumo R's beat out my RST gloves on tactile response, comfort, and flexibility. A seamless palm puts me that much closer to my controls and gives me this sense of greater feel. I have more range of motion in fingers and wrist. I used to wear race gauntlets on the street, but now that these Sumo R's are in my life I don't think I can ever go back. Buttery smooth leather and the fact that I can slip them on so effortlessly is a huge deal to me. Something like the GP-EVO takes a little extra time to get all the adjustments right and is really meant for race fit sleeves. They are specialized gloves with one focus: highest protection in a track environment. For everyday practicality, it's the Sumo R all day everyday.

    What I love:
    -simple design lends to more comfort, tactile response, and flexibility
    -Did I say they're comfy?
    -Ease of putting on like a short cuff glove with the coverage of a gauntlet
    -"Anchor/hook" tab on wrist strap is subtly ingenious and intuitive, makes for easy adjusting
    -Both my wife and I thought these weren't the most aesthetic gloves (gardening gloves come to mind), but when we saw it in person, both our minds changed real fast. I've come to really like this particular styling.

    Not really a Con:
    -Maybe not suitable for very fast track riders on the track (thinking low-side at 100+ mph)? reason: lack of palm sliders. Purely guessing here. 99% of people will probably be fine with this level of protection.

    -little long in the index finger
    -touch screen capability is passable

  • 5
    Amazing feel and quality

    Posted by Mat on 18th Sep 2019

    Received my Lee Parks gloves, and I am taking them back to Australia. These are the most amazing gloves I have tried and the quality is first class. Will be showing these off... but more importantly enjoying the riding feel on my bike. Thank You! Mat

  • 5
    Amazing Fit, Unparelled Comfort

    Posted by Brent on 28th Aug 2019

    These gloves are amazing. When I originally checked them out, I thought they may be a tad uncomfortable and thick, but this is absolutely not the case. These gloves are amazingly comfortable and give your hands great mobility and control over throttle and clutch. They allow you to feel the grips and controls, are warm but not hot, and they are very sturdy. The gloves look great, feel great, and offer amazing protection. These gloves are now my go-to for all future glove purchases for my bike. I used the measurement guide on the site and ordered a small (usually I'm a medium in men's gloves), and they fit perfectly. Great product all around!

  • 4
    Great gloves!

    Posted by Ed on 16th Aug 2019

    These feel like you are wearing the most luxurious gloves money can buy. I wear them for my commute, in the mornings the temps are just under the 60's and this past week I've had to drive back in ~100° weather. My hands have been doing just fine for the hour long commute.
    The only reason I didn't give it a perfect score would be because the left glove is larger than the right. I've flipped the sizing chart for the glove and both hands are the same size, but everything from the finger length to the wrist strap is noticably larger. If you have the opportunity to try the pair before you buy you'll be one ahead of me.

  • 5
    Sumo Gloves

    Posted by Keith Perry on 18th Jul 2019

    Hands down worth the investment best moto gloves I’ve ever owned!!!!!! Also get the leather honey really breaks them and protects them nice!!

  • 5
    Most comfortable glove I have tried on.

    Posted by Erik C on 18th Jun 2019

    I have a wide hand but shorter fingers. I bought 4 other pairs of gloves but non fit right. If I got a large, fingers would fit but it was a pain to get them on. USE THE SIZING CHART THEY PROVIDE. Make sure to print and follow directions as I am a medium because they do run big. They are so comfortable and fit perfect. I did read on other sites that the sizes don't match up, but mine did. They showed up on time in a bubble wrapped envelope. Your hands will feel the cold.

  • 5
    WoW ! Awesome gloves.

    Posted by Wayne Arnold on 5th Jun 2019

    I had a pair similar to these back in the 80’s and always loved them. I saw “Fast Eddie “ on his YouTube channel “Motojitsu “ (highly recommended) wearing theses gloves and asked what brand they were. I needed a long gauntlet because I recently acquired a custom Aerostich and sadly they sleeves came up 1-2” too short (maybe because of the back protector) but these gloves will be a quick and easy solution.
    They fit and feel AMAZING. Just a classic simple style glove , the fit using the sizing tool I printed out at home is spot on. Thanks so much for such a fantastic product. Worth every penny.

  • 5
    Most comfortable gloves I've ever used!

    Posted by Johann Helf on 13th May 2019

    Amazing comfort and workmanship. Easily the the best gloves I've ever worn in 30 years of riding. Took them out for a ride yesterday up the Angeles Crest and I am thoroughly impressed. Used the printable fit guide to measure my size and I am a medium in these gloves. In every other glove I purchased I have been a large or XL. These fit perfectly so use the fit guide. Craftsmanship is flawless. Worth every penny!