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.

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  • 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!

  • 5
    Sumo-R model gloves - awesome!

    Posted by on 7th May 2019

    These gloves are even more comfortable than I expected. I heard about them from Fast Eddie’s youTube channel (Motojitsu), and he was spot on with the rationale for recommending them. Deer and elk skin is absolutely more durable than cowhide without question.

  • 5
    Excellent gloves, safety comfort, and protection.

    Posted by Chad Peabody on 4th May 2019

    I've been riding with the Sump R gloves for approximately 1500 miles now. The break in period was very short and the gloves are so comfortable I can barely feel them. The armor is perfectly positioned. Very well built and if and when they wear out I will be buying another pair. My girlfriend has been asking for a pair as well.

  • 4
    Great summer glove

    Posted by Michael j graphix on 3rd May 2019

    I've been wearing Lee Park Design gloves for over two decades now. I decided to go with the Sumo gloves for the extra protection. The fit is perfect and these gloves are quite comfortable - break-in period was just a couple of days. I have two minor criticisms: 1. I wish the gauntlet version came is all black. 2. Because of the armour, I can't wipe my visor easily when it's raining. I need to use the face of my finger, which is awkward - a wiper on the left index finger would be a great addition. Otherwise, these gloves are fantastic under a wide range of riding climates. I almost never need to put on my Lee Parks PCI gloves here in Northern CA.

  • 3
    Quality is 5 stars but...

    Posted by Anthony on 26th Apr 2019

    The color of the gloves is not the deep red I was expecting, it’s actually a more yellow tank color on palms which is unfortunate. The gauntlet style is also not as adjustable, wish the Velcro went around further so the excess cuff could be more snug fit. I usually wear a medium, I ordered a small which fit nicely but the knuckle padding could have been larger and gone more across the whole knuckle. It was a beautiful glove excellent quality. I had to return them and I ordered the regular Sumo gloves in black since the gauntlet style was a bit too much for me to use on my quick commutes to work, I think the regular Sumo will provide the same protection for me considering I also wear a leather jacket with armor. I was expecting a deep red gauntlet to go nicely with my leather jacket but the yellow color was not what I had envisioned for myself.

  • 5
    Lee Parks Sumo-R

    Posted by Don Loveless, Jr. on 24th Dec 2018

    I purchased these because I wanted extra wind protection in winter riding along with extra crash protection. The Sumo-R exceeded my expectations. They felt good from the first use. Definitely a good purchase and a good value.

  • 5
    Excellent Gloves

    Posted by Daniel Brantley on 8th Aug 2018

    I've used the Lee Parks DeerSports gloves for years now. They are always my first choice out of about 6 pairs I own because of their comfort. I bought the Sumo gloves because of the touchscreen interface. My DeerSports are size XXL and the Sumo are only available in XL. They are just a little bit tight. Nothing terrible, I just notice it. I'm sure they will break in soon and I won't notice at all. The Sumo's are every bit as comfortable as the DeerSports. Will definitely buy again.