RS Taichi’s products have long been considered of the highest quality if not style. Hard to find outside of Japan, they’re nevertheless easily recognized by their distinctive yellow logo and retina-searing color combinations. Recently updated, the company’s new range of race gloves continues this tradition.
Unlike most rival companies, RS Taichi persists with offering both hard- and soft-knuckled, range-topping gloves. Recently updated, the GP WRX seen above loses the split knuckle protector in favor of a more angular, and much better looking, one-piece design. We were lucky enough to own a pair of this model’s predecessor in the same horrible red/yellow/black white colors. While we were embarrassed to wear them to work, they brought us plenty of track-cred and an untested feeling of absolute safety. To put your hands into a pair of these is to feel invulnerable.
>The new GP Max gloves ditch the carbon for an odd-looking soft-knuckle
protector that claims to offer unparalleled articulation and comfort.
Expect impact absorption to be slightly less than that offered by the WRX, but
gone will be the restrained feel hard knuckles bring with them.