Handroid Pod

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4.92 out of 5 based on 38 customer ratings
38 reviews

Handroid Pod


Colour: Black Palm
Size Guide





The Knox Handroid Pod MK 4 motorcycle glove is the popular short-cuff version of the award-winning Handroid.

Due to its design, these are the most striking motorcycle gloves ever made. The design includes features such as the scaphoid protection system as well as the eye-catching exo skeleton finger spines which cover the tops of the fingers for impact protection as well as a unique closing system that always ensures a perfect fit.

Style Notes

Style Notes

The Knox Handroid Pod MK 4 motorcycle glove is the popular short cuff version of the award winning Handroid.   

The latest version of the award winning Knox Handroid Pod glove is the Mk 4. Due to its design these are the most striking motorcycle gloves ever made. The design includes features such as the scaphoid protection system as well as the eye catching exo skeleton finger spines which cover the tops of the fingers for impact protection as well as a unique closing system which always ensures a perfect fit.

Now the latest Handroid Pod takes all of these features and refines them. The finger spines are now softer and of a lower, more aerodynamic profile, yet no less effective when it comes to protection.  The body of the glove is made from drum dyed Korean leather. This has been chosen for its feel, light weight, and strength. Complementing this is 0.8mm kangaroo hide which is used on the palm. While the strength and feel offered by this hide is exceptional it’s still responsibly and ethically sourced.

A new SPS impact system is the most recent development of the Knox patented Scaphoid protection system. This now has Micro-Lock armour incorporated into the design of each slider.

A collaboration with BOA to improve the wrist closure system, has resulted in a dial-based fit system that is lower in profile and is a simple 1 step dial in system that is much more comfortable and secure.  The cuff itself is non bulky and can be worn inside or outside the sleeve of most jackets.

Box construction of the fingers makes for an even more comfortable glove that fits even better than previous models.

The CE testing for the Handroid covers 15 different tests. As a result, independent testers have given the gloves a CE EN 13594 rating. This covers so much including the materials used, the fit, the cut of the glove, its abrasion resistance, the all-important seam and tear strength as well as impact absorption.

Separate tests were conducted for design and construction as well as tests on the materials used. This included checking features as detailed as the pH value of the leather as well as its chromium V1 content. In addition to the sizing dexterity the cadmium content and even the water vapour transmission were also measured. Strength tests included the Handroids’ restraint tear strength, the seam strength, cut resistance, abrasion resistance and, of course the impact resistance and the size of the protective area. The Handroid passes all with flying colours.

The Handroid Pod is available in two stylish colours: black, and black/sand. The range of sizes runs from S – 3XL.

Details & Fit

Details & Fit

  • CE Certified
  • BOA® Fit System with Lifetime guarantee.
  • Knox Micro-Lock Knuckles
  • Ethically sourced Kangaroo Palm
  • Lightweight 0.8mm drum dyed leather
  • Patented Knox SPS technology
  • Unique Exoskeleton
  • Sizes – S – 3XL




Product Overview

Reviews (38)

  1. Rick English, Film Stunt Rider

    5 out of 5

    There has never been a glove that gives such an amazingly high level of protection combined with such an incredible amount of feel… Kangaroo skin palms mean the leather can be thin enough to give the feel needed to exercise fine throttle and handbrake control on the stuntbike, but also is extremely resistant to the inevitable abrasion when I bail off!

  2. Dmitry, Russia

    5 out of 5

    I wear Handroids for street and for racing too, but crashed on the street taking a high-side after bad road conditions at 120 km/h. Couldn’t hold rear wheel, it woooobbbled and in next moment the bike strayed across on road, ejected me and my wife and in next second we are in the air. My wife also has Handroid gloves, short type (Pod). She also has no injury, took only small bruises on index finder under a nail. Gloves are still in good condition, no tears or cracks. I also replaced all stock armor in jacket and pant’s to KNOX!

  3. Tempori M.

    5 out of 5


  4. Daniel C.

    5 out of 5

    Extremely happy with these so far – they look (and smell!) awesome and I get great feel even on the cold rides I’ve had so far this year. They’ve made more than a few mates envious…

  5. zhiyu g.

    5 out of 5

    This is a perfect gloves, I like it very much

  6. Georges B.

    4 out of 5

    Just received the gloves. They look great. Look like Super quality. Just a bit stiff…..but I guess that’s normal at the beginning.

  7. Dan F.

    5 out of 5

    Awesome pair of gloves, perfect for summer riding. The small ventilation holes on the palm/fingers keep your hands cool. Grip is spot on. In terms of sizing they are a bit tight at first but with all leather gloves they soon loosen up. Thankfully not had to test the crash protection yet!

  8. werner s.

    5 out of 5

    excelent service
    great gloves very well made

  9. Nick G.

    5 out of 5

    Owned the same pair of Handroids for about 3 years now. Been down in them at speed 3X now and they have been extremely durable. Only now after this third time down did one of the finger stitching blow out. Palm stitching and everything else is still very well in tact.

  10. Joshua C.

    5 out of 5

    Fantastic quality,very comfortable with very accurate fitting chart and super fast delivery.
    Very happy and highly recommend 🙂

  11. Danielle F.

    5 out of 5

    Boyfriend loves the gloves, are a little tight but will stretch with wear 🙂

  12. Ari V.

    5 out of 5

    Absolutely fantastic gloves with great build quality and thought in application. Super cool factor also!

  13. Per A.

    5 out of 5

    Great fit and quality. As with most new leather gloves they are a tight fit, but give them a couple of days’ ride and they are really great.

  14. David H.

    5 out of 5

    Just the most FANTASTIC pair of gloves. Amazing quality and superb fit. Fabulous features. Extraordinary value for money. Buy these and you will not be disappointed. Roll on Spring!

  15. Frederic B.

    5 out of 5


  16. Artem K.

    5 out of 5

    Lightning handling and super fast delivery to Ukraine

  17. Michael M.

    5 out of 5

    High quality construction and workmanship. Other than a bit of extra length in the thumb, the fit and comfort when on the controls is excellent.

  18. jose m.

    5 out of 5


  19. Simon S.

    5 out of 5

    Great gloves, fit well, thumbs a bit long for me. look good and I would think do their job very well in an accident.

  20. Keith B.

    5 out of 5

    Brilliant pair of gloves. They fit beautifully, I took the advice of measuring my ‘fist’ as shown in your Measurement Guide and going up to the next size.
    The thumb length is spot on too, tiny amount of space in it but much more comfortable than being tight and trying to stretch the material.
    The gloves are very well made and do move with your hands, not stiff at all.
    I was hoping they would be a nice pair when I ordered them and I wasn’t disappointed when they arrived and wore them for the first time.
    The service was excellent too, arrived very quickly.
    Highly impressed and would recommend the gloves to anyone that might be interested in them. Get them bought. 10/10

  21. Eli R.

    5 out of 5

    I wish the pinky index and thumb was a little bit smaller besides that they are a wonderful pair of gloves!

  22. simon.cooper.4

    (verified owner)
    5 out of 5

    I have worn my brand new Mk4 Mini Pods for the first time today on a 2 hour ride. These gloves are absolutely brilliant. They are sooo comfy and allow excellent feel of the bike controls.
    Yes they are expensive, but you will never regret buying them.
    Although they are a lot shorter than the full size handroid gloves there is still more than enough cuff to go under, and stay under, your jacket sleeve.
    These are the best non winter gloves I’ve used.

  23. Matthew

    (verified owner)
    4 out of 5

    Very good product

    A little tight between the index and thumb but it will wear in. Fastening mechanism is very convenient and effective! Would definitely recommend.

  24. finlay_cooke

    (verified owner)
    5 out of 5

    Expensive but worth it. Very comfortable. Just hope I don’t have to rely on the armour…

    Lamb Chops Rides the vlogger has a pair, that’s all you need to know!

  25. n.arzimanoglou

    (verified owner)
    5 out of 5

    Great and stylish gloves !

  26. johnchu

    (verified owner)
    5 out of 5

    The best gloves I ever had.

  27. David

    (verified owner)
    5 out of 5

    Really fantastic pair of gloves. Great quality, supremely comfortable to wear. Superb safety features. The business!

  28. Terry

    (verified owner)
    5 out of 5

    Excellent gloves comfortable from start

  29. tigrisjk

    (verified owner)
    5 out of 5

    Got these after I fell in love with my Urbane Pro shirt cause I really, really like Knox gear now.

    Can’t do a long term review cause I’ve only had them a few hundred km, but these are great. The protection on them seems fab, though I hope I never have to use it the exoskeleton and the SPS system inspire confidence and are not at all restrictive as you might think on first glance.

    The gloves are comfortable and have a great feel to them, and look incredibly cyberpunk which goes well with my Vitpilen 701. As a street glove you might imagine the extra bulk to be a problem, but besides the bulk in the Boa system (see below) I find it totally comfortable.

    I do have some gripes entirely to do with the closure system, but I must stress that they’re SUPER minor and not enough to take any stars off.

    Boa closures on a short glove make very little sense to me, compared to say, as compared to replacing laces on a shoe. It probably makes more sense on the gauntlet version rather than the Pod, I’d imagine. It’s a bit bulky and is impossible to wear a watch comfortably under. The bulk makes it hard to do up one of my (admittedly fairly tight) leather jackets around the glove, so I have to just zip my jacket as far as it will go. (My Knox textile jacket is fine with it, no surprise.) It also, if you tilt your wrist fully back, bumps into the armour over the glove. That has *never* been a problem when riding, just an observation. I probably would prefer Velcro in a short-glove application, though.

    That said the Boa system feels very sturdy and I imagine will last as long as the life of the glove, so that’s a plus.

    Is it enough to fault the glove? No. The protection and comfort are well worth it.

    Oh I should say that in addition to everything I had a problem with another pair of Knox gloves (not these) and customer service was top notch, even all the way from Canada they were incredibly responsive and dealt with my concerns. So I’m gonna be continuing to buy Knox gear.

  30. seano8598

    (verified owner)
    5 out of 5

    The best gloves I have ever worn in 40 year’s of riding, awesome

  31. seano8598

    (verified owner)
    5 out of 5

    I’ve been riding 40yrs and the Handriod Mk4 are the best gloves I’ve ever worn. Sizing is perfect, very comfortable and obviously a quality product 10/10

  32. Jonathan C. Goff

    5 out of 5

    This was my first set of gloves as I wanted to have the best, and safest. Unparalleled SPS, knuckle protection with shock absorbing backing, and full finger outer ribs for protection coupled with multi-layer, full leather construction. No compromises. The Tiger tank of gloves for 2.5 season riding…stretched into early Spring and late Fall if you have heated grips as there is no lining. I wear a “medium” very consistently. These were quite stiff and tight at first requiring several hours of break in time with some hair dryer heating to assist…a positive thing. As a retired Marine, I’m not a “comfort shoe” or “comfort glove” guy as these items are half worn out when you get them and invariably become too loose with a lack a support. You make these gloves your own. They pay you back with firm, snug, yet flexible protection that provides good tactile feedback. My Japanese colleagues gasped at the rugged, aggressive look…perhaps the most satisfying thing of all. Buy these. You won’t regret it.

  33. Ivan Romera

    (verified owner)
    5 out of 5

    The gloves are amazing, top of-notch materials and awesome design. It’s my second pair of Knox (I already have the Zero for winter weather) and can’t be happier with them both

  34. SuzyS1KRR

    5 out of 5

    So having had the long Handroids for so long, I decided to keep them for track and invest in a set of these for the road. I bloody love them! So comfortable from the first wear, you can feel the protection and see the style. I love them.

  35. Khalfan Kaabi

    (verified owner)
    5 out of 5

    Great glove! 10/10 in terms of build. It’s just the sizing that is a bit funky. I ordered a xxl after measuring my hands. Turned out perfect, except the thumb…. The thumb is rather long, I’ve never had a glove with a long thumb like I do with this one. Other than the long thumb, great glove

  36. Russell B

    4 out of 5

    I expected the metacarpal armour plate and exoskeleton to make this glove uncomfortably stiff, and was pleasantly surprised when they were not uncomfortable at all in that aspect. The exoskeleton plate also acts like dead air space insulation so they don’t heat up like my previous summer gloves, and the plate also acts as an air scoop to prevent sweaty hands.

    I was disappointed that the index finger on my gloves was too short for comfort, so after 3-4 hours of riding my fingertips feel bruised. The BOA system is great (no more hair and fiber clogging a Velcro strap), but I have small wrists so it bunches the leather uncomfortably unless I coax it into several pleat-like folds as I tighten the BOA. I still prefer the BOA over Velcro, but it is a minor inconvenience to adjust it for my small wrist.

  37. Lee buxton

    (verified owner)
    5 out of 5

    Fantastic gloves I love them , great quality you get what you pay for definitely

  38. mike

    (verified owner)
    5 out of 5

    right to fit, feel protected. most important is so easy to put on and off with the turning knot.

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Technical Information

BOA® Fit System

Delivering fit solutions purpose-built for performance, the BOA® Fit System consists of three integral parts: a micro-adjustable dial, a super-strong lightweight lace and low friction lace guides. The MK IV no longer relies on a secondary retaining wrist strap, but is now a simple 1 step process activated entirely by the BOA® Fit System for a fast, effortless, precision fit.

Metacarpal & Exoskeleton

The striking exoskeleton spines now have a much lower profile, a softer feel and are more aero dynamic than before, yet just as effective.
The metacarpal protector covering the back of the hand houses a gel lining for impact absorption.

Scaphoid Protection System

The new SPS Impact is the latest development of the Knox patented Scaphoid protection system and has the added benefit of MICRO-LOCK impact protection incorporated into the slider.

Size Guide

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Palm Circumference (A): Palm circumference is the total measurement around the widest part of the palm and over the knuckles. Put the tape around your palm and make a fist, then note the measurement.

Hand Length (B): Measure from your wrist crease to the end of your middle finger.

Measure your hand length and width and choose size the closest to your measurements. This should fit your hand correctly. If your hand fits one measure but not the 2nd, or if you prefer a looser fit, we would advise choosing the next size up.

Men's Hand Size S M L XL XXL XXXL
Palm Circumference (mm) 215 230 245 260 275 290
Hand Length (mm) 186 193 200 207 214 221


Hands are one of our greatest assets, vitally important for gripping, holding, feeling, and modulating. In short, they’re worth protecting!


The Handroid has been the Pinnacle of the Knox Hand Armour collection since 2010, and the 4th generation Mk4 is still the ultimate in motorcycle sports design.

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