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
    Sumo R

    Posted by Mark Hall on 2nd Sep 2021

    Used the size chart and was borderline Large, so I went with the Medium. A bit snug but got better after using them for a 1450 mile trip. Love the smooth inside and they are super soft and comfortable. Also like the long gauntlet, and the wrist closure is secure enough that they won't pull off in a mishap, but not uncomfortable at all.

  • 1
    Miserable shipment

    Posted by Gangi on 19th May 2021

    Since near 2 months I am waiting for my gloves

  • 5
    Top Tier Gloves

    Posted by Gerald West on 20th Apr 2021

    My girlfriend ordered these gloves for me upon my request. After promptly receiving the Sumo R gloves size small I was very impressed with every aspect. Probably the most awesome gloves I've ever worn. The fit finish and comfort is superior. Very well made and great attention to detail. I will be ordering another pair to rotate. Thanks to Motojitsu for recommending these! Thanks Lee Parks & Company!

  • 5
    Sumo R

    Posted by JoeC on 15th Apr 2021

    Gloves are soft and very comfortable to wear.

  • 5
    Sumo Gauntlet Gloves

    Posted by Jim Gravante on 30th Dec 2020

    I just received Lee Parks’ Sumo Gauntlet Gloves and they far exceeded my expectations. I’ve purchased many gloves over the last 35 years and nothing comes close in comfort, tactile feel, quality or style! I consider the hands the most important point of contact on my motorcycle, and the Sumo’s inspire confidence and control. Invest in the best!

  • 5
    Best Gloves!

    Posted by C$ on 25th Dec 2020

    I have tried every type of gloves and these are by far the best! Don't hesitate to buy these! The material is soft and comfortable. You can feel the handlebars perfectly. They are great for the winter as they cover the opening of your jacket. Motojitsu recommended these and I had to try them. Best gloves!!!!! Thank you!!!!

  • 3
    Inferior to Deer Sports

    Posted by Ronald Espinosa on 2nd Nov 2020

    These are considerably less comfortable than the Deer Sports. I think the biggest difference is the outseams on the stitching of the fingers, which occupy space between the fingers and makes it difficult to move the fingers around while holding onto the handlebar grips. The rubbery protection on the fingers contributes a little bit to stiffness, but not too much.

    My biggest dislike is the outseam. I have had other outseam gloves from Lee Parks and the seams did not seem as obtrusive as these do.

    I'll probably store these away and keep using my Deer Sports.

  • 5
    Amazing Gloves...and Some Advice on Fit

    Posted by Michelle S on 11th Oct 2020

    Quality: These gloves are the perfect combination of high quality classic simplicity and modern day armor with touch screen capability. Well Done, Lee Parks!
    Fit: The durable and flexible deerskin will break in, so in my opinion getting your gloves a tad small with allow them to break in perfectly to the shape of your hand. The fit on the size chart seems to be representative of the seam location and so the outseam gloves are roomier than those with seam inside. If your hands are between sizes, order the smaller size in the Sumo R. If you, like me, have small hands that measure between the XS and XXS on the chart, these will be a bit roomy and the outseam edges are on the side of the fingers (as opposed to top) causes the gloves to feel clumsy if not snug to the finger. If you are measuring below the XS, these do not come in XXS so if you want an armored glove, consider the Sumo instead as the inner seam make for a better fit. My husband measures size S and my XS Sumo R's were a nice snug fit that he felt would break in, so consider up to a full size smaller in these outseam gloves.
    Closure: The closure is meant to secure snug on the wrist. Small ladies like myself have trouble finding gear with sleeves the right length. The closure cannot extend around the jacket so you need to pull up the jacket sleeve (or secure the glove with your hand in the air to extend the sleeve) to secure the glove and the sleeve may push on the closure (or you can roll back the sleeve and the roomy gauntlet can easily cover). Alternatively, keep these beautiful gloves and get a jacket that fits you properly!

  • 4
    Lee Parks=Good, USPS=Bad

    Posted by Bob T. Robinson, Jr. on 21st Sep 2020

    Ordered these gloves as a gift 8 days before the gift giving occasion. Paid extra for priority shipping even though my order qualified for free shipping. Lee Parks indicated 2 days for the service I paid for. Item was shipped promptly, but now 10 days later USPS still has not delivered. I have deducted 1 star due to the poor service of the delivery company (USPS) that LPD has chosen to partner with. And this is the organization that will deliver my vote in the upcoming election? No thanks.