AGV Sport Telluride Touring Gloves
great glove for the money
very warm glove, fit is good allows very good dexterity.
November 10, 2014
Good value for the price point
Bought these for the cool riding in fall and spring. I ride in the pacific northwest, so the weather is not terribly cold. However, the morning commute at around 10 - 15 degree Celsius (50-59 F) for the 45 minute ride at highway speeds can chill the fingers. Prior to these, I had pulled out some ski gloves that are very bulky and offer no protection. These sport touring gloves are very nice. Still bulkier than summer gloves obviously. However, the feel is good and the gloves keep my hands warm. Especially the fingers. They are not particularly breezy but then that's what I expected to keep the air flow from chilling the fingers. The protective features are good from what I saw at this price point. Have not tested the protective nature of the glove,and hope not to. So far, the experience has been good for this fair weather rider.
October 21, 2014
Great glove for the money.
Wore these on a 1700 mi ride in Sept in ID, MT, WY. Great fit and break in was short. Only complaint was on 20 degree mornings up to about 38 degrees they were a little cold. No heated grips. Overall a great buy.
September 22, 2014
Good inexpensive glove!
I bought these gloves because I keep getting caught in the rain and got tired of pruney hands. I have yet to wear them in the rain but on an unseasonably cold day they saved my hands from freezing. Hard to beat at the price!
September 15, 2014
Good glove for the cost
To make this short. This glove is a very good price for what you get. It is warm, kept my hands warm and dry on cold and rainy days. Anything below 50 my hands started to feel the cold. Anything above 65 my hands would be sweating pretty bad. This glove is very bulky and stiff when wearing it. Feels very large on. It will break in but is not easy and take time to do so.
August 11, 2014
nice winter gloves
very nice fit and finish.
reflective strip on the outside aspect is nice.
very warm gloves, summer riding will be tough in these.
comfortable for long rides, i suppose.
July 21, 2014
Warm and Dry
I looked high and low for the best bang for your buck on a winter/rain glove. This is it. They are waterproof and i have multiple rainy winter rides to prove it. I wear them down to 20 degrees F, but below that i use heated liners and that combo works for me down to -10F.
These are not a summertime glove. They are good for those cold rainy commuting days.
April 7, 2014
I bought these gloves to use as my winter riding gloves. The winters here in Portland, Oregon are quite mild, I just needed gloves that could withstand 35+ degrees and rain.
I got them in a size small, I have average palms and short fingers. They were tight and stiff at first, but broke in after a few rides. The fingers fit perfectly but the thumbs are long, it can be hard to use the turn signals. It feels bulky at first, you will have to take off your gloves to get to your keys, zippers, helmet strap, etc... but allows for comfortable operation of the hand controls and the bike while riding.
The inner liner is polyester but feels soft like micro fleece. The outer shell is breathable textile with leather covering the slide areas: palms, knuckles, and ulna. It also has plastic bits over the knuckles and padding in the lower palm and ulna. They have a large reflective surface behind the knuckles that are functional and look aesthetically pleasing.
Now I usually have cold and clammy hands in the winter and hot and sweaty palms in the summer. If you have dry hands, this may not be an issue, but every time I took the gloves off after a ride the inner liner was soaked in sweat. Even though the membrane may be breathable, all of the palm, and most of the finger and knuckle area are covered in leather. I think the leather prevents all the moisture from evaporating. It would be nice if they removed some leather from in between the fingers, especially at your finger webbing, to allow a bit more air-flow. There are not many exposed areas for the textile to breathe.
The temperature range for these gloves is best between 40 and 60 degrees. Below 40 and your fingers will get cold in about 30 minutes, above 60 and your hands will be soaked in sweat. For short trips are they are fine in just about any temperature. They are full length gauntlets gloves so they will fit nicely over your jacket.
For crash protection, these gloves worked well for me. I ran over a patch of ice in the shade, while braking on a downhill slope, to a 4-way stop. I locked up my front tire, the front end squirted out from under me, and went left, and I fell to the right. I wasn't going more than 15 MPH but I weigh 195 lbs and fell like a brick. I landed on my palms and my right kneecap, then did a sideways tumble/slide back onto my feet. My kneecap hurt for a few days afterwards from the impact, I was wearing my Kevlar jeans so no impact protection there. My hands hit the asphalt just as hard as my knee did, but absolutely no pain. Right where my palms struck the asphalt there are abrasions over the leather covering the palm pads. The palm pads aren't very thick but they are firm. They are also perfectly placed for impact protection. The leather is chewed up some but still intact. The same padding in the palms is also used in the ulna padding, so I imagine it would provide similar impact protection in a low-side crash. Obviously don't take these gloves to the track, they are meant for commuting or touring.
I would recommend these gloves to anyone but my sweaty/clammy handed brethren, there may be a more breathable winter glove out there for us. For everyone else looking to ride above freezing temperatures these gloves offers good protection and comfort for a really great price.
January 23, 2014