Dainese Carbon Gore-Tex X-Trafit Gloves
Good product. Highly recommended.
Riding in coastal India, at about 28°C ~ 40°C (when it is not raining), and with heavy rains 22°C, these gloves do not feel warm at all, and keep hands dry. (2 ~ 5 hrs of riding).
Monthly rides to the hill stations, at about 20°C ~ 8°C, these gloves keep hands warm enough. (5 ~ 6 hrs of riding).
Excellent feel and build quality.
April 19, 2016
Best All season glove I've ever owned - good from 70-40 degrees
This glove offers the best protection & control feel I've ever experienced in a lightly insulated gore-text glove and I have tried numerous high end gloves. This glove just fits perfect without that loose bag-o-glove feeling around the fingers & hand. I have about two years & 12,000 miles of all weather riding (yes light, medium & heavy rain) in this glove. It is waterproof but it does breathe well - about perfect for any temperature from 70-40 no problem. With Dainese you get what you pay for & I've crashed in cheap gloves before & regretted it. I'll now pay every penny needed to protect myself before the crash not after it happens.
March 28, 2016
Dainese quality, just tighter and less flexible
I ride in 30 - 100 Fahrenheit, up to 1.0 inches of rain forecast, up to 100 percent humidity. Daily road warrior. Full leather boots, leather pants, leather jacket, leather gloves.
When it comes to gloves, below is where the Dainese Carbon X-Trafit finds its place in my arsenal. Basically, Dainese leather gloves for everything warmer than 40 degrees:
low 30s to low 40s: battery heated gloves
mid 40s to low 50s: Dainese Carbon X-Trafit, gauntlet
mid 50s: Dainese Druids ST, gauntlet
60s and above: Dainese Essential, short cuff
There are a few surprises about the Carbon X-Trafit compared to the other Dainese gloves. First, it is much tighter. The leather chassis was not increased in size, to compensate for the thickness of the stitched-in Gore-Tex lining. Therefore, be prepared for some fitting issues. It is so tight, that I only have about 1 cm of Velcro overlap on the wrist closure, which tapers down to 0 as it travels over my jacket sleeve. In addition, the wrist flexibility is very poor. It's a stiff and tight fit.
I really have to focus on keeping my hands relaxed to avoid numbness and uncomfortable wrist angles with this glove. Throttle feel and control, is 3rd and 4th finger only.
No such problems on my Druids ST gauntlet, which have better backhand protection as well. But those aren't 40s gloves either.
January 19, 2016
Excellent year round gloves*
These gloves are expensive, but I believe the quality is worth it as you can use them year round
The waterproofing/gortex works very well. They breathe a lot so if you want to use these in the cold you will need some silk liners.
I had an issue with these in terms of fit, the thumb area is way too big, so if you have thin hands you might have to go one size smaller.
I wear an XL in Alpinestars and Spidi but had to get the M version of these
These gloves need a squeegee attachement on one finger to clean your visors, and if they had conductive patch at the tip of your index finger they would be perfect. You can operate smart devices with these gloves on if you press hard enough.
July 16, 2015
Great set of gloves for light winter conditions.
I was looking for a set of gloves that were a good for a bit of early winter riding. My main criteria was warmth without too much bulk to retain good feel and at the same time offer good wind protection that were mostly waterproof.
I researched a lot & settled on the Dainese Carbon Gore-Tex X-Trafit Gloves (with a set of additional Silk liners) after looking through many of the Rezvilla video reviews, particularly the sizing videos as I was buying from overseas.
I am completely satisfied with the results after a few hours riding in cold conditions, these are the most comfortable gloves I've ever owned. The Rezvilla videos enabled me to choose exactly what I was looking for in exactly the right size.
May 11, 2015
Worth the money
If I didn't own the Dainese Full Metal Pro gloves the Carbon Gor-Tex would be the best gloves I have ever had my hands in. The Full Metal Pro gloves are everything a motorcycle glove should be but when the temps drop the Carbon glove takes over where the Metal pro leaves off. While they are not extreme cold weather gloves they are pretty comfortable in fairly cold and wet weather. They are top quality gear.
February 9, 2015
How much are nice warm hands worth to you?
Are these gloves expensive? Yes. Are the worth it? H*ll yes. It's real simple: these gloves do a great job insulating your hands from the elements without significantly compromising feel and control; they also offer full protection if you should go down, and look really good. As someone who rides all year round, at least until the Mercury drops below 20 F, these gloves have been a great investment. This is now my second winter riding with them (without heated grips!) and I couldn't be happier. I know that I could opt for electric gloves, but I really don't need to, and besides, they keep me comfy when off the bike as well.
January 17, 2015
These gloves are awesome!
I bought these gloves so I'd have something warm to ride in this winter season. Just yesterday I rode with them in the rain. I rode almost 70 miles and they kept me warm & dry the whole time!
December 1, 2014