Dainese Clutch D-Dry Gloves
Good product, met all my needs
Good glove for use in temps between 40 to 70F. Gloves perform as indicated, keeps hands warm and dry and are easy to remove and install.
October 22, 2013
I needed a good commuter glove for when temperatures dipped below 60 degrees. I do 95% of my drive on the highway and my summer gloves weren't getting it done when the temperatures dipped below 60, even with heated grips. The Clutch D-Dry gloves worked amazingly well, better than I had expected. They worked so well, I actually had to turn my heated grips off because my hands were roasting inside. Like I said mostly highway miles at 80 MPH and there was no air coming thru the gloves at all. Another nice aspect is they aren't too bulky. I was worried about getting a winter glove that would be so bulky I wouldn't be able to feel the controls. These gloves while a little thicker than my summer gloves are still manageable and with how much warmer they are, it's a solid tradeoff.
October 7, 2013
What you would expect
Have this gloves a couple of weeks now. The fit is correctly described in the product video. Haven´t tested waterproof capabilities yet. Glove is comfortable, not too stiff so you still get a pretty good feel on the bike levers. It has a slight curvature that helps your hands. Inside the hands feel warm, maybe too warm for the summer days. I ride in Ecuador, pretty much in the andes range so temps here go from 6 C to 25 C and for this range it is perfect. Finish and style are great.
June 20, 2013
Just what I was looking for
I needed a pair of gloves to replace my old ones and I tried these. The large fit perfect and I like the shorter cuff because I like to wear my gloves under my jacket. I'll have to wait until later to see how warm they will be.
May 6, 2013
Definitely NOT for sub 40-degree rides
I initially bought the Dainese glove for my winter morning commute to work in NC. But it's a true 3-season glove, not a winter glove. I commute 1 hour to work every morning. I average about 60mph with a 20 minute stretch on the freeway averaging 80mph. I would rate the glove as low as 40 degrees going no faster than 50mph. Faster than that my fingers went numb in about 20 minutes. Call me crazy but I've also tested the gloves at temperatures from 22-35 degrees; I had to wear glove liners along with the Dainese but my fingers still went numb in about 15-20 minutes going 60mph plus. Needless to say by the time I got to work, my fingers felt like I had early stages of frostbite. Live and let learn I guess. In conclusion if you plan to ride in sub 40 degree weather for longer than 20 minutes at a time, I'd recommend another glove.
Other than that I'm happy with the quality and the feel of the glove. I like that it's short and I wear it underneath my sleeve. I haven't had any real issues with the wind going up my sleeve either. Like most of the reviews stated, the glove fits small so I'd go with the next size up.
I have yet to test it in rain but it's worked well during a couple of foggy mornings. FYI: I've read other reviews on Revzilla concerning this glove and most people wouldn't wear this glove below 50 degrees. And I know they don't commute nearly as far as me. At 50 degrees I wear "Mechanix" gloves and I'm fine during my long commute. I wouldn't wear these gloves over 65 degrees because my hands would sweat too much.
January 29, 2013
This product is great for the money
I purchased to use during the cold weather. I used it few times in 20-30 degree weather. It wasn't 100% warm but not too bad. I do wish it kept my fingers more warm since I purchased this for cold weather, but overall good.
December 31, 2012
Very warm gloves
These gloves work exactly as advertised, but be warned that you need to keep another pair of gloves if the temps get over 70. These gloves are very warm and breathe well as long as it's cool outside. The waterproofing works very well and I'm very pleased with the construction.
December 25, 2012
Good down to about 40 degrees for my 15 minute freeway commute home at night. Go longer or go colder and you'll be wishing you had gone for those heated gloves. Worked fine in blocking a light rain. Like all insulated gloves they lack some in feel and are a bit bulky. Retrieving items from a pocket or dealing with helmet straps becomes near impossible with these on. Between 40 and 60 degrees around town they are in their element. Good build quality.
December 21, 2012