Dainese Jerico EVO Gore-Tex Gloves
Does the trick
I've owned these gloves for a year, so have put them through the ringer before reviewing them. I believe that, generally speaking, I'm happy with products that perform their intended purpose. In the case of these gloves, that would be to keep my hands warm and dry. Check, and check. I've even worn them while running my snow blower for an hour and a half and my hands were bone dry and plenty warm. Just got back from a 1500+ mile ride through the mountains of WV and VA. Had solid rain for about 6 hours one day with temps in the mid to high 50s. My hands were absolutely bone dry at the end of the day. I did appreciate having heated grips, but 6 hours in the rain is a pretty serious test for any glove. My only knock is that the index and second fingers are pretty long on mine, so trying to manipulate the duel cuffs and zipper can be a bit of a challenge, as can trying to pick things up. Of course, we are all built differently and gloves vary widely as far as finger length goes. It doesn't interfere at all with using my GS's controls, so it's a minor gripe. No garish logos, satisfactory protection, a warm, soft lining and gore-tex lining make these worth the price in my book.
September 19, 2014
Great value for what you get
These gloves look really good. They have subtle logos and don't look like the carnival is in town. Discreet coloring and subtle reflecting strips. I've always wondered about the need for "high vis" in gloves. Lights all over the bike, reflective strips and reflectors everywhere, bright colored helmets sure do matter. The gloves barely visible behind the handguards don't need to be straight out of a marvel page. The gortex works great, though this is my first product that uses this material. The knuckle protectors feel great and look better. The padding in the palm makes for a very tight feeling. Sure, there is some stiffness in closing your fist, just like all gloves, but once you are in contact, you are in absolute control, no slippage or give. The tips of the gloves are good and you retain some functionality in spite of the bulk. The gauntlet is great, the zippers feel great and the overall build quality of the product is stellar. Only thing I would do to improve is add a glove wiper on the left index for rainy days. I mean, that's why you got it in gortex, right? Also, makes me wonder if it's time to start seeing conductive fingertips (for touchscreens) on serious motorcycle gloves. I use mine for touring and that would come in handy.
June 9, 2014
Excellent 3 season glove with high dexterity
I may not be the greatest reviewer for this glove, I live in the Pacific NW (Portland) and it doesn't get too cold here (but cold enough, during the winter). My last pair of gloves were from the early 90s, old trusty faithful companions with ancient armour and not goretex, versus these new Dainese that are nicely armoured and featured. Most surprising is the dexterity offered by such a beefy glove. So far no complaints about rain leakage.
April 29, 2014
Very Good 3-Season Gloves
These were my go-to gloves on trip from Vancouver BC to Mesa AZ and back in March. For the coldest 8 of 10 riding days (500-800km/day), I wore these gloves. I like them a lot.
Re/ Warmth... 4 out of 5. These saw temps down to -4°C when it was dry (Nevada) and, without heated grips, these gloves were cold. But I could, and did, ride all day with these down to about 9°C. I switched to lighter gloves when the temps were about 22°C+ unless it rained because my hands did get a bit sweaty then. Everyone's hands are different, but for mine the sweet spot of these gloves was 8-21°C. The insulation is light and packs down in the palm after a few wearings. For extended rides in near-freezing temps, I would not buy a warmer (bulkier) glove because I really like these; I'd just get heated grips (yes, I'm dumb/cheap/lazy for not already having those!)
Re/ Waterproof... 4 out of 5. Once, and only once, after 3+ solid hours of hard interstate rain in Washington, did my hands get wet. I think the double-cuff design of these gloves is very smart -- learn/study how to use it. And I don't believe the gloves or the GoreTex failed me. I suspect after that many hours of non-stop rain, water simply wicked in through skin/sleeve/glove interaction. So my only gripe is this: overnight next to a heater and the next morning with light blow-drying still didn't dry out the insulation completely. Riding in the sun warmed them up and they dried after a few hours the next day. Every other time I got rained on, even hard for 1-2 hours, my hands stayed dry. Take the extra few seconds to wrestle with that clever cuff system because I think it helps a lot.
Bottom line: If I lost these gloves tomorrow, I would buy them again.
April 1, 2014
I purchased these gloves to use in the Pacific Northwest winters and have had them for over a month of daily winter commuting. It doesn't get much below freezing here and usually when it rains, it's upper 30's to low 40's . Before I go into my disappointment with the glove, I would like to point out that they aren't all bad.
-The gloves seem to have better crash protection than most other winter gloves.
-They are quite comfortable.
-They are warm down to about 40 if it's not raining
-No visor wiper...seriously. I fixed this by adding my own
-Only the back of the glove is water resistant. If the sides or bottoms of your fingers get wet, they soak in and become very cold. As in, cold at 45 degrees. Your hands being dry behind a Gortex liner doesn't do much good when the wind and rain soaked outer glove is very cold right up against it. I fixed this by using an aftermarket water repellent spray.
-The back of the glove has all the insulation. This means that below 40, the backs of your hands are warm, but the rest get's cold. I understand they did this for better feel of the controls, but when it's really cold, I can feel the cold of the clutch and brake levers seeping through even though the backs of my hands are fine. I fixed this by wearing a very thin pair of wool liner gloves. This works down to the low 30's.
If you are looking for a cold and wet weather glove and are willing to put a little work into them, these could be useful to you. However, for the price charged, they should just work as designed.
March 3, 2014
Big winter gloves
I got these gloves for Christmas and thankfully I had them for the cold weather. The sizing fits right on although they're bulky, they do the job. The inside of the gloves has the nice fleece lining to keep your hands warm. I got caught in the 40 degree F rain with these gloves and my hands were completely dry. It did get a little nippy but im sure that's because the outside was wet. Haven't crashed tested yet, but it feels pretty protective. Overall its a good cold time glove.
February 20, 2014
Awesome cold weather gloves
Bought these to fight the freeze....and it did the trick. Morning rides are 45 minutes at 65+mph and at 3035 Deg they kept my hands warm without the grips on.
February 10, 2014
High quality, just a tad bulky.
I purchased these after ordering the older version on sale in a size too large. The size I needed was out of stock but the new version did make some worthwhile upgrades. The ribbing between the glove and gauntlet on this version improves the comfort and functionality. They also used a more rugged build on the palm. The old version may have been adequate but I assume they had reasons for using the new materials. It does make for a bit of a bulky glove but I think that will improve as it breaks in more. So far I've tested it out at about 30 degrees and was well satisfied with the insulation qualities. My fingers felt a little cool but never cold. I may use some liners if it gets significantly colder than that. So far I haven't had an opportunity to test out the waterproof aspect but it's gor-tex and Dainese so I'm pretty confident they will do well.
January 9, 2014