Dainese Jerico EVO Gore-Tex Gloves
Nearly impossible to put on with damp hands
I live in Seattle and do a lot of riding on wet days. Inevitably, gloves come off and on during the course of a day and that's when the trouble starts.
These gloves are really difficult to get on with damp hands. Stop for gas, a pit stop, whatever...get some rain on your hands. Then comes a frustrating wrestling match while trying to them on. The liners fight you all the way. When you manage to get the first one on, you're really in for it with the second one because your already gloved hand isn't very helpful in the process.
I've worn lots of gloves on lots of rainy days. I have never struggled with gloves like I did with these. On one very cold, very rainy day I actually gave up in frustration and ended up riding home gloveless.
I strongly recommend taking a pass.
A suggestion to reviewers - if a glove is marketed specifically as a rain glove, you include trying to get it on with wet hands (or even just slightly wet hands) as a review criteria.
March 3, 2016
Very comfortable and looks great!
These gloves are overall really good. They are not as warm as I hoped they would be, but everything else about them has beat my expectations. The gloves are very comfortable and allow for good dexterity compared to others that I have tried in this category. I think they look really great having a simple style that for some reason is rare in motorcycle gear.
February 23, 2016
I live in the Pacific Northwest, ride a lot and commute year round so I needed a winter glove that would defeat the elements and protect me if I went down. After reading reviews, and because of previous experience with Dainese I chose these Jerico’s.
The fit is excellent, I typically wear a 2XL which is what I ordered and couldn’t be happier. I was a little dubious about the usability of the double cuff. I thought it might be difficult to fasten my jacket sleeves over the inner cuff with one gloved hand. I was right. These gloves are fat and I simply don’t have the dexterity to do that to the second glove easily. I suppose, if I was planning to ride several hours in a driving rain I might spend the time messing with it but for shorter trips or light rain I wouldn’t bother. The inner cuff fits over my jacket easily so I wear both on the outside. It still takes a fair amount of manipulation to position the cuffs of the second glove. The outer cuff zipper fobs are very hard to grasp with gloved fingers. It fits very tight and requires committed tugging on the zipper. Even then I can’t zip it all the way. I wonder how long the fob will last. My commute takes about 25 minutes and in heavy rain my jacket doesn’t even get wet under the glove cuff.
I have not used these for anything but commuting yet but I’m confident they’ll be warm enough on longer trips. My bike has heated grips and wind deflectors. I have noticed that if I keep the gloves in the house before I leave for work, with temperatures around 40 deg, my hands are quite warm, bordering on a little too warm. If, however, I leave them in the garage where they can cold soak, my hands never seem to warm up. It takes a while for my grip heat to soak through.
• They’re very comfortable, warm and totally water-proof.
• They take a lot longer to get on than any other glove I’ve ever owned.
• I am very happy with my purchase.
February 23, 2016
Excellent fit and feel.
Good for short rides at 40 degrees or less. Hands will get cold on the longer rides. Glove feels great and it is still easy to work controls. Excellent overall glove.
March 18, 2015
They are waterproof and might even be wind proof but they are not cold proof. They are good for spring and fall but comes winter look for warm glove elsewhere.
March 6, 2015
Thought I was buying a glove to ride in the 30s or lower....nah..not even close.
All of my gear is Dianese and have been very satisfied with my purchases till I bought these gloves. I ride in all weather conditions and especially during the cold, so I needed my gloves that will keep my finger tips protected from the cold. This glove is useless under 40 F for any ride which is longer than 45-60 minutes. So I went ahead and bought heated grips, but even with the heated grips, the finger tips freezing problem still remained. I am kinda lost in terms of what to do, will the heated gloves work, dont know either. I have already invested enough money into this glove + a heated grip, but still cant go on longer than 60 minute rides, which is a bummer.
Dont waste your money on this glove if you are want it as a winter glove, the water proof part of it should work, havent really rode in rain with these on yet.
January 13, 2015
This glove is good, but not exactly what I was hoping for
Got this as a winter glove for a short commute. I had hoped it would offer greater protection from the cold--but it is not quite as warm as I would have hoped. Material and construction is excellent. Waterproof is as advertised. However, below 40 you have to have a liner, and even then my hands still got pretty cold five minutes into the ride.
Protection seems great, as does waterproofing. I just can't seem to find a glove that will really protect from the cold, which was my primary goal. (I don't have heated grips.) So my lower marks aren't against the glove itself, just the fact that I still get pretty cold pretty quick. For this much $ I had hoped it would do more in this area. I recommended this glove overall--but if you plan on riding in temps below 40, you might need to keep looking.
November 20, 2014
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