Dainese Scout Gore-Tex Gloves
Good cold weather glove
My hand size with most Dainese gloves is large, I ordered a large for these and fit is good.
Gloves feel warm but 30 degree (0 degC) weather is pushing it a bit, I was driving at night thru the Adirondack mountains from NYC to Montreal in that type of weather, cold and humid. The gloves allowed me to finish my ride and get home but did not stop my hand from getting cold. I think the sweet spot for these is 45-65 (7-18c).
On another occasion I drove in the rain for 100 miles without issues, hands didn't get wet.
I wish the gauntlet/cuff was larger, I have to wrestle to get them to fit over my rain gear.
Otherwise they look good and are comfortable, I do not regret buying them.
May 15, 2013
Fits great but once wet doesn't insulate.
I wouldn't recommend the glove because it stop insulating once it got wet. The problem is that the Gortex liner is inside the gloves external shell and under its insulation. I was very happy with the glove in dry thirty degree weather at highway speeds, but I went out on a 35 degree day when it was raining and the glove became water soaked. My hands got so cold I had to stop and warm them up..the Gortex liner in the glove did keep my hands dry. The fit was just as you would expect from a top quality glove.
They fit and look great the protection seems to be top notch. But I live in New England and we get cold rainy weather in the spring and fall. With the description of the glove using Gortex and the price payed. I expected a glove that would keep my hands warm in all weather conditions. The Dainese Scout does not.
April 28, 2013
These are not great for cold temps
Dianese is my favorite gear brand, and I wanted very much to like these gloves - I ride in temps down to the 30's and was looking for gloves useful in those conditions. I bought these based on a video comparison here on Revzilla re: winter gloves.
They fit well if a little snug; I like snug gloves so that is not a problem. There are two problems I've had. First, they do not keep your fingers warm below about 45 - my fingers get numb after about 20 minutes. Second, I'd like to wear these with my Dianese winter jacket, but the glove gaunlets are too small to fit over the jacket sleeves, and too bulky to fit under them. I end up snugging up the small velcro tie closer to the back of the hand, and leaving the larger velcro band on the wrist loose.
These are fine for Autumn when temps are above 50, but I'd steer clear of them for Winter.
March 16, 2013
I've bought this gloves to use during those chilling mornings while riding my bike to work. Usually I ride for 30-40 minutes in temps around 40-50F and what I can say is that this gloves do the job in keeping my hands warm! I measured my hands according to the Dainese sizing chart and ordered a Medium size which was spot on. Just after the first day wearing it this gloves became even more comfortable. I would say that it is quite bulky but it does not distrub me to use all the controls as indicators, start button or to pull the clutch lever or front brakes, however now I can ride my bike with great hands protection without minding that my fingers are freezing! I do give 5 out of 5 to this gloves.
Rides: MV Agusta 675 Brutale
February 25, 2013
Great Gloves but not for Cold Weather
I live in Florida, and I only own a motorcycle so I use it every day. I use these gloves all through-out winter, and many times in the cold rain. Here are some pro's and cons.
Inside liner doesn't pull out with glove if hands get sweaty/moist
*After a long ride in the rain (45 min +) you will start feeling a bit of moisture on your hands, but they will generally stay dry and won't let water come up through your jacket either if you use the gore-tex strap properly.
On the days which it gets to be about 45 degree's or less my hands will get very cold. To the point that they feel numb. I bought these gloves because I thought they would hold a lower temperature range, but compared to my summer gloves they are great. Not too sure when compared to other winter/cold weather gloves.
Obviously, when it is hot out, or 75 degree's and up, my hands will start getting warm, but nothing too bad.
Decent airflow, but could be better.
Expected more warmth for the price.
February 18, 2013
A bit lacking on armor, but a good warm glove
So far I've worn these down into the upper 20's (Fahrenheit) for about 20-25 minute ride and my fingers were pretty cold about halfway through the ride and the fingertips were pretty much numb by the end. I've been consistently riding with them in temps from the low 30's up through the high 50's and never felt a bit of discomfort in any temp above 40 degrees. When in the 30's my hands get cold but it's tolerable.
They are very comfortable with a liner that makes putting on and taking off the gloves much easier.
They don't seem to have all that much protection to them but I hope to never test there safety.
My one gripe with these gloves is the cuffs needed to be sized definitively to either be an over the jacket gauntlet or under the jacket glove. They're just big enough to fit over a jacket sleeve (how I wear them) but still small enough that you could keep them under the sleeve as well.
February 13, 2013
Worth the money
I looked into these gloves after seeing them recommended by RevZilla. I haven't been disappointed. I wear a medium in every other glove and these are no exception. They're comfortable, fit perfectly and feel great.
I've only had one ride with them in the 30*F range and my hands felt fine. None of that numb fingertip feeling I'd become so accustomed to with other gloves that had cost less. The GoreTex becomes really obvious at highway speeds when you'll be able to feel its temperature regulating, breathing ability. Despite the obvious cold, my hands didn't freeze, nor did they overheat as they've done in more airtight material.
Overall, these are amazing gloves that I'd recommend to anyone who lives in anything less than snow, or where heated gear is mandatory.
February 4, 2013
A good glove, bunches on the grip
I've used these to ride in 20 to 65 degree weather this fall and winter. Stayed dry in the rain.
I can go at highway speeds in 40 degree weather for about an hour before my hands hurt. That's on a bike with no hand wind protection or heated grips. Oh and I frequently have cold hands no matter what I do in the winter. So YMMV.
These are going to be great for the spring and summer between 50-70 degrees, especially with a wet spring. Keeping these in my rotation for sure.
Gauntlets fit over Klim Misano, and Dainese New Delmar jackets just fine. Lots of elastic there so you get a nice fit even with a ton of layers on underneath.
The fit is tight and proper, however the palms like to bunch and that gets uncomfortable after a while. Gives me a slippery feeling that took some getting used to. Not a fan, but it's probably unavoidable with any insulated multi-layer glove.
If these disappeared and I had to buy a new set, I'd probably spend a little more for a full leather gore-tex glove with minimal or no insulation, and use a heated liner. Or just have elective surgery for cyborg hands, which of course - do not freeze and require no gloves (only if you spring for the titanium ones though.)
January 26, 2013