Dainese Scout Gore-Tex Gloves
Exactly what I was looking for.
I bought these gloves to extend my winter riding season, without having the hassle and cost of heated gloves. I use them for my short (3 mile, 15 min.) commute to work. I don't have heated grips, and my coldest morning so far was 24 F, and my fingertips were only mildly chilled upon my arrival. They are great at stopping the wind, and I really love the gauntlet length, with the ability to go under my jacket sleeves for the added insulating factor. The fact that the liner doesn't pull out when you take them off is a huge plus. They seem to be of very good quality, and I appreciate the styling. I found the sizing chart to be accurate, leaving just enough room to add my glove liners for the even colder weather to come. I might just be able to enjoy my bike the majority of the winter, without experiencing the numb fingers that I got with my other gloves.
November 26, 2013
This product keeps your hands dry!
I purchased these gloves for a Lake Superior circle tour in case of rain. Unfortunately we had 2-1/2 days of rain with long stretches of heavy rain. These gloves worked great. The cuffs are long enough to wear under or over the sleeves and stay tucked in or covered up. The Gore-Tex lining worked as advertised. The outside of the gloves were soaking wet from the rain and the insides and my hands were dry and warm. I only cycled the heated grips to keep the palms a little more dry as my hands were plenty warm during extended mid to upper 50's with heavy rain. I definitely recommend these gloves.
September 12, 2013
I love the way these look and feel. I usually don't like big thick gloves as opposed to my minimal Fox gloves because I like to feel the clutch and brakes. But they are what you pay for and that's protection, comfort and yikes they're good looking!
August 12, 2013
Comfortable and warm
I got these for a morning commute that gets down in the 40's and they are perfect. I don't have heated grips, and even at 40 degrees my fingers stay warm enough during my forty minute commute.
July 1, 2013
about as warm as a non-heated glove can be
These gloves are really nicely put together, and seem to offer significant protection despite not looking all that hardcore. They are perfect for riding when the temps are below 60... and are great down to about 40 degrees. I've worn them in the low 30s for half hour commutes, and they are okay... anything longer than that and my fingers started to get really too cold.
The inner liner seems to be very well attached inside the fingers - and so far I haven't had the usual problem of it pulling out or getting creased (you know what I'm talking about!) when my hands are warm or at all sweaty.
One thing to note is the wrist closures are quite snug, so they have to go inside my jacket sleeves.
May 28, 2013
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