Firstgear Master Gloves
Great rain gloves...if you never have to put them on when it starts to rain.
I was looking for a lighter weight pair of rain gloves, as I was planning an extended trip down south. I received the gloves and was pleased with the style, potential features and fit. I packed them in my Givi trunk and was ready for my trip. I was riding down the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and it began to rain. I pulled off the road and put my rain pants and jacket on...now for those great new gloves! Now read this next part very carefully. I COULDN'T GET MY HANDS IN THEM! You read correctly. I COULDN'T GET MY FINGERS IN THE FINGER HOLES! My hands were a tad moist from perspiration and the waterproof liner stuck to my hands and I could not get a single finger in the finger holes. Folks, I am 56 years old and have been wearing gloves my entire life. I know how to put gloves on. After spending 10 frustrating minutes trying to get these good looking PIECES OF CR*P on, I threw them back in the trunk and put my regular gloves back on, which of course, got soaked. Whose hands are not a wee bit damp after they take thier riding gloves off? I can't believe these gloves could have been tested in a real life situation! I wanted to love these gloves, but as a rain glove they proved ABSOLUTELY WORTHLESS! I didn't know how to respond to the first part of the survey ratings. They have good style and features...but for the rest? I don't know. You would actually have to WEAR the gloves to answer the comfort and protection questions.
August 16, 2013
Great Features for the Money
The usual super fast shipping from Team Zilla coupled with the best price I found anywhere. These gloves are the perfect summer rain gauntlets. Lots of thoughtful features like the tiny "windshield wipers" on each thumb. Size was true for me and they are roomy enough for a set of thin liners so you could use for all seasons.
August 12, 2013
Work well enough.
I initially bought these for a non-insulated, summer rain glove and they perform for that intent. On a very warm or hot day these gloves are hot and make one's hands sweat, thus, as others have stated, putting a damp hand into the gloves is very difficult as the liner moves about. So while I still use them for a summer rain glove, where they really shine is as an over-glove with electric liners in the winter cold and wet; can't be beat for comfort with a pair of Powerlet liners inside!
All that said, I would recommend these gloves as waterproof but hot. However, as a winter glove over electric liners they are excellent.
June 18, 2013
Just what I was looking for
Bought these on the very helpful suggestion from Revzilla. I was looking for a mid-season glove that was also waterproof. The wiper blade is a great touch.
They have been great in the 45-65 degree rides that are too cold for my perforated icon gloves, but too warm for the winter gloves. Today my hands were totally dry after an hour ride in the rain.
They are going in the compression sack with the result of the rain gear for the summer.
May 24, 2013
Generally good, and happy with them.
"The wiper blade is a great idea.
The only problem I have with them is that they have an inner liner which can be a bit annoying getting my fingers into while putting on the gloves."
PS. this was a forced review I made my mate (for whom I ordered these gloves) do, so that I could enter the competition for $100 for leaving a review. He was expressing his unhapiness for me making him do it, and only answered the questions to shut me up... ...however I believe that he was truthful in his answers.
April 25, 2013
Good rain gloves very long guantlet
I have not had a chance to try the gloves in a hard rain yet but think they will work great. I purchased in XL size but found the hand part to be tight and fingers short. The gauntlet comes way back on your arm thus avoiding cold air and rain leaks. Will not work well as cold weather glove as material very light.
January 28, 2013
Looks good as well as fits nice. The one handed draw string is great. They don't feel bulky on my hand which allows great control of the bike. With my grip heaters on low, they block enough wind and allow just enough heat through the glove to be toasty all the way down in the low 30's. Great glove without a huge price.
December 3, 2012
Decent glove but not for frequent rain
I like the style and function of theses glove with the gaunlet and drawstring. They seem to to be of decent construction but the big shortfall is how the handle wet weather. Although they have a waterproof liner built into the glove the outter shell becomes soaked and takes days to dry. Even though the the water doesn't physically make it to your hands it still feels like wearing wet gloves. Also, if your hands are wet at all the liner bunches up making them very hard to get on.
February 19, 2012