Firstgear Master Gloves
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
Summer Rain glove
I was looking for a good cool weather 55+deg F glove that was water proof. This one fits the bill. I can wear them up to the mid 70's, after that they are too warm for me.
The Cons are the liner sticks to your sweaty fingers when removing the glove. And the gauntlet is a very tight fit over my jacket with the thermo liner installed.
May 13, 2011
Nice all season glove
So far only worn during cool and warm temps...I plan to use with electric liners when the weather turns colder.
May 9, 2011
Better to Ride with these than wash dishes
I have yet to ride with these but I have done some test. First put them on and immersed them in a sink up to the cuff for two minutes. They passed with no leeks or any other problems. Next, I donned them and drove with them in my pickup truck windows down on an 85F+ day for thirty minutes. I did not enjoy the experience (these will not stay in my truck for daily use) but it was no where near to "water boarding" (waterboarding=100,the drive=0.01). Conclusion: I am looking forward for them to preform excellently on the ride.
May 2, 2011