Firstgear TPG Axiom Gloves
A decent buy if you can get them on sale.
I bought these from a local shop for 50 bucks (sorry ZLA, i had a passenger that night who needed gloves asap) That being said i would not buy these gloves for more than 50 bucks. Its not that they're bad gloves by any means; they have a lot of positive features. The gloves do great with cold 35 - 55 degrees, good in rain, the wrist strap holds down really well and the cuff adjustment cord works well to keep the gauntlet part secured. It also has a decent size gauntlet that can accommodate my padded lined jacket. The feel on my controls is pretty decent too for a 100g insulated glove.
The issue is that there's very little protection. I haven't had a spill in these but it seems they would not protect against any form of impact, only abrasion. The stitching seems well done and the leather and D30 spots are good quality to me but its pretty skimpy. The gauntlet has no protection what so ever nor does it have insulation. Its basically just there to keep the wind and cold out and it does that well.
Again pro's good insulation and protection from the elements of nature and "maybe" some skidding. Cons, not much protection from hitting the pavement hard.
I would highly recommend these for short and cold rides at low speeds... like if you're in the midwest and you wanna get some bomb Mexican food at midnight in February.
June 9, 2016
The gloves fit well, and are waterproof. I have had no rain to test them in yet, but.... I stuck my hand in a bucket of cold water for 3 minutes and inside of the glove did stay dry. The outside gets heavy and soaks up water , but inside stays dry. This is not a true "Winter" glove, but did keep me comfortable for an all day ride in the 45 -55 degree range. Great glove for $$. Long cuff, leather palm and feel good the first time you put them on.
April 28, 2015
No insulation on palm, weird use of D3O
First off: I haven't had these on the bike, so I can only say what I notice having them on in the house.
#1: the label says they aren't insulated on the palm --which I think means they're intended for heated grips.
#2: the d3o strips in the knuckles don't really cover very well, and don't seem very effective.
#3: the leather ends right at the edge of the palm/little finger, so if you roll past that point on to the edge of your hand, the gloves, and your hand would be dunzo.
Overall: they seem fine, just not as protective or warm as I was looking for so I'm sending 'em back
January 31, 2015
Nice product, so many features, hope they work on heavy rain and in temperatures above 40's they do well. The only issue I can find is that the liner is not present at the gauntlet.
January 8, 2015
Love the fast free shipping. Gloves are comfortable and warm. Fit well. I will be back!
January 5, 2015
Years ago I had a pretty major get off that resulted in a trip to the hospital and some skin be transplanted to my left hand. Suffice it to say I am pretty picky about my gloves now as the ones I was wearing at crash time came off. I was looking for a good cold weather glove that provided a guantlet and wrist strap (see above). I also wanted there to be solid protection if they didn't come off and had to work as planned. These gloves have excellent build quality and should give the protection I am looking for. I have worn them now down to temps in the 30's-40's and they work fine for shorter rides in that zone. Any colder and a more serious winter glove will be needed. Otherwise these are nice as they combine the safety features with the warmth I was looking for. In addition the fact that they are waterproof is a great bonus. One note: After about 3 rides one of the gloves stitching started to come out on one of the fingers. After a note to Revzilla and Firstgear the gloves were replaced right away. In fact a new set was sent overnight to me. Awesome customer service and again I would be very comforatble in saying these are of the highest quality even after my one off issue. If you are in the market for spring and fall gloves this is it. If you are commuting a short distance these would also work in the winter with pretty low temps.
November 12, 2014
Comfortable gauntlet style waterproof gloves
Reasonable price for waterproof gloves. The gauntlet style might not be for everyone but when it starts to get a little cool they sure do a good job of keeping the wind out. I found these gloves to be comfortable into the mid 50s, below that I use them with Arctiva Glove Liners. I haven't ridden in really cold conditions yet but with the liner, the gloves are good into the low 40s. As far as fit goes, I normally wear size Large gloves but with these I had to get XL. I'm glad I did because the liners fit great in the XLs.
November 5, 2014