Icon Patrol Waterproof Gloves
Only for short commutes on a college budget
I ride year-round in the South. I'm a working student so these gloves were chosen because they fit into my budget.
Pros: Will keep warm over short distances. Will keep water out FOR THE MOST PART. Are affordable and I've definitely put the lens wiper to use a ton at slower speeds. Probably a good choice for someone who doesn't ride far into the fall or too early in the spring.
Cons: Temperature was regularly in the low 40s while I was commuting and even with hand guards on my bike my fingers would freeze to the point of going numb 30 min. into my hour long 70mph commute. I know now a removable liner would be invaluable because these gloves with a permanent liner take forever to dry all the way through. Not at all good at wicking moisture away from the skin. Lastly, the gloves are so thick I had to adjust how I use the thumb controls on my bike.
Final thought: I will be investing in another pair next winter, no ifs, ands, or buts about it
March 28, 2015
Good Winter Gloves
I got these for those every now and then cold mornings in Texas and they do a good job at keeping my hands warm into the lower 30's...beyond that and I'm most likely still in bed. Like most of these types of gloves, the dexterity isn't there. I'm hoping this improves with time.
March 12, 2015
not bad at all
These gloves will keep your hands warm as long as its not any lower than 50ish °F. Given wearing gloves decreases dexterity, these felt very weird. Love the cuff clip that holds the the wrist adjustment down. As mentioned, not bad product at all
March 10, 2015
This product was more than expected
definitely a great product :)!! The price itz perfect for the quality of the product
March 10, 2015
Good Quality Gloves
I bought these to wear during the winter time. They are warm down to about 40F. Anything lower need to us glove inserts like the powerlet heated gloves.I do not need to turn the gloves on until the low 20F. I bought these with this in mind so worked very well. They are goretex so the outer layer does get wet but your hands stay dry. Took a couple wet rides to get used to. Now because they do get wet and retain the water on the outside they lose the warmth in rain fast. If you already wear heated glove liners no big deal. If not you are caught in really cold rain storm your hands will get cold.
March 9, 2015
Great glove, good look, well made.
Have endured some nasty downpours with these gloves and my hands did stay dry. these are well made with good materials and a nice look.
Haven't bailed or dirt-napped my bike so I can't speak to the protection but they look like they'll handle a get off very well.
February 17, 2015
Gloves look great and does keep out water... However, fits too long I got a medium and everything fits good except the figure is about 1" too long.... Drive me nuts... Overall simple and functional for cold and wet weather riding... Not a long 34degree weather glove.... You will need heated gloves or handle for that...
February 17, 2015
Great glove for short rides in wet, or in temps above 45F
I've had this glove for 2 years now. I ride all year round in temps down to 25F. I ride in the wet a lot and have a lot of experiance with this glove.
Pros - Extremely comfortable for long rides. The visor wipe is a great feature and a little sad that my new glove does not have this. Will keep you dry in down pours for about 30-45min.
Cons- These are not cold weather gloves. I repeat, these are not for cold weather. I am from MI and am very used to the cold. These gloves will keep your fingers warm for about 10 min with temps around 45deg. Once you go below that temp, or are on the road longer then expect chilly finger tips. Below 35deg expect painful finger tips after about 10min. My palms, and the tops of my hands stay plenty warm but your fingertips will suffer. As for the water proof (resistance) its not good. On a 10-15min ride they are fine, they should dry off after about 4 hours and then good to go. Any kind of prolonged riding in the wet though and they do get damp. Once that happens forget it, they will be wet for some time. I have riden 4 hours in the wet and my hands were damp. Not completely soaked through but damp.
In the end, if your a fair weather rider who wants a glove that is good for milder temps, and the occasional light rain then these are perfect. I comfortably have worn these to temps reaching 75deg. Outside of that you will be dissapointed.
February 6, 2015