Icon Patrol Waterproof Gloves
really nice gloves. have used them several times now and i love em.
April 23, 2013
Decent glove, but reduces feel quite a bit more than expected
I bought this glove as a rainy day glove since I ride year round. I did expect it to have some "winter" insulation qualities, but the gloves feel like they add multiple layers in between hand and control which is not something I like.
The rain wiper also impedes the left index finger a bit, which can take some getting used to on the clutch.
A bit pricey, but I decided to keep the gloves anyways. I shouldn't need to wear them more than 10-15 times a year.
April 22, 2013
Gloves are warm and offer good protection. The thumb is a bit long for me and overall fit is snug, but I have "meaty" hands. I don't see an issue operting the controls. I have not ridden in rain yet to test out their water resistance.
April 2, 2013
Super warm without being too chunky
These Icon Patrol gloves were super warm without being too thick and chunky. My first ride with these gloves was on a day with a temperature range around 40°F and these gloves were great! I ride a street bike so the wind tends to be intense on my knuckles, but these Icon gloves performed better then I expected!
These are men's gloves, but I'm a woman with short fingers and a smallish wrist (there aren't many choices for women's cold weather street gear, so I have to buy men's gear sometimes). The fingers were a bit too long for me, but that's understandable. The wrist straps on the Icon Patrol gloves are awesome! You can crank those things down super quick and tight, and loosening them is just as easy. The Icon Patrol gloves are great if you need to stay warm while keeping to your sporty style!
April 1, 2013
I purchased the Icon Patrol gloves, to wear as cold/wet weather commuting gloves. I live on the west slope of the Colorado Rockies and commute April through November. I wanted a glove that would keep my hands warm on the cold mornings, and dry during wet weather.
These gloves are very similar to a ski-type glove, with a longer gauntlet. The protection seems as if it would be adequate to prevent some injuries- won't provide enough protection during serious impacts. However, the gloves seem heavy duty, look great and provide overall good dexterity. However.....
The thumb length is a little ridiculous. I understand that the gloves have an outer shell, thermal liner/waterproof liner and then an inner liner....but it would seem as if Icon could make a little more effort to trim the material down in the end of the thumb. I have big hands, and got the XL. There is at LEAST a 1/2" of extra material beyond my thumbs. This is really the only bad thing I can say about these gloves.
Great job Icon, but trim the thumbs down a bit!
March 25, 2013
nice n light
Overall i would say im happy with the gloves, good knuckle protection, the palm could be better. theyre nice and light tho, easy to manouvre in
March 18, 2013
Comfortable, great waterproofing
Had this pair of gloves for about 2 months now and managed to test it under a few times of rainy condition. No water got into the gloves. Although the gloves feel comfortable on the hands, the construction is rather thick and makes it difficult to grab the controls on the bike. The lens wiper on the left glove was proven useless although it seemed cool initially. For the price, I think it is still value for money and offers decent protection for being a pair of waterproof gloves.
March 14, 2013
Okay for the price
After my hands being frozen and wet after riding in a downpour during winter with my summer mesh gloves, I picked these up.
As for the cold, they do the job just fine from around 0 - 15 ℃. It's rarely colder than that here, so I don't know about lower temperatures. The warmer it gets, the more uncomfortable these are. They don't seem to breathe at all. I only wear these when it's going to be particularly chilly, rainy, and/or windy. They seem to be waterproof enough after riding in light rain. I've yet to see if they hold up in heavy rain.
Pinky and thumb length are far too long for my hand, but otherwise they fit as expected. They're a bit bulkier than what I'm used to, but after wearing them for a few days, I've adjusted to them.
As far as protection, they feel adequate. Having gone down at around 20-25 MPH, they still look pretty much new and my hands were untouched. I'm pretty confident they'll provide acceptable protection in a more serious situation.
For the price, I can overlook the small issues with these, but I'm glad I have another pair for warmer weather.
March 12, 2013