Icon Pursuit Perforated Touch Screen Gloves
Great product, XL was slightly small
I really like the product. Material & finish are excellent. I bought an XL but feels a bit tight at the point where my thumb joins the palm. Hope it'll stretch with use and afford a more comfortable fit.
November 5, 2013
This product has great features
El producto es excelente, muy buena calidad y acabados.
October 14, 2013
Good summer glove
This is a decent glove, I just wish it had MORE airflow. It does a decent job but when it's 100 plus you really can't have enough airflow. I really do like the fact you can still control your phone's touch screen with these.
October 1, 2013
Touch-ready but build quality needs improvement...
I purchased these gloves for Summer (hot weather) use and primarily for the Touchscreen capability. They were a bit worm in the hottest of weather (90℉+) do to the full leather backs but that is always a trade-off. Protection is good and overall fit is good in the critical Palm-Thumb proportioning.
The leather used is high quality but the build quality is less than I was hoping for. The finger tips were of various shapes and the finger lengths were not of "typical" proportions on both gloves.
September 23, 2013
A Useful Compromise
If I'm honest, I only bought these in order to hit the minimum purchase to ship a jacket to Australia.
Half the fun of riding is going out and getting lost, as you search out new roads and a decent pie shop, and as such, I always find myself pulling over so I can check the GPS on my phone because I'm hopelessly lost. So a practical purchase, yes? Mostly…
First off: Can you use your iPhone with your gloves on?
Yes indeed. It works quite handily and apart from some 'fat finger' issues it really does do a good job. That was the selling point and I'm glad it works well.
As for protection, I haven't had the opportunity to crash the bike recently, so I can't tell you about how they hold up sliding down the road on your knuckles.
As for comfort… I had an issue here. The stitching and joins on the inside are a bit irritating. My fingernails constantly hook on the edges inside, and the thumb seam has been digging in on the webbing on my throttle hand. It's getting better as I break them in, but they're nowhere near as comfortable as the Ixon gloves I used before.
The Ixons can be used with an ATM, a EFTPOS machine, and can dig your keys out of your jeans pocket. You can fuel-up and pay the man and then do up your helmet strap without taking them off.
These Icons make me a gimp as far as manual dexterity is concerned.
The Ixons won't unlock your iPhone though, and these Icons will… and it's why I keep wearing them.
Now I can answer text messages and take photos at red lights.
That is, if I can actually get the phone out of my pocket before the light changes in these squishy gloves ;)
So, if you feel the need to operate a touch screen while on your bike, they're not too bad, but there are better, more comfortable gloves out there. It's a compromise, but maybe worth it if, like me, you're always lost and need a map.
September 23, 2013
Nice touch feature for phones and stylish glove but a bit bulky for my hands.
These gloves have nice features and a great style however they do not fit my hands as snug as I would like them. I don't have fat fingers so I felt like the glove fit a bit bulky. The finger length was the right size however the palms and the finger with was a bit chunky. Since the glove is leather I would have liked to see the manufacture start with a tighter fitting glove so that it could be stretched if needed.
August 26, 2013
I wish they made this product in an extra small.
This product looks great but these gloves are too big. I opted to keep them for the refinded look. There should be an extra small option for women. My hands are not that small, and the small size that I purchased are slightly too big.
August 26, 2013
Great touchscreen gloves
I purchased these gloves so I could operate my my capacitive touch GPS (read Android phone) without taking my gloves off.
The gloves work great for that, but note that the cap touch only works if you are pressing with the palm side of your hand. Sometimes poking the screen with your finger doesn't want to work... once understood why, it's easy to deal with... just press with the pad of your finger and not your finger nail.
Once broken in, these gloves are very comfortable. However they DO stretch. The fit was perfect when I ordered them and stretched a little more than I hoped so I wish I had purchased a smaller size, but I still love these gloves.
August 23, 2013