REV'IT! Alaska GTX Gloves
Great glove, but not a winter glove
This glove is great in a lot of ways-- I feel protected, it's not too bulky, it fits me well, and it's well insulated. However, the "Alaska" name is a misnomer. My fingers started getting numb after 20 minutes of riding in 35F weather.
For cool fall and spring days, these gloves are fantastic. I'm looking for a heated solution to handle the freezing cold.
December 22, 2014
really nice gloves... tried them a few times and fits right to the hand feels really nice
December 10, 2014
Watch the video on Revzilla on the product. I wear a medium in just about everything. The large fits like a glove. Ha Ha. Seriously the glove run one size small. They are very expensive but they are top shelf gloves. You get what you pay for. They look very cool to.
December 8, 2014
Awesome quality and the fit is right on with my old Icon gloves
I haven't had a chance to ride with them but they feel as comfortable as any high end glove I've ever had on. After being in the Marine Corps for over ten years in a gear oriented occupation I have come to appreciate a good set of gloves, for shooting, riding, hiking etc....these will serve me well and I was a little worried about the size but I ordered my normal XXXL and they fit perfectly. Usually the knuckle protection doesn't match up with larger sizes, no issues here. Great quality coming out of the Revit line, I have replaced all of my riding gear with Revit.
November 23, 2014
Great glove for the cool to cold days
The gloves are warm and relatively wind proof. Wind guards or heated grips are still recommended at 70mph on a 38 degree morning but these gloves are better than any glove I've worn in the cold pittsburgh fall and spring so far.
November 11, 2014
The Right Match for Cold Weather (not Winter)
Finding the right pair of cold weather gloves was probably the hardest gear decision I've made as a motorcyclist. No particular design or brand name has fit the bill when it has come to 4-season riding, so I've never found the 'BMW GS' of gloves. REV'IT was totally new to me and these are my first pair of anything from that brand. Since I ride the Ducati MTS now #vs. a GSX-R 750#, I'm no longer a fair weather rider, so that meant re-doing the gear. The hand guards on the bike do nothing and the windshield is just as useless. So the resulting air flow feels great in the Summer, but not so much in colder weather. Hence, my search for these gloves. I first tried ICON winter gloves, which were trash and provided zero insulation to my fingertips, even in mildly cold temps #though they were waterproof#. Bottom line, they were no match for Colorado so I needed to step up the game to GORE-TEX, full gauntlet, leather, and goat skin.....the perfect combo offered by these gloves. All this said, here are the PROS and CONS #MHO only#:
- Great construction and you can tell they are made with high quality materials. I love carrying these around #and wearing them, of course, haha#. Leather just looks good even with the rest of my gear being textile.
- Best ‘fall off the bike’ hand protection I've seen on 'winter' gloves. It seems you either get warmth or protection nowadays…..these gloves balance both well.
- Definitely waterproof and great wind protection due to construction material.
- Good grip for the handlebars.
- Double Velcro straps ensure they fit snug.
- Warm due to very little breathability, but the GORE-TEX keeps it comfortable, for sure.
- Would not last in Alaska. These are not ‘Winter’ gloves, they are cold weather gloves.......they don't do well in sub-freezing temps for extended periods of time #e.g. over 45 min#. You’ll immediately notice your fingertips take the brunt of the cold and freeze shortly after. Again, this could be because of the setup of my bike, too. I also think taking breaks and getting into warm environments more often during the riding would help, but I’m stubborn and timeline-focused .
- Don't do well with heated grips unless you have a really hot setting like the MTS does #get the Fusion if you want to use heated grips......I went with these cause I like leather/goat skin for protection#.
- Be careful, they’re bulkier on the inside than they look.
- They fit really small and are tight at the finger tips, so try before you buy.
Please know that I do understand everybody’s cold tolerances are different, so you probably won’t have the same list of observations I do above. These are great gloves and I’m glad I bought a pair, but based on the riding I’ve done with them, I think they’re overpriced for their performance and priced for the materials #and brand names like GORE-TEX# they are made out of.
BL: Buy a pair, you’ll be glad you did. But if you are doing a lot of sub-freezing temp riding, get a pair of heated gloves.
November 11, 2014
I had the misfortune of riding into the summer storm of 2014 in Kelowna/Kamloops BC. 8C lots and lots of rain, lightning flooding etc, you get the picture. The gloves let me down. By the time Id ridden through the storm for an hour, my hands were soaked. But on a plus side I couldnt tell where the water came from, my hands just got "prune" wet.
The gloves are bulky, and part of that is the insulation. Lots on the inside of the fingers and between the fingers. These are for the rider whom does not have heated grips. The rubber fingers squeegee is all but useless; on the thumb would have been better . Very little dexterity in them, feeling switches is more by memory than feel.
I stopped riding in the winter, so its taken me 2 years of occasional cool/cold weather to break them in. They take forever to break in because there is so much insulation, the pressure points where the leather stretches are minimized, leading to a long break in period. Being so thick they do fatigue the hands a bit, during break in.Top quality glove, but they let me down when I needed it. 2nd time a gor-tex product has let me down (the other time was a set of bmw boots). Maybe I should get into product testing???
I bought a set of $16 insulated blue freezer gloves at Marks Work Warehouse. They kept me drier than these gloves did. It rained all the way back to Tsawwassen terminal.
July 24, 2014
Very nice glove, warm, dry, if a little bulky
I've only had the gloves a couple weeks, and only worn them myself once, I was impressed, very warm, and dry in my experience after some light rain. Two friends wore them in wet cold weather, one had water infiltration problems I suspect was because he had the gauntlet outside his sleeve, the other stayed dry. The gloves are very nicely built, very warm, but run small. I measure 9-1/2, and ordered XL, but they were too small. Exchanged for XXL and thought they would break in, though they are still a little tight. Unfortunately in actual use they seem a bit too small, with most of my fingers bottoming, especially the thumb, but since I've worn them I can't exchange.
Bottom line is they seem to be a nice glove, but are a little bulky as many winter gloves are, and don't break in as much as you might think (they don't get roomier inside with use) which I guess is a good thing if you get the right size.
May 21, 2014