REV'IT! Alaska GTX Gloves
Alaska? More Like Ohio.
- The glove fits a bit large. That is, if you're between sizes, size up. I am normally between a SM and a MD, and a MD fits perfectly on me.
- There is little to no tactile sensation when wearing this glove. I can't even feel for my sun visor slider on my helmet when I have these gloves on, much less the buttons for my Bluetooth headset. I honked someone by accident while turning off the blinker.
- The inside and outside of the glove are very comfortable to the touch. It's clear that the materials are of high quality. The leather on the outside is beautiful.
- Very breathable. My hands did not get clammy or sweaty at all in these gloves.
- Very poor insulation, for how thick these gloves are. My hands were numb and freezing within 20 minutes at 20 degrees. Highly disappointing for a $200 winter glove.
Overall, an excellent glove for mild winter weather, and very stylish; Poor for, as the product description reads, "the coldest days".
February 11, 2014
Great comfort, warmth and protection.
Haven't crash tested these yet :) but they seem very protective and offer ample warmth. Dexterity is obviously dulled and clutch feel is sometimes vague while wearing these. The liner is well constructed, stays put and overall the glove is very comfortable. Rode easily down into the 20's when paired with heated grips. Have yet to test any extreme downpour conditions but I expect nothing but stellar performance as Rev'it consistently delivers. The only thing I might change or suggest is slimming down the cuff design to better accommodate under the jacket sleeve fitment.
February 3, 2014
Warm gloves on a chilly day
These gloves will keep you nice and toasty. I've ridden with them in mid 30 degree weather (no heated grips) and they kept me warm. The insulation has excellent coverage and noticed no cold spots. They do run small so order accordingly.
January 8, 2014
Good wet weather gloves
These gloves perform as advertised. They'll keep you dry and warm at any temp above 40. Once temps dip below that you'll want to add a base layer. I've used them around the Pacific Northwest in some pretty heavy rain with no issues. Sizing chart is an accurate guide.
November 27, 2013
great for utah
I really like the gloves. They work as expected. Took advice and got 2 sizes larger. Well worth the money in my opinion. Now just need my givi windshield and we'll be golden. The only issue with the glove. My figure tips get cold. But not numb. Like a ski glove. If it had a wind breaker like the jerico it would be perfect.
November 20, 2013
Could Be A Little Warmer
I like these gloves a lot. They're waterproof, comfortable and offer a lot of protection. My only problem is they aren't as warm as I was hoping. My hands got chilly in about 30 minutes of 50 degree riding. Not terrible, and certainly warmer than my other gloves, but I was surprised given the amount of insulation.
November 19, 2013
Great winter glove
I picked these up before doing a 1400+mile trip in October thinking they would be enough. They are great for just a couple hours of riding but after that the leather of the glove gets cold and once that happens your hands are cold, period. I ended up installing wind guards for my handles in order to ride longer without my hands freezing off. The built in squeegee works greats and I don't know how many times i used it. The cuff and wrist straps help you secure the glove over your jacket without much trouble.
Perhaps because they are still new that seem a bit stiff and I don't have full dexterity of my pinky finger, i suppose it isn't necessary but still. It feels like the pinky wasn't made long enough to correspond with lengths of the other fingers on an XL hand. still a good glove IMO
November 12, 2013
Good for 30-50 degrees F
I got these gloves to ride around the early stages of St. Louis winters and springs. (Don't plan on riding much during the dead of winter.) They're a little stiff but I expect them to break in after a few hours of riding. As everyone says, beware of the sizing. I'm a large with most gloves but had to go with an XL with these. Otherwise, these are some solid gloves. Great protection, and while they won't keep your fingers warm under 40 degrees, you won't get frostbite (so long as you only ride for an hour. Any more and yes, you might get blue fingers.)
November 4, 2013