REV'IT! Alaska GTX Gloves
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
On the pricey side but WAY nicer than what I had and well worth the $$
My finger tips did get a chill when it got down to the upper 30s. I'm in south Texas so that is about as bad as it gets here. I think with some thin inner liners they would be just fine. Fit is very nice. Craftsmanship is GREAT. These should last the rest of my riding existance and I can say goodbye to frozen fingers !
May 5, 2014
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