REV'IT! Alaska GTX Gloves
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
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