REV'IT! Bastion GTX Gloves (Size 4XL Only)
A cold weather must. Pricy and Tight! Tight! Tight!
Sorry, but a glove that is over $150 should make love to your hands so I'm very critical. Haven't been in a down poor yet, but water dripping from my mirrors in the mornings flows BETTER than dripping off a duck, nice! Leather palm is also nice, but scaphoid/palm crash-protection is better in much cheaper gloves. Be aware these are WINTER Gloves or cold Seattle Rain. They Easily get HOT riding in mildly warm summer days so be prepared to switch out. Purchased 4XL but there is so much insulation that they feel a size too small, are stiff to wear, and almost hurt. I cant believe I have to pay this much to get this little quality. I would NOT buy these again except nothing else I've tried works in the Pacific NW rain beside grocery sacks. Extremely high priced for Gortex. For rain and snow you want large gauntlets but these are tight. (I wanted Rev'it's Alaska Alcan--a much better glove-- but they did not have my size because the bean counters at Rev'it had the wise idea to stop making this style.)
April 22, 2016
Kept hands dry and warm.
Great compromise between warmth and sensitively. Kept warm and dry in all day rain at 50 degrees. Would need heated liners or grips if much colder.
October 14, 2015
Built for aliens...or other beings
This would be a perfectly fine pair of glove if it weren't for the fact the thumbs are impossibly short. If what they say about a man's thumbs is true, I feel nothing but pity for the designer of these things. I gave 'em to my girl (5-2 and 110#) and she slipped them on and gave me that silent OMG look.
I gave them to the dog to chew on. HE loves 'em...he also has no thumbs.
July 6, 2015
Good winter glove for temps above freezing
I got this for daily commuting (30 min, 15 of which are highway 65mph+), and I usually start my season when it reaches 40deg+ Fahrenheit. I've found my fingertips do stay a little cold. I would typically wear Mediums (i was right on border according to sizing chart), but got a Large and they fit snug, so sizing runs a little smaller. Gloves do feel like they restrict movement to some extent, but they're made for added insulation so I can't really ding it on that.
Overall I'm pretty happy with them, no real complaints.
April 7, 2015
Warm but not bulky with some nice features
The gloves have thinner palms so your heated grips work better but I like the thinner palms because they are not so bulky. I bought these for myself for Christmas. I gave them to my wife to give to me and asked her to wrap them. She said Christmas morning is supposed to be a surprise so I asked her not to look while she was wrapping so she'd be surprised when I opened them. They run a little small. I bought an XL. I usually wear a 9.5 or a large glove but the XLs fit just right.
December 22, 2014
Warmth AND Safety
I'm a medium according to the size chart and the medium fits. The insulation is a bit thick under the fingers (which hinders tactile feel some) but this should lessen as they get broke in. The gloves are a bit bulky but not any more than is necessary to keep warm (which is why I bought them). If you want warmth AND impact resistance then this is the best of both in one glove.
December 12, 2014
Very good for cold season. However...
.. in the low 30's, you can start to feel cold on the tip of the fingers. With hand guards or heated grips will help for temps around 30 degree below.
-- comfort is great, thickness is just right. I can still feel some of the controls but needs practice to know where the controls are.
-- have not tried the waterproofness of it.
-- Overall, Great item to have.
November 4, 2014
The Best Gloves of All Time!
These are the best winter gloves I've ever seen. I am surprised at how useful the 'squeegee' wiper on the left hand is--in other gloves with 'soaker' pads the feature is useless.
Temperature range at highway speeds is 30-50'F, below that your fingers will get a little cold after extended travel (30+ min).
The thickness of the gloves is about right in my opinion. It takes a bit of getting used to, but they are much thinner than comparable winter gloves.
They are very comfortable, mostly because they are very flexible, and don't really have any hard parts.
Appearance wise they look much like traditional winter gloves, which may bother some people who want to 'show off', but they're good enough to wear around without looking odd.
Definitely worth the price if your hands are cold.
I can't say much about the rain, as it doesn't rain much here in Denver, but it will keep you warm in light rain.
October 21, 2014