REV'IT! Bastion GTX Gloves
Good but not Great - Not for Very Cold
For the price the glove should have been excellent in terms of both wind resistance, protection, and comfort.
1. Wind Resistance: Good not Great, I rode for an hour in upper 20's to mid 30's, hands were fine but finger tips bordered on front bite. I pulled over once along the trip and did a few pressure squeezes to get the blood flowing. The glove is good down to keep your fingers comfortable to the mid-30's.
2. Protection: Good enough for Street / Touring but not like my Summer Racing Track Gloves. Streets are cold when using these gloves so I'm not knee dragging either.
3. Comfort: Very Comfortable interior lining and fit except that because they are a bit thicker it makes your hand work a little harder to hold the accelerator grip. They fit tight which is good as you don't want a bulky glove.
Overall, good gloves just not as great as I thought they would be blocking wind.
January 21, 2013
Does job as described
I purchased these because my old scorpion gloves failed me. I wasn't looking to spend as much as I did, but with prior experience I know you typically get what you pay for. This is true with these gloves. I ride in 20 degree weather with bark busters and heated grips. I can ride for an hour with complete comfort with these gloves. I would have to say that with out wind protection and heated elements that these gloves are good for 35 degrees but not any colder for me anyways.
These glove have good flexibility for a heavier glove. They do fit a bit tight at first but wear them around the house flexing them for a few hours to break them in and they are great. The gauntlet could be a bit bigger but it is manageable. All the features are great and I would certainly feel safe having these gloves on if I go down.
I wear a medium in my icon summer gloves but these I purchased in a large. The thumb is a bit long but the other fingers are perfect. I highly recommend these to all season riders.
January 4, 2013
You get what you pay for with Motorcycle gear.
I ordered according to the palm size and the gloves I got were to small in the fingers. I must have abnormally long fingers for my palm size. So I returned them, no problems, and got the next size up.
Great fit, super comfy interior lining. Super warm against 70mph speeds in 40 degree temps. The gauntlet goes well over my synched down Legacy GTX jacket sleeves.
Onto the nit-picking. Coming from FirstGear Mesh-Tex Gloves (zero complaints about those gloves by the way) for my warmer weather riding to these was difficult. Yes they keep my hands warm and are loaded with awesome features and built with quality materials with extreme care.
However the gloves need serious breaking in because they want to stay fingers straight. They do not want to bend. Add that to the severely reduced feel of the controls due to material thicknesses/padding and you've got one heck of a learning curve to overcome.
Still I'm determined to keep riding through the winter and I'm going to make these awesome gloves work for me instead of against me. I'm basically trying to do the same thing I would do to a new baseball glove.
I've stuffed each finger with a twisted finger sized length of paper towel then rubber-banded the glove into a fist. After one night of this method of storage, each glove was 20% easier to close into a fist. Hopefully over time this method will help me get past the break in period.
November 26, 2012
Fantastic Winter Gloves
I ride year round in the Pacific Northwest, frequently in the rain with the temperature in the single digits Celsius and these gloves have kept me warm and dry. They were a bit bulky at first but after a couple of rides they broke in nicely. I do find the cuffs a bit on the tight side even with the zipper undone, making it a very snug fit over top of my Revi't Defender GTX jacket.
Great styling, comfort and functionality overall. I would have no problems at all buying any Rev'it product.
November 5, 2012
Even if you don't ride, these gloves make for a superior selection of winter gloves. There's plenty to choose from today and they're all so widely priced. These do cost 200 but here's the deal; you're not going to have to buy another pair of gloves for a very very long time. $200 once will last years.
Only complaint, not all hands are identical so for me, the pinky fingers and thumbs are a but long.
February 6, 2012
This is a very nice glove with good protective features. Superfabric and sliders in high impact areas. Feels very comfortable while riding. It is a bit bulky at first, but did not take too long to get used to. Not too bulky that I couldn't feel turn signals, etc. My first ride with these was in mid 20 degree temperatures, at that temp. my fingers were still frozen, I am sure at a higher temp. they would perform much better. I don't think anything other than heated gloves or liners would keep my fingers warm at those temps.
January 23, 2012
Warm..to a point..for a wuss
Like the gloves plenty. My fingers get cold easily, and after 3 hours at 40 degrees plus, it shows as my fingers froze. That's not an indictment of the gloves, merely an indication that I need heated grips or really warm gloves - these aren't them.
January 9, 2012
Love this glove. Fingers get a bit numb after my 30-45 minute 30f commute. Great water proofing as well. Held up good in a down pour. slight binding in the palms. Get one size larger.
January 6, 2012