REV'IT! Bomber Gloves
This glove appears to be a fantastic balance between protection, style, and price.
I had to return these gloves because the sizing was off. I have a fairly standard sized hand, and like many others are saying, the thumb-index-finger-web is way too short. The four fingers were very long (almost too long, but actually still great). I am surprised they chose to design such a short thumb placement. The plastic slider also seemed a bit too distal for my preference, although that could be attributed to sizing.
I would have loved to keep these. They were exactly what I was looking for. Unfortunately the thumb placement means no dice.
July 2, 2014
You really have to break in these gloves.
Great glove for summer riding but while the fingers are perfect for my size hand the web (thumb to forefinger) is too short. You have to really break these in to get them comfortable or you probably have to go with a larger size and have flappy fingers. I chose to break them in and they are pretty good now. These gloves require patience.
June 21, 2014
Nice glove, good protection, but I can't extend my hand enough.
The video review mentions the many things that led me to purchase this glove. Plastic palm slider, vented leather, vented knuckle protectors, plain black style without to many logos or sportbike looking doo-dads. Unfortunately the thumb of the glove (sz L) is weird and I can't ride with them. Specifically, the 'web' between the thumb and pointer finger is too tight for me to extend my hand and reach the turn signal, clutch and brake.
The salesman mentioned this to me but it didn't feel like an issue in the store and they seemed to fit well. Only when I got on my bike to ride away did I realize that I couldn't reach out comfortably. It's a bummer because I like the protection and style they offer.
June 19, 2014
So far so good
Bought these, my first gloves, before ever riding a motorcycle. The features are exactly as described in the video, and for me, it came down to this combination of features matched what I thought was important.
The only criticism that has come to mind is that the knuckle protection seems to be for a smaller sized glove, the knuckles in the glove do not line up with the bases of the fingers of the glove. Now that I've noticed it, it really bugs me, but I might be the only person in the world who has noticed it. Generally, do remember to measure both hands, as I was surprised to learn mine are not identically sized.
June 17, 2014
Fantastic Gloves for the Road
Fantastic gloves for the road. These gloves fit so well for my hands and tuck very well under my jacket's sleeves.
These stylish gloves feel great when I am on the road but I forgot that I was wearing gloves at all when I was off road. Sadly, my friend's bike was stuck in the mud and I stuck my hand into the mud without thinking to dig it out - the water easily penetrated the gloves but easily cleaned up afterwards. Next time, I'll be sure to wear some dual sport gloves =P
May 31, 2014
great summer leather
I'm a female with long fingers so I went for the women's XL, too small for me. I exchanged for the men's L and the fit is great. I cannot feel the knuckle protection rubbing against my skin and bones at all. My fingers feel comfortable too
May 28, 2014
Good glove. . .if it fits you!
I don't rate this glove very highly for me (not the right fit) but I still recommend this product due to the style, features, and all at a decent price point.
For $100 you get a palm slider, knuckle protection, lots of perforated leather, and some soft protectors for your finger bones. Definitely a good summer glove and pretty well featured and styled--if it fits you right.
For me this glove only gets 3 stars because it just doesn't have that great fit that I've had on other gloves. I've had a similar experience to other reviewers that the 'webbing' is tight to where it's hard to extend your fingers out. This def took away my confidence on the bike and totally threw off my rev-match-downshift-before-a-turn routine. The knuckle protector on the right glove was uncomfortable and my knuckles were actually red when I took the glove off. On top of all that, the fingers were too long for me which affects your ability to do things that require a deft touch.
May 7, 2014
These gloves were just as described. Great ventilation while offering great protection.
I've only worn them a handful of times (weather in Oregon refuses to warm up) but even on cooler days, these gloves were just enough which leads me to believe they'll bbe a great 3-season glove.
The airflow is great and while I haven't tested their protective qualities, I'm confident they would stand up to the challenge, if needed.
I tried another brand initially and the fit of these is superior. Very true to size.
This is my first pair of "shorter" style gloves and I'm still getting used to not having the gauntlet but believe I'll get used to it before long.
My initiation of these was a 50 mile ride up the Colombia Gorge on Easter Sunday with the temps in the mid 60's and these gloves were perfect.
April 28, 2014