REV'IT! Carver H2O Gloves
Touchscreen access without taking gloves off!
So I thought that the touchscreen part of the gloves was just going to be on the tips of the fingers. That would be awkward, but doable. It turns out that there are panels that wrap around the end of the fingers as well which make it very easy to activate the buttons / slides on the screen. As others have mentioned I wouldn't count on these gloves working below the 40's without guards and heated grips. Even with those I wouldn't think they would be effective low into the 30's. I haven't had a chance to test that yet, but will before the winter is over. All in all I'm very pleased with the gloves.
February 23, 2015
Great winter riding gloves
Got these to ride in the Piedmont NC winters (35-50 degree averages). Gloves are great. If it's above 50 my hands will actually start sweating a bit (a good thing!) and I'll move to my three-season Rev-it gloves. Gloves aren't bulky at all. Blocks cold air flow from going through gloves well. Can't say much else other than I'm very happy with them.
February 16, 2015
nice glove- not warm enough
Wanted a strong winter glove- love the ability to use your phone (deciding factor having everything else equal) but just thought they would be warmer in cold riding. Tolerable- just not what I thought. Can't not recommend it because of it as everything else is really nice.
February 16, 2015
Best mid season glove
These gloves are the best fit and comfort insulated glove that I have tried . I use to only wear my violator glove's w/kangaroo palm due to the textile feel short of freezing my hands off. Now that I got these they are super SUPER comfortable ! They do have some bulk but nothing like a winter glove. They will keep your hands warm and dry . I would say for a short commute winter glove they will be just fine . If you go for a long ride you will feel some cold but its better than full race gloves in winter or the bulk of a winter glove . My plan is winter and spring . Race glove's for summer.
February 8, 2015
I went through quite a few different gloves and sizes before finding something that fit me right and fit my style.
The Carver isn't overly styled or too obnoxious looking. Something you could ride to work in and not look like a wanna-be racer while still offering some protection.
February 5, 2015
Great Cold Weather Glove
This is a great water proof cold weather glove that offers great protection. While I haven't fallen these gloves do have an ample amount of leather and the padding on fingers and knuckles feels to be of a high quality. The added piece on the index and thump to control your smart phone is a great added feature as well. As far as cold weather riding i have used these in 35-40 F and had no issues maintaining warmth. At the very lease these are more than adequate for 45F and up, anything above 50F and my hands are sweating by end of ride. My only issue is where the glove attaches to the wrist it can be a little loose but a slight adjustment of jacket wrist and no issue at all,
January 24, 2015
Solid glove for 45+ weather riding
The short version is simple. This glove will extend comfortable riding temperatures into the mid-to-high 40's, and it is waterproof. Beyond that, the goat leather hand is very nice. It really does improve tactile feedback, which is absolutely invaluable.
The slightly longer comments are as follows.
The size is a little on the small end, especially in finger length. I'm a pretty lanky guy, so that might affect things. The glove fits around the palm of my hand very well, but the fingers felt just a tad bit short when I first got them. After a breaking in period, though, they felt just fine. I haven't noticed any fit issues since.
I've laid down my bike at low speed with these on, and they held up reasonably well. The knuckles were scuffed, but that didn't affect performance at all.
The styling is very nice. I'd never feel awkward wearing these, no matter the situation.
The touch screen fingers are a premium feature for sure, though I wish they'd has put further in than at the very tip of the finger. They do work.
These gloves are perfect for use with a jacket or riding suit (not the race kind). They fit perfectly inside my jacket and suit, at least. Perfectly snug.
I've never felt that the lack of a velcro wrist made these gloves insecure. They won't come off unless you want them to.
That's it! I would recommend these gloves, for sure.
January 19, 2015
Decent Glove for warmer temps..
First I will say that I am a huge fan of Rev'it, I own 3 of their jackets and a pair of pants, and the quality and value are tremendous. So it pains me to review anything less than perfect for Rev'it. So I'll start with the good...
Gloves look great, and are comfortable, and will clearly provide good protection. The knuckle armor is solid, and the short cuff makes for easy on/off. The stitching and materials are of typical high quality, and the waterproofing has worked well (just make sure you cover the cuff with your jacket, as it will soak up water, and that will leak right into the glove, which I guess is the case with short cuff gloves.)
Now the not so good...
These are marketed as a winter glove. From my experience they will only keep you warm if it is not too cold out, like closer to 50 degrees, and that's just walking around, not considering speed and wind on the bike. I have been out now enough times in the 40's and below to say that wind goes right through these gloves, but then the worst part is, it gets trapped inside. My hands have been so cold in these gloves it's miserable, and funny enough, my hands get warmer when I take them off! They basically trap and hold cold air indefinitely, not good. Maybe they would be better when mated with silk liners. So if you want gloves to keep you warm in the cold cold, I promise you, these are not the way to go. However, for higher temps, they are great. Hope this helps.
January 14, 2015