REV'IT! Carver H2O Gloves
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
A solid option
These gloves look a lot nicer in person and they fit very well, except occasionally the lining gets caught on my pinkie finger when removing the right glove and starts to come out. Extended use has helped alleviate this issue. Also these gloves are not as warm as I had hoped. They are great for short rides in the cold; but once it dips below 55F degrees, avoid higher speeds on the highway for any length of time. I have a 45 mile commute one way and I had to give up and look at heated gear instead. I'd consider these fall and springtime gloves with decent protection.
January 13, 2015
Great gloves, but not perfect
Overall I'm satisfied. These gloves are very comfortable, warm during non-freezing weather, offers great protection, and almost perfect in waterproofing.
Below are the two factors that prevent these from being perfect:
1) When raining heavily, though the waterproof portion of the gloves work perfectly, the cloth material around your wrists can get wet. When that part of the glove gets soaked, the water can creep into the gloves from the wrists. I strongly suggest you snugly wrap that material at the wrist with a waterproof jacket if riding in heavy rain.
2) I thought I was going to lose my thumb and pinky to frost bite when riding 75 mph in 30 degree-ish (Fahrenheit) weather. Ended up having to buy heated lining separately, which I'm not happy about.
January 5, 2015
Good looking, truly waterproof, and warm.
I've been wearing these everyday to work since I received them. Through downpours, cold mornings, and a little snow. First off, I ordered an XL, and these seem to run a tad small. Still fit, and with wear I did gain a little room. These gloves are first off warm, which led to a little moisture retention from my hands in cool conditions. The waterproofing is excellent, even in good ole Pacific Northwest downpours. I thought I would like the short cuff, a little too short, for winter. But they are easy to get on and off, so you're trading that, for a little breeze/rain in the cuff, depending on your jacket sleeve of course. Haven't tested their ability to resist road-rash, thankfully. Connect finger tip works, I try to limit texting and riding for only REALLY pretty ladies. Styling looks good with my café too.
December 29, 2014
Good winter glove for weather above 27F
So far, I went out 5 times with the pair of gloves. I live in Dayton Ohio, and the weather here get pretty cold sometimes. This pair of glove keeps my hands to freeze up. It has good insulation and the best feature is touch screen feature. It runs a bit of smaller, but it is ok for me. I would recommend this product to anyone.
December 22, 2014
Rev'it has finally sized their products to fit true to size for the American market instead of requiring one to order 2 sizes up all the time.
They look great and feel great and for under $100 bucks seem like a good value.
These gloves are great for urban commuting in cold weather. They will keep your hands warm and dry at speeds under and brief runs over 40 mph.
However because they are not gauntlets, they do not work on the interstate and at temperatures below 40 degrees at speeds over 60 mph have a tendency to funnel cold air around the cuffs and up one's arms.
December 15, 2014