REV'IT! Chevron Gloves
Nice style and great air flow but a few gripes
To start this off, these gloves seem great, but I feel that they could have been better for the price tag - nothing I couldn't get from similarly priced (or lesser priced) astars or other better grade gloves. The fit was weird as well. I have a pair of the H2O Carver gloves made by Rev'It and these fit very differently. I understand they are different style gloves, but the Carvers fit right on the money in XL so I ordered these in XL...the right hand fit well, but the left hand had a super loose thumb and pinky (not so cool that if I hit the turn signal I felt like my gloves were equal to parachute pants for fitment). Revzilla was awesome about an exchange so I went to a L. Now these guys are slightly too small. I really enjoy the style, so I kept them and though they've loosened up over a week or so of riding, they're still on the tighter side. To compare, my first set of gloves were Joe Rockets for $45, they fit perfectly and for the price the quality was awesome, but I wanted something better so I jumped ship when I noticed wear.
So, as expected, this tightness really messed up the comfort level but they have gotten better (or maybe I've just become more accustomed to them). However, I am blown away *har har* by how awesome these guys move air. They use a different material for the webbing between the fingers and it really helps cool off the hands, just don't rock them in cold weather.
The quality of the stitching, materials used and finishing touches all seem awesome, though. This got Rev'It some points in my book, but the fitment trouble, lack of touch screen fingertips and overall no noticeable difference from gloves that run $30-50 less (just IMO...maybe others think these gloves are extraordinary) they lost some points. I would give them four stars if they provided more of a warranty than 1 year, but for huge wear items like gloves I understand why they don't.
January 19, 2015
Very nice gloves...
So I had ordered the revit striker gloves. They were of course way too small, actually painful due to fitting so tight. So I returned them. As they didn't have the next size up in the color I needed, I ordered a set of these.
These run true to size and are super comfortable when riding. Finger length is good(I have very "normal" size large hands). The knuckle cap is comfortable. The perforated leather flows air well when moving so the gloves aren't hot.
The stitching quality seems good on these. I am using caution when pulling these on by the cuff as the synthetic material will rip as demonstrated by others.
So, for the money these have great style, decent protection features, and excellent comfort.
December 10, 2014
Best gloves I've ever owned.
I've only had these for a few days now, but I already love them. They fit my small hands snug, but not uncomfortably snug. The construction and stitching is solid and I have no doubt that they will hold up for many years to come. The solid knuckle and digit protection is a nice offset to the soft palm leather and memory foam.
October 9, 2014
Rev'It Chevron Gloves
Excellent fit and flows a lot of air. I ordered the white and black ones to match the Rev'It Airwave jacket and pants. I figured for summer wear mine as we'll go with white to help reflect the sun, and I have plenty of black jackets, gloves, etc. I'm happy with the purchase. I ordered the XL for my hand size of 9.5-10. I really like the Rev'It gear. I own or have owned all the brands and bang for the buck goes to Rev'It. I ride a Ducati Monster 900 i.e., a Ducati 916 and am buying a new Indian Scout this winter.
September 29, 2014
Breathable and Stylish
Above all, this glove breaths extremely well. It is definitely meant for summer/warm weather riding.
Protection is pretty good, for a short-cuff. The glove does feel somewhat light (thin) on the top part of the hand, but it's understandable seeing how abrasion will normally occur at the knuckles and palms. Despite that though, it provides a decent padding on the palm and side of the hand. I also like the extra protection they added on the fingers!
I did have a problem regarding the construction though. After about a month of commuting, I felt this "poking" on my palm. After inspecting it, it turned out to be a hard rubber that is sandwiched between the leather and the carbon-knuckle. It wasn't a big deal, after trimming it off with an Exacto, comfort felt just a great as the first time I wore it.
September 21, 2014
durable and comfortable
I bought these as a second pair to alternate and really like them. Very well ventilated with the protection of leather.
August 10, 2014
Looks and Feels Great
These gloves are extremely comfortable, look fantastic, and feel like they offer a good level of protection. The fit is perfect and flexibility is good.
Some reviewers have complained about the glove ripping at the Velcro, I've just tried to pull from farther inside and haven't had any issues so far.
July 1, 2014
Buyer be aware, negative ratings, what???
The negative reviews say it all about this product and I should have listened to what they had to say. However, I bought the product anyway. Why? The description by Anthony made me belief that I was purchasing a great product. I should have been more careful, the product looks good on Revzilla's website, however, just like everyone stated the gloves do break at the seems very quickly. I bought the gloves on May 31, 2014, today is June 29, 2014 and yes people, they have already torn at the seems. Now, you are probably asking - how many time have you used the glove and what kind of ridding do you do? Great questions; I ride a sport touring bike and I used the gloves 4 times, before they tore. So as you can plainly read, you need to stay away from this gloves. I am glad that they are not the only pair of gloves I own. So what is next? I will call Revzilla and see if their customer service is as good as they claim on the website. Folks, you can go ahead and make the same mistake that I made and get the gloves, however, I would suggest that you find another pair of gloves that has a better rating from other reviewers. I hope this review is helpful.
June 29, 2014