REV'IT! Curb Gloves
These run true to size, but a little snug. I think with some breaking in they'd be perfect. If you look closely at the large carbon fiber insert at the knuckle you see that the carbon is actually behind (on the back side) of a clear layer of resin. This should protect the material from superficial scratches better than if it was on the outside. The protection on the outside of the fingers protrudes quite a bit. Great for saving digits, but pretty bold looking.
May 15, 2013
Great summer weight gloves
I really like the Rev'it Curbs. The protection features are really solid for the price point. Obviously not as much wrist protection as a gauntlet, but very good for a short-cuff, lightweight glove. The mediums fit my smallish hands very well - they run a little small and are a slender fit, so riders with larger hands or thicker fingers may find them a little tight. Control feel is very good. Construction quality is excellent. They feel very lightweight, but fully reinforced where needed. They look great. Overall, I'm very happy with them.
May 3, 2013
GREAT STYLE AND PROTECTION
I wanted a stylish short cuff with still a lot of protection and this glove definitely hits the mark. I did not experience any of the sizing issues some other riders experienced but would agree that they run a little hot.
April 11, 2013
Great Protection, with limited airflow..... Watch Out Runs Small!!!!
First and foremost let me tell you that I have just crashed in this glove and it wasn't minor, but thankfully it was a low side crash. 175 kmph, and slid a good 90 feet before stopping. It was one of those crashes that you know is about to happen, and their is nothing you can do to stop it; except prepare. The thick palm sliders that I hated upon buying the gloves, hit the ground first and performed fantastically. When my hand started turning over as I rolled to my back I felt my pinky finger catch, and for a moment thought, Oh! No, not the pinky again.... The tiny little, thought it was for the illusion of safety slider on the outside of the little finger saved my finger from a nasty break. After I came to a stop and a once over my body to make sure that everything was in its proper place I opened my visor to inspect what I was sure were going to be ruined gloves. However, to my surprise where completely intact, and reusable pair of Rev'it Curb Gloves. After a 90ft slide I could hardly see any damage at all to the gloves. Sure the sliders are a little worn down, but nothing major. All seams are still intact and holding strong.
The downside to the gloves are a few minor to serious issues. One is the size, these gloves run small even for Rev'it in which a Lg is a 9 instead of a 10 like Dainese. Therefore please save yourself the hassle and order a size up. If you are worried, to be honest you could most likely order two sizes up and make it work. For reference a Dainese Lg fits me just a tad snug, but after break-in its perfect. In the Curb after breaking in the XL they still feel a bit tight in the palm (4 months later).
The second issue is breathability. The perf, at the wrist is somewhere between worthless and whatever, and the venting in everything forward does not exist. the light fleece liner would be great in Spring or Fall, but in anything over 80 degrees you are going to sweat, tolerance be da*ned.
The tiny pinky slider works, but it would really give you a far greater peace of mind to has some kind of extra protection around that area, and up the pinky.
Another error in design is the lack of flex panels in the back of the knuckle region. the front panels work fine, but at times it feels weird. A flaw they have clearly fixed with the Chevron, just released.
The plus's to the glove besides the protection are as follows. The goat skin that Rev'it has used in the palm is fantastic, the sensitivity is unbelievable (best I have ever worn in any brand). The cuff is loose enough to get much needed exhaust, but is so low profile that it will not look like you are wearing winter gloves from the eighties (I miss My Sickle still though). The elastication at the closure is odd and looks like woman's driving gloves before closing, but is it a big deal...? No, because the upsides of the cuff make you not care about the feminine elastic. Their is no doubt that the extra stitching on the extended cuff works wonders(as it does throughout the glove) in keeping a gap free transition between glove and jacket.
All in all, the protective aspect and price alone would compel me to order these gloves again (other options). Not a single scratch on my fingers, or palm. The gloves are still usable, and I didn't break a finger, heck yeah!!!
April 10, 2013
Hit the right CurB
Im From Bahrain. its 45 degrees celcius here during summer.
i ordered XL because i read this glove fits small.
What a glove excellent craftsmanship by revit.
And Revzilla team for a great video review.
Been using them for a month now.. Best Budget Gloves.
2010 Kawasaki Z1000
August 13, 2012
Great idea. POOR execution.
There are many people that seem to have gotten a great glove in the Curb. I am not one of them...
The first time I ordered a pair, the left glove was too small. I ordered another one, thinking that I just drew the short straw in terms of quality.
The second pair I ordered, the right glove was too big... like hanging off big. So you ask... why didn't I just put the two similar sized gloves together?
Well gee, I did. And that was awful... because even then, on the normal right glove (from the first pair) the stitching on the palm was such that I couldn't even bend my thumb up to push my blinkers.
I really really loved the idea of the glove, all the great protection it offers and such, but I hate that the manufacturing quality was so poor, and that I experienced a huge loss of tactile senses on my handlebars. I prefer to really feel the controls.
I am shopping for my first pair of gloves, so maybe these just weren't what I'm looking for... For now, I'm definitely staying away from these thicker gloves. I guess others may have better luck with them.
August 12, 2012
Best gloves I've owned
These gloves are jam packed with the best features and I feel very safe riding with these! They're a little hard to wiggle on but breathe well and offer a nice feel on the throttle. My only complaint is that the finger protection at the joints hurts a tad but nothing serious and I would buy them again. I was a medium and got a medium and it fit tight but was the right size
July 21, 2012
Like a box of chocolate! . . .
You never know what you're gonna get with REV'IT, and I tell you why:
I had bought a pair of their Monster gloves LG. They were just too tight. I followed Revzilla's advice on this one and ordered the Large in this model. The right hand fits, well, like a glove, but the left hand is very hard to slip on, as though there is a manufacturing defect.
I am keeping the pair in the hope that they will eventually break in and feel normal.
June 18, 2012