REV'IT! Element 2 H2O Gloves
I've been looking for a better cold weather glove for a while ever since I bought the Cortech Scarab. Cortech Scarab is a pair of good gloves for it's price. It's very protective and well built, but it is very bulky and is not very warm. I commute on highway in/out of Chicago when there's no snow. Cortech Scarab simply won't keep my hands from freezing at highway speed.
After very long time of reading reviews, I've decided to purchase REV'IT! Element 2 H2O. The quality is excellent from the first opening of the package. The leather is soft enough to feel nice but tough where it's needed. No stitches are out of place. The soft lining is very comfortable. The feeling of the throttle is not as good as my summer gloves, but with the layers for the cold it's understandable. It's definitely better than all the winter riding gloves I used before.
So, the most important thing for a pair of winter riding gloves, how well does it work in the cold? I've had some rides in the low 40s. They are much warmer than what I had. I do not feel wind cutting through at all. I have not had them in the 30s or 20s yet, but based on the comparison, they will do fine for my 1 hour commute.
October 6, 2014
Excellent glove for the cost
Purchased by the suggested size chart and got a perfect fit. Great dual cuff straps to fit securely over jacket sleeves.
September 1, 2014
This glove is a champ
I purchased this and this glove has kept my hands warm at highway speeds through the 2014 winter here in DC. I highly recommend this glove. It's taken a hard rain and kept my hands try, 35 and below temperatures with a 20-30 minute commute and hands were comfortable and warm, after about 30mins the tips of my fingers got a little bit chilly but nothing bad and that was at around 30 degrees! This glove is a winner you can't go wrong if you are looking at non heated gloves or don't have heated grips. Rev'IT really got it right. A good comfortable feel on your bike and shifting and braking is smooth and to me the gloves don't feel bulky. Thanks for having this glove revzilla!!
April 23, 2014
Quality built gloves, will save you from frostbite
Have had these gloves for a couple months, they've been pressure tested under the unusually long and bitter winter months of Jan and Feb here in DC. Here's the pros and cons:
1) Fit was on point: I have average-sized hands for my proportions (5'8", 145 lbs) and no big surprises here. I got smalls, knowing that they'd be pretty snug but they'd break in, and they did as expected over a week or two.
2) Ergonomic: For cold weather riding gloves, these are usable on the bike. It takes some hand adjustment with the clutch and brake grab with the added thickness, but you take to it pretty easily. Only one time I tore off the line and almost lost the clutch, but thats because I was being impulsive and am on a newer bike I'm still getting the feel for. Because they fit well, they haven't bunched up on my at the palm like other reviewers have complained.
3) FAR warmer than my summer gloves, which I was rocking in 40* weather for grocery runs. With that said, they're not impervious to cold, which I'll revisit in cons...
4) Versatile: I've used these on my pedal bike, skiing, etc. They ARE waterproof. They WILL save you money if you invest in these and save yourself from having to buy 3 pairs of gloves for different live activities.
1) Biggest gripe is the knuckle protection, which is not molded to the contours of the knuckles, but instead is a piece of rubber in a rectangular form that sits across the knuckles. When you are breaking these in, or even after break in during longer rides, you will notice the compression of the rubber on your middle finger high knuckle, and some redness from friction. Really dumb design given how well thought out the rest of the glove is.
2) I did a lot of research, and will tell you that no unheated glove will keep your hands warm for an extended amount of time in sub 40* weather at >30 mph. You will need either heated grips or heated gloves. But these are good for the price, knowing their range is 35*-55*, while saving your fingers at short jaunts under 35*. Example: I went on an hour ride in sub 35* and my fingers were ice after I got off the bike, but that was out of the ordinary, and really, it was bearable. If you commute in the winter, get heated gloves/grips.
3) Really wish for the price these had visor wiper on the thumb, but instead only softer leather.
4) Won't breathe much, but my hands haven't been downright sweaty in them on the bike.
April 8, 2014
Good Stylish and Yet Functional
These are a good stylish and yet functional pair of gloves. Rev'It has managed to make a very decent pair of glove and thanks to Revzilla for offering the affordable sale price. Let's discuss the facts:
- Good construction and nice material. It seems durable
- Lots of protections (fingers and knuckles)
- Additional wiping textile material integrated into the thumb and index fingers for your helmet shield on those rainy days
- They reach over your jacket cuffs to seal perfectly the outside exposure
- Does not need any break in
- Soft and nice interior
- I rode in a light rain and they were indeed waterproof at that level. I don't think I will be riding in any heavy rain condition anyway
- I little too snug. I have short fingers and they slide in a kind of snug. I wear medium sizes. The length was perfect. I guess average medium sizes people will notice the difference
- I adventured in a lower 30's weather and my fingers got numb after 20 min. This was in city ride where the wind factor was not applied constantly. I wasn't surprised considering that many reviews of other winter gloves described some numbness involved
Anyhow, for the sale price, it was a good buy and I recommend this product
March 25, 2014
Nice fit, great styling and comfortable glove.
Always nervous on buying gloves without being able to try
first, but with revzilla's videos made it work. The glove fits
perfect and function well with my bikes controls, protection is
ideal for my style of riding and of course working with revzilla
March 3, 2014
Looks the part but the fit is another story.
I first went went with size large since that's my normal glove size but had to return for an XL. It's still really tight across the top of my hand and I'm hoping that they will break it with use.
I ride in Washington and they are very warm (in temps down to the upper 30's).
The construction seems top notch and they look good too.
Operating controls is tougher than with summer riding gloves but I guess that's to be expected with gloves as warm as these.
Because they are still tight, getting them on hasn't been that easy for me. If your hands and the gloves are completely dry, it's not a major hassle (although not fast), but if your hands are tacky/moist (from sweat) it's a different story. It took me couple minutes just to get the inner liner to go back into the fingers and even after I did get them on, it felt bunched up inside. This has happened to me several times. It's bad enough that I would return them if I hadn't ridden with them a couple times. I'm really surprised they are still as tight as they are in a size larger than I normally wear. I just can't see wearing an XXL with and still being able to operate controls.
I guess I'll keep these in inventory but I'll be looking for another glove.
January 23, 2014
Good Cool/Cold Weather Glove
I did a lot of research before asking my wife to get me these for Christmas and it paid off. They are snug, but form to fit quickly. Having bought a pair of Revit Sand Pros earlier this year, I knew I needed an XL and the fit of the Elements matched the Sands exactly.
I did get out to ride (naked BMW R65) for about an hour a day for 2 days with the temps in upper 30s to low 40s and the gloves were warm. I believe they could go into the 20s and lower if you had heated grips. I've worn them to outdoor hockey games with the air temp in the teens to 20s and they are warmer than some of my insulated "winter" gloves.
December 30, 2013