REV'IT! Element 2 H20 Gloves
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
REALLY GOOD GLOVES FOR WINTER RIDING IN NEW YORK
I BOUGHT THEM THANKS FOR THE REVIEWS AND VIDEOS,GOOD PRICE COLOR MATERIAL ETC. ETC. WINTER IN NEW YORK IS F… COLD THESE GLOVES WONT STOP U FROM RIDING FROM THE WINTER HERE IN QUEENS NEW YORK, I USE THEM IN 30° AND UP THEIR PERFECT I DONT FEEL A THING AFTER AN HOUR NONESTOP U MIGHT FEEL SOME WHO WONT SO . ALL IN ALL, FOR THE MONEY AND EVERETHING ELSE THEIR THE BEST FOR THE JOB,AGAIN THANKS FOR THE VIDEOS AND REVIEWS I GOT THEM THANKS REVZ
December 24, 2013
Stylish and warm
I am 6', 210 lbs and according to the size chart i should wear a large. I had to send the large back and exchange for XL. shipping time and customer sx were excellent. The glove gauntlet is not wide enough to fit over my Vulcan jacket sleeve but fits under it with some effort. No wind or cold has been felt through the glove, but admittedly I haven't ridden with it much and the daytime temps have remained rather mild thus far this season in Alabama (40s to 70s). The glove is a great style, obviously well constructed and very comfortable. Honestly, it's probably overkill for the mild temps here in AL, but it looks great and feels great.
2008 Yamaha Raider 1900
November 18, 2013
Warm glove that is tight but has improved with breakin.
Got a medium which I usually wear. Tight at first but has improved with breakin and is not as bad for me as some of the other reviews. Very warm didn't even turn on the grip heaters at about 45 F with a 45 minute ride. Good glove for the price but agree you should be careful with sizing. I have other REV It gloves that fit better at the same size. I think it has to do with the extra bulk.
October 14, 2013