REV'IT! Fusion GTX Gloves
A Bit Disappointed
I'm a huge Rev'it fan so I was expecting a lot from these. But having had them for a few weeks, I've found two problems. One is that the gauntlet is so short and tight that it's extraordinarily hard to get them on. More importantly, the warmth isn't what I expected. On a 400 mile ride yesterday I shifted from my Gerbing's electric gloves to these when the temperature hit the low 50s and found that my fingers got uncomfortably cold, even with my grip heaters on, forcing me to swap back to the Gerbing's. For me at least, the comfort zone for these gloves is going to be 55-70 and there are other much less bulky alternatives in that range.
I also question whether the fit is "American." I wear a large in nearly every American glove so that's what I got with these. They work but are very, very tight leading me to wish I'd returned them.
November 3, 2013
great cold weather gloves
I bought these ones because is winter in the southern hemisphere were I live. My hands do not get cold at all and they don't get wet either.
I am very happy with them and I will recommend these ones to anyone.
They are a little bit bulky in comparison with other Gore-Tex gloves I have worn, but after a few rides you get use to them.
They feature mostly soft protection, and a tiny small hard protection by the outer side of the palm.
July 12, 2013
Very good glove, but has room for improvement.
My previous winter gloves were a Rev'it Celsius that I've had since 2005. The Fusion gloves are a bit bulkier but with that bulk comes an extra bit of warmth. Taken as a winter glove they fit true to size, and the inner liner is very soft and comfortable. I don't really notice that the heat from the grip warmers transfer to my hands any better than with my old gloves, but that could be a result of the inner lining of the old gloves being so compressed and worn.
My only disappointment with the gloves is that they are not preshaped nearly enough. I think that winter riding gloves, especially because of the bulk should be shaped much like hockey gloves. The fingers should be curled enough that you should be able to hang an empty glove from a grip, and have it stay on it's own. While there is a small amount of finger curl, there's not enough. This results in material bunching especially at the fingertips which makes it hard to get the fingertips in contact with the heated grips.
That point noted, I'm happy with the purchase, and expect that I'll get many years of use out of these gloves.
June 21, 2013
Love these gloves
These will not replace heated gloves in very cold weather, but are perfect in the 35-60 range with heated grips. In fact they are made for use with heated grips. Above 60 my hands started to sweat (heated grips turned off).. Below 40 with heated grips at 75 per cent palms were almost too warm, but thumb statrted to feel the cold. Airflow is not an issue in cold weather.
Appear to be very well made and fit comfortably. Highly recommended for those days you do not want to get "wired up".
January 28, 2013
Perfect Gloves For Cold City Winter Riding
After shopping and reviewing customer feedback, I bought these gloves and am absolutely happy. I was looking for Gore-tex gloves that would keep my hands warm in cold city driving. I commute only 2 miles, and my speeds do not exceed 40mph, and the weather did not get below 25F. The gloves make my hands perfectly cozy. Heated grips help, but most of the work is done by these glove. The size I ordered was the size that fitted me perfectly (XXL).
January 8, 2013
Quality materials and craftsmanship. Very comfortable lining. Forms well to hand around grips. Transfers heat from heated grips very well and as advertised. Without a fairing, it's suitable for cool weather, e.g., ~50 degrees F. With a fairing, it performs well down to ~40 degrees F. Cuffs may present a little difficulty in wearing them inside jacket cuffs, but are easily worn outside jacket cuffs if preferred. For reference, I ride a BMW F 800 ST, so the gloves are exposed to a flow of cold air.
December 17, 2012
Got to try these gloves out twice before the weather turned back warm. Rode in 40F and didn't need the grip warmers. There are not wind blockers on my K1200R. They are really comfy on the inside. I rode them in 65 to 70F on accident and other than the unnessecary bulk, they didn't burn my hands up.
December 10, 2012
Good gloves but they don't work magic
This is the first pair of gloves I’ve ever purchased for more than $80, and I bought them because they say they are made especially for use with heated grips (though I have no idea what is different in the design). My old gloves were waterproof leather and my hands got cold even with heated grips when the temperature dropped below 40 degrees. These gloves and very well put together and they are definitely more waterproof than my old gloves. They also have more features (e.g., wiper blade on the finger). But I had my first ride in 36 degree weather the other day and I can’t say they kept may hands that much warmer. Sure, the heated grips worked and my palms were warm, but my fingertips were still cold. Maybe that is just the nature of riding on a cold day, but I have to admit that I was expecting a more transformative experience given the price.
November 12, 2012