REV'IT! Fusion GTX Gloves
Good glove for a chilly morning ride
I got these gloves to supplement my winter riding here in southern Arizona. The fit of the gloves are great. My hands measure 4" across the palm and 9.25" around. Since I was in between sizes and I was new re Rev’it I talked with one of the Revzilla gear geeks and went to one of the local motorcycle shops in town to try on different styles of Rev’it gloves. The XL seemed to be the best fit for me.
The past couple of weeks I have had to opportunity to test these out in some colder weather (34-42 degrees). My commute to work is a mix of highway, side streets and county roads. Around 42 to 46 degrees and with the heated grips on my 2012 Concours on low these work great. I have no issues going 80 mph down the highway. Once you start getting in the mid to upper 30s I notice my fingertips get a little chilly even with my heated grips on medium.
Since they are a thicker glove (as expected for winter riding), you do lose a little tactile response when riding, but not as much as other winter gloves I have had.
I have not had the chance to test these out in the rain, since it does not rain much here in southern AZ, but I expect that I will get a chance this winter to check this aspect of the gloves out. When that happens I will update my review.
Overall very good gloves that fit well and keep my hands warm during the chilly mornings
November 11, 2015
Well made product.
I have only ridden with these gloves a few times. I ride an F800GS with heated grips and hand guards and wanted cold weather gloves which would not negate the effects of the heated grips. I have ridden in temps from high 40’s to high 50’s so far and they have performed very well. Much warmer than high 50’s and they would be too warm to wear. I can feel heat from the grips in palms but less so in the fingers. The feel of the gloves is not too bulky on the palm side. The knuckle side is well insulated. As with all winter gloves you do lose some dexterity with controls. Fit is true to size. I have not tested the water-proof qualities yet. They seem to be made very well. I will have to spend more time in them and report back. Revzilla service has been excellent!
October 20, 2015
Great colder weather gloves with heated grips
I purchased these gloves based on their stated design compatibility with heated grips. I've only been riding with them for a month or two but in that time they've performed well. I've used these primarily for commuting is colder temperatures but also taken longer rides ~3 hours down to mid 30s F. With the heated grips and hand guards on my GS my hands are comfortable down to about 40 F, any lower than that for an extended period, > 20 minutes, and my finder tips start to get cold. I have used these gloves up to 70 deg F and at that temperature they still breath well enough to be comfortable without getting sweaty.
I have yet to test the long term waterproofness of these gloves but given the gortex liner I have no doubt they will perform well.
The safety features seem high quality and well placed including the hard palm slider and additional pinky finger padding. The cuff is of decent length and adjust-ability to go over any of my jackets, leather or textile with or without thermal liners. The aramid liners are very nice and soft, I don't know how they'll hold up long term but they're great as of now.
The fingers are thin enough that feel on the controls is pretty good and heat from my grips gets through the palms much better than thicker winter ski-gloves keeping my hands warmer.
Overall I like these gloves a lot. They work better with heated grips than any other gloves I've tried to date. For long distance below freezing riding you will need actual heated gloves. But for just above freezing temps these work great. I'd highly recommend them for anyone in need of an early spring/late fall glove.
April 6, 2015
These gloves keep my hands very warm in cold temperatures.
I'm so glad that Revzilla has videos regarding the many different kinds of gloves that are available for purchase. I was having a hard time deciding which winter gloves I wanted and Anthony's description sold me on this particular pair of gloves. Because I have to be at work by 7:00 am, I leave home around 6:15 am. I got tired of my cheap gloves letting my hands get freezing cold on the Interstate, especially in the mouth of the mountain canyon with swirling winds. I'm so glad that these gloves keep my hands warm in very cold temperatures in the low 20's while going 70mph+ down a windy canyon. My hands are literally as warm when I arrive at work as when I put them on before I left home. My hands and fingers are very glad I made this purchase.
February 16, 2015
Just what I needed
I had originally purchased the Alaska GTX gloves and although they are a fantastic glove, the thickness of the insulation in the palm negated my heated grips. The Fusion GTX gloves are exactly what I was looking for. I have been using them in low 50 to high 40 degrees with heated grips and my hands have been warm and comfortable.
Recently I was able to test them in the mid 40's and all day rain. With my rain gear sleeves over the glove cuffs, my hands stayed completely dry (and warm). It took the following day for the exterior of the glove to dry out (the leather portion) but the inside was dry as when I put them on.
Although more expensive than other gloves, my experience is the performance difference between Gore-Tex and other proprietary "waterproof" liners/fabrics is absolutely worth the investment.
September 22, 2014
These fitted me a little small. My hand measures 10 inches
and bought a size 10. Well I find the fingers were a little short
I exchanged them for a size 11 . They fit very well.
These gloves are for colder temps. And feel like winter gloves.
Comparing to regular winter gloves , the palms have less padding, making them better at feeling your controls.
April 7, 2014
it is too soon to tell
Sorry it is still too white and slick to use them. My initial impression while trying them on for size is they are very stiff. I will have to see how they break-in
February 18, 2014
Not enough protection
I dig Rev'it, I've purchase 9/10 times from them with only a few glitches but unfortunately these gloves don't do the trick. I can't ride longer at 15min with these on before my fingers loose feeling. I ride all winter and my legs and body are all temperature numeral but my fingertips and frozen. With the heated grips and gear turned all the way up these are not enough to keep me comfortable and focused.
December 25, 2013