REV'IT! Dirt 2 Gloves
Excellent quality, but a bit stiffer than expected
I found the materials and the construction of this gloves to be outstanding, but I expected them to be more flexible and comfortable. It could be just a perception of mine since I was used to wear textile gloves with a much lower level of protection than these but better dexterity and ease of movement. I suppose they need more break-in time or I need more getting used to wearing leather gloves. Definitely something to try first if you can.
The fit is snug and I feel they will do a great job protecting my hands in a fall. The protective features are everywhere and very well thought. I can't say much about durability since I had them for a couple of weeks but the materials are very high quality and the stitching looks solid.
The cuff gets a little bit uncomfortable when wearing my jacket with the thermal lining, then again I was used to wear short cuff gloves before these, but I recommend you check how they fit together.
The only design flaw I have found is the velcro flap to secure the cuff, since it will scratch your skin unless you close it tightly, which can be uncomfortable since it restricts the ease of movement between your wrist and hand. The "hooking" side of the velcro should be half an inch shorter towards the beginning of it so it doesn't get in contact with your skin.
The touch screen features work very well.
February 24, 2015
I am a commuter who rides every day, I ride 8-10K miles a year. I have been through three pairs of gloves, Joe Rocket, Power Trip and A-stars. The A-stars are great but these are far far better. They have amazing breathability and the fit is spot on. Thankfully I haven't took a spill yet so i don't know how the protection is but it feels like it would be really great. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a sport touring style glove, with excellent features and value.
February 21, 2015
Good glove but I liked version 1 better
I updated my Rev'It Dirt Gloves to these new Dirt 2s, so I can describe a comparison between the two. After the first ride with these gloves, I realized that I didn't think about them at all during the ride, which is great.
However, I do like the cuffs on the older Dirt gloves better. The new Dirt 2 cuff has a velcro leather strap that is a bit stiff. This may soften with time, but I doubt it.
Bottom line is, this is a comfortable, protective and well-vented glove for all but the coldest days of riding.
February 18, 2015
Great replacement gloves
I bought these gloves to replace my Rev'it Monster gloves. The main reason was to be able to use my Iphone touch screen with the gloves on. The gloves work excellent for that purpose. I sometimes forget that the fingerprint sensor won't work with the gloves on though. haha.
I cannot comment on durability. Protection seems decent. This glove has mesh on the back of the fingers and wrist area vs the perforated leather on the Monster.
Also, between the fingers is a stretchy spandex-like material vs the perforated leather on the Monster. Overall, I think the Monster will offer more protection but I think the Dirt 2 should be adequate and these should be cooler when summer rolls around.
January 19, 2015
Great gloves! But i have a short pinkie so it is always a problem. Wearable in 3 seasons for me with heated grips on the bike. When too cold, must put warmer ones on.
December 22, 2014
Good fit and quality overall - not sure about the touch finger material.
Overall, I really like these gloves - great protection features and quality feel. Previous Rev'It gloves fit very small, but the fit now is fairly true to size. This doesn't mean I would change down a size though; I used to wear XLs and I'm glad I bought an XL again, but they aren't as tight a fit now. If I had a concern it would be with the material used for the touch-screen friendly fingers. I haven't had an issue yet, but if there is a weak point this is sure to be it and when you first put them on the extra seams feel strange, but you get used to it. That said, I've found the functionality of it more useful than I ever thought I would; just hope they hold up. Ventilation is excellent.
November 24, 2014
Just finished a 1700 mile 3 day trip with these gloves. They took a little break in time but once they were broke in there great. I think the torrential downpour i was in helped out with the break in.The air flow is outstanding and your hands never feel clammy in them. Fit was perfect and the protection they offer is great. Cuff is the perfect size and lays under my jacket sleeve just right. Now i just need to buy a pair that are waterproof. Sold on Revit products and thanks to Revzilla for recommending a great product
September 8, 2014
I have so many pairs of motorcycle gloves, and for adv touring and even summer every day, these are my favorites.
They flow a ton of air, more than you would think by just looking at them. The materials feel really high quality. Good protection without bogging you down for dual sport riding.
The touch sensitivity is so great. I know his seems a little lame, but you will get spoiled by it so fast, that you won't want to use your others gloves that don't have it.
Fit was right on for me. Nothing negative to say...great.
I have have done a good amount of off road with these and they've been just right in terms of balancing ease of movement/comfort with protection.
September 7, 2014