REV'IT! Orion GTX Gloves
Poor workmanship, poor protection and unknown warranty until you need support; I do not recommend these gloves
I purchased this Rev’It Orion GTX Gore-Tex winter gloves in 2011, looks OK and it is warm, not much protection, and no pre-cure at all, but I think it is soft enough not to cause fatigue grabbing the grips for few hours.
After two riding seasons (used in fall) the seams on the right hand glove opened up at the end of pinky's joint where wraps around the grip (attached picture#, so it leaks now. It seems that there was not enough material #rip-stop# in the seam to withstand wear and pull when fingers wrap around grip. Left hand that does not show any issue, still leaks #although it is Gore-Tex) after ½ hour riding in rain.
Spend lots of time searching on Rev’IT site, It is impossible to figure out what is warranty terms/conditions, but after contacting Rev’It and RevZilla I found out it is no longer under warranty, so what a $170 waste of money. So spend more if you have to, purchase gloves with better quality and pay attention to warranty terms/conditions.
April 17, 2013
overall Nice product
While I enjoy the videos detailing the Revzilla products, I'm not overly impressed with these sub $170 gloves with the few times out with my new mitts. I had to send back my XL for XXL as the fingers were too tight. But now there seems like too much material in the palm area and feeling in the fingers is less than ideal. Overall material is great, nice features and such, so I hope to break them it a bit more and be happy with my purchase. Problem with not have a store to try them on. Oh yea and shipping back missed sizing is your dime.
March 27, 2012
Look nice, Feel okay, Don't keep Fingers Warm.
I used these gloves on a 45-minute, 60mph ride yesterday in 40-45 degree weather. Actually had to stop once to warm up my fingers. I can feel wind blowing through the fabric and gore-tex and insulation, sucking the warmth right out of my fingers. For $150, I had hoped for better protection from the cold (note, I don't have any fairing protection for the grips on my bike).
These gloves feel/fit alright (though XL feels a bit small on my 4" hand/long fingers; XL usually gives me more room). It's clear that these gloves don't perform in truly cold weather, and that makes me wonder why they added some bulky insulation to the palm side of glove (only useful if the rest of the glove can withstand extreme cold)--not the best design in my opinion. I'll continue my search for a truly windproof cold-weather glove...
November 22, 2011
warm and comfy
rode to cape may from cherry hill in 35 degree weather at high speed [70mph]. gloves kept me warm
October 31, 2011
Well worth the money
This glove is great for cold weather riding. I have had it out on highway trips in the 30 degree range and my hands have stayed very warm. You really don't feel the wind at all through them. My hands usually are very warm in gloves so I was concerned about them being clamy in such heavily insulated gloves, but they breathe very well and kept my hands dry. I haven't gotten a chance to use them in the rain yet, but based on how they have performed so far, I don't think I will be dissapointed.
They aren't the cheapest gloves out there, but so far they have proven to be worth the extra cost.
October 10, 2011
A Mixed Review
I love Rev'it products and own a lot of it. These gloves are priced reasonably for gore-tex winter gloves.
They fit VERY small. My hand measures for a "Large" but Rev'it is notorious for being undersized. I have a pair of Rev'it Dirt gloves in XL, but I bought these in a 2XL and they still fit snuggly enough to just barely let me wear wind-barrier glove liners with them if necessary.
My first ride out with them was a 55 degree day; 2 hours in the pouring rain with my Scirocco jacket. For the first hour my hands were warm and dry. Then the rain beading on my jacket began running down the outside of my arms and under the cuff of the gloves. In spite of having these gloves cinched tightly at my wrists and over the cuffs of my jacket, the soft lining of the gloves began wicking water up the fingers into my hands. On arrival my hands were freezing, sopping wet and the lining dripping. Fortunately the rain stopped and the day warmed up and I had brought an extra pair of gloves for the ride home. 3 hours in the dryer on ultra-low dried them out. Haven't had an opportunity to ride with them since.
I'm not sure if this experience was an anomaly or if this is going to be how it goes with these gloves. I ride a HD Road King with wide bars and a wind-screen so I am not riding on my wrists and I do have some frontal protection from the rain. When they worked for the first hour, they worked well... They are well built and nicely styled so they don't look and feel like you're wearing oven-mits or hockey-gloves instead of a winter riding glove.
I'll ride in any weather as long as I am warm and dry. I am not sure yet if these gloves will allow me to do this or not.
October 3, 2011
This glove is replacing a pair of Joe Rockets that only lasted two winters. So I hope that they last more than the Joe Rockets they are replacing. They are a bit stiff to start with. But they are really a nice warm glove. No cold fingers here. But the weather here rarely drops below freezing. The waterproof claim seems to be correct so far. No drenching rain though, just tried them in a gentle rain. I will get a better feel for them next winter, and hope to have only positive things to say in the future. So far Rev It products have been quality, so I have no reason to think otherwise.
June 4, 2011
Fantastic pair of gloves! Kept me warm in 10 degree celsius weather. Minor struggles with bulk, but to be expected from winter glove.
April 15, 2011