REV'IT! Phantom GTX Gloves
Good rain/cold weather glove
This glove looks nice and has a lot of great features. I bought them to help keep wind from blowing up my jacket sleeve, which they do very well! I haven't had them out in the rain yet, but they should be fine (Gortex lifetime guarantee). The only slight negative is the palm "slider" slightly interferes with my grip on the bars... (Not enough to really be a major issue though...)
The are pretty pricey gloves, but should last a LONG time. Shipping was lightning fast as always from Revzilla and their expert helped me order the right size the first time!!
March 26, 2013
I've had these gloves for a couple of weeks now and put about 800 miles on them so far. The weather has been mostly cool with temps in the range of 40-60 F and a little bit of rain. With heated grips these gloves kept my hands warm and I would turn the grips on any time it got down into the 40's. The gloves have softened some but were quite stiff initially. The armor over the knuckles is stiff and is a bit awkward but I am getting used to them. These gloves feel like they will protect your hands well in a crash. Probably will be too warm once the warmer season sets in.
They were pricey so bang for the buck is hard to give top marks to. These are stylish and have good features like the wiper blade on the left index finger and the puck under the fatty portion of your palm.
February 4, 2013
Great looking glove.
Bang for the Buck was excellent because I bought them on
sale. My palm measures 9 1/4" and size large seemed to be a
little tight. I think maybe over time they would break in. Returned for extra large and the fit is better, but the fingers are
a little long. Not worn in the rain yet. Has good feel on the bike.
Overall a really great looking glove.
December 10, 2012
Good non-bulky Gore-tex glove
I live in the SF bay area and commute about 30 miles every day. I wanted a waterproof glove that was NOT a 'winter' glove. Winters here aren't that cold, so a true winter glove would probably be way too warm as well as huge and bulky.
These gloves seem to fit the bill exactly. While you can definitely tell there is a liner present, it's not obtrusive and doesn't bunch up. Occasionally I'll have to flatten out my hand to get rid of a seam of liner that has gathered up in the space between the top of my palm and the bases of my fingers, but it's not too bad. Throttle feel and whatnot remains pretty much unhindered.
Admittedly I'm a little disappointed to see they're made in China (especially for the price point) but the stitching seems solid and everything looks well put together. It's not the thickest leather, but it is decent and relatively soft. Thankfully I haven't had a chance to test out the protective parts yet.
I waited to write a review until I got caught in a proper rainy ride. Happened today and the gloves were excellent. Sure enough I arrived home this evening with hands totally dry . . . and better yet, I won't have to put on damp, clammy gloves tomorrow morning. I find myself actually looking for excuses to ride in the rain now to test these out more.
This is the first piece of REV'IT! gear I've owned; the relatively steep price (and ridiculously punctuated brand name) notwithstanding, I suspect I will be owning some more in the future.
Features I wasn't even looking for but have appreciated:
-- The 'snot zone' around the thumb and forefinger is unexpectedly fantastic.
-- The reflective bits do stand out quite a lot.
-- During warmer weather the gloves are actually not terrible. I wouldn't exactly wear them on a scorching summer day, but your life won't be miserable if you take them out on a rainy morning and things get sunny later.
Note to those nervous about sizing: I followed the Revzilla size chart (http://www.revzilla.com/revit-size-chart#123) exactly and it seemed to pay off. A tape measure around my hand was precisely 8 inches and the Medium fits me perfectly.
November 17, 2012
Bought these for the cold and rain. First pair was an XL which was size needed according to the measurement guide but were tight so gave them to my Son. Ordered the 2XL which are snug but seem to be loosening up. They are very well made and comfortable and kept me dry during a recent ride in the rain. Just remember they run small.
October 16, 2012
Greatest commuter glove ever?
The quality of this product seems to be very good. All seems look strong and all of them looked to be intact when the product was received from Revzilla. I have used this product for about 400miles now. I have ridden in temperatures ranging from low 40s to high 70s. They are a little chilly in the lowest temps but with a thin glove liner or heated grips colder temps shouldn’t be too much of a problem. I have come across drizzles of rain and downpours and I have still to find any drips of water leaking thru the gloves. Its waterproofness seems very good. The fit of the glove is just like a pair of Alpinestar. I’m a Medium in Alpinestar and Medium was a perfect fit in these gloves as well. The gloves are great, comfortable (with more leather on inside of the palm I actually get less hand fatigue then with my summer gloves but with the same amount of finger mobility). waterproof, have a pretty good temperature range and loads of protection. Well worth the cost.
October 15, 2012
This gloves is very protective on and and a true to size quality fit
Very pleased with the gloves. Only after wearing them on a couple of rides, the gloves feel like I've been wearing them longer. It's my first pair of gauntlet gloves, they seem to have some advantages for protection and weather. With the protective and material qualites these gloves offer, I'm sure there will be years of use ahead, plus it's 100% waterproof w/Gore-Tex... I think a great all in one glove!!
October 1, 2012
This product is great for Spring and Fall.
The GTX gloves are comfortable and well made. Excellent for cool and warm weather but not for hot weather due to no ventilation. I came back from my vacation to Iowa riding 3600 miles in one week and the GTX gloves were great early in the morning or at night but too hot for mid day. It is a great product for the money an I recommend them to anyone.
August 7, 2012