REV'IT! Phantom GTX Gloves
Really like, don't love
I've worn these gloves for over 800 miles now.
The good: They are waterproof (passed the bucket test) and breathable. Solid Rev'It protection, build quality and appearance.
The quibbles: The gauntlet is just a hair too tight, making it a struggle to fit over the cuff of my Motoport jacket. Fitting one glove with a bare hand is fine, but with a gloved hand is a struggle. Also, the smaller wrist strap could use a bit of extra material or some sort of gripping aid on the end. Again, undoing the strap barehanded is easy, but fumbling for the veclored-down, thin, narrow strap with boxy gloved fingers, especially at night when you're cold & tired is frustrating. All it would take is a bit of stiffer material like on the gauntlet strap. I have another pair of GTX line gloves with the same issue.
Oh, and maybe it's because my BMW GS has narrower grips than other bikes, but I often feel a slight bunching of material in the palm, especially on my throttle hand.
All-in-all, these are great mid-season gloves. The bunching in the palm is annoying, and the ungrippable wrist strap is more of a nit-pick (that could easily be fixed with a needle & thread), but for the usual Rev'It quality and protection are great.
October 20, 2014
My riding bud and I both bought these gloves for our trip to Alaska where we knew we would encounter rain. First off, the gloves are unnecessarily tight across the wrist which makes them difficult to put on if you hands are the least bit damp.
Waterproof? Oh yeah they're waterproof alright - once the gloves become soaking wet, they hold water real well. I hate to write a bad review on a product but my partner's experience with these gloves is identical.
We ended up buying some $13 neoprene fishing gloves from Wallymart that were both warm and DRY!
August 4, 2014
Dry the gloves soon after riding in rain
In a heavy rain storm they did what they were designed for. However later after the ride the wet leather wicked the moisture into the glove. I would recommend soon after you remove the gloves you dry them to prevent this. I was on a 7,000 ride from MI to CA. So after noticing the dampness inside, later after stopping, I put them on top of a table lamp to dry them out. By morning they were good to go.
August 4, 2014
Just what I expected
This glove is waterproof Gore-Tex. It is thick, and hot. There is enough airflow to keep my hands dry from sweat in warmer weather, but they are hot. I only wear them when it's raining. They do keep my hands dry in wet weather and warm in colder weather. Well constructed and tough.
July 2, 2014
Sport touring gloves
Bought these gloves the day before I went out west for a sport touring expedition through NorCal. I bought these gloves with the intention of only needing them for rain and wasn't expecting to wear these gloves often during the trip. I ended up using them at least half of the time. I had also brought the rev'it dirt gloves with me, thinking that NorCal would be all sunshine and heat. I bought a size medium, same as my rev'it dirts- they fit similarly. I would say Rev'It gloves are a perfect fit for me across the board, but everyone is different.
The gloves were very comfy from the start- did 1300 miles over 72 hours and didn't have any discomfort. Protection wise- they will be alot better than the dirts, so I think they are pretty good.
Luckily, I didn't run into rain, but did have some snow/hail, severe winds, and 40 degree temperature through the Tioga pass. These held up wonderfully, although I wish I had something more insulated for the temperatures below 50. The gloves are a little too warm for anything above 70- which is when I would switch to my dirts. Perfect spring/fall glove.
June 9, 2014
Very nice glove if a bit pricey. I've only owned them two weeks, most of which was a wet trip of 3,000 miles, they didn't leak a drop. I measure 9-1/2" and originally ordered an XL, and could barely put them on. Exchanged that for XXL and still too small, and finally the 3XL fits. My hands aren't THAT big, and the XL and XXL seemed to be almost the same size, but the jump to 3XL was larger, making me think maybe the XXL was really an XL that was mislabelled, but no matter, the extra glove makes it easier to put on and off, and makes them a bit more comfortable to wear. I haven't tried them in warm weather yet, but they seemed comfortable over a wide temperature range (used them 38F up to 75F) with heated grips and a large fairing, they strike me as a solid 2-3 season glove.
May 21, 2014
Good construction. Long thumb? Small Gauntlet.
This fits similarly to my other RevIt waterproof gloves, in that it has a long thumb...or perhaps I have short thumbs. Also, the gauntlet opening is too small, which makes putting it over your jacket a pain.
Great solid construction and no leaks. No air flow, because it's waterproof that's expected. The squeegee wiper doesn't quite work like I expected it would but it's ok. The style and comfort is great.
I wouldn't really recommend this, mostly because of the small gauntlet opening, it just makes getting these on a pain, and then it's kind of short so my jacket slips out pretty frequently. I love RevIt usually, and perhaps they'll improve these aspects with some next rounds of their gloves.
May 15, 2014
My hand measures right at 9" and the L fit perfect. I wish all gloves fit like these. I've gone through many pairs of gloves over the last 30 years from motocross to roadracing to adventure riding. I've only put 500 dry miles, 50 of these miles offroad mountain backcountry on my GS1200ADV, on these gloves in low 40s to 70s temps. Probably would've been cold in the 40s without heated grips on low. They are already on my all time favorite list. Obviously can't speak about longevity or waterproofness yet but these gloves required very little break in and feel and appear pretty sturdy. They fit really well without any unnecessary bulk. Exactly what I was looking for in a glove. I bought these gloves for spring/fall and to break out for the anytime mountain rains that are always cold. These are a perfect fit for me.
April 14, 2014