REV'IT! Phantom GTX Gloves
I specifically used these gloves for touring or long rides in cool weather. They have a good level of protection where it counts and are comfortable.
I’ve found that the cut of these gloves work for me. They are very snug and break in well over time. Quality of materials and stitching is also good.
June 29, 2015
5/5 I still have my hands
I bought these because I wanted to get some nice waterproof gloves. I kept these because they just survived an accident basically spotlessly.
I found I needed to go up a size because the web of the glove was too small. However, up a size, the fingers fit perfectly - but the thumb is weirdly long. Like a monkey thumb or something. Maybe Europeans are built differently.
The gloves have been tested in the rain and performed well; no leaks. They're actually pretty breathable on an 80 degree day, too. The squeegee thing on the left index finger is a great idea, poorly implemented. It's not nearly as effective as I'd like. I think it needs to be softer rubber to fit to my faceshield better.
The little tiny pinky sliders actually do something. I found that the impact zones matched up to how I hit the road, and protected me well. I could see these lasting multiple accidents. The leather is high quality and barely scuffed up. These things are tough. I can't even find on the palms where the road scratched them up. But I can feel it from the bruising on my palms.
Overall, I highly recommend them. I have bruises from impacting the ground, but not a spot of road rash on my hands. They were a bit uncomfortable at first, but after they broke in, they fit like a glove with an extra long thumb.
May 22, 2015
Perfect for rain and good air flow
I really like this gloves. The waterproofing is excelent thanks to Gore-tex. And even though they are Gore-tex and sealed for waterproofing, they aren't very hot/warm, I've don't get sweaty hands with them.
The only feature that other gloves do better is the visor wiper(squeegee) I don't find it very usefull on the rain and will normally prefer to use the whole palm to wipe the visor.
May 11, 2015
Great features and feel, but I have only had them one week
Fit was a little snug but they are stretching out nicely. I have only had them one week and my trips have been short thus far. But so far so good!
January 5, 2015
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