REV'IT! Roadstar GTX Gloves
Waterproof. Believe it.
I spend thousands of dollars a year carefully buying stuff online based on user reviews. I have a confession to make... I am a review free-loader. I have never taken the time to write one myself. However, this particular glove was such a successful purchase that I felt guilty not sharing my discovery.
I always said there was no such thing as a water proof glove, but I was hopeful that maybe THIS year someone would have come up with one. Well, Rev It has done it.
Rode for two days in heavy rain. My hands were dry. Period. A little bit of moisture as a result of taking the glove off and putting it back on... tough to avoid that... but the glove itself did its job.
For those of you who haven't figured this out yet... when you put on your rainsuit, you MUST put the rainsuit sleeve OVER your glove cuff to prevent water from dripping into the glove.
This glove also isn't too hot. It was in the low 80's and I was fine. Warmer temps than that would be problematic though.
The only other issue is that the glove definitely runs small. If you are hesitant to order an extra large based on the sizing, don't be afraid... you need the XL.
Waterproof glove problem solved. Believe it.
June 16, 2014
Purchased a pair of these for a long weekend trip where we were expecting rain. This is my 3rd pair of rev'it! gloves, and I'm a big fan. I also have Rev'It! rain pants and a textile summer jacket, all great products. Unfortunately, the rain forecast was true and we spent 1 hour in drizzle and 1 hour in heavy downpour at about 65 degrees. My expectation was that my hands would be completely dry. About 30 minutes into the downpour, my hands got cold. When I took the gloves off, both hands were wet. If this was simply a defect, I wouldn't expect that to be true for both hands. I'm very disappointed in this product given the cost and my experience with other Rev'It products overall. I plan to return for a comparable pair from another brand. Not recommended if you ever plan to ride in the rain.
June 8, 2014
The quality of these gloves are great, well made. have only ridden in a slight rain so cannot honestly comment on the waterproofing, however I have other Gortex gear and it is great, My hand measured at 91/2" so I ordered the x-large and it is a bit tight, but still comfortable, hope comfort will increase as they break in more. so if your hands are any larger than the 1/2 size I would recommend the next size up on the sizing chart. and the cuff will definitely NOT fit over my Rev-it jacket, but fits under the jacket nicely. definately would recommend
May 27, 2014
Not worth the asking price.
The protection on the fingers is quite low from the middle of the finger on to the end.
May 19, 2014
Great gloves. Money well spent.
I decided to invest in these gloves. They are not cheap but they are the best gloves I have ever owned. I have two other pair of gloves I currently use plus the wet weather gloves these were to replace. These are so comfortable, well made and versatile that I find I am not using the other gloves because these work in so many conditions.
I wanted waterproof gloves that were relatively cool and comfortable. Most waterproof gloves are generally too hot for me even in the 60s. I ride a Goldwing so my hands are rarely cold but sometimes too hot. Revzilla has excellent video reviews of gloves. I bought these because I hoped they would be cooler than most. I was not disappointed. They offer a relatively cool very breathable glove for a waterproof glove and remain comfortable through a wide range of temperatures. As weird as this sounds, they also keep my hands warm in early spring conditions. Even into the 30s with heated grips.
The protection and features of this glove are outstanding for a touring glove. I love the fit, feel and looks of these gloves. The workmanship is first class. They are easy to put on unlike some of the more tech gloves I have owned with similar features. I usually wear a large glove but I am on the slightly snug end of the large size. I had to move to a extra large with these gloves. (Thank you Revzilla for making the exchange quick, free and easy.)
A side note: If you haven't moved to Gore-tex for rain gear and you actually ride in weather then move up now. The cheaper alternatives are getting better but nothing is like gore-tex. Spend the money. It pays off in the rain but also in the nice weather. Specifically for gloves and boots it is the wrong place to be cheap.
May 5, 2014
REV'IT! hit this one out of the park
Brief history: I live on the gulf coast where torrential rain is a common occurrence. I began two years ago replacing all my leaky gear with bona fide Gore Tex. I wanted a truly waterproof glove to wear from 60f to 80f and all summer in rain but there hasn't been much available in the way of summer weight Gore Tex glove. Last summer I bought the Dianese Veleta, a very good glove but the fingers were short on me and caused discomfort. So I got on the phone to gear geek extraordinaire Andy and explained the problem I had with the finger length. I put him to the task of trying on all the latest Gore Tex Xtrafit gloves in the store. He got back to me in a couple of hours with his findings. I was leaning toward a Rukka glove but the finger length was no different. Enter the REV'IT! Roadstar!
Impression: Substantially longer digits. I measure just under 9 1/4" around the hand and Andy recommended up-sizing to XL. The fit is "pick up a dime" spot on. The longer gauntlet is easy to slip my Defender jacket's Gore Tex liner cuff over for a positive rain seal. Perfect. The under-the-cuff design is more technical which does mean taking a few more seconds donning and doffing. There's no skipping the wrist adjuster here.
Summary: Gore Tex, technical fit and features, beefy protection in a lightweight glove that feels like it isn't there is what justifies the hefty price tag of the Roadstar.
March 3, 2014