REV'IT! Roadstar GTX Gloves
East Africa Test
I just returned to my home in Kenya after a 10 day trip around Lake Victoria. The trip took me from 6500 feet to 1000 feet. Cold, rainy days. Down pours and warm days. I saw a wide variety of weather. The only time I disliked them was in the bitter cold. It feels like there is insulation in these gloves, but it really doesn't seem like it. They do seem to breath very well. I never sweated in the gloves. They were very tight to get on the first few times. I didn't notice much shrinking when they got wet and were not more difficult to put on when they were wet, as many gloves are. The cuff is a perfect size to put inside or outside of your jacket. This is my first REALY expensive pair of gloves and so far I'm quite happy with them. They seemed thick, but not bulky and have a streamlined design to them. I felt like I was wearing polar gloves at first, but they loosened up pretty quick. I was wearing them 10hrs. a day.
November 30, 2014
Great waterproof gloves!
Bought these gloves because I liked the Dirt 2 gloves so much. Took them on a 3100 mile trip up the west coast this September. The second day it rained all day long. Gloves worked great! My hands were dry and warm the whole time. Paired with my Klim Overland suit the rain was no problem. Living in CA these are a year round pair of gloves. I think they run a little small. I usually were an XL, but needed a 2XL. I highly recommend the Dirt 2 gloves too.
November 10, 2014
Depending on where you ride, these are great 2-3 season gloves
I say 2-3 season, as I live in NC and have ridden with them in weather down to 44 degrees (no heated grips) and found that to be the limit for me in terms of cold weather riding. Getting the yo-yo temps we do here in Raleigh, I have also been able to use them in temps that were in the upper 80's and my hands were sweating and hot. The prime riding zone for these gloves seems to be anywhere between upper 40's to low 80's. I have been caught in a good steady rain twice with them now and my hands stayed nice & dry.
As far as fit goes I have fairly small hands (I think they measured 9 using 'zillas measure chart), so a medium fit me perfectly.The quality is top notch and I think they look great as well.They are very soft on the inside and not so thick that you don't get positive feedback from your grips and controls.
Overall I definitely recommend the Roadstar GTX Gloves. Just keep in mind that for true cold weather riding you'll need something burlier or heated grips. And for sizzling summer days a vented textile will be more comfortable.
October 10, 2014
Rev'it just knows how to make great gear!
I really like the Rev'it Roadstars. They are waterproof as advertised. Once I seal the cuff of my jacket over the gauntlet of these gloves, there is no way water is getting in, no matter how hard it rains. They are a good glove for cooler temperatures as well. When it is really hot, you'll want a different glove, but these are not really meant to be hot weather gear. They are breathable, but not like mesh, so don't expect them to be.
The gloves have great feel on the controls, seem like they have enough protective features, and are comfortable to wear. The slider on the palm side does take a little getting used to.
I've had 2 other pairs of Rev'it gloves, and they always run small. These were no exception, I had to return the first pair and exchange for a larger size. Revzilla's return policy is great. Once I got the right size I was exceptionally happy with the snug fit and feel of the glove.
Like the other pairs of Rev'it gloves I've owned, these are high-end, high quality gloves.
September 15, 2014
These gloves are perfect for a cool day when rain is expected. The fit is perfect - nice curved fingers for a comfortable grip - but they do fit small. I had to return my usual XL size for a XXL. They are not lined, but are rather thick so they are not the gloves I go for on hot days. Below 75 degrees and down to the 40s with heated grips: Perfect.
September 10, 2014
hands do stay dry
glove fits nicely, medium cuff stays beneath airman sleeves just as i would have thought. been in some pretty good rains and have not felt any moisture on hands. gortex jacket liner is nice in preventing water from running in to glove opening.super comfortable, good dexterity. must say i was a shade hesitant because revit does not give these things away, but am pleased to have decided spending that kind of change on a quality piece of equipment. when the weather is warm these babys are hot [ comute] but the hwy a different story.
August 13, 2014
Well made gloves that are comfortable, waterproof and designed to stay on in the event of a crash. Not a lot of airflow in them but very well made.
July 28, 2014
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