REV'IT! Roadstar GTX Gloves
Gloves for your hands
I've had a limited amount of time to test these bad boys out (winter), but 2 things I can tell you is that they will need a little breaking in, and that they are definitely not for cold weather. Full disclaimer, these are my first motorcycle gloves.
A seam was rubbing strangely on my thumb for the first couple of rides, but has since minimized to a non-issue. I had a 56 mile ride in 44 degree (highway), sunny weather and I definitely had some cold fingers for the last 15 miles or so. Around town at that temperature, at lower speeds, I've been fine though. I did have a 10 minute, 5 degree ride that was brutal (Popsicle fingers)
I'm a bit concerned for the thin Velcro strap that cinches the gloves in place below the hand, because it is very thin (not the big closure, that one is fine). Might not be an issue, but I keep feeling like I'm going to pull too hard and rip it off.
March 2, 2015
Nice glove with two issues: small fit and Chinese-made.
Ordered these Roadstar GTX gloves using Revzilla's size chart and the reassurance from Anthony's video that "REV'IT has revised their glove sizing". My hand measurements put me between XL and 2XL, so I ordered 2XL. Revised sizing? NOT - these are TOO TIGHT - even allowing for break-in, there's no way these gloves would be comfortable for very long on the bike.
The Roadstar GTX gloves are nicely sewn of apparently excellent materials. But they do have the "Made in China" label, which I find undesirable in a high-priced product.
This is the third or fourth time that I've carefully followed Revzilla's sizing guidelines and ended up with articles that are too small. I'm returning these, but Revzilla charges for return shipping, even if the product's actual fit does not match the size chart. After a little research, I've decided to invest in some Racer Stratos II gloves - which are goatskin / cowhide / GoreTex xtrafit, just like the Roadstar GTX gloves I'm returning.
Racer gloves have a reputation for quality and comfort, and they are not made in China. Even better, Racer pays the return shipping if the gloves you buy from them are too small.
February 28, 2015
Great wet-weather gloves
Great if it is wet out, or it is dry and between 45 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
If it isn't raining, they get stuffy pretty quickly at higher temperatures, especially if you get stuck in traffic or have to sit in the sun.
They took a while to break in, and I like them more now after 7000 miles.
I prefer perforated non-gore-tex leather gloves in dry weather above 65 degrees. They don't work with capacitive touch-screens.
Honestly, I bought them because the knuckle protection was matte and not shiny, and they have a red line on them that matches my leather jacket. Pretty shallow reasons to buy an expensive pair of gloves, but I still like how they look.
December 27, 2014
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