REV'IT! Roadstar GTX Gloves
Had these gloves fail on me the 2nd time I put them on
These are very sleek gloves, but I am posting this review to make people aware of a potential weak spot in the design.
Since these are waterproof gloves, the wrist cuff is pretty tight when putting your hand in them. Due to this, you may have the instinct to use the larger gauntlet Velcro closure to "tug" on to assist in putting these gloves on.
Don't do that. It will tear right off with limited effort, exposing the inner lining of the glove from the outside. I had this failure occur on the very first ride with these, but the second time I put them on (mid-trip returning home).
I have never had a pair of gloves rip on me before like that, but since the exterior shell is fabric...that isn't outside of the realm of possibilities.
Revzilla of course helped me out and worked as an intermediary with Rev'IT, who made things right...so please do have complete confidence in ordering these regardless to see if they will work for you.
These were an aggressively designed glove and they looked pretty good, but I ultimately ended up returning them for credit and replaced them with the Rukka Argosaurus gloves to complete satisfaction.
Give these a shot if you are shopping for this type of glove, but please do note the failure potential of that one issue.
September 11, 2015
nice pair of three season waterproof gloves
1. They keep your hands dry
2. Good protection without looking like "Robo Man"
3. Well designed overall and a top tier quality product
1. Gauntlet on the small side for ADV jacket cuffs, if wearing outside the sleeve #i.e. Klim Badlands Pro, etc.#
2. Visor wiper is constructed of a stiffer material than most wipers, and thus is less effective at water removal, since it will not easily mold to the curvature of the average helmet face shield. Wiper really needs a redesign to a Held or Motorad type spec to be more practical.
3. Painted high-lites on a leather glove in this price range?
Realizing some of this would be considered "nit-picking", they are very good looking gloves that function well in the rain. Purchased these gloves for those rainy mild temperature riding days, where you just need to put some serious miles under your belt and don't feel like riding for hours with cold wet hands.Have used them in several torrential FL downpours for hours at hwy speeds, and my hands remained dry. Can not speak to their durability, since I recently purchased the gloves and have only used them for a couple of multi state trips. They performed well in temperatures encountered >50*f and <85*f , without sweating of the hands. Above 85*f they become to hot and I am looking for a lighter vented summer riding glove..
Short story: I would purchase the gloves again, and would recommend the glove to another rider looking for a mild weather waterproof glove...if you have heated grips obviously you can extend into the lower temperature ranges for this glove.
September 8, 2015
Good 3 season gloves
Recently broke in my gloves on a 7 day 3000 mile trip around Lake Superior and love them. Wasn't too sure at first, but there definitely was a break in period. They started out a little tight and now fit perfect. Stayed completely dry through some very heavy rain. A little warm at 90 degrees, but once i got moving the lining wicked the sweat away and they dried out really fast. The small gauntlet cuff is almost too small to fit over my leather jacket and my Aerostich cuffs, but I got used to it and they slide right on now.
August 31, 2015
Definitely pricey, but very good quality.
This product definitely runs small. I wear XL work gloves, and ordered a 2XL -- could not even slide my hand into the glove. Returned it for 3XL -- the fit is snug, but comfortable. Have not had an opportunity to wear them in the pouring rain to determine how waterproof they are.
April 23, 2015
A glove that beats the Elements, fits me and my Harley!
I love the style and fit of this glove. It is my first most expensive glove I bought, but I believe its money worth spent. When you think about it, It has the most premium leathers money can buy! Not only it fits perfectly, it protects me from the elements. I believe its perfect for California's 4 season weather, but might not protect you from extreme cold climates, like the mountains or northern states.Overall these are the best multi purpose moto gloves I have ever bought!
March 6, 2015
So far, so good
Been replacing all my riding gear as all my stuff got lost in a fire. Was hesitant to buy a high priced item online, as although I had rev'it gear previously, I couldnt remember the size. Went for the XXXL, and they are quite snug around the main part of the hand, but a little extra left at the tip of the fingers, which is about what I was expecting.
Excellent looking gear, have not had a chance to try them on the bike yet, but I am picking they will perform as well as they look and feel.
March 5, 2015
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