REV'IT! Summit Gloves
I'm a new rider, and these were the first gloves I purchased. I live near San Francisco, on the coast. The weather is close to perpetual fall, so I thought these would be warm enough. Mornings in the mid-50s (at highway speeds) are still pretty chilly in these gloves.
In the last few rides, I have also had uncomfortable rubbing on my left thumb when pulling the clutch. My hands are on the small side of large, and I bought these in L. This may be inevitable due to the range of motion required.
For my purposes, I will probably go with a higher end, more insulated glove, but keep these for the warm days.
November 24, 2012
Build quality and Durability are lousy. Protection and styling is nice though
I like the style and comfort of these gloves, but the build quality and durability are very questionable. After having these gloves for only a few months, the leather on the left middle finger has worn very thin and even worn through in a couple of places. I can't really find a reason for this except that the leather on that finger was not quality controlled; I haven't gotten them wet and I'm not flipping people off everywhere I go?!? Also, the leather on the top of the right glove is already starting to discolor seriously, I don't think this should happen to glove that I've had for 6 months. I like the comfort of these gloves, but airflow is practically non-existent. Overall, I was very happy when I first purchased these gloves, great comfort and styling, but they have worn far too quickly for a +$100 full leather glove and I can't honestly recommend them to someone else having experienced this. Maybe my pair were just duds?
October 6, 2012
Go ahead spend the extra bucks you won't regret it. *****
I purchased a pair of Alpine Star gloves for my wife and the stitches on the inside of the pinky were tearing into her skin. I called and got a quick RMA and a suggestion for this glove for a general purpose protective glove. They seem thinner than my other gloves: Roadgear Adaptivetec and Roadgear Summer mesh but the goat skin is supposed to be stronger than cowhide. The fit is amazing they just mold to my skin and there was no break in. I can actually put on my helmet and do the strap as well as take out a credit card and get fuel with out taking off the gloves. The gauntlet is a bit small but it's big enough to put over your sleeve and cinch down. Gauntlets seem to be going the way of the dial telephone and good to see some gloves other than Racer Boy types are made for us riders who are safety minded. The protection on the knuckles outside of palm and pinky are very discreet and not overly large and make this glove very comfortable. I originally ordered a pair for my wife but when I saw them I had to get a set for me. I did not go with the waterproof as I ride in Florida and was worried about them being too warm.
September 15, 2012
I found this glove to be a bit snug at first but after the initial break in, the gloves fits great and the dexterity isn't diminished. There could be slightly better venting and other than that I would recommend this glove for warm dry weather.
June 5, 2012
Very good sport touring glove
Very nice gloves, I measure a 9 on their sizing chart, and
ordered a large, thay fit snug. The stitching around the bottom of the wrist is tight when you are putting them on.
Once on they really conform to your hand, no movement
what so ever. I have small hands, so they really work good
for me. After riding for approx 1 to 2 hrs. straight, no numbness or sore spots. Not a lot of air flow, but a great
set of gloves for the money
May 22, 2012
I bought it right before winter ended and spring began, it kept my hand nice a toasty. The leather seems to be really good quality.
April 16, 2012
Great all-around full leather glove
Bobby recommended this glove to me at Revzilla's Philly store. I usually wear a size 9, and after trying on both a Medium and a Large, I went with the large. Thumb fit is snug, pinky has a bit of extra room, all other fingers are perfect. The Medium was digging in between fingers. Comfortable without my Thinsulate liners starting at 40 degrees F. Perforations between fingers flow a nice amount of air at 45 mph + speeds. They look (and smell) really nice without screaming "Imperial Stormtrooper", like some of the stuff out there. Cuff is sized to fit easily inside or outside my Rev'it Spectrum jacket sleeves. Nice to have that option. Really pleased with my purchase.
April 9, 2012
These were recommended to me by Bobby when I visited the store. Decided to go with non-H2O gloves and wear overgloves when it rains. Bobby explained all of the features which make a whole lotta sense to me. I tried medium in the store ( I wear medium in most gloves) and they felt a tad small. Ordered large and they feel a tad big - but I like a little airspace in the glove. It may be my imagination but makes them feel cooler in the heat and warmer in the cold.
Gloves are very comfy.
Revzilla is doing everything right for its customers as an online retailer. If you can visit the store, that is also worthwhile. I'm very happy with the recommendations that Bobby and Cat (spelling?) made for me.
November 14, 2011