REV'IT! Summit H2O Gloves
A very good glove with good comfort and style. Like some other reviewers have said, these gloves will not keep you warm under 40 degrees.
January 17, 2016
Maybe I expected too much?
I think this is a good glove. The amount of protection for the price is really good; however, as a biker on a budget I was lured by the siren song of a glove that could stretch into four seasons. My area of the world was even called out in the video as a place it could work!
Starting with fit. I originally got the size small as I was right on the cusp of small and medium. The small felt fine in my house but as soon as I tried to ride it was noticeably painful in the pinky finger when I tried to shift of break. It was like the little slider was digging into me. I sized up to a medium and it fit my fingers better but the palm is a little baggy. I probably should have just got a different product or tried to lady's version but I didn't. This turned out to be a small benefit.
The biggest disappointment for me is that this is no where near a four season glove. I'm not even sure where it fits. I'd say it gets too hot after outside temps are over 80F. Even my 15-20 min commute they were too hot by late spring. They're also too thin to give me much warmth in the winter. I find on the same commute with temps in the 40s that my fingers are very cold when I get home and painfully numb after 45 min of city driving let alone highway. This is where the bagginess comes in. I got some glove liners at an outdoors store headquartered in Seattle that help though I'll probably need something heated to make these truly usable in the winter. For me these are best in fall and spring and not much else. I'll need new summer gloves this year and heated or new gloves next winter.
I'm not sure why people have a problem with these in the rain. I've had zero issues with them worn over my jacket. They seem waterproof to me. Absolutely no complaints in that department.
They look good too. My partner refers to them as my "batman" gloves.
Overall, I use them and want to love them but I consistently find myself disappointed. Lesson learned. There is no one size fits all product that can save me money.
December 28, 2015
Great fit but not really waterproof
I've had these for a couple winters now, and I thought they'd be great for California Bay Area winter riding. They fit well, feel great on my hands, and have just the right insulation for 45-65*F riding. However, everytime I ride in the rain, my hands get soaked. I don't mean clammy, I mean wet. Granted, my rides are 2-3 hours. The gloves are probably fine for 30 minutes in the rain, but they don't cut it for longer rides. They did keep me warm, even when wet.
Now, I've moved to Seattle. My first ride in the high 30's-low 40's was cut short because my fingers were getting too cold to comfortably work the controls. Now, I'm moving on to some Gore-Tex full winter gloves. I'll keep the old Rev'Its for Seattle "summer".
November 29, 2015
Fit is pretty standard. You can trust the size chart. They are good looking and well made. The gloves do not have any breathability or much insulation, so the temperature range is limited: Over 70 degrees I prefer meshed gloves. Over 90 degrees these will get soaked with your sweat. Below 40 degrees they are not really warm enough - even with heated grips. You will feel it in your fingertips.
November 2, 2015
Great glove for the Money
Most I've ever spent for a glove and totally worth it...they breath and keep me plenty dry. I have large palms and shorter fingers and they tif snug, but VERY well. Still breaking in the leather...they fit better with every wear!
October 20, 2015
Good gloves for the price
I've worn these gloves daily for the last six months and they've worked out pretty well. I live in north Florida, so it gets quite hot (multiple 100+ days this last summer). I anticipated needing to switch out at some point for something cooler, but these gloves did fine by me. The waterproofing works quite well (again, north Florida - it rains nearly every day) and the visor wiper serves its purpose without any major complaint. My only niggle is in the fit of the liner of one of the gloves - it seems to come out of place quite easily. I've had to shove the liner fingers back into the fingers of the glove many times, and it is not a terribly simple thing to do. I don't know if this is a manufacturing defect or what, but it is annoying, especially if it happens mid-ride.
All things together, I'd recommend these gloves for cool-warm weather riders.
October 3, 2015
Great glove even for warmer months
I've worn this glove for 1500 miles this summer and it's awesome! 90 degrees all the way down to 45 with no issue, they block all of the wind and have been pretty good through water even though the finger grips can still be slightly slippery when wet. I've also noticed a seam in the palm that can get slightly uncomfortable after long rides with lots of stops when a passenger that you have to hold up as they lean on you. I just re-adjust my grip and they're fine again. Other than that, I'd definitely recommend them and have multiple times!
September 14, 2015
Summits run small
Good gloves, well made and nicely finished. Revzilla's video reviews are great but on this one I've got to disagree with Anthony on the fit. I wear a size large Icon glove but these are more Euro than US fit. I ordered large but it was too small. XL fits me perfect, if your concerned about being in between sizes don't be. The XL isn't a bunch bigger than large, just slightly and perfect for me
September 2, 2015