REV'IT! Summit H2O Gloves
Excellently designed cool "not cold" weather glove w/ good feel & protection.
This type of glove by far was the most challenging to research and select. I was looking for a glove that would give me an adequate amount of warmth and protection from the cooler climates in temperature ranges between high 40's to low 60's.
I live in Western Washington and typically don't have to contend with bitter cold temperatures (just rain) as well as don't make a habit of riding in winter months.
With invaluable assistance from the "The Geek Squad" coupled with my research, I selected the H2O and could not be happier. It addresses my two essential needs for a cool weather glove while still attaining very good feel with the controls, which is the biggest obstacle in this type of glove.
The fit, style, construction, protection and feel is top notch consistent with my experience with Rev' It products by and large. It's the best cool weather glove I have ever owned and the fit is equally comfortable as it is functional. It looks great and the cuff is versatile enough to fit with my riding jackets.
I measured 8.5 and ordered a large and the fit was right on.
If you are a winter or cold weather rider defined as slightly below 50 F for extended periods of time this may not be the glove for you without the assistance of heated grips.
For moderately cool temperatures as I have earlier referenced this glove meets if not exceeds my expectations and would highly recommend it as a "have your cake and eat it too" glove that provides good feel and protection from cooler temperatures and rain.
July 22, 2015
Outstanding summer glove. Nice fit and my hands don't get sweaty.
July 6, 2015
This product has great protection and decent weather protection.
Here are my thoughts on the gloves:
I am normally a size large but these are a bit tight (I wish I had gone up a size).
They started out waterproof but after three years they now get wet. I am going to treat them with waterproofing stuff (I find that all WP clothes/boots eventually get wet and needs treated).
I find these are best used on cold days as they are warm and keep the wind out. I find that they are not good summer gloves as they are too warm.
In the end if they were an XL, I would like them better and would buy this glove again if needed.
June 11, 2015
Overall a good product with a few small issues.
So first, I am an American size large, with wider hands. This product fits good, did take a little breaking in. I am in Alaska and ride from 40F - 80F, after about 60F these gloves get hot..like sweaty hands hot..but at 40F they are perfect (we have colder summers)
1. Great protection with all the skid plates and padded areas.
2. The gauntlets are great for tucking a jacket into.
3. The goat leather is really soft and strech/flex well.
4. No water issues, even in really heavy rain.
1. They get to hot after 60F.
2. In between where the fingers meet there is a little more padding then I prefer and its a very slight discomfort. Nothing I can't ignore.
Overall I would recommend.
June 8, 2015
No complaints. Good product. Don't wear in too warm weather as there is no ventilation
June 8, 2015
Top shelf features
I typically wear a size L in motorcycle gloves, and my 9.5in hand measurement puts me right in between the Rev'it L and XL sizes. After watching all the Revzilla videos on gloves in general and the H2O in particular, I decided to go with the L this time too. To be honest, I almost sent it back. It was pretty snug, even for a brand new leather glove. But I really wanted the H2O because the features were so good, and I was concerned that a XL would be way too loose and long in the fingers. Looking like a fool, I wore the gloves around the house for a couple of hours to see if I could live with them. As it turned out, in that short amount of time the gloves started to break in and I was hooked. The tags came off and I took them for a ride. On the bike they're great. I like the double closure straps, the dexterity is very good and the protective features are excellent. I haven't tested the waterproof qualities yet, but living in the Seattle area I'm sure I'll get the chance. Because of the lining I would guess these gloves would be too warm for summer riding in most other areas, but like Anthony points out here in the Pacific Northwest the H2O could easily be a four season glove. I think it's a winner.
May 25, 2015
Solid glove for the price
As of writing this I've put about 500 miles with these gloves on. Through a trip on the Washington Peninsula (only had about 20 minutes of rain) I didn't feel any dampness. They are definitely a bit small like everyone is saying, I usually wear a XL in Dainese, XL in Rev'it typically, and between XL or XXL in Alpinestars gloves.
My hand isn't too wide but my fingers are long and narrow. The XXL fit just right, though after riding for a while I felt the armor on the knuckles dig into my left fingers, particular pointer and index, but didn't notice this on my right hand. After a few hundred miles they break in a fair bit, but the armor is still a little uncomfortable every once in a while. Styling is a little drab I felt, but the mix of materials work well.
They don't let much air flow in that you typically notice, riding in 70-80 weather your hands will sweat but the liner wicks the sweat rather well, and the hydratex will vent a small amount of air once you're moving. Not a great commuting glove if you're stopping at lights a lot, but good touring glove.
All in all, seems like a good waterproof glove, can be stretched to multi-season if needed, great after some break in but try it on and keep an eye on the armored inserts on the fingers.
May 21, 2015
Great value. Fits small.
I like these gloves. I did have to exchange the XL for XXL. I'm 6'4" and have long fingers so even the XXL isn't perfect, but close. I wouldn't believe the video about the fit. Order a size up.
May 4, 2015