REV'IT! Women's Element 2 H2O Gloves
Great gloves, but not as warm as I had hoped
These gloves look very nice and are comfortable to ride in. No trouble operating the bike. I like having a little extra room where my fingernails go ... some gloves don't leave enough room and my nails are only moderate in length. They appear to be durable. I didn't respond to the Air Flow issue. They are supposed to be warm, so I was not looking for airflow. I bought these to replace some super warm gloves and these are not quite as warm. Unfortunately, they don't make my old gloves any more. Luckily, my bike has heated grips. Appreciated the video and customer service at Revzilla.
April 28, 2014
Warm, durable, reliable gloves.
I'm a newer rider, so I had a hard time choosing a pair of gloves for winter. While researching, I found most of the lower-priced styles to be flimsy, and the high-priced styles to be outright ugly. Overall, I was concerned about having gloves that would limit my mobility or would be too much to deal with while city commuting.
My ideal glove was going to be stylish (sleek, simple and unisex), reasonably priced, durable, still flexible and well-fitting, and would be something I could regularly remove / store in a small backpack on my commute. I didn't find quite that (I don't know if that even exists), but I came as close as I could with the REV'IT! Women's Element 2 H20 Gloves.
First off, they look good. They lose one point from me for not being all black, but they were a welcome change from the other gloves I looked into that looked like snow-gear or were overly girly.
Second, they fit well. They're a little snug, but they're SO warm. No air gets in there and my hands are left feeling great. I haven't had them long so they still need to loosen up a lot for me, but I'm happy with the range of movement and flexibility I can get so far, and they work for city commutes.
Lastly, they feel really protective and durable. Warmth aside, I can tell that I'm getting what I pay for here in terms of armor. Trying these on versus trying on competitors was the push I needed to buy.
November 13, 2013
Nice gloves with some problems
I have small hands. The small is still about 3/4" long on my fingers. I like the looks and they are plenty warm and have nice Velcro straps to cinch down in a couple of places. I haven't broken them in yet, but found the bulkiness hard to get used to. Also realized I'll need mirrors with longer extensions to have some clearance between the glove and the mirror. Bottom line: hoping they break in and/or I can use light-weight gloves!
September 9, 2013
I love the gloves!
I just got these a few days ago and I am happy with them. My hands are warm, they block the wind, and they look nice. They are also not so bulky that I can't feel the grips and levers. The only issue is that they are a little tight. I ordered extra-large. I'm 5-9 and have appropriate-sized hands for my height. Normally large is good, but I ordered extra-large and they just fit, barely. Having said that, they're breaking in and have already loosened up a little over the past few days.
October 27, 2012
Great warmth and waterproofing!
Usually wear MED gloves, bought these in LARGE since they run a little small. Wore the Large while watching TV, just to see how they felt. In about 10 minutes, my hands were toasty but the amount of layering was constricting my fingers and they were getting colder.
Exchanged for EX-LARGE instead. Good fit and first time I wore them we got caught in a storm--at night. Excellent warmth, totally dry hands, tight velcro at the wrist and hand did not allow any drips from the jacket to seep in. Great gloves! Highly recommend all REV'IT! ladies gloves and now own 4 of their styles!
('Good' rating in 'Bang for Buck' just means cheaper would be easier.)
October 17, 2012