REV'IT! Zoom H2O Gloves
Style meet Function!!!
I love these gloves!!! I did ride 4 days in the 40's with a very basic thin leather summer gloves before i got these, so i am overjoyed. I'm not sure why some reviews are saying they are not warm at 55F???? That's a circulation issue bruh!!! I commute a good 30-40 min and this morning it was 37-40F and I just started to feel cool at my fingertips towards the end of the ride. This is with my fingers resting on the levers. That's all I would ever expect out of something non-heated. I agree with some others saying the bulk was a bit of an issue at first, but after some leather break-in and getting used to the feel i have no issues. If you want to keep that cold out there will always be a trade off. The goatskin bottoms offer great feel too! The video was a great help in this purchase. I've only seen light rain, but bone dry so far... Definitely, size up one. I am a med in an icon and went with large for an almost perfect fit. Love the quality and fit of all the Rev'it products. If you want an all black leather winter glove, go for it.. They look great too!
November 14, 2013
I bought this glove because I needed a cold weather glove and I have previously purchased the Rev'It Fly gloves and those were awesome. Unfortunately I can't say the same about these.
The fit on these gloves was perfect for me. I want to say many thanks to Revzilla staff AGAIN for sizing advice. And the quality of the stitching looks top-notch. Unfortunately that's all I can say good about them.
Now the bad. These gloves add a significant amount of bulk to your fingers making using your controls difficult. But the real trouble with them is that they do not keep your fingers warm. I took them out on a 30 minute ride at 55F at 5:00 pm and before my ride was done my fingers were numb.
I will admit I am new to cold-weather riding and I have no fairings on my bike so maybe my expectations are high but for an over $100 winter glove advertised as windproof I do not believe this is an acceptable level of performance.
November 12, 2013
Dunked hand in water, stayed dry - however hard to finely control levers/throttle
I have skinny asian fingers but ordered a medium based on reviews - bad mistake as they were way too big. I returned them for a small and the gloves were still big, mostly the fingers were long. I decided to try to shrink them by dunking m y gloves in cold water and let dry near space heater overnight. They shrunk a tiny bit, I'll repeat the process to get a tighter fit.
I can definitely say they are waterproof but I cannot attest to wind-proofing in <30 weather yet which is the main reason I bought them.
I really want to give these 3.5 stars the major negative is the fact that there's like 3 different layers so it's hard to finely manipulate controls; especially as a new rider. I guess the layer that's in the middle is the waterproofing layer which feels slippery in between the outer leather layer and the inner fleece layer.
May 10, 2012
Excellent pair of waterproof gloves!
These touring-sized gauntlet-style gloves are great in on cool mornings and in the rain. The additional padding in the gloves brings some more comfort to the stock handlebars and grips I am currently using. They fit well over the top of my REV'IT! Ignition Leather Jacket sleeves.
The only thing I have noticed is that over the last three weeks of use, I have scuffed the leather over the knuckle protector in a few places. These could be improved if REV'IT! would consider using a different grade of leather or alternative material here.
Another outstanding REV'IT! product that just reinforces why I'm going to keep purchasing what they make.
April 2, 2012
its really nice but people say its to small so buy a larger size i say its fingers are to long so i have to buy a smaller size but its warm and very well padded
January 2, 2012
Good cold weather gloves
Though I suppose "cold" is relative. For me, cold means going 75 mph when it's about 40 degrees outside...so the windchill on the hands goes quite a bit below that. My hands were a little cold, but not numb or uncomfortable after 45 minutes. I primarily just commute to work during winter...not as many joy rides.
The glove fit comfortably and only needed a couple of rides to be broken in -- they were, of course, a little stiff when I first used them. I have not had the chance to wear them in the rain, but for cold they are a solid buy.
December 1, 2011
awesome (very warm) gloves!
These gloves are extremely warm and aren't so bulky that they get in the way of controls. Haven't tried them out in the rain yet, but if they're really waterproof that'll be nice for a change. The insulation is like that thinsulate stuff... I've ridden in the mid 40's so far and my hands were nice and toasty.
As with any other Rev'It product, the sizing runs very small. I first got the XL and when my hands were on the grips my pinky was getting crushed by the glove, so I moved up to a XXL and now they fit just perfectly.
November 9, 2011
Well built glove
I initially purchased the Icon patrol waterproof glove but decided to upgrade to this glove after returning the Icon gloves due to a minor manufacturing defect.
First of all, the Revzilla guys were great. no hassle with the return and my orders were sent out very quickly. Nice to see a company with good customer service.
The Zoom H2O glove is very nice. Definitely well-made for the price. This is my first Rev'IT! product and I am impressed with the quality. I have not yet tested the waterproof-ness of this glove but it is a good looking glove and they seem warm and protective.
My only complaint is the bulk. I wish the palm of this glove was not insulated. There is enough insulation in the palm to render my heated grips useless and tactile sensation is all but lost. I do not think I could use these gloves on an extended trip since my hand is working too hard to compress all that insulation into a hold tight enough to hold onto the bike. Hand fatigue seems to arrive sooner rather than later.
My fingers do not really feel any warmer than they are when I have the heat on and I am wearing my summer gloves. The gauntlet is little tight but fits over my coat and blocking the wind from coming up my sleeve is really what is responsible for keeping my core warm. If this glove did not have the palm-area insulation, they would be much warmer when used in conjunction with the heated grips.
If you can tolerate the bulky-ness and the smushy finger-tips that go along with winter-style gloves, then get this glove (you will not find anything better for the price). If you have heated grips and a Quest GPS (or other GPS with small buttons), then maybe consider spending a little more and look at the Held Warm & Dry glove or the Lee Parks DeerSports PCi glove. I wish i did. Buyers remorse? No, not really. Disappointed? - maybe a little.
October 17, 2011