River Road Chevron Gloves
Excellent choice for someone needing to fit a cold weather glove into their budget.
First off, I'd like to make it clear that these gloves are not some incredible glove, but have immense value because of the affordable price. I've put about 500 miles on my current pair and really appreciate them. I ride a naked bike to work at about 430AM every morning...it's cold, dark, and I hit 75mph for extended periods of time. They start to get a little chilly when you get to 45 degrees at that speed, but it's completely manageable. Mind you, they don't breath at all...they're not supposed to and are not suitable for temps above 70 degrees.
Given the fact that they are a heavier winter glove, they do well in terms of dexterity and don't take much breaking in. The adjustment options are excellent but...the stupid plastic retainer thing at the end of the adjustment tether broke off the first time I wore them. Whatever, it's not vital. I glued it on to keep the adjustment mechanism from slipping off. I didn't care enough to contact ZLA for a return, but keep that in mind since it is something you will yank on with ham hands (because both hands have big winter motorcycle gloves on...duh). The adjustment mechanisms work well...a strap across the wrist and a cinch around the long cuff. I appreciate the wide cuff and it fits over a few layers including a flannel and motorcycle jacket with a watch.
-The little plastic doo-dad on the adjustment tether fell off instantly
-Long fingers, tight in the palm. (Makes for an odd fit and pretty much makes adding a liner impossible. May have been designed for a Martian)
-Easy to manipulate (for a budget heavy glove)
-Good down to about 40 degrees at 65mph
Bottom line: it's a good glove in general and a great glove for the price. If you ride in temps lower than 40 degrees often, I don't recommend them. If you ride in low temps very very often, you might consider a better investment. For someone who rides in the cold for a brief period of the year or only the cold-butt-crack of dawn, these are a solid 2nd glove for you to have handy...get it? Handy...
September 20, 2015
Serious winter gloves
These gloves are built like bunkers for your hands. They're dense and well-insulated, and remind me of blacksmith's gloves. They have many layers of leather, and I'm sure they'd hold up to a slide. They cinch up nice, fit over or under my sleeves, and have snot patches. I've taken them out on 35-degree nights, and I can't feel even a hint of cold air until I get up to 50+ MPH.
My glove size is between small and medium, and these fit snugly in a medium. I kind of wish they had knuckle protection, and some kind of reflective element (they are 100% black). Still, I highly recommended these if you want to beef up your hands, which are every rider's weakest link in cold weather.
January 23, 2015
Great Gloves for cold weather
I bought these gloves for cold weather riding. I have been using them with air temps in the 30's to mid 40's range. The do a great job of keeping my hands warm. I wore them a few times in the 50's and they were just too warm causing my hands to get sweaty so I don't recommend using them at warmer temperatures.
The gauntlet type of glove fits snuggly around the sleeves of my leather jacket. I am a big guy with thick wrists, if the sleeves were much thicker they might not go over.
Overall a great glove and my glove of choice for cold weather riding. We will see if they stand the test of time for durability!
December 8, 2014
Good for cold weather
Can't say much more than Anthony says about them other than they are a nice set of winter gloves.
June 16, 2014
Not for COLD weather
Works fairly well at 50 degree area, but drop below that and they are worthless. They do pretty well at keeping water out in heavy rain. The cuffs are a little small and I have a hard time getting them over the sleeves of my jacket.
December 9, 2013