River Road Zephyr TouchTec Gloves
Good....for that price!
Ok so the price is great and you get what you pay for. I purchased these gloves for the gekl palm before going on a 3.5k mile trip this summer. The gel palm dealt with the handlebar vibration, the summer heat was not an issue as the glove is well ventilated and the size was just right. After the first ride in heavy rain though seams came appart...not all, I still use the glove daily but still. But the most annoying part of all is that the top fabric, which provides for the ventilation will ALWAYS get stuck on the wrist adjustment velcro. No avoiding it and it slowly but surely tears it appart..it's a pain. That being said at that price I'd buy a pair again, great summer glove for that price range.
November 2, 2015
Came apart first day!
The gloves felt good looked good and had a nice pad in them. But, on the first day, they came apart where the seam is between the stretchy Velcro cuff and the mesh material. Very disappointed.
August 23, 2015
Good product but minor complaint
These gloves are great: fit very well, good airflow and am able to use the touch screen on my phone. This could be just based on the size of my hands but under the main seam that goes across the knuckles, the seam underneath digs in to my right-hand's ring finger and pinky knuckles. After riding for an hour or so, it becomes somewhat uncomfortable. For the price, I don't have any major complaints but i won't be wearing them on long trips. Will keep as back-up gloves for short rides in the summer.
September 15, 2014
About a month ago, I got into a crash and the gloves worked better than advertised. They did rip, but I didn't have any cuts or abrasions on either one of my hands. I'm going to order other pair for summer riding. The TouchTec technology is an fantastic feature as well. Works great with my iphone.
November 18, 2013
Poor material quality
This is a fairly decent pair of gloves for the price, however, be prepared to toss it after one season.
- The Velcro on the wrists catches on the mesh and pulls the fuzz out. Mesh destroyer!
- Stitches between leather and mesh part came apart. Though it provides an additional vent, it's not something I welcome.
I'm shopping for something within the $50 range now. Again, there's nothing wrong with these, if you are used to changing them out frequently.
August 27, 2013
Good for the price, fairly comfortable gloves, gets the job done.
I bought these for summer riding, I would have like a lighter color as even though they are vented when the sun is shining they can get hot on the back of your hands. My bike doesn't allow for a lot of air flow as the mirrors deflect most of it so that really isn't the gloves fault. I bought size large and they fit my fingers wonderfully but the padding in the right palm is a bit to large and sometimes feels strange, the left hand is fine. The only draw back I have found is that the mesh material on your index finger snags really bad on the velcro when you put the gloves on and over time has started to fray. I have tried to be careful about this and have to use a different method to keep the snagging to a minimum. As long as I think about what I am doing it isn't as big an issue. With no hard knuckle protection I cold give the protection rating anything higher than a fair rating. Overall, a decent pair of gloves for summer riding. The touch tech material was the selling point for me and that works really well. The local police department uses these gloves for all of their motor officers and supposedly they really like the glove.
June 18, 2013