Rukka 3-Finger Gore-Tex Gloves
Really warm gloves
I live in NY and ride all year round. Rode in 30f' and felt very comfortable in them although it was only a 20 min ride.
I ordered size 9 after measuring my palm and following Rukka online instructions but then had to return and exchange for size 11. Size 10 would probably fit perfect but I left a little room for a liner should it get very cold.
cons: I found it hard to open and close the helmet visor in these gloves because your fingers are bound together. It took me some practicing but now i got used to it.
* haven't tested if they are really waterproof or not.
February 19, 2016
Good enough, but expected warmer
I got these for rides below 40 degrees Fahrenheit and they perform well when behind hand guards that block the wind. As soon as you put your hand in the wind you can feel a chill pass through the glove. If they were 100% windproof they would be much better. I have not had a chance to see how waterproof they are. There are no fit and finish errors on my pair of gloves, and the overall build quality seems entirely acceptable. I was hoping they would be warmer, but to add much more insulation would mean decreasing dexterity, so for the warmth and usability they offer I think they're ok.
February 10, 2016
Expensive, high quality glove
Light on armor, not going to protect that much in a crash, but excellent cold-weather riding glove. At 10-20 degrees, riding highway speeds, my hands were comfortable after about 30 minutes of riding. I take this route at night sometimes and it's notoriously wet and chilly. Any chink in my "armor" sucks out heat and freezes me by the end of the ride. Feel good about keeping these as my cold weather gloves. The gauntlet style keeps cold air from creeping in at the wrists too. Overall, very comfy, waterproof and good quality fabric (only about 1 month of use, little to no annoyances with 3 finger design and the windshield nub on the glove is actually great for flipping up my visor (once you get the hang of it). Quite expensive in my book, but hopefully this will keep my hands satisfied for some time. Oh yeah, the metal guards on the on the front are great for palm strikes, if you're so inclined.
January 24, 2016
Great Gloves for Cold and Rain
I had read several reviews on these gloves and thought I'd give them a try. I purchased them because they are Gore-Tex and the price was fair for what you get. The lobster design is very smart in my opinion. Two fingers next to each other, do stay warmer than individual fingers. I ride with a pair of Army Wool liners and my hands are toasty in 40F. If it is warmer I do not use the liners. I used the sizing chart and it was dead on. Highly recommend.
January 24, 2016
Lobster claw gloves - why are they so hard to find?
Riding year round, I used to have to turn to the snowmobile industry for equipment. Now we can turn to the folks in Finland for more motorcycle specific features such as a visor wiper. (Not clear why folks in Minnesota couldn't have seen this market.) Would have liked to see a little more protection, but good compromise between bulk and mobility.
Certainly easier and safer than maneuvering hands in and out of winter sleeves over the bars.
December 14, 2015
Get's the Job done..but
Made it through last winter with these. I went one size up as Rukka tends to run small. Left just enough room for a thick fleece glove liner. Paired with good hand guards these gloves should help you survive the cold without breaking the bank.
The only reason I don't recommend these gloves is the lack of protection. Would hate to touch the pavement with unprotected hands. But if it's the best you can afford it will at least keep your hands warm.
November 6, 2015
These gloves are very warm and keep my hands warm down to about 34 at highway speeds without hand guards.
January 19, 2015
My fiancee loved these gloves!
I bought these gloves as a gift. My fiancee loves them and says they keep his hands warm. Under 40 degrees he uses a glove liner with them. Overall I was very happy with my purchase and so far the gloves are fantastic. He is normally a medium in gloves and I got him a size 10 which fit him great. I liked the lobstah style and he was super excited about the built in visor wiper.
January 5, 2015