Rukka 3-Finger Gore-Tex Gloves
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
this product for bikers is very dangerous
Gloves are the most warm things my husband ever used, but 2 fingers together (second and third) on the right hand, limiting to hold brakes and gas at the same time, movement you need during steep descent or hairpin turn... and it's just IMPOSSIBLE!
So... we fall down!!!
Be careful, people!
January 5, 2015
Fantastic winter gloves
I ride year-round, in rain and cold and all the other stuff. This is my second try at gloves that will a.) not let my hands get wet and b.) keep my hands warm.
In western Oregon, we generally have loads of rain from October-June. However, it usually isn't both sub-freezing and raining at the same time, so warm gloves don't necessarily have to be dry gloves, but since it does rain a lot here, I want them to be waterproof, too.
These gloves absolutely rock at both things.
The design is weird, but it works like a charm. I haven't had any trouble with turn signals or throttle control. Yes, they're bulky. That's so they can have enough loft to keep the icy air off your hands.
They are very waterproof; about a week ago we had pretty heavy rainfall. I was riding at about 70mph in heavy rain for over an hour at a stretch, and not once did my hands get wet. Not damp. Not clammy. They were warm and comfortable. It was awesome.
They have a palm slider, which is a great thing in my opinion. No other protection, but with the thickness of the gloves, you're unlikely to need knuckle protection for the most part, I'd think.
And finally, they're very warm. We rode in ~30F weather for about 2 hours (with short stops to do errands, but 40 minutes at 70mph on the highway at a time) and my hands didn't get cold.
Something to keep in mind with winter gloves like this -- their loftiness/fluffiness is what helps keep your hands warm. Don't pack these away somewhere where they can be squished down flat. Let them sit without compression. If you flatten them, you're ruining their ability to insulate.
December 1, 2014
Purchased this for better cold weather protection. Went for the Gore-Tex for mainly wind blocking, not necessarily rain, but that works too.
The fit seems right on. Using the measurements and chart, I fell into a large and the large fit fine.
What is odd is that the outer shell seems to keep two fingers together, but the inner liner still has separate positions for each finger. This doesn't quite allow one finger to help warm another and doesn't quite offer the room that I expected in the glove.
In temps just above freezing, I was plenty comfortable. Reaching and using the controls were a challenge at first, but as I rode, I got used to the bulk. Eventually the only real issue was signaling a left turn as it was hard to hook the control with my thumb to pull it left. Got into the habit of signaling a bit earlier to be sure.
The cinch on the wrist is a nice velcro strap. The cinch on the gauntlet is a nice pull cord. The cord lock is held, so you can easily pull it tight with one hand or your teeth as needed. Releasing it takes both hands, but you usually have it off for that anyway.
Without the heated grips on, I could feel some coldness of the handlebars coming through the base of my fingers, but with the grips on, that vanished. The heat sink effect of handlebars is significant and I'd rather a thinner glove and heated grips than something that tried to completely eliminate it.
I'm sure if you spent more you could get better dexterity and such, but for the price point, these do a good job keeping the hands comfortable in cold conditions.
November 3, 2014
Great for price
I ride many mornings in the low 30's. My hands were painfully cold in last pair of "winter" gloves. These exceeded my expectations for the price, even for short periods in the high 20's. I do have grip heaters but even so I think you would be happy with the glove if you don't have heaters.Can's speak for waterproof limits. The lobster design is not even noticed when wearing except for the fact that I believe it adds to the comfort.
I think you would be hard pressed to find a warmer glove for the price.
April 10, 2014
Bizarre looking but great
I've had these for a month or two, and so far they've been excellent. These gloves are very warm and comfortable. I have to say that my finger tips get a bit numb after extended riding in near-freezing temps, but that's to be expected for non-heated gear. Definitely water/windproof, too. My only real gripe is that I feel like there's too much material in the palm and not enough in the finger tips. When sitting at a light (grabbing levers), my finger tips are being pulled back by the gloves whereas my palms feel like the could use less material/bulk to wrap around the grips. Sometimes this results in grabbing more throttle than I intended. Overall, solid gloves at a great price.
April 10, 2014