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
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