Rukka Apollo GORE-TEX Gloves
My go to gloves
I absolutely love the gloves. Takes a little while to break in but once you do they fit great.
November 10, 2014
great gloves too roomy for my taste
the fit great i bought 9, I'll will change them to 8, they feel kind of large
July 20, 2014
Very happy with this purchase. Am a size 9 in Revit, hand circumference 8.4 inch hence bordering on size 10 but ordered a 9 and they fit great - a bit snug, but after breaking in they will be just perfect. Rode them in 10C and my hands got cold after an hour - they are definitely meant for 15C and above I'd think. Not had a chance to test waterproofness yet. As for protection I'd comfortably wear these at highway speeds, feel like they will protect well should the worst happen. Thanks Revzilla for the great reviews.
April 21, 2014
Fantastic for wet weather...
I have been an avid user of the BMW Pro Summer gloves for awhile now and wear a size 8-8.5. However, I ordered a pair of Rukka Apollo gloves when I could not find the BMW ones anymore. I wear a size 10 Rukka and find the fit to be very nice indeed. This pair of gloves feel a lot more solid than the BMW ones. The armour makes me feel a lot more protected and the leather is also more substantial. I do not feel any discomfort when riding as long as I am careful about how I tighten that wrist strap. There is a pressure point if I do over-tighten it but it feels perfectly fine if I do not over-tighten. I will recommend this glove for anyone needing wet weather protection. I have worn this for about 10 months now and am loving it. The torrential rain here comes down in sheets and my hands have remained dry (albeit a little cold sometimes). Highly recommended.
April 1, 2014
Slider Pad Too Large
For fit, I wear a size nine in BMW gloves. My hand measures 8.25 to 8.5. Size 10 in Rukka gloves fit well as advised by Revzilla. Returned the glove because the slider pad on the palm of the hand is too large in my opinion. It interfered with a good grip on the handle bars. If not for that flaw, I would have kept the gloves because otherwise they are very nice gloves.
March 7, 2014
Waterproof with classic style
The Rukka Apollo is a classic-looking glove. I appreciate the protection provided by the composite knuckle armor, and I really like that the armor is hidden underneath the leather for a smooth, classic leather glove appearance. The Gore-Tex Xtra-Fit waterproof membrane is completely invisible to the touch; there's no movement of the liner inside the glove or crinkly feel. While I haven't tested the waterproofness, I trust the Gore-Tex to do it's job.
Note that there is no thermal insulation in this glove; for me, they are good down to about 45 degrees with heated grips. Also, the gauntlet is meant to be worn underneath the cuff.
If you just want a basic waterproof glove, there are cheaper options. But if you want a high-quality, classically-styled, Gore-Tex leather glove, this is a good choice. This glove pairs very well with my Armas jacket.
November 18, 2013
Excellent 3-season Glove
Got these gloves to replace my BMW gloves, which have been fading in the sun (I was on my 3rd pair - BMW replaced the first one, I just purchased a new pair after that one faded.)
My BMW gloves were a size 9, and (after break-in) were a bit on the 'loose' side. The Apollo pair is also a size 9 and a bit on the snug side out of the box - not uncomfortable, but definitely much more snug than the BMWs. I am sure they'll loosen up a bit with wear, and should fit very well at that time.
As for the top strap, yes it is a bit short, and come come out of its guide if not careful. By changing the way I put the gloves on, I manage to keep it threaded now, so that is not a problem for me.
The hard protections are really nicely done. Hope I'll never need it, but good to have it if it ever became necessary.
I definitely can recommend these gloves.
(Riding K1600GT, about 15000-18000 miles/year average)
August 11, 2013
Although the glove is very well made, the wrist strap is poorly designed and frustrating in use. Every time you take off the glove the strap need to be re threaded through the loop hole. It's just not well thought out.
I have a Ruuka jacket and it's one of the best made and all around Best jackets I've ever owned.
They need to think more about their gloves.
August 7, 2013