Rukka Argosaurus Gore-Tex X-Trafit Gloves
extremely protective, goretex is magic, pretty good feel considering how protective they are, hi viz colorway is fantastic. they're fantastic gloves and the palm slider has already saved my wrist bones once.
December 8, 2015
The Rukka Argosaurus is a fantastic 3-season, water-proof glove.
Unlike most gloves I've worn (Alpinestars - which I love), these required almost no break-in to feel comfortable. Perfectly waterproof. Good ventilation. Very decent protection.
Fit: Sizing is true. I wear a Large in Alpinestar GP Pros and the Argosaurus has the same fit. Note: I wear a tight-ish Medium in the GP Tech gloves. The Large allows for a vey thin (think silk) glove liner to be worn in the Argosaurus. It extends their temperature range quite a bit.
Cons: I'm only giving them 4-stars because of the interior stitching. Inside the glove, you can feel where the stitching wasn't finished correctly. The plastic yarn sticks through in two places and hits my fingers. Annoying, but acceptable.
Note: This is not a winter glove. If it's humid and in the 40s, your hands are going to be cold in these (even with hand warmers). I use a liner and it helps immensely. Using a exterior glove cover will et you comfortable through the winter. This is the route I choose as the protection and the feel of this glove is great. Worth adding an extra layer.
November 30, 2015
Aquaman will die in these
Switched these from Rukka's Imatra, and immediately putting it on and taking off is so much easier given the bonded-on Xtrafit lining. If you want a plushier interior, go for the Imatras. If you want feel like you ditched the condom, the Argosaurus is your choice. Decided to write this only after I tested out the Goretex in the rain and boy, was it a storm. I almost felt like Percy Jackson was riding pillion. After an hour of full on rain, my hands were bone dry, cool and comfortable. These new Goretex tech would be Aquaman's kryptonite.
November 8, 2015
I needed gloves that provided protection from the elements and still provided protection from collision related incidents.
These fulfill that role far better than most other gloves on the market. Not many can offer the level of protection that these do for the sport-touring crowd and still offer a gore-tex layer.
I had considered the Dianese D1's but they had no protection against water (it rains a LOT here).
The impact protection built into the palm of the glove is definitely a game changer for me, i've never owned a pair of gloves that had any protection zones for the bones in the palm of the hand. The protection on the topside of the glove is outstanding, my only complaint if I had one is the lack of better protection for the secondary major knuckle in the lower half of the fingers as it extends away from that massive buffer zone on the topside of the palm.
I'd consider the Dianese Full Metal D1's to be excellent companion for the Rukka if your needing a dedicated warm-dry weather back-up in case the the Rukka's feel too uncomfortable in hot/dry weather.
The out of the box fitment for these at size 10 (large); Right hand is near perfect, left hand a little long in the fingers but otherwise fine.
May 6, 2015
these gloves fit a little small, but not enought to alter sizes
I wear Alpinestars size M and got a size 9, however they when they broke in they fit a little big, so I got another pair of size 8
February 23, 2015
Man, I have been wanting these gloves for a long time. My hands are big, but not huge.
The size 13 White, black, and yellow gloves have been not available for 6 or more months. So, I decided to get the size 12 and see if they would fit.
Ahhhhhh, almost, but not quite!!!!!
Got to return them and wait for the size 13's to come available.
I can attest that the quality of this glove is top rate. No loose seams or shoddy sewing noticed. Plenty of protection for the fingers and hands. Very impressed.
I wish I could keep them, but they are a shad bit tight.
November 27, 2014
Fantastic gloves. Materials and construction are first rate.
I have had other gloves with hard protection and I got rid of them as they bothered me after an hour or so. These are great. I haven't tried the Goretex yet but my Rukka jackets have been watertight so I expect no less here. Very comfy and the fit is superb. Beware on sizing choice as these run very small. I wear L and sometimes XL in other gloves and I originally ordered a size 10. I couldn't even get them on. Revzilla did a no charge exchange for a size 11 and now they are perfect. They are very expensive but quality costs money. Highly recommended if you have the digit.
October 13, 2014
Could be more breathable..
It's perfect for long-ride tours, perfect protection, comfort, warm and easy to use. Knuckle protection made of titanium and also Palm slider protection external stitching for ventilation. I use this gloves with changing Rukka Hero gloves on different conditions, pairing with Rukka Airman jacket and Airvision pants perfectly fit and visual effects on other road-runners :)
August 20, 2014