Rukka Imatra Gore-Tex Gloves
Great glove, fits well and is loaded with features
I'll start with fitment. I have short fingers, so I tend to buy gloves a size or two down. With Rukka gloves, a size 8 is a snug fit for my palm, but still a bit long in the fingers (for comparison, the size 8 fits similar to an Alpinestar small). Because of this, the index finger touch screen pad works only sometimes, but works great on the thumb.
Next up is warmth. I have a short commute to work (<2 miles), but even riding in sub-30-degree conditions for half an hour my hands stayed comfortable. Any longer than that and I'd recommend heated grips. The Gore-Tex liner is great, and the Outlast layer does an amazing job of preventing drastic changes in temperature.
As far as features go, the protection is great, the visor wipe could stand to be wider, the touch screen capability is a nice perk, and the Gore-Tex and Outlast layers do their job just as well as you'd expect for the premium price.
One thing I would like to note is the pull tabs have given me issues, and I would highly recommend against using them. Within a month of ownership, one pull tab popped right off, and on the other glove the outer layer of the glove began to tear where the pull tab is stitched on. Aside from that, these are great gloves and I would definitely recommend them for a 3-season/cold weather glove.
November 16, 2014
Feature rich but at $250 you expect and don't quite get perfection
Pros: The glove is feature rich and on that basis alone sets a very high bar. Great tactile feel -particularly for a winter glove. Comfortable and offers high level of protection (though greatfully not actually tested by me.)
Cons: After 20 minutes of riding in 40 degree weather, finger tips were getting cold. Built in rain wiper on right index finger was too small.
Really good glove, but for the money you expect -and don't quite get- perfection. Shout out to my sales associate Joe, whose courteous, patient professionalism was exceeded only by his product knowledge.
November 15, 2014
The gloves fit well and are well made. They are waterproof and keep my hands warm into the 30s with glove liners.
November 11, 2014
It's OK but not noteworthy
Rode with this glove on a couple of trips in the 40s and 50s. The glove kept my hands comfortable for about 20min but after that it was chilly fingers for the rest of the trip. My overall trip length was about an 1 1/2 hours of riding through the two lane roads, city traffic, and on the highway.
The fit of the glove is good and it provides a good tactile feel of the controls. The stitching is OK but I don't think the glove will last more than two seasons. I was hoping that the 'Outlast' technology would keep my hands comfortable for an entire trip but that was wishful thinking. Funny, 'Outlast' doesn't last an entire trip.
As far as being windproof, I didn't feel the wind flowing through the glove so I guess that counts as windproof. I hadn't ridden in the rain yet so I can't vouch for waterproof side of things.
Overall, for $250, the glove under performs and I will not be purchasing the gloves again.
November 10, 2014
tons of protection, nice gloves, soft, flexible, comfortable
I've ridden a few hundred miles in these gloves so far. I like best that they are a very nice glove that is not overly bulky, have tons of protection, very soft and flexible. The temps have been in the 40-50 range and riding was mainly highway at 45-55 speeds.
I have done as the techs at revzilla suggested....made sure my hands were warm before putting them in the glove...yet after an hour or so of riding, still feel my fingertips getting cool. So i'm not sure if this is normal, i.e. i shouldn't expect gloves to keep my hands totally warm, or if its the gloves. But for $250 i sure expected them to keep my hands totally warm. I really like the gloves though and will probably keep them unless i'm advised to try something different. It seems as though the other gloves noted to keep you hands warm are much bulkier and i don't want that. My $.02.
I'm normally a size 2xl and wear a size 12 in these gloves
November 10, 2014
My favorite so far...
I'm new to the motorcycle this year, but jumped right in and ride over 3 hours a day commuting in the Northeast. Typical really cold starts (35F low so far) and warm finishes make clothing choices difficult in the Fall months we are in right now.
This is my third pair of gloves for colder conditions and my favorite thus far. The first pair did not curve nicely and made my hands tired on the grips. the second is not waterproof otherwise work great. these are waterproof and have been tested in pouring rain for 90 minutes. i stayed dry.
After one day, or six hours, they had nicely molded to my hand and naturally curve with the grip.
they feel like they are very protective and aren't bulky so fit nicely inside my cuffs.
the touchscreen fabric on the thumb and index work great.
heated grips work great with them.
they do get warm above about 70F on my hands. no surprise with goretex, and i have handguards blocking most the wind so YMMV. And when they get warm the liner pulls out if not careful.
look and feel great. a nice addition to the gear arsenal.
October 10, 2014