Rukka Pluto GORE-TEX Gloves
durable and reliable product
Got these to wear during the GA winters. Have to say they are great gloves. I was worried about the lack of knuckle protection initially, but I had a low side crash in the mountains and these gloves proved to be versatile and protective. I have also worn them in the rain and the Gore-tex kept me dry the whole time and the face-shield wiper came in handy.
The only complain would be the effort it takes to take them off and put them during gas stops.
March 31, 2014
Best gloves I have every had on my hands.
Reviewed a lot of gloves. Some here on revzilla and some on the internet. I ended up picking the Rukka Pluto's and I am very pleased. It's hard to spend that much money on gloves and not expect to be a little disappointed. I wasn't. Sizing chart was right on. Gloves are just a little stiff but hey, they are non electric winter gloves. Have to have some insulation in there. I ride a BMW f800 with grip puppies and I have no problem at all.
I am a size 10 so, my hands are not that big. No air flow at all. Gloves super well made. Im glad I bought these and I would buy them again....Thanks Anthony for all the great reviews!!!
March 5, 2014
a nice glove
A nice and warm glove. I wish they had a size larger to fit my big hands.
February 4, 2014
Quality materials, bulky feel
I have short fingers and a wide palm, and these gloves fit my hands very well. And I really dig the way they look. The quality of the materials is the best thing about the glove - I haven't felt better leather on gloves.
I can't comment on performance in poor weather because it hasn't rained since I've owned the Pluto. These gloves have kept my hands cool and dry in temps up to low 80s (I switch gloves if it gets any hotter). They have kept my hands warm and responsive in the low 40s. I can't wait to see how these gloves perform in even lower temps.
Here are my complaints about the glove:
1. The gloves feel bulky - it sometimes feels like I'm pinching rather than gripping the controls.
2. Taking the gloves off is a chore.
3. The gauntlet doesn't fit over the cuff of my jacket - it just mashes into place in my cuff.
January 24, 2014
A nice glove that won't empty your bank account
I have been putting off reviewing these gloves for a while, as I have had them for over a month as we have been getting slammed with snow and cold here in Pennsylvania and I have not had many opportunities to get out on my bike. These gloves do run quite small: I measured my hand and they recommended a size 11, but I ordered a size 12 - their version of an XXL - and they still seem overly snug. (I had thought about returning them, but I’ve never seen a size 13 on Revzilla’s web site.) So, what with the big snow storm today, I got out of work early and took my size 12 Rukka Plutos out for a spin … on the sledding slope. As I wore them, my hands were warm and the gloves began to break in, making my hands feel a bit less restricted and more comfortable. Most importantly, my hands were bone dry after multiple sledding runs. For reference, the temperature outside was 20 degrees and there was a steady 15-20 mile/hour wind blowing. Not an exact apples-to-apples comparison with regards to riding a bike in wintery weather, but this will give you a sense as to the gloves cold weather capability.
As far as armor and design: yes, these gloves do lack hard knuckles, but there is soft armor across the knuckles so you are not totally unprotected. The palm is leather-reinforced and has a hard slider to protect you against a slide in the event of an accident. Overall, I think these gloves are stylish and well designed. Most importantly, they will keep your hands warm and dry in cold weather.
January 21, 2014
These gloves are great. They're what I would expect from around $150. They are built very well with nice ingredients. They are a bit stiff though, which is why I say 4 on comfort. I say 5 on airflow because there is no airflow and that's good for cold weather gloves. In the video he calls out the wrist strap and I agree with him but I see no issues with it. I think Rukka designed the strap that way so their logo is right out there on the side of your wrist. The gauntlets are bellowed enough to be worn outside your jacket but slim down impressively well. I can see wearing these in cold to cool to mild temps. Some of these high end companies put out so-so products at high end prices but you can trust Rukka has made a really nice pair of gloves here. Oh yeah, they look awesome too.
December 21, 2013
Nice cool weather gloves
Other than slightly smaller than expected I really like these gloves.
November 20, 2013
Awesome all-round fall gloves
Just received these two weeks ago and being up here in the Great White North, I have had the opportunity to put them to the test in cold rains and even a bit of snow. I am happy to report that they definitely block out the elements as promised. They are by no means a warm glove, however the fact that I can ride 20 minutes at 120 KPH (~70 MPH) on the highway while it's below freezing, and still have the dexterity to put my keys away speaks volumes. Although not a warn set of gloves they keep the wind and rain at bay. If you have naturally cold hands get some liners for these.
As far as fitment goes, I was pleasantly surprised at how well they do fit by going through the measurement for the Euro-converted numerical size.
November 11, 2013