Rukka R-Star 2 In 1 GORE-TEX Gloves
Great quality gloves from Rukka
First of all sizing
My hands are 8.25 inches around and middle finger is 3.5 inches long. I wear a 9 in Rukka and the fit is tight at first but will break in a bit and will fit perfect. I do wish the fingers could be just a bit longer... I do find dainese gloves to have longer fingers on some models
There are a lot of layers in these gloves and you definitely can feel them even in the grip chamber, there is a layer of fleece on your palm and then the leather palm on the outside, so if you are in the warm chamber, your hand will feel two layers plus the outter layer.
I rode with them on on a 45 degree day and my fingers did get a chill. I was kind of disappointed somehow but these are NOT meant be full on winter gloves. I'm sure they will work better perhaps with heated grips and wind blockers.
If you want warm hands below 45 degrees riding, go with heated gloves if you don't have wind blocks and heated grips.
Knuckle protection very solid, super fabric nice, palm padding could be better. Cuff opening somewhat small and short.
Waterproof yes ! Hands dry yes !
Overall, they are good gloves for spring and fall in NYC area. (Everyone has different tolerance to cold). Heated gloves in winter for sure.
Recommended for Spring and Fall riding. Not winter
March 11, 2015
Ordered one size larger than what I needed and fit was perfect. They are decent cold weather gloves, but I guess we all have different circulation and cold thresholds. Have worn them at 35 degrees for maybe an hr or two at different speeds and they do a good job. But fingers did get a chill, but by no means uncomfortable. Probably no substitute for heated gloves for long day rides below 40 degrees. That being said I think these gloves are great for early, early spring into early summer and late summer into late, late fall. Fit great and feel very protected. Grip on handlebar is decent too with the extra padding, still feel like I have a good grip on bars.
March 9, 2015
Outstanding protection & Quality
These gloves are awesome. Protection and leather quality are outstanding. While I did not get a lot of time with them before a kind person decided to run a red light which lead me t-boning him. Well the knuckle protection worked perfectly, I did not actually notice any damage until I got home. One issue that I have is they are a little on the thick side but for a winter glove they should work well
February 5, 2015
would recommend it to everyone who rides in any kind of weather
November 24, 2014
50 degrees to 25 degrees. everyday commuter...spirited.
this review will be simple and to the point. I purchased this glove close to a month ago. I use it everyday mid afternoon and early morning. I commute only on motorcycle everyday the work week and so far the weather conditions have been variable which is excellent.the coldest weather I've ridden in with these gloves has been 27 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit and as warm as high fifties mid sixties. Not only has his glove kept me extremely dry but it can easily keep you warm in 40 and 30 degree weather.
I read reviews all the time of people complaining that their fingertips get so frozen in the thirties while the writing I find I can ride easily between 60 and 90 miles an hour with his glove in temperature is as low as I have mentioned in this review. Of course at a certain point you'll start to feel the cold through your fingertips but honestly being a resilient human being makes it easy 2 look past what your fingertips may feel and just enjoy the ride in an amazing all weather glove.
I have previously owned A 2 piece very thin Harley Davidson leather glove with a thin insulating layer. This glove I wore for 2 winters in Maryland and if I ever felt my hands or fingers freeze and feel painful because of the cold I.e the cold wind, it was then. this glove blew my expectations and all my previous gloves out of the water...just an excellent buy for the cold winter and fall. Cheers to Rukka and the RevZilla team thank you...ride on.
November 10, 2014
Excellent Winter Glove
I have had a great experience with these gloves. For one, the fit and look good. They are well built and seem durable. The double glove feature is unique and works well for me. I did some 20F rides this winter, and wore them most of the spring also. Although price is up there, it is another good product from Rukka
June 30, 2014
great quality, but !!!
They are extremely well made but they are bulky and have very little feel.
The gauntlets are very short and hard to pull over jacket cuffs.
They are fairly warm but my finger tips tinkle after 20 min. in 30 degree ride.
I would not buy again!
January 7, 2014
Rukka R-Star 2 In 1 Gloves
I am using heated grips so this is perfect for above freezing. I ride 30 mins in the morning and its ok. I use heated gloves below freezing. As you have a liner inside, the tips of the liner are stitched to the end of the glove's ends so the tips have an extra length which means its a tad longer than your fingers. The thumb gets cold first as you don't have good contact with the heated grips. Very tactile grip and extra protection opposite palm of hands. A little expensive than most gloves. Material, protection and build are very good.
December 16, 2013