Rukka R-Star 2 In 1 Gore-Tex Gloves
Bargain 2-in-1 gloves with adequate protection.
Riding year round, I used to have to turn to the snowmobile industry for equipment. Now we can turn to the folks in Finland for more motorcycle specific features such as basic protection and a visor wiper.
Bargain, durable, "2-in-1" glove with optional entry channel closer to palm to allow better feel for the bars (and better proximity to those electric grip hand warmers).
Great for me down to a wet 32 degrees at a backroad 55 mph.
December 14, 2015
Great gloves with one real flaw...
I love a lot about this glove (protection & warmth) but I do wish they included a double wrist closure to tighten up the cuff. I ordered a size 13 and the cuff fits loosely around my jacket. Wish they allowed for a way to tighten the cuff like pretty much any other winter glove in this price range. If you really want to seal in that warm air you have to fit the cuff under your Jacket which may be a problem for some.
In fact if you're riding a sport bike with clip-ons I can't really recommend these gloves in the event that you do get caught in heavy rain during the colder months because you would really want to tighten these gloves over your jacket and you don't have that option here.
Otherwise these gloves are great and offer more protection than most winter gloves. I just wish the super fabric extended more into the base of the palm like a typical slider but I can live with it.
Overall I'm happy with these gloves and recommend them for anyone in the standard riding position.
November 22, 2015
Great concept but I'll stick with 2 separate gloves
I loved the idea about the two chambers, but returned them as they are quite uncomfortable.
They are definitely very warm, but that extra layer of fabric on your palm when using the top chamber makes the grip quite uncomfortable.
The gauntlet was too small to wear over a jacket and too big to fit underneath the jacket and that zipper doesn't do much either. Velcro or a bigger adjustment would have made it better, and there's no need for a waterproof zipper as underneath is still a Gore-Tex layer.
The quality of the leather and the protection are excellent. Sizing runs a bit small
April 6, 2015
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