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The R-Star Gloves feature Rukka's 2-In-1, dual chamber system. The rider can choose between two separate entries, offering direct grip or extra warmth. In the warm chamber, the extra insulation provides optimum warmth over all sides of the fingers. In the grip chamber, the insulation is only on the back of the fingers. This means a higher level of tactility and increased breathability.
Full cowhide leather construction
Fully waterproof, windproof and breathable Gore-Tex gloves
2 In 1 technology
Extra warmth for colder riding conditions with light insulation
Knuckle protection of carbon fiber with leather overlay
Scaphoid protection of Super Fabric
Visor wiper in left hand
Waterproof zipper and velcro strap provide positive closure
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
Great for serious cold weather
These are high quality gloves and worth the price, I think. The insulation and protection features are excellent and I love the 2-in-1 option of more grip or more warmth. I've done 10,000 km in these gloves through temps at and below freezing. The 'grippier' 2-in-1 option worked really well with the heated grips but when things got really cold, I went with the warmer 2-in-1 option and felt comfortable traveling at moderate speeds in temperatures around freezing.
October 30, 2013
Excellent Winter Glove
I used these gloves the past two weekends - first weekend the temp range was 48 - 60F. This past weekend the temp ranges was 42 - 50F with the wind chill dropping the morning temp to 36F. I put my left hand in the center chamber and right hand in the lower chamber. The right hand definitely had a better feel but the finger tips started to get cold after about 45 minutes(no heated grips). The left hand stayed warm the entire time. I switched the right hand to the center chamber and both hands stayed warm and comfortable for the ride - about 2 hrs of back-road highway speed riding. I would definitely recommend these gloves....they are much better than the cortech scarab that I also own. My buddy who also has a pair of scarab gloves had cold hands. No complaints from me with my Rukka R Star.
Two minor issues - 1) sizing is a bit weird. I normally wear a large but ordered a size 11. The thumb, index and middle fingers fit fine but the ring and pinky finger are a tad too long. I think a size 10 would have been too small. 2) the pull tab on the gauntlet is basically useless. It needs to be larger to allow for more adjustment and would be easier to use.
I would still recommend these gloves. I just hope they work equally as well in the rain....time will tell!
March 2, 2013
Nice in theory
1. The fit is really small, XXL in other brands fit me large, XXL in Rukka fits very tight and the fingers are too short.
2. Even tho fingers are too small inside there is enough excess material to catch the break lever when trying to position fingers on the break or clutch.
3. The visor wiper is waaay to short. It is practically useless.
4. On the plus side they are warm and are water proof but I think I could have gotten this feature from a glove that's significantly cheaper.
November 20, 2012
Worth the bucks
The gear geeks at RevZilla are correct: Order one size up.
Terrific winter gloves, fit is spot on. VERY comfortable, adjustments galore.
November 9, 2012
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mitch p:I tied these and the Held Twin Gore-Tex 2-in-1 Gloves. I really wanted to like these more, but I found these to have too much material in the palm of the hand. This would always bunch up when holding the grips, creating very annoying and uncomfortable folds in the glove between my hand the grip. The Held glove didn't do that.
As for liners, maybe others have a different view, but personally I've found little to recommend them. Gloves are designed with their own lining, and adding another layer of fabric - even a very thin one - the glove wasn't designed for just makes them very tight fitting and stiff - and not really much warmer. You also have a loose sheet of liner fabric inside the glove, creating the potential for it to bunch up or crease. And getting a bigger glove to accommodate the liner means the fingers will be too long. Not to mention the hassle of dealing with not just the gloves but the loose liner when taking them on or off. Just get a good glove that's as warm as you need it and don't think about liners. That's my two cents anyway.Feb 5, 2014
I'd love to help you, but unfortunately I have no idea what size my hand is :(
I can tell you that these gloves are fantastic. There wouldn't be room for me to wear a heated glove liner comfortably, and I think you may find that the combo of the lining of these rukka gloves + the liner may end up being too thick between your hand and the bike grips.
I ride all winter in NY, and while the Rukkas won't keep your fingers from quickly getting very cold when riding in freezing temperatures, they're better than any non-electric glove I've ever tried before, and the leather and lining and everything are super-top quality.
John N:Hello Paul S. I purchased a pair of Rukka 2 winter gloves and sized them based on the "Size Chart" found on Revzilla's webpage. The gloves fit the circumfrence of my hand but are much too short for my fingers and I can not wear them. If you plan to wear additional liners, you will most likely nedd to "size up". Unfortunatly, I pulled the tags off of the gloves and was not able to return them for a refund. If you do buy this glove or any product from Revzilla, make certain that you keep the tags on them and retain all shipping pakaging. John Newcastle, CAFeb 5, 2014