Rukka R-Star 2 In 1 GORE-TEX Gloves
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
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