Rukka Vauhti Gloves
Perfect glove in everything but the abrasive velcro
FIRST: I do not see myself shopping for riding stuff elsewhere anymore. Note: I live in Brazil… Revzilla, you were perfect!
SIZING was my main concern, so let’s feedback: After long considering all sizing reviews, from Revzilla and its Customers, and making several my-hand measurements, I decided for a size 10 and it fitted as it should: like a glove! I found out my left and right hands are different. Also, measuring my hand not touching anything or over the table (like holding the motorcycle grip) makes difference (from 1 to 5%). DATA: Over the table: RH 241mm; LH 225mm (imperial: 9 ½”; 8 7/8”). Hand free: RH 229mm; LH 222mm (imperial: 9”; 8 ¾”). MY DECISION: Rukka Vauhti Goretex SIZE 10.
Rukka Vauhti - WHAT A GLOVE! Stylish and toughly ready for the bad to come. I feel like been safer. Very good quality impression and protections (not tested, TKS God). Under rain it works just the same as in dry weather. I took the white color and it looks great. It is pricy, but it’s a good quality purchase. I’m counting it will last for years. Velcro could be non abrasive so it won’t ruin the jacket and helmet when I carry the gloves around stored inside... And the pulling tip could be bigger, so it would be easier to open/ close with gloves! The glove thickness does affect the sensitivity of motorcycle controls but nothing prohibitive.
I ride a 100cc Honda Lead Scooter in heavy city traffic the whole week (São Paulo, Brazil), and, when I’m lucky, I ride a BMW GS F800 on the weekend! :-). So I selected 2 gloves, one light and one with more protection. It’s a hot weather here, 25 to 36oC (77 to 98F), aggravated by the low speeds :-( … so ventilation is a MUST! I selected a Rukka Vauhti Goretex (size10) for the grown up bike, and a RevIT Sand Pro (size L) for the day by day junior rides… I am very happy. I got exactly what I wanted with both.
I was not used to wear gloves at all. It’s just too hot… The RevIT Sand Pro is ok below 30oC (86F), Rukka Vauhti I can only use below 25 oC (77F). RevIT Sand Pro sensitivity is a lot better, it’s like wearing nothing, but Rukka Vauhti feels safer and is ok to feel the bike controls. Riding in a he11 of a traffic, I always keep a stand-by-finger-on-the-horn, so glove flexibility is a must! Both gloves do the job.
March 8, 2014
Great gloves with waterproof gortex lining
Gloves fit fantastic and are very well made. I would buy them again.
October 28, 2013
I was looking for comfortable mid-season gloves and I must say I have found exactly what I was looking for.
They are light, waterproof and allow me to feel nimble while operating the bike or looking for keys or earbuds in my pockets.
As mentioned by the others, the only drawback is their lack of air flow but riding close to 500 miles over 9 hours by 80 F this weekend was not really an issue.
I do not know yet how they will behave when the temperature will drop to 50 or 40 F.
If a $189 price is acceptable for you, this pair of gloves is definitely a must have.
August 12, 2013
Airflow? We don't need no stinking airflow!
Gloves are probably the hardest items to review and recommend because it's the one piece of equipment that you'll either love or hate, and the next rider will completely disagree with you.
First, these are great gloves. The fit (for the most part) is great, the finish is even better. The amount of tech that they put in this glove is amazing, and I hope never to have to use them. I wear a size 9 in other gloves, but I got the size 10 based on the sizing chart. The glove fits like a charm except that the digits are a tad big longer than the Held for some reason. The only time I notice the length is when I'm trying to push a small button (which is not that often).
Next, air flow... Well, there isn't much there at all. This glove is windproof so if you're expecting air to flow freely around your hands forget it. I've ridden the deserts of SoCal with these at 90+, and it wasn't quite as bad as I expected. Yes, your hands will get warm (it is 90+ degrees after all), but my hands stayed mostly dry the entire time (thanks to the Gore-Tex material). I actually prefer these in the hot weather because of exactly that - my hands stay dry! On the flip side I've ridden with these down to 40 degrees in the mountain canyons and they worked great. [NOTE: Heated grips are perfect in cold weather with these gloves].
I have winter gloves, summer gloves, and now these. I'm going to be wearing a lot less of the former two.
April 22, 2013
These Gloves are like Motocross gloves on steroids! I had been looking for a short cuff gloves to wear under the sleeves of my Klim Badlands Pro jacket. Those sleeves are LONG and it's tough to get a long cuff glove under them. I tried so many different gloves and I felt these were just awesome! I usually wear a size 9 in Held gloves. So I went with the large Rukka Vauhti gloves and the fit was almost perfect--the thumbs a just a bit long. The material allows for great dexterity and makes the gloves very comfortable. There was almost no break in time. The padding behind the Super-fabric is much softer than my Held gloves. So far I have worn these in temps ranging from 40-67F and my hands felt fine. At 67F my hands were almost too hot! While they do breathe a little but the Gore-tex stops any air from flowing through them. Overall, I think these are great. Just don't expect them to replace your summer gloves. Think Spring-Fall-mild winter. Although, along with my Hippo Hands I'll be wearing these all winter!
December 7, 2012