Scorpion Insulator Gloves
Great Bang for Buck for Cold Weather Glove
Needed an insulated glove now that the weather is turning on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I use these with Oxford heated grips, and I have wind blocking grip guards (clear plastic rather than the full Barkbuster types). Very comforable glove, warm, took light rain well. Glove is designed for heated grips with the insulation predominately on top of the hand. Less on the palm which is great with heated grips and lets you fell the grips and bike well. Light foam padding on back of hand and knuckles -- that's the one downside, there's not much protection. But for $40 it's a great glove. I used their size chart and ordered XL, which fits fine but is just a bit long in the fingers which makes operating things like turn signals, horn, etc. a bit tougher. Full gauntlet with velcro closure ... easy on and off. I rated "Airflow" as "good" because there is little airflow as this is a cold weather glove -- so it's "good" that it doesn't have much airflow.
October 12, 2015
Not Great for < 40 Degrees
These gloves are ok. If you have a short commute and the weather isn't too cold, these are just fine. Positives are cost and they're not as bulky as other winter gloves I've tried. Negatives: The fingers in the lining are shorter than the fingers for the shell, so even if I jam my fingers in as far as I can, there is always loose material on the tips of my fingers. This makes it awkward when I'm trying to grab my keys or pay for gas. Another negative: if the weather is too cold they just plain don't work. Your hands will get cold.
I would recommend these gloves for the 40 to 60 degree F range, and for the price they're not bad. If you ride year round and want some WINTER gloves, look elsewhere.
February 25, 2015
Does the trick
Lining is very soft and warm. Still getting used to the extra bulk when reaching for the clutch, but it beats frozen fingers.
January 19, 2015
I do recommend it but make sure you get the right size.
These are my second pair of scorpion gloves (my other pair are the klaw in a large which of course is a summer spring glove).
I thought sizing would be the same, since they are same brand, so I also got these in a large. These gloves are a little too big on the tip of my fingers. These gloves are much warmer than my other gloves, but the cold (low 40s)still manages to get thru on the tip of my fingers. Everywhere else it's fine. I'm being lenient with these due to the price, but if you want to play you gotta pay!
November 3, 2014
Disappointed with quality and performance
When I first got these the quality of the build and materials looked excellent. They fit great and are quite comfortable. However it only took one short ride in cold weather to realize these gloves provide very little in terms of warmth and insulation. To make matters worse the stitching alongside one of the fingers has already come undone after minimal use, leaving a hole for cold air to get it.
I wasn't expecting a top notch glove for the money but I was hoping they would perform better than my $40 alpine star gloves which are still going good strong into their 4th year.
September 20, 2014
This product has great style
These gloves fit very well. They are more of a European style fit, as with a lot of Scorpions gloves.
April 21, 2014
Nice glove, but I had to return it due to size
Nice winter glove, warm, good construction, excellent quality for $50. But unlike Scorpion helmets and jacket sizing, their glove size chart is wrong.
For my other gloves (Alpinestars and Spidi), their charts give me size S, and they fit real nice.
Scorpions size chart gave me between M and L, so I chose M. It was one size too big. I should have ignored their chart and went with a typical S (like every other brand) instead.
February 14, 2014
Not bad for the Non-extreme cold weather.
To be fair, these are my first real name brand gloves. Before these I was wearing some "Bilt" leather mesh glovers, and before that some generic walmart brand motorcycle gloves. So anything would have been a step up.
I need some cold weather gloves to make riding a little more comfortable at night now that winter is just about here. I took the gamble on getting these gloves despite not having any customer reviews, or a revzilla review(hehem) because the specs read to cover my needs as a rider and because the other gear I have gotten from scorpion is pretty great.
I ordered the medium of these and they fit well, especially when riding, but I do have a little extra room in the thumb which makes me think I could have gone for the small if I wanted. The gloves are pretty comfortable, and not nearly as bulky as their picture would suggest. I honestly was expecting them to be almost snow glove thick.
When riding I maintain all the dexterity needed for all the controls and then some. I can even still navigate the controls on my helmet fairly easy. The only problem I had is when I first got them my right hand would cramp a little while I was riding because my fingers were resistant to the extra material between them and would try to squeeze together. But once I got used to it, I was all good.
As far as function goes, these do an amazing job of blocking wind, I couldn't even feel the air on my hands. Because of the longer cuff I could conceal the ends of the sleeves to my Jacket keep air from getting in keeping my arms warmer as a bonus. As far as keeping my hands warm, my hand are naturally pretty cold when my body is laired up to begin with. But I will stay these keep my hands from getting any colder or going numb so I'd say its still a win.
As far as water proofing, I've only encounter some vary moist fog and momentary light downpours while wearing these. However in all situations my hands did not get wet, and because of the build quality I'd say they will probably hold up pretty well when wet comes to worse. Also the Temp around where I live in the could season is usually between about low 60s (F) on a nice day to about low 40s high 30s on a cold night or early morning.
These gloves look pretty nice to with my Scorpion Hat Trick Jacket. Though I think they may work better as a combo with the Intrepid or the Commander II.
Thus far I am very pleased with these gloves.
November 13, 2013