Scorpion TSW Gloves
A decent winter sportsbike glove
Overall, I am satisfied with this glove for what I paid for it. It is a good looking glove and has a moderate amount of protection. I am able to fit the gauntlet over my jacket sleeve which I prefer to having the sleeve over the gauntlet. You can do it either way. I have ridden with them about 500 miles so far and they are slowly breaking in, getting softer and more comfortable. There are no uncomfortable internal stitches that I notice. Construction is good quality. I expect they will last a long time. I have mostly ridden in the 45-50 degree temperature range and have not gone under 40. I am riding without heated hand grips, a windshield or grip guards and my hands, mostly the tips of my fingers, are a little cold but definitely tolerable. I think my hands would probably be too cold in these gloves under 40 degrees but I am not going to be riding when it is that cold anyway.
They are more bulky than summer gloves for sure but operating the controls with them on is not too bad and getting easier as they break in. I have accidentally honked the horn several times with my left small finger.
As far as fit is concerned, my hand circumference is 8.25 inches and I went with the large which is probably the right size. There is plenty of room. I think a medium would be too tight for me.
December 9, 2015
Good for those with skinny arms.
Decent gloves, warm enough for my naked bike. The big problem I have is even though I purchased 2XL the gauntlet is to tight to get over most anything but my bare arms and I ain't Popeye.
So if you have skinny forearms your fine but if you've spent any time in the gym or worked construction fuhgeddaboudit.
February 5, 2015
I almost love it...
This *should* have been an incredible cold weather glove. Should have been. But, it's not.
1) The thumb is almost as long as the index finger. I've had a dozen pairs of gloves and none have ever had a thumb this long. There is 3/4" of glove hanging off the end of my thumb.
2) The first wrist strap There is some kind of flap that covers this tie-down. And the flap is so small that it's impossible to use the gloves to hold it up and strap down the strap. And the strap itself doesn't have enough Velcro to fudge the strap down tightly. The strap just falls off so you have to play with the strap several times to get it to stay in place all while messing with the stupid flap that covers it.
3) The gauntlet is just barely too small to go over my snug fitting leather jacket arms. It works, but it takes a few moments longer to tuck your jacket cuffs under the gauntlet.
4) The gauntlet strap is tooo short when the gauntlet is covering my jacket cuff. It needs to be almost two inches longer. I have no confidence at all that the gauntlet strap will stay together in the event of a crash.
Those four points are HUGE deal breakers for me.
The glove itself keeps my hand "warm enough" into the 30's F. But the fingers do feel a little cool. Still, it's do-able and not bad. This is not a deal killer.
The glove is a little thicker than I was expecting due to the layers inside it. So the feel is lost and I find myself misjudging my clutch lever movement a lot. If I kept the glove I'm sure I would eventually get used to it. Because it's not horrible and this is my first winter glove. It's not bad, just not expected. This is not a deal killer.
The fingertip capability to control my Samsung Galaxy S4 cellphone's touch-screen works GREAT. Wow, even better than I expected. Even though the glove fingers are huge and fat, if you use the very tip of the fingers to control your cellphone, then you somehow can actually type on the soft keyboard without fat fingering anything. This is the gloves only real saving grace IMO.
The glove isn't as "sportbike-sporty" looking in real life as I expected it to be from the pictures. But it's sporty enough if that's the style you're going for. It doesn't look like your Grandpa's riding gloves anyway.
I really, really wanted to like these gloves. And if it weren't for the incredibly long thumbs and shoddy velcro straps, I would keep them. But these two issues are just HORRIBLE.
Btw, I got the gloves at Amazon because I had a credit over there. But I wish I'd bought them at Revzilla because it's going to take a week to return the gloves, then a few days for Amazon to credit my return, then another week before I get the Alpinestars Apex DryStar gloves that Matt at RevZilla recommended I get in the first place. And Revzilla returns/exchanges happen MUCH faster than Amazon's do.
January 16, 2014
Warm as your going to get.
They kept my hands from getting cold on a 35 degree day...Comfortable and if u added more padding it wouldn't be comfortable with the controls so to me there the warmest gloves your going to get and be comfortable for your controls...I have a scorpion winter jacket and they fit very good under the sleeves.
December 2, 2013
Good buy for the money
These are my first cold weather gloves and they help tremendously at slower speeds down into the 40 degree mark. At highway speeds (with no fairing) you feel a chill in the 50's, and you do get cold in the 40's, but it is bearable, certainly for a 40 minute or less ride; may need to stop (or step up to heated gloves) when you are riding longer. There is of course more bulk to these than something like the SGS, and it is a tighter fitting glove when you order in your normal size. That being said the reviews on gloves twice this price don't seem to provide anything more than these gloves. I haven't tested the waterproof aspects. Touchscreen works perfectly. My only complaints so far is that the glove feels a little tight on my left thumb and the wrist strap is difficult to cinch down tight due to it's length (but I am in a size small).
Improvements I would like to see are palm sliders and thicker leather on the velcro cuff pull.
November 6, 2013