Scorpion TSW Gloves
Low Cost Outweighs Imperfections
These gloves have plenty of upside, including a comfortable interior and effective waterproofing. After riding through rain (and hail) several times in Alaska this summer, I've been quite pleased. The most significant downside is that it is very difficult to get the gauntlet of the glove over a jacket sleeve. I haven't had a lot of leaking with the sleeve over the gauntlet, but it's still a bit annoying. That is why I mark "Average" for comfort. I would definitely recommend these gloves to anyone looking for a protective, waterproof, low-cost glove.
July 1, 2016
Strange fit, indeed
I have a pair of grandfather gloves that are fine under dry and warm conditions. But what to do when it rains? After much contemplating (and much product review reading), I came to the conclusion that no matter how much money I throw at waterproof, 3-season gloves, I'd still end up with somewhat cold fingers in the fall in Nova Scotia, unless I am able to layer (with the exemption of heated technology, maybe and make that a Maybe with a capital M - if someone wants to correct me on that .... please go ahead). So, instead of buying gloves in the $200 category, I opted for these ones and intended to buy them big enough to fit one or two sets of liner gloves underneath, depending on temperatures.
I am female, tall, my hands are big enough that I can wear men's sizes when needed. I'd usually buy women's gloves size M-L and men's size M. After measuring and considering the fact that these gloves would run small, I opted for men's L, but that was not quite big enough. When they arrived, I noticed that my middle finger felt restricted, as did my palm. I could not fully open my hands and it took effort to keep the grip around the handlebar.
However, while the glove felt restrictive in some parts, the thumb and index finger were way longer than necessary. Despite this, I went ahead and exchanged the L for size XL. Quite frankly, XL is overall too big, but I am used to riding with somewhat clunky gloves and I will be able to wear liner gloves underneath, and that's more important to me.
I second the observations by a previous reviewer that the construction of the gauntlet straps is sub-optimal. If I could just get them tighter around the wrists, I'd be a lot happier, but maybe I try and find some extra velcro straps somewhere.
So, because of the strange fit, they are kind of odd to wear, but in terms of bang for buck I totally recommend.
June 29, 2016
I've been wearing these for a few days now in 40°-55° F heavy downpour rains (it's Spring storm season here) and I've been very pleased with these gloves. I drive 1-hr @ 80mph to work every morning and my hands have been staying warm and perfectly dry while the outside of my rain suit is sloppy wet leaving water trails everywhere.
They do fit tight but it's obvious they will stretch. I wear a 2XL in all gloves so that is what I ordered for these and they are snug but very comfortable and the liner feels really good.
I read reviews on the gauntlets not fitting over jackets and I don't get it. I'm a weightlifter and currently dead lift 450-lbs RAW which requires strong grip strength. My forearms are about 18" diameter and my wrists are about 7" diameter so I don't think I qualify for the scrawny arms club. This time of year I wear an armored mesh jacket (currently a Scorpion Eddy) covered with my rain suit and there is plenty of room inside the gauntlet. I also have a Scorpion Yosemite jacket that I tested them with and it fits inside them with plenty of room. I did expand the velcro out wider than they shipped and I keep the inner liner elastic edge against my wrist so maybe that makes a difference. Also maybe 2XL has a wider gauntlet than the other reviews had?...
I definitely recommend this glove for this price range, it seems tough to beat in this category, although I am curious how warm they will be in below freezing weather next winter.
May 17, 2016
Good winter glove
These gloves will definitely keep the wind out. They run small; I measured and was sure I needed a Large but that was way too tight. The X-Large is perfect.
One feature they have I didn't notice before purchase was a drawstring around the wrist for added closure.
April 12, 2016
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