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Excellence is the main target for this glove, designed for winter touring: it strikes the right balance between two key and contrasting values: the best insulation and the best handling feeling. Alu-Tech establishes itself as a very warm glove featuring cutting edge materials and stretch fabrics in order to obtain a great overall comfort.
External shell: stretch fabric and sheep hide
Waterproof H2OUT membrane
Aluminum added layer in insulation
Fleece inner layer, insulating over back hand and palm
Anti water intrusion back of glove sleeve with added H2OUT membrane
the glove works as advertised in keeping your hand warm down to the 40s, as i've experienced so far.
fingers are slightly short so reaching with your thumb for controls are might create some fatigue as your have to reach pretty hard to use them. maybe it'll improve as i break them in more.
however, one big caveat. if your hand gets slightly damp, the liner pulls out of the fingers making it hard to get on the next time you use them. really annoying.
September 30, 2013
Very good gloves!
These are nice gloves. Warm enough for rides at around 40 degrees Farenheit. Not toasty, but no frozen fingers either.
I am 5' 8" and with normal size hands and ordered the XL size which fits well. Finger length is perfect, with only the pinkie having a touch of empty space at the tip. The inner liner seems well stitched into the rest of the glove. (With my last pair of winter gloves, after a while the inner liner detached from the shell of the glove a bit.) I like the no frills cuff, that it only has one wide velcro strap. The palms may be a touch too padded and thus compromise road feel, but it seems that this padding is compressing or else I am getting used to it. There could be more protection on the outside edge of the glove, along the outside of the pinkie and lower, but these aren't full-spec race gloves so it's not really an oversight. Still ...
I ride a 2010 Honda CBR-600rr, and I find the glove's dexterity good for the controls. (The Honda could actually have larger turn signal buttons and such if you ask me.) Pre-curve is fine, but could arguably be a bit more curved. The knuckle protector sits nicely over the knuckle and does not pinch or bind at all.
Construction looks great (though time will tell) with no stray threads hanging anywhere and most stitching is double-stitching with heavier thread where it counts.
Tip: if your hands ever get cold for any reason, when at a stoplight, reach down and slide your hands near a fairing port and catch some engine heat for a quick warm up. Don't reach into the port too far, and certainly don't ever do this bare-handed!
November 26, 2012
3 Season Riding Gloves
Very comfortable and easy to operate necessary controls while wearing. I like the long cuffs that keep wind out of jacket sleeves. Attractive, breathable material and they're great in cool to warm temps. When temps. climb above 82 degrees, you may also want summer gloves. These gloves are highly recommended.
April 30, 2012
Very good overall glove. Excellent inside glove feel, not to bulky.
Coming off a $10 pair of Wally-World 40 gram Thinsulate leather gloves, this is a tremendous difference. The gloves were nicely packed and shipped. Upon trying them on I was very impressed with the posh feel of them on my hands. Soft palm leather, true to size fir for Euro gloves (go up a size as recommended in RevZilla's reviews.) Keep in mind theses are winter gloves and do carry some bulk but not so much as to inhibit basic function of blinker, horn and hand controls. They carry a good wide cuff to fit over a winter textile jacket and cinch down. My initial test run was a 16 mile stretch to and then from work. The temperature hovered in the low 30's. With three miles being back road at 45-50 MPH the the remaining 13 miles at an average speed of 70 MPH. Generally it's about a 20 minute ride each way with one being after dark. There was no wind penetration and though my fingers got 'chilled' they never were too cold. For me they carry a little extra length in the fingers. With that being said I could use a light polypropylene liner underneath and I expect that would eliminate any cold and extend the riding capabilities into the teens without heated grips or shields. I tend to have a high tolerance for the cold and have yet to hit any extended riding times in sub freezing temps yet, so keep that in mind. All in all these are very good gloves IMHO for the price. I just can't pull the trigger on gloves that are in the upper echelon of the price range at this time. I suspect that a full leather glove may offer a tighter fit overall but these are well worth the buy for a budget minded consumer.
February 3, 2012
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