Spidi T-Winter H2OUT Gloves
Good gloves for the money, but nothing exceptional
I wanted a pair of winter gloves that weren't big mittens. These do fairly well, but I wouldn't recommend them for temps under 35 F. That may be in part to the size though. I normally wear large, but these are pretty tight, so the lack of space for air to insulate especially around the finger tips, that I suspect they'd work better if I had purchased the XL.
The look is pretty basic. Nothing too gaudy. My only complaint is that the gauntlets are pretty narrow so I tend to wear them under the jacket. That itself isn't a problem for me, but the only reflective fabric is on the cuff, so the way I wear them there is no reflective surface. Minor gripe.
March 13, 2014
Love em, they work great in the rain.
A very nice glove. Solid construction, comfortable.
I have ridden them in the rain, heavy rain, 3 times in the first week. They work as advertised. It's been between 33F and 43F, and the gloves are keeping my hands warm and dry and comfy.
I guessed at size based on the video review on revzilla.com. Usually I wear XL in work gloves and MTB gloves. Bought the the XL for this glove and they were too tight. Used revzilla's easy return policy, bought the XXL, and they fit great.
Looks like a really solid construction glove for me. I'd buy em again.
February 24, 2014
Nice leather-free winter gloves
If you, like me, are searching for leather-free winter gloves, because you are a vegan or don't wear leather just like you no longer wear buffalo skin and deer-pelt shoes in 2014, this is your ticket. But, these gloves stand on their own in terms of other attributes, too.
I find the fit to be just very slightly snug for what I am used to, however I did buy my normal size. The next size up was too large.
In terms of warmth and quality of the guantlet protecting from wind getting into my sleeve, I think they are very good. I can feel my heated grips but the top of my hands are comfortable. In terms of air flow I rated them excellent because I cannot feel the air at all, and that's what I want.
I have not tested the waterproof abilities of these gloves yet.
I have ridden these in temps from 20-60F and they remained comfortable in these temps. At 60F things were getting a little warm however my hands were able to heat up without perspiration becoming a problem. (There was a surprise weather change). At 20F I was very happy with heated grips also in use.
Overall, highly recommended, I am really liking SPIDI glove products lately. I purchased SPIDI summer gloves earlier this year and love them, too.
****NOTE**** If you intend to try these gloves in person, these gloves are not normally in stock in the Revzilla showroom. I got lucky and they had them accidentally there. Talk to their customer service in advance to have pairs around for you to try if you wish to buy in person. They are happy to set this up for you, because Revzilla is awesome. (For real)
January 4, 2014
Good Winter gloves
comfortable, fits to size, waterproof, and offers subtle protection. Great design of the product! The protection is there but you have to feel it first hand to know that there is protection.
December 22, 2013
Chill Gloves, Yo
I got the MEDIUM and they were just a hair small, but breaking in nicely now after a couple weeks. The wind protection is 100%, and I really like the gauntlets - they are low profile and meant to go inside the jacket cuffs. For commuting this is perfect and they look sharp. The streamlined design affords very easy control use, but also means a bit less insulation overall. They are warm, but anything below about 40º for a prolonged period (hour+) and I think you'd start to get cold. The liner is bound to the shell so they are very easy to get on and off, and they breathe well. Great knuckle protection, and decent protection elsewhere. Only feature I'm missing is capacitive touch fingertips, and some more reflectivity wouldn't have been a bad idea.
December 17, 2013
These gloves give sufficient protection against the elements without adding much heft. Everyone's tolerance is different, I've been able to do 10 - 20 miles of highway riding at 0-5 C. While my hands weren't exactly cozy at the end, I survived just fine. Picking up this glove was in part a tradeoff I had to make. I choose the relative thin-less of this glove as an advantage. You'll lose some temperature tolerance compared to a thicker glove, but what you get for it is a much better feedback from the controls.
These gloves don't have much use right now since it's the summer, but otherwise have been great over the last fall, winter and early spring. Never leaked even a drop in strong downpours. They truly hold up to their claim.
June 8, 2013
Slightly chillier than I had hoped, especially considering how thick they are. The thickness does impede control usage somewhat, unfortunately, however they are warm enough to make winter in Georgia bearable so far.
I really love the look of them. The knuckles are very hard and I feel they are very protective and add style to the glove. One thing I find odd is that the only reflector on it is on the bottom of your wrist where it can't be seen.
These gloves promise waterproof, and they certainly deliver. I filled a sink with water and dunked the glove underneath with my hand in it. My hands were completely dry when I pulled them out.
All in all, I would swear by these gloves. They are perfect for me.
December 24, 2012
Not good enough for cold weather...
It's only Fall/Autumn here in Oregon and these gloves are not warm enough for wearing in the mornings. I'll be seeking some liners - though the gloves are quite snug on my hands, so liners may make them TOO snug.
If you need a winter glove (less than 60 degrees) these are probably not for you...sadly.
October 8, 2012