Tour Master Winter Elite II MT Gloves
These gloves WILL NOT keep your hands warm in cold weather.
When wearing these gloves in temperatures below 40 degrees, my hands are virtually numb and frozen within 10 minutes and that's not even at freeway speeds.
The only way to use these gloves for cold weather riding is to wear heated glove liners inside of them.
December 2, 2013
these gloves are great. i read the reviews here on revzilla and almost didn't buy them due to some of the negatives, especially those concerning sizing. all i can say in response is this: according to their sizing chart, i'm a L/XL. i usually wear an XL glove. i bought XL, and they are a perfect fit.
they are thick, sturdy gloves, but not bulky. my commute is 20 minutes each way, and they keep my hands nice and warm without any problem, so far down to 38 deg F. i've done an hour-long ride in 45 deg weather, and felt no cold then, either. therefore, i don't anticipate getting any kind of heating unit to assist. i haven't even used the polar covers yet, but i bet those will give a few extra degrees of warmth. all in all, an excellent purchase.
November 12, 2013
not winter glove
After a lot of research for the warmest gloves I bought these. When I got them I noticed there was basically zero insulation in the fingers. I tried them today about 50degrees. My hands were cold in 20 min.I put in some silk liners and they were slightly better.It took another 20 min and my hands were frozen.I didnt try any heat inserts yet but these are definately not winter gloves.If thats what you want keep shopping.
I think I'll go to the HD dealer and see what kind of overpriced gloves they have.It cant be worse than the $125 I wasted on these.
October 29, 2013
A good waterproof leather winter glove.
So far this glove has met my expectations. Usually wear a medium glove and ordered medium. Slightly big but think a small would have been too snug. I can operate controls, adjust visor lock, etc. so a little extra room in the fingers tips are ok. Across the hand and wrist they are good. I ride a 30 min commute every day and temps have been down in the 30s the past couple of weeks. These gloves keep my fingers warm for the first 25 min. Would need something warmer if planning on riding all day in 30 degree weather. That said I ride a vstrom w/ hand guards and a wind screen. As for protection, don't know yet! Would like to have a more ridged knuckle guard but padded leather is better than the ski gloves I was riding in last winter. Rode through the rain last week and waterproofing worked great. Pre curved fingers have made the break-in period easier. Maybe not the warmest or most protective gloves on the market but I've been happy with them. Well made and functional.
October 25, 2013
This glove won't stay on.
Great glove in many ways, but the wrist strap would not hold the glove on my hand. No matter how tight you tighten the strap, the glove can be easily pulled off. All the other features don't matter if the glove won't stay on. They should have used a 360 degree wrist strap.
September 28, 2013
Not Warm For Me
I guess gloves are like seats and helmets--what is perfect for one person isn't for another. I liked the style of these things, particularly the big gauntlet and the wind/rain cover. I tried the dipping-your-hands in a bucket of water test, and they passed. But they just don't provide adequate warmth for me. Anything below 45 and my fingers get cold. If Tourmaster had added some sort of more windproof cover for just the fingers, they would have been great. As it is, I tried them 12-15 times and never found them satisfactory, so threw them in a bin and bought a pair of Re'vits.
September 24, 2013
Great Gloves, but sizing is terrible!
Bought these gloves toward the end of winter so i never really got a chance to try them out in the cold weather. They are beautifully made and sport some nice features. Unfortunitely, cannot comment on their warmth, but one thing i will say is that the sizing of these gloves is the worst. I normally wear a size large glove. The Revzilla review said they were a normal fit, but that is not the case. I first bought large thinking i'd be good, but i could not even fit my hand inside the glove....seriously! I returned the gloves for size XL thinking i'd surely be good with that size. Nope! Gloves fit on my hands, but my finger tips were crammed tight in the ends, and felt terrible. Returned them again for 2XL which is the largest they make. They now fit.....ok, but to be honest, they are still a little tight in the tips and one glove is tighter than the other. If they made a 3XL, i would return them again, but they don't so now i'll have to settle with them. Hopefully they will stretch out a bit...... Never had so much trouble with gloves before. My hands are average in size and definitely not 2XL. Anyway, I recommend these gloves, but my advice is, go 2 sizes over what you normally wear if you them to fit.
April 30, 2013
Worth their wight in gold!
Excellent gloves! Very Comfortable and flexible. They have great protection and padding, yet remain flexible and don't restrict the movement in cold weather. I have ridden in temps down to 34 (as I commute to work 30 mins everyday)and my hands were warm even without using the included overmits in the zippered pouch (even on longer rides of over and hour at 34 degs). The over cuff and many points of adjustability are excellent and well designed. I usually wear a large as I like a little tighter fit in the summer, however, I needed an XL in these particular tourmaster gloves.
I would highly recommend them to any looking for a touring/communiting glove for winter or cold/wet riding.
February 18, 2013