Tour Master Winter Elite II MT Gloves
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
DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME
I ride a 2011 FLTRX and I put about 15000 miles a year so far. I ride in all weather. This year in So. Cal. the mornings have been dipping down to the low 30s. I decided to upgrade my gloves to something a little more winter minded. I received them in about a two days time and immediately plotted my morning commute for testing them. Well, as it turned out that day, the temps were up and not as cold. The bad news, it was in the low 50s and my fingers were frozen by time I got to the office. My old beat up, cheap gloves were warmer and blocked the wind better. If I hadn't dropped them in a mud spot that morning, due to my hands being so cold, I would have returned them. They are a huge waste of my time an money. Tour Master Winter Elite II MT, needs to be renamed to OMG, my hands are frozen to the bone Elite II .
January 22, 2013
Excellent gloves for mild winters
Haven't had much time riding with these gloves, but they kept my hands warm in 35-40 degree weather here in Colorado. They seem thin compared to the bulky Army issue winter gloves I was using, and they keep my hands warm just fine. And unlike my Army issue gloves, I can use the controls and the throttle doesn't keep slipping in my hand. The gauntlet goes over my thick winter jacket sleeves just fine and keeps the wind from blowing up my sleeves. The lobster claw covers are cool. That's an additional feature for heavy rain that I probably will never use in Colorado, but nice to have just in case and I'll never lose them because they're in the zippered compartment. And it even has the windshield visor squeegee. That's quite a lot of features for $130. I bought the large according to the Revzilla's size chart and they fit perfectly. And Anthony's video mentions he wished it had added knuckle protection. I think it's fine without it. It has plenty of protection (won't know for sure unless I crashed) and the looks without the shiny knuckles make it fine for wearing on occasions off the bike.
January 21, 2013
Great Winter/Spring/Fall Glove!
I spent considerable time researching to find the best non-heated winter glove on the market. I believe this could be it.
I'm 150 pounds and 5' 10" tall. I've always gotten comments that my hands seem somewhat large for my height and weight, but I used the chart on Revzilla and it showed that I should get a Medium. That size turned out to fit me just right. Because they are still fairly new, they are only just barely a little snug when using them on the bike and working the controls, but I expect them to wear in nicely, which is what I would prefer over getting the next size up. So, in short, I'm very happy with these gloves and the size I ordered.
They work great for the average commute of 30 minutes or so in 40 degree temps. My hands were very comfortable and not overly warm or cold at all. The tactile feel of these gloves is very good. I was surprised how warm my hands were kept, while at the same time being very flexible, similar to a lighter weight glove.
I'm very happy with this purchase. I wanted a solid winter/spring/fall glove that didn't let air flow into the arm-sleeves on my jacket, and this glove does the job well with its wide sleeve. They're easy to put on and not too bulky. Have I said enough? Go ahead and buy these. You won't regret it.
(I marked the air flow as only "good" because these gloves shouldn't have too much air flow, as they are a winter glove! They're breathable but not airy by any means. They are as breathable as they should be for being a winter/spring glove.)
2010 BMW S1000RR
January 7, 2013
great fit and impressive performance: Recommended
The Elite II's offer an excellent fit; fingers wide enough and not too long, etc. They are not bulky, and offer good tactile feel of the handlebar controls while providing good insulative and wind-blocking properties... soft leather with pre-curved fingers. The Hypora liner used is more effective at wind blockage than the premium (priced) Gore-Tex gloves I tested recently, and the insulation (with aluminum coating for heat reflection) does a good job for all-day riding in the 40's. With liners, these gloves are sufficient for short commutes down in the 30's to freezing, where then electric gloves become more effective. They are waterproof, but employ an additional attached rain cover as an extra feature. I highly recommend these for Spring, Fall, and above-freezing Winter riding. Comfortable and effective, within reason! I bet they will work great with heated grips.
December 15, 2012
The name Winter Elite can be misleading
The glove is well made, uses very light materials and very comfortble. I was looking for a good glove to take me from 45 to 50 degrees weather. The glove is very warm and comfortable at 50 degrees plus. After temperature drops to 47 degrees you can feel the heat fading out of your fingers, top of your hands and bottom rather fast so I had to switch to my electrical gloves (I am in New Jersey). To full disclosure, I was riding for almost 2 hours at 47 degrees until I have to switch to heated gloves. If you have a 1hour ride at low temperatures you will be ok. Appreciate the reflectors and the ease to put the glove on. I haven't tested them in the rain but I feel the protection liner will do the job. Crash protection is average low with a soft foam knuckle protection. The wiper blade on the glove is a good addition but it is made of very hard material. At list is there in case I need it. I feel this glove is more suitable for spring, and fall. Yes I recommend it.
December 10, 2012
Extremely comfortable glove
Appears well made, outstanding comfort not sure about nylon cover yet havent had to use it yet. control feel was very good temps were fairly mild when I took them out for a test ride looking forward to having warm gloves availible when weather gets cooler. Revzilla is my go to source for riding gear as their service is best I have found
November 8, 2012