Tour Master Winter Elite II MT Gloves
Decent cool-weather glove
The gloves keep my hands decently warm. I've worn them down into the upper 20s or so. My hands did get cold but it wasn't unbearable.
The real issue is the bulkiness. It's a double edged sword, without the bulk you wouldn't have any insulation for warmth, but at the same time, dexterity is greatly reduced.
June 1, 2014
Good with heated glove liners
I got these gloves one size larger so that I could use them over heated glove liners. Without heated liners you'll be comfortable in 55 degrees F. When its 45 degrees out you'll be cold in 30 mins, numb in an hour. With heated liners I am comfortable at 70 MPH down to about 30 degrees for at least a couple hours. So, bottom line is they have lots of insulation that keeps the heat in and the lack of perforation keeps too much air from getting in. Gauntlet is definitely big enough to fit over any jacket cuff which is something that seems to be lacking in a lot of gloves.That's really important. Haven't had to use the pull out wind barrier but I did test it by shooting air at my hand with an air compressor and it does seem to make a noticeable difference. Excellent value for the money. Hands are warm now, so now toes are the problem.
February 19, 2014
Best non-heated winter glove hands down
Currently ride a 1989 Honda VT1100c but have ridden had a Honda RC51 and a Honda Shadow 600 before that… and a honda dirt bike growing up. Honda has been good to me.
I commute about 45 miles each day each way… so about 90 total. In the intense cold these gloves do a great job with the added wind gaurd that stores in a zipper pocket for easy axcess. I use a sport fairing in the winter that helps protect my hands. without the fairing the gloves will fail in temps of low teens to single digits after about 30 minutes of riding the wind chill begins to do work on the tips of your fingers. I occasionally use heat pouches adn stuff them into the back of the glove(this is for below freezing temps… even with the fairing and the extra wind layer… need to add heat. I'm really happy with these gloves. without a fairing in intense cold you may want heated gloves. I would also recommend the Schampa Warmskin Skullgaiter Balaclava, It's impressivly warm even if you use a brain bucket(which I do)
January 27, 2014
Sacrifice Dexterity for Great Protection and Warmth.
I'm usually a size large glove, and the large Tourmaster Winter Elite II MT Gloves fit great except in three areas.
The collar is a little small, it becomes a little too snug when wearing two jackets.
The fingers are just a little to long for my finger length. My finger tips cannot reach the tips of the gloves, but the next size down would definitely be too small.
Thumb range of motion is also restricted. It is hard for me to use the turn signals or horn, let alone feel with of the two I'm about to press.
December 16, 2013
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