Cortech Scarab Winter Gloves
Would not recommend for winter riding
I have owned these gloves two years. I live in Northern Indiana and bought them so I could extend my riding time into the winter, when there is no snow and ice on the road. The problem is that these gloves are sold as winter gloves, but as many other reviews have stated, they do not keep hands and fingers warm in temperatures below 30. I have a BMW R1200GS with good hand protection and heated grips and my fingers still go numb after 15 - 30 minutes when the outside temperatures are between 20 - 30 degrees. The gloves were also extremely stiff when new and have broken in some, but are definitely not very comfortable. The weird thing is that these gloves are almost too warm when the temperature is above 60. The Pros are that the gloves show very little wear after two years of colder weather use and appear to provide good protection in the event of a fall (I've never gone down so haven't personally tested how they actually hold up and protect in a crash). I have since bought a pair of Rukka Cosmo gore-tex gloves and while more expensive than the Cortech gloves, they are vastly superior.
March 1, 2014
Nice gloves and good quality, although they are more "cool" weather gloves rather than winter gloves. The fingers are a little long which comes in handy because it lets you fit a glove liner underneath. I do like the gloves, just wish they had a little more insulation.
February 25, 2014
Small fit with long fingers
A quality glove with poor sizing. These glove seem to have all the safety features but are sized very small and tight and with very long fingers. I am a petite 5'0 female with small hands and I wear a size small riding glove of this same brand. Unless you have very slim and long fingers, I would not consider these gloves and recommend them even less if your intention is to wear a liner with them.
February 24, 2014
good value protection
I bought these as winter gloves they worked quite well until it got into the 20-30 zone. Then it's almost as if they are not even on in regards to the fingertips. I got some thermal liners from REI that were lightweight and that did the trick. At first they are certainly a bit stiff to move around but I've found they broke in quite easily even after almost 6 months of use(almost daily) no shoddy workmanship can be seen. It's a great value for what it is! I would certainly recommend.
February 3, 2014
runs a little small
I find these gloves to be warm enough to 45 degrees and then they work very well with heated grips. I've had gloves that insulated the heated grips from usefulness. These wrk great!
February 3, 2014
These are prob. the best gloves I have used.
they are well made. the clove is very comfortable and no obstruction when riding. I think they would give good protection in an axident. I would get a larger than normal size and maybe even bigger to accomodate a glove liner which I have yet to find need. They look good too.
December 31, 2013
These fit true to size except the palm and fingers bind when making a fist. I have not ridden enough yet to break them in so this may improve. On a 20 min ride at 35^F the left pinky finger let in a little cold. Fit and finish are good. Overall good value for the money especially if they break in. Delivery was prompt.
December 31, 2013
Nice gloves for the money; maybe they'll break in softer?
Love the styling, nice protection, although havent had them below 45 degrees. At that temperature theyre an improvement over my summer gloves, as one would expect, and, therefore, very rideable from a temperature perspective.
The only real issue Im having with them is they are stiff and therefore, somewhat uncomfortable. Theyre not precurved much if at all, and as a result, my pinky fingers have a tough time surrounding the bars, meaning they remain in almost a straight position... Kind of annoying, but maybe in time theyll break in more.. Their stiffness, though, gives me some doubt.. Other than this, theyre nice gloves with a pretty true fit.
December 23, 2013