Joe Rocket Nitrogen Leather Gloves
I was looking for a cool/cold weather glove for those early spring/late fall rides. Wanted something with a gauntlet to keep the air from up my sleeves and decent styling to boot. These seemed to fit the bill. Picked them up about a week before a weekend trip to surprise my sister. Just about 500 mi each way and only had the weekend. Late October, and a chance of storm late if I didn't get home in time.
Storm hit early, and temp dropped from 68 to 38 within an hour of starting home. Steady rain completely soaked though the gloves. My hands were frozen. I had to stop every 45 min to try and get some feeling back in my hands since it wasn't safe to ride like that. 7ish hour ride turned into 13 hours of a ride from h#ll (the rest of my gear all failed too )My hands were black from the leather dye and from being soaked for so long. Took days for the dye to wear off my hands.
Since the "waterproofing" is a liner, its separate from the glove. So the liner shifts back and forth whenever you move your hand. Not the greatest thing when you need dexterity #like shifting or braking#
They'd be decent if they didn't have the worthless waterproof liner moving all around. Ok warmth #high 30's probably lowest, even then they're not very warm# And that's with a very warm core via heated gear. Ill definitely look else where for a cold weather, even remotely water resistant, glove.
February 10, 2014
Nice cold weather gloves
I have taken these out a couple of times and I can tell you that they are very comfortable and very warm! I get a good grip with them and once they are on do not even really notice them as they fit well and are lightweight.
December 16, 2013
Great, but cold
In Houston TX, the weather rarely drops below the 45-50. That said, these gloves have held up fairly well at highway speeds. The extra lining makes handling a little different and my fingertips felt a little cold (read: freezing) at "65" mph, but my bike control never wavered. They're extremely comfortable and work as well as they can, given that they're not heated. I'd recommend them to anyone in the southern States, or where ever it doesn't snow.
December 13, 2012
Comfort and warmth
Found these gloves easy to put on even when wearing bulky thick jackets in cold conditions and the fit is very comfortable, glad I purchased them.
November 13, 2012
Joe Rocket products are always a safe choice, and these gloves are up to their high standard, fit and finish is excellent. I highly recommend this product!
July 10, 2012
These are my second pair. I need the wiper on the thumb because I ride year round in CA. I'm surprised more makers don't put the wiper on the thumb. When you first put them on they feel very snug, almost too tight. Then after a week of commuting the inside liner will compact down and they'll fit. They also have a velcro tightener around the wrist which helps keep them on. I ordered XL. The last pair lasted a few years until the palm wore out.
June 25, 2012
Brought this for a cold weather glove, but its really fit more for autumn/spring riding. Starts getting chilly in anything under 40 degrees or so.
The fit is decent, but the glove gets uncomfortable where the palm and finger connect in long rides. Its also a pain in the butt to put on sometimes as the liner tends to shift around a lot.
Its not too expensive, so its not all bad... but I can't recommend it.
April 20, 2012
I don't recommend these gloves being waterproof. I drove from Wa to Cali and it was raining pretty hard for a whole week. My gloves I bought two weeks ago did not pro form the dryness. But it is conferrable. I'm a rider for 24 yrs and I needed some warm and waterproof gloves and didn't get one of then.
March 17, 2012