Joe Rocket Nitrogen Leather Gloves
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
Not real waterproof
Bought these a few years back as a cool-cold weather waterproof glove. First of all they aren't very warm, but even worse they aren't waterproof. First rain I got caught in and they were waterlogged in less than 15 minutes and my hands got both wet and cold. Thereare a lot better options out there, so I would give these a pass...
February 27, 2012
I know this is long, but these gloves are aweful. I purchased these because I wanted something durable and they have full leather fingers. Initially I was pretty happy with them but as time has gone on, I like them less and less. My first week of using them was on my very short ~7 minute city commute in 30-50 degree weather. They seemed to work pretty well and keep my hands warm but it turns out that they are only good for a few minutes...also known as, they are not good.
-They seem fairly well made and I can feel the signaling controls ok.
-The outer leather/liner will rotate freely around your fingers/hand and the inner liner because of the hepora waterproof layer. I've had another glove that doesn't do this. This leads to everything sliding around in your hands. It's not horrible, but it's kind of bad.
-The thumb seems to be a longer proportion than the fingers and extra glove hangs off my thumb. I don't have a short thumb.
-There was one day when it was a little wet out and my slightly wet hands were difficult to get inside the gloves. It wasn't really raining much but they did seem to keep water out.
-The wipers on the thumb are a little small but they work ok and are on both gloves.
-The gauntlet is not very long and barely extends to cover my jacket sleeve.
Where I'm really disappointed and would just trash them if money weren't an issue, is that I just went on a 30 minute stroll around town; it's 48 degrees outside and the sun is still up and shining. A little after halfway through the ride my hands started getting pretty cold and by the time I got home, they were freezing. I'm so disappointed. I wish I would have discovered this before I wore them because now, of course, I can't return or exchange them.
January 29, 2012