REV'IT! Jerez Gloves
Pretty Solid Gloves, Overpriced
The leather is too thin on palm next to palm slider, the edge of the slider cuts into the thin leather and caused a significant tear all the way through the leather after about 1 1/2 hours total riding time (Angels Crest Hwy). I noticed the tear the second time I used them. I want to love this glove because I really like the design and the protection these gloves offer however tearing after 90 minutes of riding is unacceptable at this price point. You will notice on the Pro Jerez model they have addressed this with re-enforcement. Obviously I'm very disappointed with these gloves and can not recommend them.
January 13, 2014
This is my first pair of race type gloves and I'm glad that I settled with these. I obviously can't speak to the protection and durability of them yet, but the fit and finish appears to be of very high quality so I have all the confidence that they would hold up in the event of an off. The sizing is definitely on the smaller side, I wear a size large in AStars for my street gloves and the fit on those is a tad roomier than the large that I ordered for these - Not too worried though - I can already tell that they are beginning to break in nicely just wearing them around the house.
January 9, 2014
Extension of your arm, plain and simple
I rode the rossi replicas prior to this glove and this glove is just as good if not better. My hand feel more connected to my bike and the glove itself is so comfortable and light. I have nothing but good things to say about this glove.
December 31, 2013
Very nice gloves
I've had these gloves for a couple of months now. I was looking for good protection for occasional track days as well as normal street riding.
These gloves do run about a size small. I normally wear L but chose an XL and they fit perfectly. These are very comfortable and have decent air flow.
September 26, 2013
Hands are worth the high cost.
Gloves appear to be of high quality. My hand is 9.5 inches around but I ended up choosing the 3X gloves after trying X lg and 2X. Yes, I ordered all 3 for fitting returning 2 without any issues at all. From the tip of my thumb to the tip of my middle finger is 9.5 inches as well. Middle finger is 3.75 inches long. The smaller gloves didn't allow me to open my hand or reach for the clutch without mashing the tips of my fingers and thumb. It caused numbness after a period of time. The 3X gloves have some room to spare in some of the fingers width wise but not length. The palms seem fine for me. The gloves are tight going on and off at the wrists. Airflow is good if your gloves are exposed to the wind. Gloves fit over my Olympia jacket sleeves. If you want protection and style I believe you should check these out. If you ever went down and left your skin embedded in the asphalt and mangled your hands/wrists you'll wish you had bought these to begin with.
August 5, 2013
Super comfortable and excellent protection
These gloves broke in perfectly after 3 rides. I can't say enough about the comfort of these gloves; they fit like a well made glove! Lots of protection where it's needed and air flow is very good. The cuff opening is a bit small for my jacket but not enough to impede the function of the wrist strap. I really like the extra protection around the wrist and the top of the hand. The sliders on the pinky finger and the tops of the other fingers look sturdy and protective. The only thing I would have liked to see is a larger palm slider and more protection on the palm below the thumb.
July 17, 2013
As always great quality. Protection is top of the line.
June 26, 2013
Best gloves I've owned for less than $300
In the past couple years I’ve overhauled a lot of my gear, including a few pair of decent name-brand gloves. Unfortunately I’ve made some poor choices I wish I could do over, but I’ve also found some great gear. The Jerez gloves I bought a few months ago fit perfectly in the latter category.
I don’t review every purchase I’ve made, especially if I don’t have a solid new perspective to add to what’s already been stated. But in this case I wanted to give credit to the REV’IT guys. I love these gloves. They have their minor drawbacks and I recognize that more than any other product, perhaps with the exception of helmets, sizing and fit weighs heavily on individuals’ experience with gloves (I know plenty of guys that swear off a particular glove simply because they feel the sizing chart was off by a centimeter and they bought the wrong size. I’ve been there too and it’s frustrating, but I think it’s worth it to take a few days to order the next size up/down and then evaluate the glove.). If you find these to be a good fit for you, they are excellent gloves.
My issues are minor and likely will be addressed in upcoming versions of these gloves.
The cuff system can by slightly cumbersome for the street. The three-step system takes a short bit of practice before getting the gloves on/off quickly. And don’t forget to close the cuff when you take them off. There is a lot of velcro involved and if, like me, you stuff your gloves in your helmet when you stop for a bite to eat, you’ll find your gloves forever wreaking havoc on your helmet liner if you leave any of that velcro exposed. The cuff also doesn’t play perfectly with heavy leather jacket sleeves. Meaning the cuff closes tight so there isn’t a ton of room in the gauntlet portion of the glove to accommodate the sleeve around the wrist – it works, but it’s a tight fit and you’ll have to fiddle with it for about 5 extra seconds to make sure the jacket sleeve is tucked in; lighter jackets have no issues. Bottom line: I’m interested in seeing if future designs can leverage this very good cuff approach, but make it a bit more convenient. However, these issues are workable and I can’t blame the REV’IT guys for trying to make a glove with very few compromises.
The design is very good, but perhaps a little dated. I had a buddy comment, “I thought you got new gloves” just after I purchased these. Not what you want to hear right after dropping money on these gloves. But again, I expect this will be addressed in the future.
I think they are worth the price, but I’d probably consider them average, but not great value. At $30-50 less these would be a terrific deal. You’ll get what you pay for, but these aren’t cheap gloves and I think some of the other manufacturers’ offerings have started to offer a bit more technology for a similar price point.
Overall excellent gloves and a 5 star rating even with the pricing. Well built, very comfortable, cool enough, padded in the right places and flexible in the places you need it, awesome fit. Some great new gloves coming into the market, but for a full protection street glove under $300 I’ve never had any better than these.
June 9, 2013