REV'IT! Jerez Gloves - Closeout
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
2nd pair of rev it, both ripped
just crashed in the jerez and the pinky and ring finger both ripped at the seam. my other pair of slr ripped in the palm due to normal riding.
great fit but i've lost confidence in their durability an will not purchase again.
May 29, 2013
I normally wear a large, but stepped down because I wanted a a tighter fit for the track. These will definitely require more break-in, and are still pretty hard to get on and off. The gauntlet is a little shorter than other comparable models, and has a more narrow opening. I would also like to see a slightly longer strep to seal it around the outside of my suit/jacket. All of that said, they have great protection and are starting to loosen up. I great get tactile feedback, unlike many of the other gloves I own. They also fit well along the knuckles, so you don't feel the plastic cup that's protecting them. I also like the additional hard protection along the outside of the wrist. They were a little more money than I had intended to spend, but if you compare features to lower-priced alternatives you begin to see that it's probably worth it.
April 15, 2013
Ordered both a Medium and a Large in the Jerez gloves in order to see which would fit best on my moderately short-fingered hands.
The Medium turned out to be just a bit too small as the hard parts on the top side of the fingers caused some discomfort.
The Large is just a little on the roomy side. But all in all the fit is very comfortable and similar to my Phantom GTX gloves.
The design, style and quality of the gloves is very high.
I haven't had a chance to ride in the gloves yet but I'm certain they'll meet my expectations based upon my past experience with Rev'It products.
March 29, 2013
High quality, snug fit, clearance price is a steal!
Very high quality. Were a too snug initially but are breaking in well. I feel like they will hold up better than some Italian brands I've tried. Not gimmicky or overly flashy. Large wristwatch should probably not be worn under these gloves. I have long but somewhat thin fingers and the XXL was too tight before break-in. Consider going up a size if you like a more relaxed fit.
October 1, 2012
Good fitting gloves
Bought these gloves for more protection on track days. They were a little tight when I first put them on, but broke in quickly. Still a little tight on the knuckles. There is a lot of hard parts on the glove that will provide good protection in case of a fall
November 1, 2012
I've owned a number of different gloves from Dainese to A-Stars to Knox. Now i can tell with full certainty that there is no other glove on the market that feel better than this. The leather is very soft, kangaroo is an awesome touch, and stitching and armor is excellent.
Just be careful with the sizing when ordering. If you normally wear size L in other gloves, order XL in these, and most other Rev'it! gloves.
Can't quite comment on durability. Just got them from Revzilla. My previous gloves were Rev'it! SLR which lasted me almost three years.
September 7, 2012
Decent glove, expensive for what you get
The REV'IT! Jerez Gloves is a decent glove for what you pay for it. I bought it primarily for the kevlar stitching, kangaroo leather palm, and wrap-around wrist protection. I'm disappointed that it doesn't have top of pinkie protection and hard sliders for the palm. All the talk about it being a racer's glove just sounds like hype. The sizing is way too small, I have a size 8 hand and ordered a size 9 glove. The size 9 glove is quite snug on my hand - these guys have no idea what glove sizes mean. Glove is made in China so ignore any talk about "italian" manufacturing or "italian" heritage.
June 18, 2012