REV'IT! Kelvin H2O Gloves
I bought these gloves for daily commuting and so far the have been just what I need.
The fit is a little small. I bought a XXL and my hand measures 10" when I make a loose fist like I'm gripping. The fingers are a little short and narrow.
The Schoeller PCM and fleece liners keep my hands comfortable from the low 20s to low 70s. I am more tolerant of cold than heat. There is no airflow through this glove which I expect from a cold weather glove. The gauntlet fits over my Icon Patrol jacket just fine and the wrist strap is long enough to not come out of the loop. Needs a visor squeegee.
The hard knuckle protector and various pads look plenty good for commuting. 2 months of 6 day a week use and no seams opening or string ends sticking out. The leather feels sturdy and supple but the added liners reduce tactile response compared to my summer gloves.
The waterproof liner breathes enough for cool dry days but can't keep up with me on warm or wet days. It is very rainproof. Several downpours this week and I was dry but a little cold at 40F. The thermal liner makes the glove hard to put on and take off when your hand is wet like if you have to pump gas in the rain.
The glove looks good. Not an aggressive style which suits me. The reflective bit is as tasteful as that can get and branding is subtle.
Overall good value for a commuter glove.
May 17, 2014
Great winter gloves
Purchased these based on Spurgeon's recommendation. Also - these are my first gloves. I've never bought MC gloves before so I may have different expectations.
Initial impressions: I don't know why, I just felt like I was looking for more. Looking at the gloves, putting them on - nothing jumped out and said these were premium. They weren't glossy, ultra-smooth, ultra-soft. They were just...gloves. But then I kept looking...
They're well made. Clean seams. And pulling them on - they felt like...a glove. The two issues I have are they're just a little long in the fingers & thumb (for MY hands) and putting them on & off you feel the liner slide around a bit (which I believe is every winter type glove that doesn't have something like X-trafit).
Riding - other than the slightly long finger length I can forget about them - which is what is supposed to happen. They're quite warm - they do a good job of blocking most of the chill wind since I don't have guards.
I had a low-side recently, probably 20-30mph. There's a slight scuff on the palm of the left glove - which is the side I went down on. I don't need to replace these now - though I am researching warm weather options as it's starting to heat up in Vegas.
Riding up to an hour in sub-40 degree December nights in Vegas my hands were warm & dry. These gloves did exactly what I bought them for.
February 17, 2014
Very nice gloves
Perfect fit, warm with good dexterity. These gloves are well made and you get what you pay for. I'm very pleased. Thank you Revzilla for making the videos about the individual products, That is what really helped me with my choice.
November 27, 2013
Very good glove.
A little small in the cuff area but I was able to squeeze my jacket in. Was on the bike for 4hrs on 45-50 degree day and the glove did it's job. Great product.
November 25, 2013
Keeps hands warm in cool temperatures
My fingers tend to be cold in general even in the summer and they're the first part of my body that hurt when riding in cool weather. These gloves make a big difference to my comfort while riding in cool conditions.
* Keep my hands warm in around 45 F weather. With my summer gloves, my fingers feel too cold in the low 50s.
* Seem to be very well made with good protection.
* The PCM thingamajig appears to work. I've worn the gloves in the 60s and the 40s and the hands feel about the same and I didn't have to think about them.
* Not pre-curved enough. Maybe they'll break in as I continue using them.
* Can be a bit finicky to put on, especially if the hands are damp.
* Tends to bunch up a bit at the palm.
October 21, 2012
Excellent all-around glove
I bought these gloves for all-weather riding, I ride mostly in Oregon so there is lots of rain, tempature changes, wind, ect.
I use these gloves pretty much everyday, their limitations are at the extremes. If you're riding in sub 40 degrees Farenheit every day, these won't keep your hands warm for more than 20 minutes at high way speeds. If it's over 90, you'll sweat and your hands will stick to the inside of the glove. For everything else, these are great.
I recommend getting one size small and breaking them in so they form fit your hand. Some people prefer to get larger so they don't have to break-in, I prefer a good fit for the years to come as I plan to own and utilize these gloves for a decade.
April 20, 2012
good glove.. a bit pricey
This is a nice solid glove with great protection. My fingers still get a bit cold in mid 40's.. However it is not cold to the point it gets uncomfortable. It does breath well.. My only compliant is that the gloves do not come precurved. As people mentioned it gets a bit bunched up in the throttle palm due to this.. For the price of a name brand glove I would expect that its precurved.
January 2, 2012
Great for a chilly ride!
I bought these as my boyfriend's birthday present... and I have the women's ones. I definitely recommend them! I knew his glove size was XL, but I should have thought to buy the size larger, since I went up a size in the women's. They're not way too small, but to save on stretching time and slight hand aches and pains for the breaking in period, I recommend purchasing one size up.
November 21, 2011