REV'IT! Kelvin H2O Gloves
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
I finally got a chance to wear these gloves on a short day trip. I had worn them on several rides into work, but had not had the chance to wear them for an extended period. Fit is excellent once you get them on. However, they are a little difficult to get into. Havent rode with them in the rain, but they do a good job of keeping hands warm and are not too bulky
November 1, 2011
These gloves are a winner. I bought them for my son who lives in DC and rides pretty much year round. I just spoike with him tonight and he wore them home from work in 50 degree weather with rain and said his hands were warm and dry.
October 31, 2011
Excellent feel in a warm winter glove
Riding in extreme cold weather below 35F will show the limits of even the best cutting edge gear. It's not fair to expect too much from any glove but the Rev'it Kelvin can stand up to comparison with anything out there and hold it's position "at the top of the food chain". My hand measures exactly 9 inches but I had to size down to a medium when the Bastions I was comparing to were too big in a large even though the recomendation used to be to size up when shopping for Rev'it. The Kelvins fit really well with great control feel in the finger tips and minimal bunching in the palm. The Bastions are much thicker everywhere but not that much warmer in the wind at highway speeds. Very bulky. The Held Warm and Dry has zero insulation in the thumb.? The Dainese Scout is comparable to the Kelvin if you want something almost as warm in a lighter, more pocket sized textile glove with a smaller cuff but I now believe leather is a little more wind proof than even the best bonded Gore-tex/ textile. We will see how well the leather repels driving rain. The gauntlet of the Kelvins is the perfect size to fit just over the velcro cuffs of a jacket. Easy to put on but a stylish trim fit and tight seal with easy to handle closure. Great protection and high tech looks. All day comfort and warmth into the low 40's while maintaining a high level of feel for your controls make this a winter glove you won't be in a rush to change out if the day warms up. Great product Rev'it. I'm expecting many happy miles from my Kelvins.
October 26, 2011
Ok cold riding glove
I think someone here mention that it's a little bulky. This is true, especially right in the palm area. It is very weird to handle the throttle because it is so bulky in the grip area. Maybe they haven't broken in yet. But just a word of caution for those not accustomed to the bulky palm area.
My left hand is fine but for some reason the right hand just feels a little weird when handling the throttle.
And another thing, if your hands sweat, they will sweat even more with these. I have to wear silk liners to get the sweat off of my hands.
August 14, 2011