REV'IT! Women's Monster Gloves
I have thin hands with long fingers and have found that Revit is my go-to company for gloves.
I’m a firm believer in breaking in leather products, knowing that leather stretches a little. I’m on the small end of medium so decided to order size small. I’ll say that the first few times riding with them I was questioning my decision! The area between my thumb and palm was very tight where it wraps around the handlebars. It took several weeks of wearing them while wet and using them as moving gloves to get them to fit me almost perfectly. The thumbs can be a little bit longer but otherwise they fit my hand really nicely now and are very comfortable.
The leather is soft and the protection and features are in all the right places. The single strap fits very securely and the gloves flair out over the outer wrist bone for coverage. I have a lot of dexterity in my hands with these – they fit that well! My hand doesn’t look huge and bulky and the ventilation is very nice when I open my fingers.
Verdict : I love these gloves! They are my favorite combination of being elegant and bombproof. I would recommend sticking with Revit’s sizing chart. Mine fit me now but it took a lot of work to get there! Giving them a 5 for comfort as I'm sure if I bought the correct size I'd have had no issues with the thumb length.
July 30, 2013
Very good warm/hot weather glove. Wore these for a 250 mile ride in the mid 80s and they performed very well. Flows good amount of air while holding grips, but opening hand up flows a ton of air. Good tactile feel through palm.
Gauntlet is a bit awkward - too big to fit under jacket sleeve, but too small to fit over. Not a deal breaker, just slightly annoying. I'd prefer a second wrist strap for safety, but I don't really know if that helps in a get off.
I tend to run on the edge between medium/large in gloves, and the size 9 fits perfectly - except for the thumbs which are just slightly tight when holding the grips. At first I really noticed the inside stitching rubbing against my thumb fingertips, but after an hour or so that no longer bothered me. Wasn't an issue with other fingers.
Overall, the best summer glove I've owned.
August 26, 2012
Small Fit, Finger Tight
I am 5'7 with long skinny fingers. The women's XL fits my skinny fingers soo snug that I had to take off my wedding ring. The ring pressed into my finger bone as I squeeze the clutch and made a sore indention around the base of my finger.
The women's glove only goes to XL, so I tried the men's medium which were a little too loose and wide in the palm. I should have had them send me a men's small but I decided to keep the women's XL and wear them around the house to break them in and stretch them out a little.
There is still a little finger fatigue when I ride but I am still trying to break them in. I wear my wedding band when I ride. Anything with a stone on top will press into your finger bone.
August 9, 2012
love these gloves!
I used to wear the Icon Pursuit gloves (I probably went through 3 pairs) before upgrading to the Rev'it Monster gloves and I'm so glad I did. For an extra $25 you get a MUCH better quality product (Rev'it gear is one of my top brands!)
The design is sleek and sexy, and great for women with slender fingers. The knuckle armor feels very sturdy and durable and the leather is perforated for summer/fall riding. I can't speak to how they fare during winter as I don't ride year round but I imagine a longer cuff version would be a better winter option.
I'm pretty petite, 5'4, 125 lbs...bought these in a large and the gloves fit well, although slightly on the long side when I first got them. FYI - base of my wrist to tip of my middle finger measures 7.25 in
My only cons: the fingers were rather long and skinny and they reminded me a little of E.T. when I first got them, but after breaking them in for about a month the gloves started to look and fit much better. The cuff also loosened up a little too much and now doesn't fit as snugly as I would like... but you can adjust the wrist strap, and if you're riding in cold weather, wearing long sleeves should seal the air flow.
Overall these gloves have a great look, great protection, and I highly recommend these gloves
November 21, 2011
I'm a new rider and did a lot of research before deciding on these gloves. First recommendation is to definitely get one size larger than you normally wear. Once they're worked in a little, the fit is great, I love the knuckle protection. I've got almost all Rev'it gear, and I think it's much better than other brands. I would recommend getting the longer ones for cooler weather to keep air from blowing up your jacket. I'll probably get those as well! Great gloves.
August 3, 2011
Fingers too long
OK, I had saved up 3 weeks to buy these gloves and when I got them, they fit like a glove! The leather is so soft and supple, and there are no inside seams to rub against your skin ... Except 3 fingers, pointer/middle/ring, were way too long (about 3/4 cm). I don't have particularly long fingers, and I have never had a problem fitting other gloves. Just sorta disappointed at the proportions, because I was really looking forward to being able to break these in and wear them all summer and fall in Texas.
July 23, 2011
Great fitting glove with excellent features.
Sized one up as recommended and my wife's got a great fitting glove with excellent protection features. Hopefully she'll never need them! The fit is really perfect and will be great on our summer riding adventures.
July 2, 2011
These gloves saved my skin!
These gloves are everything they say they are, and more. What isn’t mentioned (which I think should be) is that they are mixed with Kevlar for added abbrasion protection. They are also double stitched in all the stress points – the knuckle armour area, the palm, and the wrist areas are all reinforced with stitching and additional leather panels, making the glove truly fitted and strong. They’re not lying about the ‘preshaped ergonomic fit’, these gloves fit the contours of my hand perfectly and are designed for your hand to be slightly closed around the handlebars. The leather on the sides (the spaces between the fingers) is perforated for ventilation, as well as a perforated panel just above the wrist. There’s added padding for the first segments of your fingers, right after the knuckles, which makes sense as they would also likely graze the pavement during a fall.
I’m wearing a size SMALL, and I have pretty tiny hands. These gloves fit really well. They’re not skin tight, but they aren’t too short or long in the fingers, and they fit my palm well enough that at a closed fist they are stretched.
Tip of middle finger to base of wrist: 7″
width of palm: 3″
length of palm: 3.5″
REV’IT Monster Gloves:
Tip of middle finger to base of wrist: 7″
width of palm: 3.5″
length of palm: 3.5″
CRASH TEST: 5/5
I was unlucky enough to be able to crash test these gloves on their first ride. I came off the bike on the low side, and slid a fair bit – the first thing that hit the pavement were my hands. If I hadn’t been wearing these gloves, I think my hands would have been destroyed. With them, I had not a single mark, scratch, scuff or bruise. The gloves have now been scuffed at the knuckles, with some of the leather scraped, and at the palm as well – I’m thankful it was the gloves and not my hand! The stitching stayed in tact, no damage otherwise and the gloves still look excellent.
The temperfoam padding at the palm, wrist area, and upper knuckles definitely cushioned the fall.
I can’t stop raving about these gloves! It seems that a whole lot of research and development time went into their creation and no detail was spared. Every placement of padding, reinforced stitching and gripping is well thought out and useful. The hard knuckles saved my hands during my fall, and the stitching kept the gloves looking like new after a lot of stress was placed on them. The temperfoam padding on the palms, upper knuckles, and sides of the gloves work well as a cushion. The perforated leather means that they’re breathable and your hands aren’t sticky and uncomfortable while riding. I absolutely love the rubber grip paint on the first and middle fingers for added grip on the levers. The adjustable velcro on the wrist makes these gloves a snug fit every time, and means you can also wrap them around your jacket if you have one that works with that. They’re perfectly designed for a slender woman’s hand, and the amount of panels and pieces mean these gloves are complex, no shortcuts were taken in ensuring a snug fit. They make these for men too, so if you need a bigger or wider fit, that option is also there.
I would recommend these gloves to anyone.
June 23, 2011