River Road Cheyenne Cold Weather Gloves
Great gloves, except for the finger tips
Weather: 34*F on the thermometer
Situation: riding city speeds, so about 35mph-50mph most of the way, short trip, maybe 20 miles.
The gloves fit great right out from the box, they're easy to strap closed over a leather jacket, the palms of them have a good grip so you're not slipping from the throttle, which also makes it a bit more difficult to just let go of the throttle. They're a bit thick, and fit snugly between my grips and levers, as you would expect from a winter glove.
My only problem with them was the fingertips. While my palms/back of my hands were warm, the very tips of my fingers were freezing. There is little of the insulation up front. That was the only downside for these gloves and the only reason that they didn't get 5/5 on "Protection"
November 29, 2013
Not winter gloves, but okay for cool weather.
I bought these gloves when I first began motorcycling again, and frankly I didn't know anything about winter gloves. These were inexpensive (around $40) and they fit, so I bought them. For $40, they're not bad. I would not consider them winter gloves. Everyone's tolerances to cold are different, but I can't wear these gloves below 40 degrees F for very long before my fingers get cold. There is no armor, just padding. The cuff needs a wider gusset for use over your jacket cuff.
Frankly, I'm not impressed with these gloves, and will soon be looking to upgrade to gloves with better armor/protection, and better insulation.
However... for $40, these gloves ain't bad.
November 20, 2012
This product is a good value
These gloves are a smart deal for a motorcyclist rider. They keep the hands warm as well as look good.
November 12, 2012
Good fall or spring gloves
I don't ride in the winter, but I needed a fall and spring glove for those 50-60 degree days and these work great for those temperatures. I don't believe these would work for true cold-weather riding when you assume the temperature you feel on your bike is 10-20 degrees less than the ambient temperature.
March 12, 2012
I really like the gloves once I get them on. They are tight to slip into. I generally fit best in a medium so that's what I got. (I was leary to return them for a large only to find large too sloppy a fit.)At 20 degrees, my fingers still freeze numb. My cold rides are not usually that long though and for the price, they are a great value. They will suit my needs fine.
February 16, 2009