River Road Taos Cold Weather Gloves
The gloves are warm and very well manufactured. I think they are a bit tight but the leather will stretch with the time. Overall these are very nice gloves and I would recommend them if you need something for cold spring days.
April 19, 2013
Nice gloves for the price. A little bulky.
These gloves function well in temps around 30 riding at highway speeds for at least 30 minutes. I am not sure how well they would work during a longer commute or at lower temps, but I would be willing to give them a try. The biggest negative is that these gloves are somewhat bulky. I ordered my size based on a pair of Oakley gloves because I could not find a size chart for these gloves. They ran a little larger than my Oakleys. Please note that I rated these as excellent on air flow because I was looking for something to block air flow in colder temps. These gloves accomplished that task.
December 18, 2012
Too bulky and size chart runs large
These gloves seem nice and sturdy, but unfortunately their size chart was way off for me. I've been lucky with ordering online using size charts for jackets and pants plenty of times, but my luck stopped here! These things run a full size, if not a size and a half larger than their size chart recommends. But I feel even if I did have the correct size, they are too bulky and hinder use of basic controls. Blinker controls are hard to find for instance because of how bulky these gloves are. The one thing I really liked was the little wiper blade on the left glove, nifty feature. Maybe I'm just too used to my nice summer gloves, but I didn't like these at all and I don't want to pay for return shipping. So if you do decide to buy these, I say buy them a size smaller than the chart recommends.
November 30, 2012
Inside stay damp until you get a chance to air them out.
November 12, 2012
Mediocre, but not expensive either.
In short, I should have forked over the money for a nicer set of gloves. They do an all right job of keeping your hands warm in 40 degree weather on the highway, but it'll get worse as winter progresses.
They're soft and comfortable, but not very durable. The tip of my finger got snagged in the front door on my way out of the house a few days ago and some of the stitching by the base of the finger tore. I've sewn it back, but it doesn't give me very much confidence in the gloves if I ever were to go down.
November 6, 2012
Good for the price
I usually get large size in gloves, so the size chart worked well. Very warm, reasonably comfortable. They bunch a bit in the palm, so the grip is not great, but somewhat expected with a lined glove. Hasn't been tested in the rain yet. Overall a good option for a fall weather glove.
October 15, 2012
Work well, hopefully insurance will buy me a new pair
I bought these gloves as my cold weather/rain gloves. I think they will work well on both accounts; the coldest I've had them out in is a 10 mile ride at about 30F. They kept me reasonably warm, and will do better once I put the brush guards back on my KLR. Last week I was involved in a collision with these gloves on (rear ended by inattentive driver while at speed) and tried how they worked on pavement. While my backpack and jacket took most of the beating, I did put my hand down while sliding and the leather held up well. The stitching wore through quickly but the leather parts are put together overlapping so that they still protect you when not held together. I didn't come close to wearing through the gloves, and I'm confident that they would have held up well in a more damaging crash. I'm hoping to get a new pair in short order.
September 25, 2012
functionally these gloves work
As my first pair of waterproof/cold weather gloves I am quite satisfied. My only complaint is the finger lenght. I have a short wide hand not long dainty fingers. I went with a large for the width which was right on but the fingers are too long. Hard to fit everyone I know. Funtionally these gloves work great.
September 26, 2012