River Road Women's Taos Cold Weather Gloves
Great price for cold-weather gloves
These gloves do a great job of keeping out the wind and cold. A little large and stiff, but I think they'll soften up with use.
November 25, 2013
Not for very cold riding
Overall I do recommend the gloves, but only for cooler riding. If you are looking for cold weather gloves to protect you in freezing, to even near freezing weather (lets say, 40 to 45F or colder), you would serve yourself better by looking elsewhere.
My first ride with these gloves was at about 32F and pretty windy and I had to end my ride early because my fingers were killing me from the cold. My hands tend to run cold naturally, but these gloves tended to wick away the heat when the bike was underway and the wind is blowing over the leather. And I was riding with a Memphis Batwing faring on the bike. But for warmer weather, I'm sure these will do fine.
That said, what DO I like about them?
For my hand size and finger length they fit me really snug, as close to perfect for my handsize as I could imagine, especially given these gloves have a fairly thick liner. My hand measures right at 9.25" around the palm. Middle finger (measured holding my hand with fingers outstretched held at 90 deg angle in relation to the palm) measures 4.5" from the top of the knuckle. Given that, I opted for size XL. They fit a tad bit snug when brand new, but as they are leather and will give a bit and stretch, the broke-in to a "just right" fit fairly quickly.
The leather is soft and supple. The fixed inner liner is fairly thick, so when brand new it can restrict your range of motion a little bit, but I found range of motion got better as they broke in a little as well. That as new limited motion put me off them a little at first, but as they broke in I liked them more.
I'm going to hold onto these gloves and on days when it gets a little warmer, I believe they will see more road time. But for cold weather, they have to stay at home.
November 29, 2013
product is ok
Hi i ordered these gloves thinking ,as it is winter gloves i can use it even below 50F. But my hands are freezing when i use these gloves any where the wheather below 50F especially riding on the high ways. It is a good looking gloves but i dont really like the rubber wiper and also i feel a little short as a winter gloves. As every body know people have different tolerance for cold , this is what i feel. Thanks
November 25, 2013
Good cold weather gloves
Love these gloves! I commute year round and needed a better cold weather glove than what I had (Tour Master ColdTex). The leather blocks the wind better than the textile gloves which makes a big difference below freezing. I haven't tried them in the rain yet but tomorrow is supposed to be rain and mid 30's so it will be a good test :) As with insulated gloves you will give up some "feel" - unless you go with heated gear.
November 11, 2013
Awesome Gloves for the Price
I got these gloves to wear if I need to ride when it's a little cool. They fit well. Leather is a little thin but serviceable. For South Florida there will be plenty of glove. Hard to find decent gloves at this price point, but these fill the bill. I plan on soaking them in water to get the dye out first. That has been mentioned elsewhere about getting them wet and having them do a dye job onyour hands.
November 4, 2013
Tight and functional
Liner makes the glove run a little small but does an excellent job keeping the cold out. The handle on the zipper is a little small considering how thick the gloves are. I would heavily recommend making them as comfortable as possible before you set out as they are impossible to adjust on the move. Your hands will sweat at ambient temperatures higher than 50 or so, so be ready to dry them as soon as the gloves come off. Sure there are more agile winter gloves, but you can't beat the warmth these provide at this price point!
September 30, 2013
should be good
I can only tell about features, not actual use. I ordered the gloves to have them for next winter. The fit is perfect, and the style is good. Looking forward to trying them out. I have not had any problems with River Road or Revzilla.
June 24, 2013
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