Grade A, top grain drum dyed cowhide construction
Reflective piping on top of hand
Carbon fiber protection on molded knuckles
Breathable, "Waterproof" Membrane
Reinforced Protection in Palm
Rubber shield wipe, Thumb-mounted
Double heat in the thumb
No annoying wires in the palm
A layer of Thinsulate
If you do not have a heated liner then you need to order the Long Splitter Cable
Posted by Tim Ray on the Honda 919 and Ducati 900ss on 5th Apr 2013
I am really hard on gear, I judge it hard and I wear it hard. I live in Seattle, and I ride every day rain or shine--so long as the temperature is above freezing, which is it usually is all winter long here. The problem here is rain. It rains almost every day from mid to late October to July. And I not only commute to work on the bike, but I also need to ride to different locations during the course of the work day. Of course I sport ride any chance I get and I go to the track as much as the weather and my bank balance let me. I ride an upright, naked sport bike in these conditions. I want to stay dry and warm and feel safe. I really have to search hard to find a product that does the job. It's the staying dry part that is the challenge. I usually go with Rev'it or BMW textile, by the way, and have rarely gotten a bad product from them. But they don't make a heated glove, so I had to hunt. I certainly thought about going with the main competition but their best product has no external armour. I have crashed before. At some point during a crash your hand is going to come in contact with the pavement. I like my hands. So any glove I buy is going to have protection, the more the better. After doing all the research I could and calling and talking to the folks at this company, I decided to try them out. Called them because I wanted to find out about what they used for the water proofing. I ordered their best product. I have been using them since January. I am completely satisfied with them. They have never leaked a drop. I have them connected to a Powerlet dual controller and a Gerbings heated jacket. My hands are warm. The gloves are full leather exterior and have good protection. The leather soaks up a lot of water, but you just crank up the heat and you are fine. Hang them up and even if they are cold and damp the next day or even for several days, no dampness on the interior. And the leather, when it finally gets dried, is fine. No issues with it drying and cracking. A year will tell the tale, but so far, a few months in under the most demanding conditions, good to go. Great product. I recommend them, and these guys are not paying me or offering me anything for my opinion. I just want other folks to know about them as this is one of the most difficult things to find: a dry warm and good looking glove. Not bulky either; I can even fuel my bike without taking them off. The true dexterty test. What more do you want?
Posted by Unknown on 29th Jan 2013
They get the job done, and are pretty cool.They easily fit over any jacket cuff. feel very durable and they even have a rain squeegee on the left thumb. It might be my awkward hands or my bike but sometimes I feel like there is not enough heat. I ride early mornings through 32f weather and they warm up enough, I tried them without the heat and it was very noticeable.
Posted by Unknown on 27th Dec 2012
These are great without the heaters, and even nicer with the heaters working.
Posted by John Harelson (IBJohnOregon) on 29th Nov 2012
November 29th , massive tropical hits northern California, l am riding south from Grants Pass Oregon to San Diego, several hours of frog-strangling rain, hands stayed dry AND warm. Debated about buying the Ultimate, glad I did!
Posted by sadrik on 29th Nov 2012
I've been using these gloves for a couple winters now, and they're spectacular.
I really appreciate the thinner grip-side of the glove; I don't have problems like other gloves where the wires are cutting into my palm, and there is less to interfere with my hold on my grips.
Reasonably waterproof, which also cuts down on the wind that cuts through them, keeps me comfortable in almost any weather condition. In the worst near-0c rains, a pair of lobster shells over top are all it takes to make me the most comfortable risking-black-ice rider out there.
I even tend to keep these gloves on the bike during summer tours, just in case the temperatures dip and the rain starts falling.
I really appreciate the racing-glove-esque knuckles and padding.
As for a sizing comparison, I wear XL Rev-It gloves, but I wear L's in these.