I was at the International Motorcycle Show a few weeks ago. Normally I just wander through all the gear vendors, occasionally looking at new helmets, and keep going. This year one of them caught my eye since it was Racer Gloves, the people who made my favorite pair of gloves. (Which sadly they’ve discontinued)
So I stopped and spoke with them a bit, and in the midst of talking about gloves I realized that winter was coming and that the last time I used my “winter gloves” in the wet, the leaked and I was cold and wet. So I asked which were there warmest glove and he gave me these.
I liked the fit and they seemed plenty warm and with the show discount not too expensive so I got them. A bit of an impulse purchase, but so far they’re great.
I’ve worn them every morning since getting them and I’ve been pretty impressed with how warm they are. It’s now a bit colder in the mornings with the recent onset of fall here, and warm hands are important for a tolerable ride to work in the morning. They are a bit bulky in the warmer part of the split, but that is to be expected with a winter glove, with out getting heated gloves they only way to get warmth is with at least a little extra bulk.
This have a split layer where you can chose to have warmth all around, or just on the top of your hands. Perfect for when you have heated grips and want the warmth of those to get to your hands, or times when you want a bit more feeling for the controls of your motorcycle.
After a bit of expermentation I’ve settled on just using the warmer option. I’ve gotten used to the extra bulk, and they really are warmer than the more feel option, and I hate having cold hands!
Pros: Warm, comfortable fit.
Cons: Pricey, Bulky
Verdict: I’m pretty pleased with them. I’m not sure you can get a winter glove with out the bulk, and these work well. I’ll update once I ride to work a few days in the low 40’s.