Rev’It Dominator GTX Gloves

BY Road Rider MCA - February 10th, 2016

The Rev’It Dominator GTX Gloves deliver just what you’d expect from a Rev’It glove on the far side of two hundred dollars: an incredible experience. Designed primarily with a concern for the needs of the cross-continental adventure rider in mind, Rev’It’s Dominator gloves blend an other-worldy level of fit and comfort with tip-top materials and protection features. You don’t need to circumnavigate the globe to enjoy the result.

Billed as four-season gloves, the Dominator GTX gloves are ideal for any kind of sport riding, commuting, or touring, and are best for the spring and fall seasons, and milder summer and winter days. Without any bulky insulation, they won’t cut it for most riders on the coldest days, but heated grips or glove liners will extend their cold-weather capability if you run with cold hands. In the summer, the Gore-Tex membrane and leather goatskin body will keep your hands breathing freely, but without any direct airflow entering the glove via perforations or textile panels, they may be too hot for some.

The unique closure featured on the Rev’It Dominator GTX gloves is a very cool, innovative design introduced by Rev’It that provides a great fit with one hand. Pull the closure tab on the inside of the wrist and it snugs the strap across the top of the hand and around the wrist.

The Dominators have a supple and strong goatskin palm to maintain a high level of tactile response and abrasion resistance, and feature water-resistant Pittards WR100X leather on the top side. A Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable membrane is guaranteed to be waterproof for life.

Pittards WR100X Leather

Pittards produces some of the best leather in the world, and their WR100X leather is tanned by a special process that inhibits the absorption and penetration of water from rain or perspiration for the life of the gloves. The WR100X process doesn’t affect the natural breathability of the leather, but will extend the life of the leather and keep your hands warmer in the rain by preventing saturation.

Gore-Tex with Gore Grip

One of the biggest gripes about waterproof gloves is that you when you pull your hand out, the inners layers come out, too. After some use, you’re stuck with a glove with an interior that’s twisted and bunched. Not exactly a comfortable, effective fit on a motorcycle. This happens because glove manufacturers can’t sew the waterproof membrane to the outer and inner layers of the glove, meaning you have three separate layers that slide and move around on top of each other. In recent years, some nicer gloves have started utilizing special adhesive membranes like Gore Grip and X-trafit to keep everything in place. You’re paying a little extra for it, but it makes a big difference.

 

With so much going on, the best way to decide if the Rev’It Dominator GTX Gloves are for you is to try them on. Visit Road Rider to check them out in person, alongside a huge selection of other glove models by Rev’It, Dainese, Olympia, Klim, Held, and more.

 

Rev’It Dominator GTX Gloves Features

  • Constructed with drum-dyed goatskin leather with water-resistant finish, Pittards hairsheep diamond WR100X leather, and cowhide
  • Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable membrane with Gore Grip technology
  • Tri-fleece inner comfort liner
  • Outside stitching on fingers and stitched throughout with Rev’It PWR Yarn for excellent tensile strength and durability
  • Moto-GP inspired, ventilated dual composite protector at knuckle
  • TPU hard-shell palm slider and thumb protector
  • PU-injected finger knuckles
  • Reflection strips on pinky finger
  • Available in sizes S-3XL
  • Price: $269.99

 

Alpinestars C-20 Drystar Gloves

BY Road Rider MCA - February 9th, 2016

The Alpinestars C-20 Drystar Gloves offer warmth and comfort without the bells and whistles. Featuring a Drystar waterproof and breathable inner membrane and 80 gram PrimaLoft insulation, the C-20s are lightweight and cozy. Touchscreen compatible index fingers enable you to operate your iPhone or other device without removing your gloves.

The C-20s will make a great choice for riders using heated grips. With the insulation only on the back of the hand, they’ll maximize the effect of the grips while leaving you with good feel on the controls. Without heated grips or heated glove liners, we recommend these mid-weight cold weather gloves for spring, fall, and milder winter days.

The Alpinestars C-20 gloves are constructed with strong and supple goatskin leather. Consider treating any leather gloves with a waterproof treatment like NikWax Glove Proof (available at Road Rider). This will help to keep your hands warmer in the rain by preventing saturation and extend the life of the leather.
 

Alpinestars C-20 Drystar Gloves Features

  • Constructed with goatskin leather
  • Featuring Alpinestars Drystar waterproof and breathable membrane
  • Insulated with 80-gram weight Primaloft thermal insulation on the back of the hand
  • Synthetic leather reinforcements on the palm and outer hand for abrasion resistance in key impact zones
  • Thumb and palm reinforcement for grip
  • Padded knuckle
  • Touchscreen-compatible index fingertips
  • Pre-curved fingers
  • Velcro wrist closure
  • Available in sizes S-3XL
  • Price: $119.99

 
 
 
 

Rev’It Centaur GTX Gloves

BY Road Rider MCA - February 9th, 2016

Rain or shine tourers and commuters, listen up. Helping you stay dry and warm in the elements is the main focus of the Rev’It Centaur GTX gloves. The Centaur gloves are thickly insulated to keep you warm on the coldest days, and feature a premium, guaranteed-to-keep-you-dry waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex liner.

The palm areas of the Centaurs are covered by supple and strong goatskin leather for abrasion resistance and improved feel on the controls. Their classic and cozy winter glove styling means the protection is pared down, but does include memory foam pads and goatskin covering the critical impact area on the outer edge of the palm. That said, the Centaurs achieve their aim–to be warm, waterproof, and comfortable while meeting the high standards of quality set by their Rev’It kin.

Available in men’s and women’s sizes! Women’s Rev’It Centaur GTX is the same as the men’s, but with a women’s specific fit.

 

Rev’It Centaur GTX Gloves Features

  • Constructed with a Rev’It PWR Shell 500 D textile upper and goatskin palm with water-resistant treatment
  • Featuring a built-in waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane
  • Also constructed using Rev’It PWR Shell Stretch, PWR Shell 450 Twill Stretch, and synthetic leather
  • Insulated for maximum warmth with DexFill, Fiberfill, and a push-pull tri-fleece liner
  • Temperfoam impact protection at the palm, main knuckle, and thumb and little finger knuckles
  • Reflective adhesive at the gauntlet cuff and index finger
  • Visor wipe/ face wipe soft suede panel spanning thumb and index finger area
  • Available in sizes S-4XL
  • Price: $129.99

 

Alpinestars Corozal Drystar Gloves

BY Road Rider MCA - February 4th, 2016

For just about a hundred bucks, the Alpinestars Corozal Drystar Gloves represent a great value for short-cuffed, waterproof winter gloves that deliver a lot of protection while preserving a high level of flexibility and tactile response on the controls.

With a textile outer on the top and a nice goatskin leather palm that is strong but supple, and double-layered along the outer edge of the hand, Alpinestars put the money in the right places to keep the price tag manageable. That critical outer hand area is reinforced by memory foam pads, along with the base of the palm and the top of the thumb. Hard knuckle protectors and Alpinestars’ patented pinky finger bridge and round out a protective package that hits all the key points.

Featuring 100 gram Thinsulate insulation on the top of the hand, they’re just right for our fairly mild Northern California winter days. They probably won’t cut it in the early hours of the morning or when the sun goes down, so if you’re looking for something a bit warmer for your commute, check out something like the Rev’It Borealis GTX Gloves, featuring Primaloft Gold insulation.

Alpinestars Corozal Drystar Gloves Features

  • Constructed with stretch polyamide fabric on the upper and a goatskin leather palm
  • Waterproof and breathable Alpinestars Drystar membrane
  • Memory foam padding on the base of the palm and outer edge of the hand for impact and abrasion resistance
  • Alpinestars’ patented pinky finger bridge prevents finger separation in a crash
  • Hard knuckle protector and sliders on top of fingers
  • Touchscreen-friendly index finger
  • Pre-curved fingers
  • Neoprene cuff with Velcro closure
  • Visor wiper on thumb
  • Available in sizes: S-3XL
  • Price: $109.95

 

Great Value! Shaf Waterproof Gloves

BY Road Rider MCA - February 3rd, 2016

Our Shaf Waterproof Gloves are a ridiculous bargain at $34.99.

If you’re on a serious budget and looking for some waterproof winter gloves that will leave you with some cash in your pocket, check out these Shaf leather gauntlet gloves. Constructed from cowhide leather and featuring light insulation and a waterproof membrane, they cover the basics of your cold weather needs and your protection needs. They are actually comfortable, too, and feature an accordion stitched palm and an expandable area above the hard knuckle for mobility and flex.

These gloves would be ideal for spring and fall temperatures, and mild winter days. Add a pair of Firstgear Cocona Glove Liners or Heated Glove Liners to keep warm on really cold mornings.

Shaf Waterproof Gloves Features

  • Double-layered leather on the side of the palm and inside thumb area
  • Accordion stitched leather in palm for easy curve and comfort on the grips
  • Constructed with cowhide leather
  • Lightly insulated
  • Elasticated wrist with velcro closure
  • Hard knuckle protector and hard sliders on the tops of the fingers
  • Expansion panel across top of hand/hard knuckle for flexibility and mobility
  • Price: $34.99

 

Cortech Scarab Winter Gloves

BY Road Rider MCA - February 3rd, 2016

Get from here to there this winter with warm and dry hands in the lightweight, well-armored Cortech Scarab Winter Gloves. Offering a nice mix of race gauntlet and insulated cold-weather glove, they’ll keep the cold dialed down while still providing good protection, dexterity, and feel.

The Scarabs are moderately lined with Thinsulate insulation, and lack the bulky puffiness of some other winter gloves. If you’re commuting in the wee hours or leaving the office when the sun goes down, you might want to opt for a warmer option with more insulation or just go for some heated gloves or glove liners (click here to browse our heated gear).

The Scarabs feature a molded knuckle protector, titanium and carbon panels on the fingers, gauntlet and palm, and highly abrasion-resistant Schoeller Keprotech material layered in the palm area. Soft and durable goatskin on the palm and precurved fingers provide the fit and feedback of a sporty glove.

Cortech Scarab Winter Gloves Features

  • Constructed with aniline drum-dyed cowhide leather
  • Featuring a waterproof and breathable HiPora® membrane
  • Goatskin palm is soft and strong
  • Molded titanium and carbon hard knuckle protection
  • Titanium and carbon protection panels on the palms, wrists, top of hand, and top of fingers
  • Highly abrasion-resistant Schoeller® Dry Skin Keprotech® in the palm
  • 3M Thinsulate 100-gram insulation
  • Pre-curved palm and fingers
  • Soft brushed fleece interior lining
  • Available in sizes XS-4XL
  • Price: $94.99

 

Firstgear Cocona Glove Liners

BY Road Rider MCA - February 3rd, 2016

Firstgear Cocona Glove Liners aren’t your average glove liners. These polyester liners are embedded with Cocona, a form of activated carbon derived from coconuts that helps draw moisture away from the body and rapidly dry the fabric to an incredible degree. Cocona is used in products made by Under Armour, North Face, Adidas, and many other high-performance athletic brands. Now Firstgear has brought it to motorcycling, knowing that gear that helps regulate body heat and moisture with keep us warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Glove liners make a great addition to your winter gear arsenal. Layer them under your normal gloves to add a bit of insulation on the fly, wear them under your winter gloves to give them a boost on cold morning rides, or use them to soften up the inside of a pair of unlined gloves with uncomfortable seams. Glove liners like the Firstgear Cocona Glove Liners are an easy, inexpensive item that could make a big difference to your comfort this winter.

Firstgear Cocona Glove Liners

  • Constructed from quick-drying polyster impregnated with Cocona, made with activated carbon from coconut fibers
  • Fit close to skin for easy layering under normal motorcycle gloves
  • Soft and comfortable brushed interior
  • Available in sizes XS-3XL
  • Price: $29.95

 

Alpinestars Valparaiso Drystar Gloves

BY Road Rider MCA - February 3rd, 2016

Keep your hands dry and protected on commutes and trips with the Alpinestars Valparaiso Drystar Gloves. The Valparaiso gloves are lightly insulated and supremely comfortable, and feature a waterproof and breathable Drystar membrane. You’ll stay dry through winter rains and spring showers while retaining good mobility and dexterity thanks to a great fit and lightweight construction.

The Drystar membrane features MCFit technology, which is an imperceptible adhesive inside that holds the glove’s waterproof membrane in place so you’ll have the same uniform and secure fit every time, with no inner bunching or twisting. The Valparaiso’s leather palm curves smoothly around the grips and the reflective expansion gussets on the fingers provide flex as well as enhanced nighttime visibility.

Alpinestars Valparaiso Drystar Gloves Features

  • Constructed with leather and suede, with a light poly-fill insulation for heat retention
  • Drystar waterproof and breathable membrane
  • MCFit technology provides optimized grip, sensitivity, and comfort for gloves featuring a waterproof membrane
  • Pinky and fourth finger bridge protects pinky in the event of a slide
  • Polyurethane knuckle protector covered by leather for styling and durability
  • Reflective material on fingers for nighttime visibility
  • Accordion stitched panels on fingers, thumb, and back of hand for manueverability
  • Leather palm with suede reinforcements on palm, fingers, thumb, and heel of hand
  • Double Velcro closure for a secure seal to that keeps drips out
  • EVA foam padding on fingers, wrist, and thumb
  • TPU visor wipe on left hand
  • Available in sizes S-3XL
  • Price: $109.95

 

Firstgear Carbon Heated Gloves

BY Road Rider MCA - January 28th, 2016

The Firstgear Carbon Heated Gloves are the most protective heated gloves in Firstgear’s lineup. These standouts feature carbon knuckle and wrist sliders and double-layered leather on the palms, so you don’t have to give up serious crash protection in order to get your hands warm this winter.

Riding with cold hands is dangerous, and heated gloves are the winter commuter’s best friend. Firstgear’s Carbon Gloves will keep you cozy, but you’ll ride with confidence knowing that you still have substantial coverage in case you come off the bike.

The Carbon Heated Gloves are constructed with top-grain cowhide and lined with a Porelle waterproof and breathable membrane. Precurve stitching and accordion panels on the fingers ensure a comfortable fit on the controls.

New to heated gear? Getting started is easy. These gloves plug right into a cable you attach to your bike’s battery, or you can plug them into the sleeves of a heated jacket liner, like the Firstgear Heated Jacket Liner. As with all heated gear, you’ll need to use a temperature controller like the Firstgear Heat-troller to modulate the powerful heat delivered to your gloves.  To learn more about heated gear, read our Motorcyclist’s Heated Gear Guide.

Firstgear Carbon Heated Gloves Features

  • Constructed with grade-A, top-grain, drum-dyed cowhide
  • Featuring a Porelle waterproof and breathable membrane
  • Carbon fiber knuckle and wrist protectors
  • Pre-curved fingers and accordion panelling for dexterity
  • Reinforced leather at palms
  • Reflective piping on top and reflective stitching in fingers for nighttime visibility
  • Elasticated wrist with Velcro closure
  • Faceshield wiper on index fingers
  • 15 watts at 12.8 volts (per glove)
  • Firstgear Heat-troller sold separately
  • Available in sizes S-2XL
  • Price: $169.99

 
 
 
 

Held Sambia Gloves

BY Road Rider MCA - January 26th, 2016

Held’s Sambia gloves are highly breathable short-cuffers for riding at the height of summertime. If your priority is to find gloves that vent well without requiring you become a complete minimalist when it comes to protection, take the Sambias for a spin.

The classic Held kangaroo palm ensures the Sambia gloves have great feel on the controls while maintaining durability and strength. The textile topside keeps the air flowing, the weight light, and the cost down a tad. The hard knuckle, Superfabric slider panel on the base of the hand, and rubber reinforcement on the fingers and cuff remind us these gloves aren’t all fun and games.
Try on the Held Sambia gloves and a selection of other premium Held gloves at Road Rider.
 

Held Sambia Gloves Features

  • Constructed with a strong and flexible kangaroo leather palm and textile mesh top
  • Velcro cuff closure
  • Perforated rubber reinforcements on the fingers
  • Outside stitching on fingers for maximum comfort
  • Shield wiper on index finger
  • Spandex expansion panels on thumb and top of hand
  • Ventilated hard plastic knuckle
  • Superfabric slider panel on the edge/base of palm
  • Available in sizes 7-12
  • Price: $120.00