Best ADV/Dual Sport Motorcycle Gloves | 2016

Best ADV/Dual Sport Motorcycle Gloves | 2016


What’s up guys, Chase here at Rocky Mountain
ATV/MC, and welcome to our Dual Sport and Adventure Cold Weather Riding Glove Buyers
Guide. All right, guys, we all know whether you adventure
ride or if you ride dual sport, there isn’t much worse than having cold or frozen fingers. Now, here at Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, we carry
a lot of cold weather riding gloves, but we are going to narrow down the search and make
it easy for you. We’ve taken five of our favorite cold weather
riding gloves that we know and love here at Rocky Mountain. Now, all these gloves up here are either going
to be waterproof or windproof, and we’re going to walk through each one and talk about them
in detail, so you guys see exactly what you get with each glove. And we’re going to start at that sub-$100
range, that bang for your buck, and we are going to work our way up. So depending on your budget, by the end of
this video, I promise there’s going to be a glove that’s going to fit your needs. Now it’s time to sit back, relax, and let’s
get right to it. All right, guys, first up on the list, this
is going to be the Patrol glove from Icon. This is going to be a waterproof glove, it’s
going to have a full waterproof chassis on the inside, but before I dive into this glove,
let’s talk about fit. I’m wearing a size medium in this glove, and
I do find that this glove does fit true to size. So looking at it, like I said, waterproof
chassis, it’s going to keep your hand dry. Starting on here in the back, the full gauntlet
glove, you are going to have this big Velcro closure here on the bottom side, so you are
going to get plenty of adjustability there, so if you want to wear this over the jacket,
you’ll be able to do that. Going to the back side, so you’re going to
get a full textile construction along the back side of this glove, and nice adjustment
strap here along the wrist to really cinch this glove down. And if we work our way down, big reflective
piping here on the back side of the hand. Here on the knuckles you’re going to have
this large rubber pad that’s going to give you that impact and abrasion resistance if
you do have a get-off. Working our way down to the fingers here,
you are going to have this rubber padding on the top of the knuckles, good stretch panels
along each finger, it’s really going to make sure this glove stays flexible and comfortable
while you’re out wearing it. Now when we get to the bottom of the fingers
here, at the ends of them, this is where you get into that Battlehide goatskin leather,
and that is going to wrap around your fingers and come all the way down the palm here. And you are going to have this suede material
pad here that’s going to add to the durability of the glove. But you’re getting that Battlehide goatskin
leather, it’s very comfortable, breaks in extremely nice, and it has a lot of durability. Great flex panel right here in between the
thumb and the palm to make sure you have that good flexibility, and again, that goatskin
leather on the thumb, all the way up to the wrist. Working our way up again, full textile construction
on the bottom on the gauntlet here, and again, you’re going to have that large Velcro closure
strap to make sure you get good adjustment with this glove. So this is the Patrol from Icon. Again, coming in under that $100 mark, there
is a lot of bang for the buck value in this glove. We have guys here that have used this glove
and they love it, so make sure you go check it out on our website. All right, next up on the list, I am wearing
the Inversion Pro from Klim. This glove comes in right at that $100 mark. Now, right off the bat, from a sizing standpoint,
I am wearing a size medium in this glove, and I find that it does fit true to size. I do want to say right now this glove is not
waterproof, but it does have that Gore wind stopper on there, so it’s going to block the
wind from getting to your hand. This glove is not meant to be worn in those
extreme cold weather conditions. What it does extremely well is it bridges
the gap from those chilly mornings when you start your ride, if you know it’s going to
warm up and be warm and hot in the afternoon, this is a glove you’re going to be able to
wear throughout the entire day. You don’t have to worry about switching your
gloves out in the middle of your ride. So if we look at it, we’re going to get a
full goatskin leather and textile construction throughout the entire glove. Starting here on the back side, it’s not a
full gauntlet glove, but if I flip it over and we look here, you are going to have a
Velcro closure, so that’s going to let you cinch this glove down nice and tight. If we look at the back, textile section here. Now, when we get to the knuckles here, this
is where you get that goatskin leather, and underneath that you’re going to have that
Poron padding, and that is going to be very nice. It disperses energy and impact extremely well. It’s also nice and abrasion resistant. You’re going to get that Poron padding here
on the upper part of the finger, as well as the lower sections, as well. Now, here in the middle fingers, nice accordion
flex zones, so you are going to get good flexibility with this glove while you’re out riding. And it is the thinnest feeling of the gloves
that are up here, so you’re going to get great feel on your controls while you’re out wearing
this glove. Here on the back side, again, full goatskin
leather construction, big beefy stitching, this glove’s going to stand the test of time,
it’s going to be very durable, and here on the thumb, you are going to have textile that
surrounds the thumb here, but you do have this goatskin leather reinforcement here. That’s going to give you that abrasion resistance. So this is the Inversion Pro from Klim. Now remember, windproof, not waterproof, bridges
the gap extremely well for those chilly mornings to those warm to hot afternoons. Again, right at the $100 mark, we love this
glove. So make sure you go check it out. All right, third up on our list, I have the
TPG Cold Weather glove from Firstgear. This is coming in at just over that $100 mark. Now from a sizing standpoint, I’m wearing
a size large in this glove. I usually run a size medium, so if you’re
looking at this glove, if you’re right between sizes, I would recommend going one size up. Looking at it, you’re going to get Hipora
waterproof lining on the inside here. You’re also going to get 200 grams of Thermalite
insulating liner on the inside, so this glove is really meant to keep your hand warm on
even those coldest days while you’re out riding. From a construction standpoint, you’re going
to get full cowhide leather throughout this entire glove, from the back of the gauntlet
here, all the way down the backside of the hand, all the way onto the palm. If you look, the only textile you’re going
to get is on the underside of the gauntlet here. Full leather construction, I like that Firstgear
is doing that. And you are going to get a big zipper here
on the gauntlet to close that up, shouldn’t have any problems fitting this over your jacket. Now, if we come down here and look at the
knuckles, this is another upgrade that you’re going to see with this glove. Now you’re getting that D3O molecular armor
in the knuckle here, and that’s going to have an Aramid high abrasion resistant material
that’s going to go over the top of it. Working our way down the finger, good flex
zones on all the knuckles there, and you are going to have some reflective piping on the
two middle fingers here, so that’s going to give you added visibility at nighttime. If I flip this over and we look at the back,
or the palm of the hand, again, full leather construction, big, beefy stitching on the
bottom here. And what I really like, this is a really good
protection feature that they put into this glove. So this is called a palm impact protector
or a slatter plate in some cases, and what it does, they know that most crashes, you’re
going to go down and slide your palms on the ground, so they put this D3O pad here with
that Aramid high abrasion material over the top to make sure you have that protection
there, as well. Last thing I want to point out real quick
before we wrap it up, if you look at the left glove here on the thumb, they do have this
squeegee that comes included. And it’s a nice touch, if you get a big bug
to your shield or you have moisture on there, you can actually just use that to wipe it
off. It actually does come in handy a lot of times. So this is the TPG Cold Weather glove from
Firstgear. Now remember, full leather construction, Hipora
waterproof lining, and you’re getting 200 grams of Thermalite insulation on the inside,
along with that D3O padding around that knuckle. At just over a hundred bucks, there’s a lot
of functionality and a lot of safety at a very good price point, so make sure you check
out these gloves. All right, fourth up on the list, I now have
on the Phantom GTX glove from Rev’It. We’re now stepping up towards that $200 mark. When we look at this glove from a sizing standpoint,
I am wearing a size medium. I will say that it does run on the small side
of the medium, so just keep that in mind when you’re looking at the sizing on the website. From a construction standpoint, we are now
stepping into that Gore-Tex world. You’re going to get the Gore-Tex tri-fleece
liner on the inside of here. It’s going to keep your hand warm, but it’s
guaranteed to keep you dry and it is guaranteed for life. When it comes to anything waterproof, Gore-Tex
is hands-down the best you are going to get. So, full goatskin leather construction throughout
this entire glove, and a lot of protection built in. If we start up here at the top, full gauntlet
system, you are going to have a Velcro closure up here at the top, plenty of room for adjustability,
and you can really cinch that down. And then down here along the wrist, you are
going to have that wrist strap, that’s going to really allow you to cinch this glove down,
and it’s going to stay extremely secure. And I like that they do have this big, reflective
piping here on the gauntlet, as well. Now, if we flip it back over and we look,
again, full goatskin leather construction throughout this entire glove. Working our way down, nice, big accordion
flex zone on the wrist. This glove is going to be flexible, it’s going
to be comfortable, and nice reflective piping here on the backside of the hand. Now, if we look at the knuckles, they have
a TPU hard plastic plate, and that’s going to be underneath this goatskin, so you’re
getting that nice abrasion impact protection there, as well as abrasion resistance. If we work our way down the fingers, these
first three fingers, you’re going to have those TPU hard plates underneath that goatskin. So, again, impact protection, abrasion protection,
they got you covered. Good flex zones here on each of the fingers,
and down here on the first two fingers, you are going to have these nice big reflective
piping, it’s going to make sure you’re visible at nighttime. Now, one thing I do want to point out, I really
like that Rev’It has put a lot of thought into this glove. So here on the pinkie, you’re going to have
that TPU hard piece on the pinkie here, and you’re also going to have EVA foam along the
finger. They know that, in most cases, when you go
down to your hands, you are going to have impact along the outside of the palm there,
so they’ve got protection in all the areas that you are going to need it. So that’s a lot of great thinking from Rev’It. Now, if you flip it over and look at the palm,
again, full goatskin leather construction. You are going to have reinforced leather here
along the palm, you’re going to have an EVA foam underneath that leather, and you are
going to have a slatter plate here on the palm, as well. That’s going to make sure if you go down to
your hands, you’re going to slide there, you’re not going to get stuck and it’s not going
to possibly rip the glove off your hand, so it’s a great touch from Rev’It. Working our way up, again, there’s your wrist
closure system there, and your gauntlet Velcro strap that you’re going to have. So this is the Phantom GTX glove from Rev’It. Again, you’re getting that Gore-Tex tri-fleece
liner on the inside, guaranteed to keep you dry, guaranteed for life, a ton of functionality
and safety built into this glove, so make sure you check this one out. All right, last up on the list, I have the
Element glove from Klim. This is the long cuff version, they also have
a short cuff version as well. From a fit standpoint, I’m wearing a size
medium, it does fit true to size. I am going to say that this is the burliest
glove that we have up here today. This glove is going to be meant to be used
for the coldest weather conditions you could imagine, and really fighting off mother nature. You’re going to get Gore-Tex liner on the
inside of this glove. It is guaranteed to keep you dry and it is
guaranteed for life. Now, when we break this thing down from a
protection and an abrasion standpoint, this glove really is in a category of its own. Starting on the outside here, you’re going
to get full leather construction throughout the entire glove, and if we work our way down,
like I said, full gauntlet, you are going to have big Velcro closure here at the top,
as well as a wrist strap here, so you’re really going to be able to cinch this glove down. Now, here on the backside, big accordion flex
panels here on the back of the hand, as well as on the thumb. So even with all that beefiness that this
glove has, they still make it flexible while you’re out wearing it. Here on the knuckle, you are going to have
a titanium plate over your knuckles for that impact and abrasion resistance. And the design of this is actually really
nice. They’ve made it a floating hinge, or a floating
pivot system, so that is going to make this actually stand free from the back of the glove
to make sure you still get a full range of motion in the glove. And underneath that titanium plate there,
you are going to have Poron XRD padding to make sure it’s still comfortable. Now, if we work our way down the fingers here,
again, Poron XRD padding on the fingers, big accordion flex zones on each finger to make
sure you have that flexibility, and nice big reflective piping on your first three fingers
to make sure you are going to be visible. Just like with that Rev’It glove, the Phantom
GTX, you are going to have that Poron padding here on the pinkie finger. So, again, from an impact and abrasion standpoint,
they’ve covered all the areas that you’re going to need with this glove. If we flip it over and look at the backside,
now here’s where you get into that really beefy leather that Klim is known for. So, full leather construction, but it’s going
to be your Pittards Armortan ceramic leather on the palm here, so it’s a beefed up version,
it gives you more durability and more abrasion resistance than what you already get. Now, here on the palm, you are going to have
that Poron XRD padding here in that slider zone. That’s going to give you that abrasion resistance
as well as impact protection is there, as well. Now last but not least, Klim, they don’t leave
anything out, here on the gauntlet, you even are going to have this Poron XRD pad all the
way up on the top of the gauntlet here. So honestly, there is no part of this glove
left untouched when it comes to safety and protection. So you’re going to get that throughout the
entire glove. Again, full leather construction, you’re getting
that Gore-Tex liner, And like I said, this glove is bomb proof, but it is beefy, so keep
that in mind. It is going to be for those coldest weather
conditions that you are going to go out and ride in. So that is the Klim Element, coming in at
just over the $200 mark. Make sure you go and check this glove out
on our website. Here’s a recap of the Buyers Guide to give
you guys a side-by-side comparison of some of the common features, as well as the stand-out
features that really make these products unique. All right, guys, thanks for checking out our
Dual Sport/Adventure Cold Weather Riding Glove Buyer’s Guide. We hope we’ve narrowed down the search for
you today. But remember, go to our website at RockyMountainATVMC.com
where you can see all of these gloves, read all the details, and shop the full collection
of gloves that we have here at Rocky Mountain. Now remember, we have our fit guarantee. So if you’re concerned about fit, if you get
a glove and you’re not happy with the sizing, send it back to us, and we will make sure
you get the right size on that first exchange, free of charge. Now, the last thing I need you to do before
you go is click and subscribe to our YouTube channel, leave us your thoughts and comments
on these gloves, we’d love to hear what you guys have to say about them. I’m Chase here at Rocky Mountain, and we’ll
see you on the trails.