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Rev'it Borealis GTX Gloves - Black

Gore-Tex thermal winter glove with goatskin compatible with heated grips

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Rev'it Borealis GTX Gloves - Black
November 25, 2017

Not winter gloves

I've been wearing a pair of Alpinestars Gore Tex gloves - unsure of the model - for winter riding for over 10 years now, bought for between £40 - 60 (can't remember exactly but some haggling was involved) from a stall at the BMF Show. They're lined with Prima-Loft (according to the label) and a little bulky, but after many thousands of miles of use, including long motorway trips in torrential rain, they're still waterproof and reasonably warm. They work fine with heated grips. This winter I thought I'd fork out and treat myself to a really decent new pair of gloves which would keep my hands nice and warm, both with and without heated grips (which my main winter bike has). I read some reviews which claimed the Rev'it Borealis was a very warm glove (including a top rating) and it seemed a quality product. I'm usually an XL in gloves and measuring my hand as per the sizing guide suggested this was the correct size for me for this glove too. When they arrived they seemed a fraction on the small size and I considered whether to exchange them for a while, but eventually decided to keep them as I expected them to expand a little with use, and I reasoned that as they were thinner and more like a summer glove then a tighter fit would be appropriate. I've worn them now for a few weeks, in heavy rain, wind and temperatures down to 2 degrees on a couple of frosty mornings, with and without heated grips. They seem waterproof, though I haven't subjected them to a long distance motorway trip in heavy rain to really test them. As others have stated, they're quite thin and almost like summer gloves (though not quite). However, they really are not warm - even using heated grips on a high setting - at temperatures of below 5 degrees. Even at a balmy 8 degrees my hands were slightly chilled. On my hour-long commute across the Peak District, on the two occasions when temperatures were just above freezing, my fingers were uncomfortably painful by the time I arrived at work (my hands hadn't turned blue or anything, it was really just fingers). The gloves are nowhere near as warm as my old Alpinestars, which I'll now be resorting to when it's really cold (but which certainly aren't the warmest gloves in the world!) The cuffs are a little on the short side and could do with being at least half an inch longer. Despite having a simple and effective tightening system, in near-zero temperatures, with the cuffs fastened over jacket sleeves, I felt icy draughts occasionally penetrating around the wrists (not sure how - but I've felt this on several occasions). There may have been an improvement in warmth had I opted for XXLs - though I'd need to try them on to compare, and the XLs are only marginally on the tight side. This may have affected heat retention, difficult to tell as they're certainly not 'tight' as such. The XXLs may well be a bit big - but this is probably better than being a fraction too small - though these are expanding with use as predicted. To me, these are not winter gloves - but ideal for spring and autumn, or cooler summer days, when temperatures are in double figures. They're not cheap at nearly £170, build quality is acceptable though not hugely impressive. If you're after a really warm winter glove, I would suggest looking at an alternative - as I still am!

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Rev'it Borealis GTX Gloves - Black
June 28, 2016

Feels almost like a race glove

It's padded all in the right places. The feel through the palms are good. In fact I was pleasantly surprised how light and still insulated enough to protect you from the winter elements. Having said that I haven't used this in the cold weather yet but it certainly looks and feels like it will be very much upto the task. As usual Sportsbikeshop delivery is prompt. The customer service is brilliant. My previous Gortex gloves failed when I used them with my heated grips. Apparently this glove has Gortex parts in them but specifically designed to be used with heated grips. This was patiently and kindly explained to me by Sportsbikeshop. Great people. Thanks a million.

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Rev'it Borealis GTX Gloves - Black
April 6, 2016

Superb gloves

These are brilliant. So comfortable. Great feeling through the gloves, feels like I'm wearing Summer gloves! Really warm, and totally waterproof. Wish I had bought these years ago. They're quite expensive, but worth every penny.

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Rev'it Borealis GTX Gloves - Black

  • Goatskin drum dryed with WR finish, and goat diamond with WR finish
  • PWR Oxford and PWR shell ribstop stretch
  • Suede leather with WR finish and synthetic PU leather
  • PrimaLoft Gold, PrimaLoft Gold Eco with Grip control
  • Tri-fleece and high loft fur liners for superior insulation
  • Seesoft knuckle covered with TPR frame
  • Seesoft palm slider covered with TPU hard shell
  • Temperfoam at little finger and thumb
  • Laminated reflectors at cuff
  • Single motion closure system at cuff
  • Elasticated wrist
  • Goat diamond grip panel on palm
  • Integrated visor wipe

The Borealis GTX gets its warming prowess from the PrimaLoft Gold insulation layer which protects the most vulnerable areas, namely the upper hand and fingers. The palm features goatskin diamond etched leather and the entire glove is layered with a Gore-Tex glove plus a Gore Grip technology membrane, making it both waterproof and breathable. The inner hand is constructed of just two layers giving the precise feel and grip of a high end summer glove, while the three layers on the outer hand make this a suitable protector against the cold. The construction also maximises the function of motorcycle heated grips if present and used. Seesoft protection at both the heel and knuckle areas keep the hands safe.
Gloves measured by palm circumference (excluding thumb)

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Whilst the brand is a relative newcomer to the world of biking fashion, Rev'it motorcycle clothing is certainly up there with the biggest brands, having earned a first class reputation for both design and quality of product. Since their introduction to the motorcycle market in 1995, Rev'it have sought to redefine industry standards by following their own line in terms of both style and the inclusion of technical features. In 2001 they began developing their Engineered Skin method of production across the entire Rev'it motorbike clothing range, focusing on the relocation of vulnerable seams to areas of lower risk. By strategically placing task-specific materials, Rev'it clothing is always designed and manufactured to mitigate failure points whilst boosting overall performance. Technically advanced, uniquely styled, and built without compromise; Rev'it is a brand that continues to grow here in the UK which is why you'll always find us featuring the entire bike range.

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