Dainese Tempest D-Dry Long Glove - Black / Yellow Fluo
Customer Product Reviews
I was once described as having a pianist's fist. I think he meant small palms and long fingers or it may have been a come on, either way these gloves fit. I am a Dainese fan and these perfectly complement my Carve Master jacket. They have been waterproof on a couple of 30 mins rides is absolute deluges. Build quality looks good as you would expect from this brand. Warmth wise; I have heated grips but only one currently functions. On sub 5 degree days the unheated hand starts to get cold after half an hour. If you have long fingers I recommend them, if your more digitally challenged check out the Richa gloves.
Naturally curves around throttle
I purchased this pair because my previous Revit gloves were not waterproof. I haven't tested these in rain yet. The fingers have a natural curve to them so the hands close around the handlebars easily. They are not too stiff and I don't get sausage fingers. They are not really that warm. Hands still get rather cold (5C) but at least I don't feel like my hands are about to fall off. A good middle road between dexterity and warmth.
Dainese Tempest D-Dry Long Glove
The sizing guide worked well for me and a large is the right size. They fit well and look well made. A little bulkier than what I was expecting but no big deal as I'll use them in between my summer gloves and heated gloves. I searched around and these were the best value for a waterproof glove with visor wipe that I could find. Good service as usual from SBS.
Initially felt a little chunky between each finger but they felt 'broken in' after just a few rides. Not quite as warm as I would hope, particularly on the outside of the fingertips but I am a warm-weather-wuss despite being an all year rider. Fastening and cuff feel really good and they are comfortable for long rides. The touch-screen pad on the finger is not the most responsive and I don't know why they only did the index finger and not the thumb also.
After a week of driving I can say I'm happy with the gloves. The comfort and quality of the material is at a high level and justifies the excellent ratio obtained and invested. Only after an hour of driving at 2C I started to feel a little cold in the fingers. Grip and the feeling of command is very good. Of course I recommend limiting the number of gloves.
Jury's still out
I am not entirely convinced about these, though I think they are good gloves. On the plus side they are really well put together and a smart design, as you always get with Dainese. Have only worn them in light rain but my hand stayed dry over an hour's ride. I also really like the high-vis accents. On the downside I am disappointed with the limited protection, though this may just be the impression that they give as they are so lightweight. My biggest issue though is the visor wipe on the thumb, which makes the glove quite uncomfortable. I am hoping that will improve with wear.
Take the next size up ...
I've been wearing them for about a month. They feel like really excellent gloves. My old gloves were cowhide and I'd had them about 5 years. They were beginning to fall apart. I decided to spend just a bit more to get a quality pair of gloves and was not disappointed. They are light and warm - but not too warm. The visor cleaner on the thumb is a thoughtful addition but to be fair, most gloves at this price have them. The index fingers have a material on them which allows phones with capacitive touch screens (ie practically all modern phones) to be used without taking the gloves off... and it really does work. The one thing I would say is to get the next size up; I used the link on the page and measured the breadth of my palm to order the correct size, but the glove just felt a little too small in the fingers. I replaced them with the next size up and they were perfect. I wouldn't say I have particularly out-of-proportion hands, so I'd say if you're borderline (ie 9.5cm for example), go for the next size up.
These gloves are very comfortable, also keep your hands warm. They are waterproof so great for cold and wet weather, one downside to the gloves being thick is that they make feeling your controls a little harder. But other than that they are great gloves, definitely good for the price.
I have both the short cuff and long cuff versions of these. They're warm soft dry and not overly bulky allowing me to retain feel on the controls. This long cuff version is really an under jacket type which is my preference. The quality is great and the fit us a bit long in the finger but going down to a Small from my usually Medium fixed that.
Typically superb quality from Dainese
These are a superb example of the high quality I have come to expect from both Dainese and Sportsbikeshop. Delivery and service bang on point. The gloves are extremely well made, fit like an er...glove. They are waterproof and warm. What else could you expect?
I was concerned about how well they'd fit because I have weirdly small hands. Having received them and been riding in them for the past month, I can say the fit couldn't be better for me. They're quite warm without being too thick / bulky. Naturally, going any real distance when the weather is less than 5 degrees out, you are going to get cold hands (unless you have heated grips). Have worn them in the rain and snow - my hands remained dry. Having only been riding for three and a half months, I just recently (a month ago) upgraded from cheap crappy Trik Moto stuff to fully kitted out in Dainese. My old Trik Moto gloves had a hole in the side of one finger (from repeatedly getting stuck to Velcro, which makes you wonder how it would fare if you slide along the road in them) and the Velcro wrist fastening on the left glove had separated from the glove when I went to undo it one day. They were perhaps six weeks old. The quality of these gloves feels reassuring, as you'd expect if you've had Dainese gear before.
Light comfortable gloves
Just tried them at 2 degrees and my fingers were perfect after a half hour ride. So flexible and no draughts on the wrist due to the elastic wrap around. Doesn't bunch up like previous ones of this type. They sure live up to the name.