Richa Arctic Textile Waterproof Gloves - Black
Customer Product Reviews
Have used these gloves every day now for a few weeks. Had one 40 mile motorway commute at 80+ mph at just 2 degrees where my hands just about stayed warm. Was still able to use the controls easily enough. I'd say that was pretty good and a massive upgrade on my previous gloves. Rest of the time I've never felt the cold. Also got caught in heavy rain and spray yesterday on same commute and hands stayed completely dry. Fit is comfortable, little stiff at first but soon loosened up. Overall very happy.
Great glove while your hands remain dry
Buy a size bigger than you expect because I had to return the first pair and ended up with the biggest they make. I still find them only just big enough to get on and off when dry but that difficulty increases with the slightest dampness on your fingers: the nice soft lining, which is fine when dry, drags on damp skin and tends to move inside the outer shell of the glove. I have not yet tested waterproofing to the maximum but short distances don't appear a problem. Overall, a nice looking and comfortable glove but take care if you have big hands.
I have a 5 year old pair of these gloves. Comfortable to wear summer or winter. But:- Grey grippy things on the fingers come off after a few weeks. Visor wipe is too hard & so useless unless you want to scratch your visor (I cut it off). They can be really difficult to put on once soaking wet... for those riders who actually ride in the pouring rain for hours on end!!
Not as warm as I'd hoped having read other reviews. Fitting was as per the size chart and not a problem. No problem with finger lengths etc. Haven't tested them in the rain yet so can't comment on waterproofing. The gloves are not over-bulky but my first ride wearing them involved a lot of gear-changes and use of the clutch lever and I had a very sore left wrist after an hour or so due to the stiffness of the materials. Should have bedded them in more gently, but they're getting better now.
I bought these gloves after the original pair I had purchased from Sportsbikeshop weren't fit for purpose. I was allowed to exchange with no fuss under their exchange policy and cant recommend the gloves or the store highly enough. Many thanks guys, I'l be back for future purchases.
I have tried several different gloves in this price range, none of which were as described. These are a perfect fit, warm, comfortable and controls are usable with no fumbling. The best thing is the lining doesn't pull out when you take them off no matter how warm your hands are. I would certainly recommend them.
From a selection of 5 pairs, including the cheaper Richa Carbons, of so called winter gloves, I went for these. There are not hugely bulky and the sizing is spot on. Fairly stiff to begin with but after a few rides they...ahem...fit like a glove. Coldest I have ridden in is 4 degrees and the tips of my fingers were just starting to get gold after 25 mins. Seeing I ride a naked bike with zero protection, I'm Happy with that. Haven't tested in heavy downpour yet, but the build quality makes me believe they'll be fine. Additionally you get a visor wipe, but it's not overly useful, I still use a Vee wipe. Overall good value glove that will see me through to late Spring. Excellent service as ever from SBS.