REV'IT! Alaska GTX Gloves
- Constructed of goatskin and suede with water repelling finish
- Gore-Tex® waterproof and breathable membrane provides all-weather protection
- Push-Pull tri-fleece liner
- Thermolite® Plus insulation is soft, supple and non-bulky, ensuring maximum comfort and freedom of movement for the motorcyclist
- PU injected knuckles and little finger protector
- Dual-comp palm slider
- EVA foam at thumb and wrist
- Reflective strip on the cuff as well as the fingers
- Visor wiper
- Adjustable hook-and-loop strap at the wrist
- Adjustable hook-and-loop tab at the cuff
More info: This document explains some of the features and materials listed above. (Not all REV’IT! products have all the features or materials listed. Use your back button after viewing.)
Please Note: We can ship REV’IT! products to US, US territory or APO/FPO addresses only (per manufacturer’s restrictions).
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This glove, like many of the styles we’ve reviewed from REV’IT!, runs a bit snug as compared to American brands. It would be comparable to an Alpinestars glove, which also run snug. With a winter glove like this you want to get them reasonably snug to keep the bulk to a minimum, so I’d advise you to choose the size you normally wear in gloves. If you are between sizes, then choose larger. Hopefully you’ve had some experience with buying gloves and can choose based upon the fit of a previous pair. If you have no previous experience with glove sizing, go here for help.
Our Two Cents
The Alaska GTX glove by REV’IT! is an all-leather, Gore-Tex glove for winter use. The insulation used in this glove is of “medium” weight and since it is a higher quality insulation, it should do a very good job keeping your hands warm. With an insulated glove like this, it’s important to have a high quality waterproof liner which will allow moisture to escape the glove, and this one does…. genuine Gore-Tex. Almost anybody who has experience with winter-use gloves will agree that Gore-Tex works better than just about any other waterproof/breathable liner on the market. It costs a pretty penny, but is widely considered to be worth it. The goat skin shell of the gloves is soft and high quality and they have a great feel. The goatskin is treated with a water-resistant coating. These gloves will work great for just about any type of street riding. The overall aesthetic is sporty but not overly so. For crash protection the main features are: a molded plastic knuckle protector, a hard plastic “slider” in the palm of the hand and double leather reinforcements in impact-prone areas (such as the outside of the little finger). The nighttime reflectives light up like a Christmas tree on these babies… take the “View Larger Images” link above to see how those worked for us in our nighttime shot. The gloves are secured to your hand with a Velcro close strap at the wrist and the cuff closes and adjusts with a larger Velcro patch. The cuff appears to be large enough to go over a jacket cuff or under. Overall, I really like this style, and I think for the feature list and the Gore-Tex capability, they are VERY fairly priced. :: Paul, 11-07-12