REV'IT! Roadstar GTX Gloves
- Constructed of goatskin with water repelling finish, Pittards® goat Digital™ WR100X, and PU coated Karvin cowhide
- Gore-Tex® X-trafit™ for breathable and waterproof all-weather protection
- Push-Pull tri-fleece liner
- Karvin cowhide covered hard-shell knuckle
- TPU hard-shell palm slider
- Temperfoam® on the cuff and thumb, EVA foam underneath the finger knuckles
- Reflective strip on the back of the hand
- Visor wiper
- Adjustable hook-and-loop strap at the wrist and 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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We find that gloves from REV’IT! are generally very consistent in fit from one model to the next, and we find they run a bit on the snug side as compared to most US based brands. The fit is very similar to Alpinestars which also fit more snugly than other brands of gloves. The tendency to run small is not so noticeable that we’d advise you to buy one size larger, but if you are sometimes in between sizes, your best shot would be to 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 Roadstar GTX glove is a premium glove from REV’IT! that packs in a lot of technical features and high-end materials. The gloves certainly feel nice. The goat leather has a smooth finish and there are panels of “digital” leather from Pittards. The leathers are treated to repel water and to resist damage from getting wet. Of course the leather will become wet in steady rain, but then there is a Gore-Tex liner in the glove to keep your hands dry. And it is not just an ordinary Gore-Tex liner but a liner that is actually bonded to the inside surface of the leather shell of the glove. In a glove with this technology you don’t really even feel the liner or know that it is there. The idea is to reduce bulk and this allows the cut of the glove to be more “tailored” to your hand, without excess material, and therefore your ability to feel the controls is improved. And this glove IS highly tailored to the shape of your hand as well as being pre-curved to grip the controls. So in comparing the fit and feel of a high-end waterproof glove like this to lesser priced gloves, you can really see and feel a difference. The glove feels highly protective to me. On the back of the hand, there is a substantial knuckle guard and extra bits of padding on the top of each finger. On the sides of the pinkie, there is an extra layer of leather all along the side of the hand. And in the palm of the hand, there is a substantial “slider” which is designed to slide along the pavement if you fall rather than transferring a “grab” or twist to your hand upon impact. This slider is sort of “see through” and you can see that there is a honeycomb material inside that is shock absorbent as well… sort of a “dual stage” bit of protection. In the same area of the hand, there is some integrated memory foam material that will further protect that accident-prone area of the hand and also provide a bit of comfort and vibration isolation. The cuff is adjustable with the usual Velcro-close strap, and the gloves are held securely on your hand with a separate, smaller strap that has a leather cover… much like the construction you would see on a race glove. This glove, as mentioned, is waterproof, but it does not have insulation, so consider this one for cool to warmer weather and of course wet weather. The glove has nighttime reflectives which we’ve shown you in our photo gallery. Of the gloves we carry, this one certainly is at the top of the heap in terms of technical materials and features. I really don’t know how a person couldn’t like a glove in this quality category. :: Paul, 02-27-14