Scorpion TSW Gloves
- Touch screen capable leather thumb and index finger
- Goatskin leather and 600 denier textile construction
- Waterproof/breathable Hipora® liner
- 100gm Thinsulate™ top layer provides warmth
- Goatskin palm with comfort padding panels
- NightViz® reflective trim
- Exo-Stitch™ Safety Seam minimizes interior seams to create a more premium feel and to provide maximum comfort
- Molded, goatskin covered knuckles provide protection
- Pre-curved palm and fingers for grip comfort
- Integrated wrist strap for excellent retention
- Soft, Bemberg® brushed nylon interior
These gloves are consistent with the major American based brands we carry such as FirstGear, Tour Master, Joe Rocket, etc, so 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.
Just as an FYI, you may have previous experience with European designed brands such as Alpinestars and REV’IT! which run about one half size smaller, size-for-size, than the American brands. It is not a universally true fact, but generally holds for most styles. So if a particular size in either of those brands is roomy on you, then you may be able to go down one full size in this style.
Our Two Cents
I’ve been including a pic in our photo gallery for every glove we review as to whether or not it works with my touchscreen phone… and FINALLY, we have one that does just that! I’ll keep testing every pair for this. Anyway, about the glove… This is a very nice leather/textile sport glove for winter use. It has a waterproof/breathable liner to make it waterproof and also some “medium” insulation against cold. The insides of the gloves are plushy and comfortable and the fit is excellent. The gloves have some decent protection built in such as the molded knuckle protector and an extra layer of leather and padding in the heel of the hand and the outside of the pinkie. The gloves have a full gauntlet with an elasticized cuff end to keep out the wind/water etc.
One bit of caution though…. the jacket you wear this glove with needs to have a good sized sleeve end to accommodate the cuff underneath the sleeve. The way that rain gaiter is attached doesn’t allow for putting the gauntlet/gaiter OVER a sleeve end. (see note below) Under the sleeve is probably most preferred anyway for the best seal against water and wind. Overall, a nice glove with good features and the nice “touch” of touchscreen compatibility. :: Paul, 10-08-13
PS: I received some info of interest regarding the comment on the gauntlet from the design team at Scorpion. Here is the comment: “The TSW gauntlet and gaiter were designed to go both over the jacket cuff and under the jacket cuff. The gaiter is more of a wind stopper than a water stopper and helps to seal off the glove opening. When the jacket is put under the cuff, the cuff edge pushes the gaiter into the interior of the glove and seals against the cuff edge. The gauntlet has just enough profile to allow the cuff to go under the gauntlet but also to allow the cuff to go over the gauntlet for riding in the rain. As we all know, putting the cuff over the gauntlet is the only way to keep water out of your glove opening in the rain. It is a delicate balance in the profile of the gauntlet, too small and the cuff will not fit under, too loose and the cuff will not fit over.” And with the comment, they were kind enough to send along a couple quick photos to illustrate the “dual use” aspect. You can see those in the photo gallery. Thanks for the help Mac! Paul, 10-10-13