REVIT Chicane Gloves 2018
These goatskin gloves have all the characteristics of a sports glove: ventilated TPU hard-shell protector at the knuckle, SuperFabric® panels at the little finger and PWR | shield at the palm.
Outer shell: cowhide | goatskin | goatskin digital | SuperFabric® | PU coated fabric
Protection: TPU hard-shell finger knuckles | ventilated TPU hard-shell protector at knuckle | TPU hard shell palm slider | Temperfoam® | PWR|shield knit | SuperFabric® panel
Composition: 86% Leather, 11% Polyurethane, 3% Polyester
Fit: race fit
Adjustability: adjustment tab
Ventilation: ventilated TPU protector | ventilation panels
Features: outside stitching | elastic | grip patch | short cuff | connect finger tip*
We could only get the connect finger tip to work on a samsung phone. It does NOT work on iphones.
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 Chicane glove by REVIT is a classic short cuff sport/race style. There aren’t too many gloves like this one the market. Most available these days are by Alpinestars. These glove compare favorably in quality, fit and price to the Alpinestars glove, and, I personally think, a more comfortable pre-curved finger design.
These gloves are well armored top, bottom and side. The knuckles are covered by a molded protector which fits well and is made comfortable with memory foam fitted on the bottom side against your knuckles. And the knuckle protector has vents which are functional so you’ll flow some air through the glove for warm weather comfort.
In the palm is a hard plastic slider which protects from impact but also promotes sliding on the pavement should you fall. Gloves without the slider feature will have more of a tendency to grab or twist upon impact. The outside of the thumb has some built in padding with a sharp quilted pattern of stitching through it. Also the little pinky gets some extra side padding as well.
The way the fingers are sewn is a combination of inside seams on the top of the finger and outside seams on the bottom side. Its a very comfortable to wear design, and somehow it makes the gloves bend easily when you make a fist. These gloves are some of the best fitting “pre-curved” gloves I’ve tried.
The wrist closes with a simple Velcro tab. The palms are made a bit more durable with an extra layer of leather with a digital pattern which is functional and sharp. Overall, I really like these glove, and for sport bike riders, they’ll make an excellent choice. Three colors are available to compliment about any sport bike scheme. :: Paul, 02-13-18