Icon Tarmac Gloves
- Undercuff Fit
- Leather Stretch Laminate Chassis w/ Cowhide Leather Palm
- D3O® Knuckle Insert
- Level 3 Waterproofing
- Poly Backhand Keeps it Lightweight
- Touchscreen Enabled
These gloves fit a little big. We tried on the XL and Med (two people in the office that consistently wear that size), and both thought they ran about one size larger than usual. Also, we think the fingers run a bit longer than normal. So to get a fit in the hand area, we recommend buying one size smaller than your normally wear. If you are often between sizes, then choose the smaller. And we recommend these gloves to people that have average to long fingers.
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Our Two Cents
The Icon Tarmac gloves have a few features that make them unique. Firstly, they have less than a full gauntlet and the the gauntlet is made such that it fits UNDER your jacket sleeve. So if you wear a riding jacket that has a “normal” sleeve that could go over a glove, then these will work great. If you wear a sport jacket where the sleeve cuff is very close to your wrist, this isn’t the one for you.
The body of this glove is quite heavy duty feeling. The leather in the palm area is thicker than we see with most waterproof/non-summer gloves so they should give lots of life. The back of the hand is a combination of leather on the backs of the fingers and stretch neoprene on the back of the hand and wrist. The knuckles have a molded K3O armor piece to absorb impact. For those of you who don’t know, D3O makes a full line of armor made of a flexible rubberized material that is soft, but that absorbs energy well. Its ideal for motorcycle apparel armor and is very pervasive in the industry.
Icon doesn’t say how they make these gloves waterproof, but I’m guessing they incorporate a waterproof/breathable liner between the inside lining and the outer shell, which is the industry norm… so yes, they are advertised as being waterproof. And these gloves include conductive thread on the pads of the forefinger and thumb to help you manipulate your devices without removing your gloves. :: Paul, 10-03-17