Summer Mesh Motorcycle Gloves
Hot weather riding and thick leather gloves.
Not a recipe for comfort -- think sweaty palms and
sticky fingers. The miracles of modern chemistry
have given us mesh motorcycle jackets, vented pants, and
even perforated boots, but what about gloves?
Stop by any motorcycle
shop and you'll probably find a pair of Cheap 'n Cheesy
leather gloves with a few holes popped into the top for
summer riding. I own a pair, but I don't have much
confidence that they would actually do anything to
protect my hands if I fell. Since the only
alternative is hot, sweaty palms, I wear them and keep
my fingers crossed -- figuratively speaking, that is.
So I was skeptical when I
first saw this REV'IT! "Hurricane" glove. Common
practice seems to dictate that protection and air flow
are mutually exclusive, but here's a glove that offers a
high level of protection while still providing excellent
air flow. Leave it to the REV'IT! designers to
outsmart the competition! We've been impressed by
the level of innovation that REV'IT! designers have
delivered, and the Hurricane glove is no exception.
Can a motorcycle glove
designed for hot weather riding actually be too cool?
The answer is yes, believe it or not. Maybe I have
extra-sensitive digits, but the Hurricane gloves flow so
much air that my hands get cold when the temperature
starts to drop below about 18C (65F) or so.
Feeling the air flow over my hands is an interesting
sensation, and it feels great when the temperature
starts to rise.
The Hurricane glove uses
the REV'IT! "3D" mesh fabric for most of the outer
surface and in between the fingers. The mesh looks
and feels like a cross between the external mesh used in
their jackets and the more open mesh used for the jacket
liner. It also has some type of thin padded
backing that feels comfortable while still letting the
The back of the fingers,
the palm and other sections are made from a combination
of Chamois and
Lorica, which is a synthetic leather
substitute, is also used in various sections. The leather on the back of the fingers are
perforated with 4-5 holes for additional air flow.
A nicely sewn section of additional leather is sewn
across the palm and up around the inside of the thumb,
which adds protection and padding and also helps prevent
the normal wear and tear that occurs from holding the
motorcycle's handlebar grips.
REV'IT! added a
carbon-fiber hard shell backing over the knuckles, and
it's covered with a thin layer of leather for a neat and
smooth appearance. This is similar to the armor
treatment on the
REV'IT! "Ultra" gloves, reviewed previously on
webBikeWorld. Add some Schoeller Keprotec Kevlar
material on the palm, and a bit of padding here and
there to add flavor to the design, and the result is a
hot weather glove that has about as much protection as I
think can be expected with this much air flow.
The knuckle armor and the
leather palms do block some of the air, but the
compromise seems to us to be worth the added protection
that might be provided. The air flow is directed
more on the back of the hand than the palms;
nevertheless, the Hurricanes are much more comfortable
to wear than full leather gloves when the temperature
starts to climb.
The seams on the gloves
are flat locked on all of the impact zones, in typical
REV'IT! fashion. The Hurricane gloves are also
fully lined, and they're comfortable to wear. The
REV'IT! trademark is their ability to blend styling with
function, and it's no different here. There are
some silicone strips embedded in the fingers, and they
serve as a unique accent while providing better grip.
The Hurricane gloves have
a short cuff, very similar to the cuff length of the
REV'IT! Ultra gloves. We wished for a longer cuff
on the all-season Ultras, but in this application the
shorter cuff is probably better suited for warm weather
The cuffs use a Velcro covered flap to
snug them up, and they can be worn under or over most
jackets. They fit over the sleeves of the REV'IT!
Airflow Mesh Jacket, and match its styling to make a
good-looking and functional summer riding outfit.
We continue to be impressed by the REV'IT! approach to
motorcycle riding gear. The products
offer a unique and functional approach to motorcycle
clothing with excellent quality and a good dose of
style. The Hurricane mesh gloves are only slightly
more expensive than lower performing hot weather riding gloves, but their feature set makes them well worth the extra dosh.
Hurricane Mesh Gloves
REV'IT! motorcycle clothing at RevZilla and help support webBikeWorld!
Suggested Retail Price: $59.99
|Colors: Red, Anthracite,
Product Comments: Lots of features;
innovative approach to warm weather riding gloves; good protection
with excellent air flow. High quality. Comfortable. Available
in sizes XS to XXL.
is a synthetic leather material, registered trademark of
Lorica Sud S.r.l.,
Milan, Italy. Lorica is claimed to be "a very
popular, exceptionally light synthetic microfiber nearly
identical to animal leather. Lorica is
ultra-stain-resistant and washable.
Note: For informational use only. All material and
photographs are Copyright © webWorld International, LLC - 2000-2011. All
rights reserved. See the webBikeWorld®
page. NOTE: Product specifications, features and details may
change or differ from our descriptions. Always check before purchasing. Read
Terms and Conditions!