Even though I usually take XL, Giorgos says the sizing is a bit small so he sent me a pair of 2XL to test. XL would have been fine as the 2XL was a little big. So the sizing is actually standard.
While there are no hard knuckle protectors, they have a high-quality feel with thick rubber on the backs of the hands, quality leather and robust stitching.
The Sibirsky gloves also feel very comfortable with a soft felt-like Thermolite inner shell.
Despite the perforations between the fingers for cooling air, they felt quite warm down to low single-digit temperatures.
When my fingers started getting cold while riding at 6C, I pulled on the overgloves which added a little more warmth as it cut down wind penetration.
Unlike other overgloves, these are designed to slip over these specific gloves, so they do not make them overly bulky.
I found I could still bend my hands easily and feel the controls with a special grip patch on the palm so your hand doesn’t slip on the throttle.
There is also a wiper blade on the left index finger and a pull string to seal against the wind and rain.
While I didn’t get the chance to ride in rain with them, I filled the gloves with water and waited several hours to see if they leaked. They didn’t, so they should be fine for riding in the wet.
When packing for my recent trip to the USA to test the Harley-Davidson electric LiveWire in Portland, Oregon, I decided it would be a good opportunity to test out the hot weather capabilities of the Sibirsky gloves.
It takes a couple of seconds to unzip the gauntlets. It takes a little while longer to put them back on, but it’s not that difficult as the zip is thick and robust.
I just packed the shorty version, but the temperature in Oregon only topped 30C, so it wasn’t a super-hot day to test the gloves.
However, I could tell they were well ventilated and coped well on the open road.
When I got back into Portland’s slow downtown traffic, my hands started getting a bit warm, but not sweaty.
These gloves are good for all seasons and may be the only glove you will ever need.
However, if you live and/or ride in an area that has sub-zero temperatures or over-40C days, you may still need special gloves for those extreme conditions.