Friday, January 7

REV'IT! Summit & REV'IT! Summit H2O Gloves Review

The new do-it-all three-season glove has arrived from REV'IT! in the form of the REV'IT! Summit Glove and REV'IT! Summit H2O Glove. Available in mens and womens specific sizings, the Summit has its sights set squarely on the sport touring rider. Stylish, protective, and extremely comfortable, the Summit is a high performance Spring-Summer-Fall glove. For added functionality, look to the Summit H2O for full waterproof breathability; it will make an excellent choice as a Spring-Summer-Fall wet weather riding glove.

Check out our REV'IT! Summit and REV'IT! Summit H2O Gloves Review:

Starting off with the regular Summit, which is also available as the REV'IT! Women's Summit Glove, this glove is a full goatskin outer construction for superior abrasion resistance. The palm features goatskin leather reinforcements in addition to a Schoeller-Keprotec panel both for grip and resistance to wear in high-use areas. Also featured on the palm is an EVA foam injected panel for vibration dampening. Along the outer side of the palm is a dual comp slider, a feature borrowed from REV'IT! race gloves, that operates both as abrasion resistant (it will slide on the ground in a get-off) and impact resistant (the honeycomb structure will crush and absorb and energy caused from impact). Moving along the side of the hand, there is full
leather reinforcement that wraps up the side of the hand and pinky, providing added protection from torsion. The pinky also has a TPU hard shell protector that will protect in a crash scenario, working with the dual comp slider to allow the glove to slide. On the back of the hand, leather coated PU injected finger knuckles and a TPR (thermoplastic rubber) main knuckle provide the armor. There is elasticated stretch paneling across the fingers and the backhand which allows the armor to move ergonomically when working the controls. Finally, there is elastication at the wrist with a velcro adjuster in addition to a large single velcro cuff closure. The cuff is medium sized and long enough to go either over or under a jacket.

The Summit H2O, which again is also available as the REV'IT! Women's Summit H2O Glove, features the exact same protective elements as the Summit as far as hard part armor is concerned. The difference between the two is that the Summit H2O is entirely waterproof breathable thanks to REV'IT!'s Hydratex Pro Touch membrane. This membrane is bonded to the inside of the goatskin outer shell, ensuring that no matter the conditions your hands will stay dry. The other key difference is that the backhand in the Summit H2O features PWRShell 500D Kevlar Stretch fabric rather than being completely goatskin. Finally, knowing that you'll oftentimes be riding in wet conditions while wearing the Summit H2O Gloves, there is a visor wiper on the left index finger for quick shield cleans and a suede patch on the inner thumb and index finger to wipe your face.

No matter which of these gloves better suits your application, either one is going to perform extremely well in the conditions it was designed to excel in. REV'IT! continues to take designs of the past, figure out their shortcomings, and make dramatic improvements in the next version. The Summit and Summit H2O are another representation of REV'IT's progress.

Check out more choices by visiting our Waterproof Motorcycle Gloves and Summer Motorcycle Gloves sections.


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