|06-21-2012, 11:33 PM||#1|
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Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Hobart, Tasmania
Rukka lobster gloves
As has been discussed elsewhere, waterproof jackets are only as good as the gloves used with them.
As part of the test ride up the west coast, mainly for the new Rukka Armas suit, but also gave the Rukka Lobster gloves a proper test.
This is as close to a photo of the weather I rode through, from the Corrina road, just before Savage River iron ore mine.
The ability to close off the back, cuff side, of the gloves is essential if a glove is to stay dry, BMW we weather gloves have this facility, lots don't.
Here is a short clip of me fitting the gloves at the King William saddle at the top of Mt Arrowsmith.
The ability to tighten the elastic cuff is demonstrated.
So how did they go?
Excellently, my hands stayed dry and warm in cold and wet conditions.
On Monday I returned to Hobart over great lake, and it was a typical Tasmanian "after a front" day, cold and clear, all the puddles over past great lake were frozen, but I stayed toasty warm in the Lobster gloved.
I had intentionally not fitted heated hand grips to the Mille, for this test, as I didn't want the fall back of flicking the switch, if the gloved didn't hack it, I wanted to know, but they did.
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Andy-Gadget screwed with this post 06-22-2012 at 02:16 AM
|10-15-2012, 06:44 AM||#2|
Joined: Feb 2012
exactly what I was looking for...
I am looking at these gloves right now and try to find out how they perform at cold. What temps did you use them at (and speed too - windchill) and for how long did your fingers stay somewhat warm? Also, where did you get them from? Revzilla has them on pre-order only. Any more details are appreciated.
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