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 Dainese Contact Gore-Tex Gloves
Dainese Contact Gore-Tex Gloves
Dainese Contact Gore-Tex Gloves Raindrops pounding against your visor, your tires are slipping on the wet asphalt, but your wrist is steady and keeps the bike under control. Driving over a mountain pass in the pouring rain takes no little concentration and an excellent grip on the handlebars, especially with a sports bike between your legs. The Contact gloves are designed for the most athletic riders who need waterproof gloves capable of an incomparably guaranteed grip on the handlebars. X-TRAFIT technology with its a GORE-TEX membrane glued directly to the outside of the glove, helps to avoid the slipping over the internal padding on the palm whenever the hand turns. This is an excellent choice as a waterproof warm and cool (spring / fall) weather glove. It does not have a thermal lining. Protection Composite inserts in carbon on the knuckles Distortion Control on little finger Ergonomics and Comfort Goatskin leather Reinforced palm Elasticated inserts Adjustable cuff strap Tightening strap Pre-curved finger Breathable waterproof GORE-TEX membrane with X-TRAFIT product technology Other Reflective inserts Soft inserts
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
I'm sorry, dubious waterproofing quality, currently trying to contact Gore Tex
PostedOctober 11, 2014
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CharlesYY
State:MA
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
I've own these gloves for over a year by now, bought it for winter, and wet weather riding through Revzilla (always great service)
They looked decent and felt comfy at first.
I took them on two cross-country trips, encountered snowstorm on top of Brian Head and Gunnison Black Canyon, both in mid August. The gloves were soaked and I suffered from hypothermia to get to my destination.
I wrote to Dainese but they ignored me. I forgot about the issue for a while, until I had to do a ride with a bunch of people in Boston this morning. In the rain, again the gloves had moderate water proof ability, but after 20 min and more than just a drizzle they were soaked. The problem with a weighty glove like these is that there's a lot of textile underneath that takes the water and retains it, which means it never dries out during a ride once the water penetrates. This again was another miserable experience.
One guy on the ride told me I should seriously discuss with Gore Tex directly, as Dainese and Revzilla probably have nothing to do with it, so I wrote them a letter. Will keep this thread updated.
The gloves look decent, has nice protections against impact, and aren't too heavy or clumsy on the controls. It just isn't waterproof. Maybe I got a bad specimen, some defect somewhere- I doubt this because it happened to both hands. If it were a defect it would only happen to one hand.
In any case, I'd be happy to show anybody these gloves and verify my claims.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848
No, I do not recommend this product.
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