Rev’It has good news for all hands: five new styles of glove, including two pair of Rev’It adventure travel gloves. There’s big corporate news as well. Rev’It is acquiring Italian company Vircos, makers of custom leather protective gear.
Rev’It Summer Gloves: Common Features
All of the gloves here share common elements. First off, and critical for summer gloves, is ventilation. Secondly, they have all been tested against the 2015 EN 13594 Standard to level 1 KP, ensuring your hands will be well protected. Thirdly, they all operate touch screens, so no more tedious removing/replacing gloves to operate a phone or nav system. Finally, with one exception, Rev’It makes these gloves in at least three colorways to harmonize with your motorcycle, helmet, or clothing. For more Rev’It news, see Heather Lea’s coverage of Rev’It 2022 spring/summer riding apparel and my piece on the 2022 Rev’It motorcycle denim collection.
Mosca Glove ($65)
A lightweight urban sport glove with a short cuff, the Mosca is ideal for new riders just getting their kit together. This fabric/goat skin hybrid uses the company’s abrasion- and cut-resistant PWR Shield fabric in the palm. Visco-elastic knuckle protectors fend off impacts and ventilation is directly through the fabric.
Rev’It Mangrove ($75)
The Mangrove is another entry level motorcycle glove, but one made for adventure travel. Though still a lightweight glove, it has thermo-plastic knuckle protection that affords protection, while still being flexible. Mangroves and control heat buildup with a mesh fabric on the back of the glove, plus ventilation holes. The Mangrove shares the PWR Shield fabric technology for palm protection with the Mosca.
Ladies Hawk Motorcycle Glove ($110)
Light, protective, and fashionable, Ladies Hawks are an all-black glove made from durable, abrasion-fighting goatskin leather. And though stylish, they offer plenty of protection. For starters, hard polyurethane panels protect the knuckles. Palm protection consists of the PWR Shield material augmented by a Temperfoam palm slider.
Rev’It RSR 4 ($150)
If your ‘other’ bike prefers carving paved roads through the mountains to wrestling rocks, dirt and sand, the RSR 4 may be the glove for you. This goatskin leather glove sports hard-shell carbon knuckle protection and TPU sliders at the little finger and palm. Two closures at the cuff secure the gloves and allow a tailored, comfortable fit. Unlike the gloves above, which only have index finger connectivity to screens, the RSR 4 thumbs are active as well.
Cayenne 2 for Adventure Travel ($160)
Cayenne is the Rev’It warm weather line, and the Cayenne 2 gloves are their top-drawer hand protection. Built for long miles of tough going, these Rev’It adventure travel gloves have a perforated chassis that is water- and sweat-resistant. Their Pittards WR100X leather maintains flexibility and enhances durability. The Cayenne 2 model incorporates hard-shell knuckle protection, TPU protection for the smaller knuckles, and special grip patches to keep your hands on the controls. A tricot lining and finger/thumb screen connectivity round out their major features.
Rev’It Buys Vircos
Now for something completely different. Rev’It is acquiring Italian company Vircos, expanding their scope into custom-made road racing leathers. Vircos bespoke suits are hand cut from leather stock to your measurement, then triple stitched. Include an optional TechAir air bag if desired. In acquiring Vircos, Rev’It benefits from decades of Italian technical expertise. Together, they plan to develop industry-leading products that enhance the protection of motorcycle riders. Something to look forward to!
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