I've only had these gloves for a few weeks, but have ridden down into the mid 40s and they kept my hands nice and warm. When I first got them, they were a bit tight around the fingers, but they are breaking in very nicely and are very comfortable. The only complaint I have is that the thumb seems to be a little longer than it should be so there is some extra material there, which sometimes makes it awkward when hitting the turn signal switch, but I think the more they break in, that won't be an issue. I can't comment on durability since I've only had them a few weeks, but my summer gloves are also Cortech and have lasted me a few years.
Cortech Scarab Winter Gloves
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I live in Maine. It's April - have not had a chance to wear them yet! I like the style & fit. They are insulated and designed for cold riding. I know they will get plenty of use.
These are my first winter - ish gloves, and I'm pretty happy. I rode the other morning in 45 degree weather which felt like 35 on the highway, but my fingers got a little cold. I think buying some liner gloves would make these bullet proof. They look great, and feel comfy. I've only had them for a week so I can't say anything about the long term but for right now I'm satisfied.
Winter in Portland, OR was ending but we were still getting some cold snaps here and there so I was on the search for gloves that would keep my hands warm during my long rides to work each morning and eve, as the riding gloves I had just weren't cutting it. I looked and looked, read review after review. I was on a budget so after my research I narrowed it down to about 5 gloves. I chose the 'Cortech Scarab Winter Gloves'. A lot of the companies that make riding gear make certain claims about how warm their gear is ect, soI think that with a lot of these "winter" gloves you have to take the description with a grain of salt. With that said the 'Cortech Scarab Winter Gloves' is a great glove that's obviously durable, you can tell once you handle it. I've ridden in the hard rad with these gloves on and my hands have stayed dry and warm. I've also ridden in 40 degree weather with these gloves on and my hands did start to get a bit cold after about a half hour on the road. BUT with these gloves I also purchased a pair of thermal glove liners. That's the key! With thermal liners these gloves keep my hands nice and toasty on long rides. I would recommend these gloves in a heart beat, with the caveat that these are truly late fall, early spring riding gloves.
RBizzle is totally right, these gloves are great for Oregon! They are a little bulky, but it doesn't take long to get used to them and the insulation is great. These gloves are 100% waterproof. They do get heavier if you are in a downpour for a long time, but you're always dry when you take them off. My hands fit a large in Alpinestars gloves so I got these in a large as well. Turns out they run a little big, I'd say I'm actually on the line between Large/Medium for the Cortech.
These gloves insulate so well that it takes quite awhile for the warmth from my heated grips to get through them. If you're looking for a winter glove to use with grip heaters you're going to want something with less insulation on the palms. On the other hand, your hands won't be getting cold in the first place, so it's a win-win.
I've worn these for two winters so far and they're holding up great!
received gloves and they are very nice gloved adn totally worth the money and designed for good movement def will buy another pair
These gloves were a hand saver for me here in Oregon. they are very comfortable and warm. the inside of them are super soft. they are a little stiff when you first get them but break in to be very nice and comfortable after just a few rides.
i have had these gloves for about 5 years now. They are truly a warm glove for fall/winter rides. They have great features and the back of hand protection is exactly what riders need. I can tell you this........when storing these gloves over the winter make sure they get air and are not stored damp. If you do they will get surface mold like any leather will do being an organic material. These gloves are almost half the price of others and do the same thing!!!!
As a bona fide New Englander, I ride in temps down into the low 30's °F regularly and these gloves rock! My hands have never been so comfortable while riding in cold temps! Highly recommended! I haven't had a chance to give them a good run in the rain yet but I have faith in Cortech.
They work equally as well with my sport bike and my cruiser. Sizing is true.
Great value for the money. I don't think you can get better gloves at twice the price.
I've been using these to keep out the cold and rain in the North California winter... cold and wet. They work great in the rain. (although, in a real downpour, put the gauntlet underneath your waterproof jacket, that way the rain doesn't run down into the glove!) And they also work great down to about 40F. Adding a glove liner adds another 10 degrees or so of comfort. I wouldn't want to use these on long rides in the low or below 30's. Fit is true to size, feel is great. Very maneuverable, yet protective from both elements and the pavement. And for the price, I don't think you could do better.
I purchased these gloves and had them shipped overnight so I could ride to work for the rest of the week. The ad states the gloves have 100g of Thinsulate. The gloves I received have a tag stating they have 40g of thinsulate. I am waiting to see how Motosport deals with this problem for me. I did try them for a quick 20 minute ride in 30 degree weather and they were not as warms as I expected, but the features and construction were otherwise very good. If these actually had 100g of thinsulate, I would be very pleased.
These gloves fit great, and I like the protective features, but my fingers get chilled pretty easily and were cold after a 30 minute ride in 40 degree weather. And this was with heated grips. They worked well for me with the silk glove liners.