With over 17,000 nerve receptors in your hand, it’s immediately apparent how well a glove fits the moment you put it on. My right hand was smiling as my fingers touched the ends of the Racer Women’s Comfort 2 gloves. The interior is fleece and the fit closely follows the lines of my hand without being constricting.I’m not surprised. I have two other pairs of hand guards from Racer Gloves USA that have seen countless miles around the handlebars of a variety of motorcycles. Being a glove-only company, Racer knows what’s essential to making a glove work: it needs to fit snugly during the action. This can be tricky if the focus is defending itself against cold, hard objects, or water. If the fingers are too bulky, if the fit on the top of your hand is tight, or if your hands are sweating and can’t breathe, it interferes with the seamless operation of the levers, switches, and buttons, which can be a failsafe. The Racer Women’s Comfort 2 gloves easily overcame these pitfalls. The Comfort 2s are cold weather waterproof gloves with tough knuckle protection. A combination of nylon, leather and faux suede make up the outer shell, with all elements well thought out, cut and sewn cleanly.The extra padding is precisely where it needs to be – in the areas that experience the most friction on the grips and where your hands are most vulnerable in the event of a fall. The goatskin palm provides flexibility and durability. The knuckle impact protection fits my hand without any tightness – often a weak point in glove design. Parallel lines of reflective piping on the top of the cuff provide welcome visibility at night. body temperature in; let your hands breathe. It’s no small feat, but the Comfort 2 gloves are up to the task. Testing the waterproof function in real-world conditions isn’t easy when living in Southern California. Since the promised rain didn’t show up, I counted on dipping my gloved hand in the sink for five minutes – a much tougher test than raindrops. The glove soaked up the water, taking a long time to dry, but the inner waterproof membrane keeps the H2O out of my hands.As for insulation capabilities, I’ve taken them to temperatures in the 60s at highway speeds without going numb. Although it might not seem cold to those who know true winter weather, I was satisfied. As someone with Raynaud’s Phenomenon, my fingers can turn yellow/white with the temperature in the 70s. A few days later Mother Nature turned on a dime and the temperatures soared into the 80s. put on the Comfort 2 gloves to see how breathable they were in unfair conditions. After a 20 minute freeway ride, my hands felt warm, but not sweaty. A rough test, but sufficient to confirm that the Hipora liner breathed as advertised. The gloves are slightly elastic on the underside of the wrist and made even tighter with a Velcro strap. The gauntlet is just the right length for weather protection and opens wide enough to easily tuck in your jacket sleeve. A wide Velcro tab secures the fit to keep the elements out. Both settings are fairly easy to manipulate with the other gloved hand.The Racer Women’s Comfort 2 gloves fit my hands well and have enough flexibility for my fingers to move freely. I can comfortably use the manual controls, and there’s just enough room to add glove liners to extend the temperature range by up to an additional five degrees. It’s a little harder to unzip the pockets of my riding jacket, and I couldn’t trip the power switch on my helmet comm device when I forgot to turn it on at the start of my ride. an exit, but these are minor details. Gloves come in black only, sizes S-XL. Keep in mind that these gloves are one size larger than other Racer gloves. Cold-weather waterproof gloves inherently have less tactile feel than summer gloves, but their purpose is clear: keep that driving window open for as long as possible. The Racer Women’s Comfort 2 Gloves allow for more days on two wheels than on four, and that’s a good thing for $80 MSRP!
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