Old 22nd December 2019, 11:40 PM #1
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Richa goretex glove which one?

In the market for a new set of winter gloves.

Was very happy with my richa arctic over the last good few years but want to try a goretex set to see if they are anymore water proof or breathable.

Has anyone experience with....

Richa cold protect goretex

Richa hurricane gortex

Richa iceberg goretex

Richa ice polar goretex

Richa level goretex

I'm leaning towards the ice polar just because they appear to be like the arctic construction but with goretex.

I'm kind of stuck on this brand and have been through a lot of shit gloves to get here but if anyone has any suggestions at this price point of 100e to 120e with goretex fire away.
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Old 23rd December 2019, 12:59 AM #2
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Re: Richa goretex glove which one?

I have the Richa cold protect for the past three years and find them a good glove. Fully waterproof and warm. Have no experience with the other Richa types.
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Re: Richa goretex glove which one?

Have the Richa Arctic glove and its just ok. For me, its not warm enough on the coldest days and it would be more shower than waterproof. Plus side, it hasnt fallen apart in 5 years of use....
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Old 23rd December 2019, 08:37 AM #4
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Re: Richa goretex glove which one?

Originally Posted by Rockster
Have the Richa Arctic glove and its just ok. For me, its not warm enough on the coldest days and it would be more shower than waterproof. Plus side, it hasnt fallen apart in 5 years of use....
Cheers Cloghan.

Rockstar that's my experience too.
Shower proof more than water proof.
Well made, I do find them plenty warm apart from very long journeys.
Coupled with heated grips they work well.
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Re: Richa goretex glove which one?

Originally Posted by johnny b
In the market for a new set of winter gloves.
I bought my Cold Protect gloves in 2013. In their 7th
winter and still absolutely waterproof.

Pro:
Warmer than any other gloves I have used.
100% waterproof.
Proven durability.

Con:
No rubber visor wiper on the left glove.
Outer glove eventually gets saturated and
takes days to dry.


Richa cold protect goretex

Richa hurricane gortex

Richa iceberg goretex

Richa ice polar goretex

Richa level goretex
Any of them should be fit for purpose. Choose based
on fit, comfort and your intended use. Winter gloves
like the Cold Protect are warm and comfortable, but
they are a bit bulky for summer use.

I'm leaning towards the ice polar just because they appear to be like the arctic construction but with goretex.
I had a look at the Ice Polar in Lee Honda recently.
They seem well made.

I'm kind of stuck on this brand and have been through a lot of shit gloves to get here but if anyone has any suggestions at this price point of 100e to 120e with goretex fire away.
Richa seem to be in the sweet spot for price/performance.
They are better and more durable than my previous
Alpinestars Apex and Held Season GTX gloves.

I like the gloves, but not the other Richa gear. My
Everest and Esker trousers both leaked at the crotch.
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Re: Richa goretex glove which one?

richa gear can be hit / miss.

the arctic gloves and cold protect do leak after 30 mins regardless of what looking after you do with them.

overpriced for what they are.

go to a higher better spec glove if spending that much.
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Re: Richa goretex glove which one?

Originally Posted by Duke RR
... cold protect do leak after 30 mins regardless of what looking after you do with them.

I've done Cork to Ballycastle (500km+) in the pissing rain without a
drop getting in.
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Re: Richa goretex glove which one?

I stopped using goretex gloves and use handlebar muffs and summer gloves now. Best option I have found.
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Re: Richa goretex glove which one?

there is a goretex version of the richa arctic.
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Got the cold protect ones recently and find them good
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Re: Richa goretex glove which one?

Originally Posted by Confusion
I've done Cork to Ballycastle (500km+) in the pissing rain without a
drop getting in.
i must of got shite ones....wont be buying another pair.
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Re: Richa goretex glove which one?

Originally Posted by Duke RR
i must of got shite ones....wont be buying another pair.
The main reason for paying a few quid more for
GoreTEX lined gear is the lifetime guarantee.
https://www.gore-tex.com/support/guarantee-and-returns

Test them in the sink or a bucket of water. If they leak,
bring them back and get a new pair.
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