As every experienced rider knows you always tuck your rain gloves (or other gloves) inside of the jacket sleeves while riding in the rain. Otherwise the water runs from the sleeves in to your gloves (I must admit that I do not have experience on ape hanger type of handle bars which may be an exception).
Even the advertising picture of Aerostich shows the gloves over the sleeves which is sooo wrong!
My suggestion for product development:
Make the glove sleeve a little bit shorter and narrower so they are easier to tuck inside of the jacket sleeves.
Used like this the Triple Digits are great rain gloves I have used last 7 years.
(Posted on 5/27/10)
So, my friend had these and I laughed....just to funny looking. But we came thru a downpour traveling cross country, and I was ready for anything to keep me dry. So I purchased a set. Awkward to look out, and a bit to adjust to...but they are made to keep you warm and dry...and they worked grandly! I used them in rain and in cold, since I don't like wearing leather gloves. With my jersey gloves inside, it was very much improved!!!! I'd surely recommed these.....LOVE 'EM!!!! (Posted on 5/20/10)
I followed the instructions for sealing the seams and applying the urathane coating on the palms and fingers(for grip). I fixed the strap by running a ty-rap thru it to form a loop. now they are easy to cinch up and grip the controls well. Needless to say "No Leaks". (Posted on 4/22/10)
These covers work really nicely at keeping my hands dry, even in the heaviest of downpours. There are tow areas that really need improvement, though, IMHO. First off, they're slicker than snot, and some kind of grippy areas on the thumbs and forefingers would really make the second cover much easier to put on.
Second, relocate the face shield squeegee from the thumb to the index finger. Using it is awkward, and I'm really getting tired of beeping my horn every time I shift.
Other than that stuff, I think that these glove covers are essential gear in Winter, and small and light enough to pack on most any trip. (Posted on 3/3/10)
Pros: These things do a reasonable job in protecting my gloves from most rain storms. I did get the right size and they fit over both summer (somewhat loosely) and just about right over my winter Gerbing gloves. The thumb squeegee has been very very helpful.
The strap is too short. As a fix, I used a pair of computer cable ties and ran them through the end for a stiff loop that's larger than the opening so they don't slip out.
They don't work all that well in a downpour. In a steady rain when I was going through Wyoming and the Dakotas, I was fine. Towards the end of the trip when I was coming north through Oklahoma from Arkansas, it was a drenching rain and the water must have run down my sleeve and into the glove. Really though there's not much you can do about that other than wrap some tape around it.
In general I'd give it a 9/10. There were problems but they weren't insurmountable. (Posted on 2/3/10)
I saw how well these worked when I went to Alaska with a friend of mine who wore a pair of these while all I had plastic bags over my gloves. As soon as I returned I ordered my own pair and tried them out on a trip to Mexico last week. They worked terrific over my leather gloves and did not interfere with the controls whatsoever. The feel on the handle bars is great and cinch straps and elastic cords are very functional. I have heated grips and the heat transferred through the liners very effectively. They are great as windstopper too! Highly recommended for touring in all kinds of weather. (Posted on 10/31/09)
I like the gloves, used them all the time on the other bike. I cut the straps off (too short). But still used them all the time with other gloves underneath. New bike has smoother hand grips, because of this, the grips don't work as well. It is too hard to maintain a constant grip. Throttle keeps on slipping back. I would suggest putting an elastic grip on the outside? (Posted on 10/29/09)
Add more information about fitting the gloves. I ordered medium because that is what I normally wear. They fit over summer gloves but not the winter gloves. Instructions that came with the gloves include a comment about finding the right size. This should be included in your description. (Posted on 10/10/09)