Joe Rocket Nitrogen 2.0 waterproof leather glove

New Joe Rocket waterproof gloves are value priced and replace a pair of 8 year old Joe Rocket gloves

New Joe Rocket waterproof gloves are value priced and replace a pair of 8 year old Joe Rocket gloves

I’ve been looking for a new pair of waterproof, insulated leather motorcycle gloves for some time, and until a few days ago, with no success.

I’ve used a pair of Joe Rocket waterproof gloves for 8 years, and liked them because even though they are insulated for cold weather riding, the gloves are relatively thin, allowing me to easily close my hands and grip the handlebars.

After much shopping at Edmonton’s main powersports dealerships, I couldn’t find what I was looking for.  Sure, I could have bought a $200 plus dollar pair of Alpinestars or BMW waterproof gloves, but everything I tried on simply felt too thick and cumbersome.

Features

Joe Rocket’s website says the Nitrogen 2.0 gloves are new for 2017.  They feature a leather and textile shell, reinforced leather gel palm, knuckle protectors, a face shield wiper blade on each thumb, and use 3 closure mechanisms:  hook and loop cuff closure, hook and loop wrist strap, and a draw cord cuff closure.

Joe Rocket Nitrogen 2.0 waterproof gloves feature a faceshield wiper blade on each thumb

Joe Rocket Nitrogen 2.0 waterproof gloves feature a faceshield wiper blade on each thumb

We don’t know yet if the Joe Rocket Nitrogen 2.0 gloves are actually waterproof, as advertized.  We’ll test them and report back at a later date.

In the mean time, we’re happy to have found a glove that’s insulated, advertized as being waterproof, and not overstuffed, fat hand protection that feel like ski gloves.

Fit

Many of the Alpinestars and BMW branded gloves I’ve tried on seem to fit on the small side.  I normally wear a Men’s Large glove, and the aforementioned brands in Large size always feel small to me.

The Nitrogen 2.0 gloves, like the old Joe Rocket gloves they are replacing, fit true to size.  The Joe Rocket Men’s Large fits me perfectly.

The Joe Rocket Nitrogen 2.0 waterproof leather gloves are made in China and retail for $105.99.

 

 

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