“D4Vi9A motorcycle or scooter gloves: winter and spring; they’re cool and chic…”
…Jean Louis Bernardelli tested the Davida D4VI9A winter gloves. “Marvellous” declared Jean Louis at the end of his test, “these motorcycles and scooter gloves use cutting-edge technology which means warm fingers even in cold weather”.
“These Davida gloves are, of course, made from extremely high quality very supple leather. Leather is fact one of the only materials that helps a rider to not leave his skin in shreds on the tarmac. These gloves are sewn with Kevlar, which guarantees their strength … They have a Velcro wrist-closure, elasticated cuff and a zip so you can wear them under or over your jacket sleeves. This cuff also has a second Velcro closure. The fingers are articulated, likewise on the top of the hand, meaning it is easy to squeeze the twist-grips without getting cramp. Because the glove has no pre-formed curvature it is easier to put away. These Davida gloves help fight against the cold, being multi-layered and therefore far superior to just one thick layer. Technology shows through in the design of this glove with a first layer of a thermal protection called Thinsulate, a product manufactured in England, together with a Porelle membrane which is both waterproof and breathable. ”
Jean Louis Bernardelli Full Report
“We tested the Davida D4VI9A winter gloves. Marvellous, Classic and pretty as a picture, these motorcycles and scooter gloves use cutting-edge technology which means warm fingers even in cold weather. Numbness, our mortal enemy, meets its nemesis…..
Davida, an English company that operates throughout Europe, has loads of great clothes for riding a motorcycle or scooter. They came to the Lyon trade fair the JPMS 2012 and they were seen at Moto Legend, with a very original collection of helmets, goggles, gloves and other accessories like the beautiful leather mask that is shown in the picture above.
The details add to the attraction, many of its products, particularly helmets, are manufactured in England.
People who don’t shower the Chinese with gifts and who think of comfort and style are bound to be interesting!
We have chosen, given the season, to test their winter gloves.
Although the really cold weather has now passed us by, there are still plenty of frosty rides to be had out on a bike.
Moreover, we all know that the Classic look is in for motorcyclists and scooterists …..
So, we checked-out these winter gloves with an ultra-sharp vintage look allied with ultra-sharp technology!
To sum up ….imagine it’s like having that lovely long lie-in in your duvet on a cold Sunday morning, but for your hands! And they are artfully constructed with joints and reinforcements where needed, they are hand-sewn, they are warm when the wind is cruel … And besides, not very expensive; And that bit of chic. All this – and more….
An engineered glove …..
Okay, it’s a leather glove. The only material that helps a rider to not leave his skin in shreds on the tarmac.
But if leather is thick it’s rock solid, or if its fine , it is just too flimsy…!
The leather of these gloves however is of extremely good quality, therefore flexible.
These gloves are sewn with Kevlar, which guarantees their strength … They have a Velcro wrist-closure, elasticated cuff and a zip so you can wear them under or over your jacket sleeves. This cuff also has a second Velcro closure, altogether well-made.
The fingers are articulated, likewise on the top of the hand, meaning it is easy to squeeze the twist-grips without getting cramp. Because the glove has no pre-formed curvature it is easier to put away and (personal opinion) really more elegant.
Good, but the cold?
Multilayer technology and …
It’s been known for donkeys years that multi-layers are far superior to just one thick layer when it comes to beating the cold ..probably even before the invention of the wheel 5,000 years ago in Sumer, Mesopotamia. Certainly then they didn’t need gloves but we now have further to go!
So, we’ve established that multi-layers are the way to go, Then, onto the glove, where the technology kicks-in..
First with a layer of Thinsulate, a product manufactured in England, which is actually a thermal protection. With this is added a Porelle membrane, which is both waterproof and breathable. This regulates the serious problem that if we sweat, then later with the wind-chill factor, everything cools. Rule number one, learned in Quebec on a snowmobile in minus 40; to have warm hands keep your hands dry!
Finally, the nylon lining is a further insulating layer against the wind.
Here’s the lowdown.
As already said, the extremely cold weather has passed-by, for which we recommend the Seasmic heated gloves, except for those of you who live in mountainous corners, like the Jura, the Alps, Pyrenees, Vosges, and sometimes in the east of France where temperatures have been slightly below the national average …
That said, below ten degrees riding motorcycles can bring on numbness….
Well, my scooter does not have sleeves or a windbreak, so it is ideal for this kind of test.
On the Périphérique at around four degrees centigrade (in the wind, it feels downright below zero) in fact, I returned with the rest of me well and truly frozen, yet my hands did not even feel like they had been out in the cold!
I have not fully tested for rain resistance yet, and for good reason as you see every night on TV France is undergoing a winter drought.
I could run them under the tap water and pretend, but I doubt the scientific and legitimate operation of this type of testing.
I can’t really find any negative faults here.”
Jean Louis Bernardelli test verdict of the Davida D4VI9A winter gloves : http://www.motoservices.com/accessoire-moto-equipement-moto/gants-moto-scooter-Davida-D4VI9A-2k12055.htm
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