Viaterra Tundra – Waterproof Winter Riding Gloves
Tundra was designed with the sole purpose of offering a more comfortable monsoon as well as winter rides. DryTerraTM Tech waterproof membrane will keep your hands completely dry even during blistering rain. 3M thinsulate with large air pockets offers insulation from the external chills and helps trap the body heat within the gloves.
3M Thinsulate – The best in class Thinsulate insulation from 3M is used to keep you snug and warm in cold weather riding conditions. 3M Thinsulate features large air pockets to trap heat, allowing the gloves to remain extremely warm for an extended period of time.
DryTerra Tech Membrane – The specially engineered DryTerra tech waterproof membrane ensures your hands are comfortable and dry in the rains. DryTerra tech membrane offers 100% waterproofing as long as entry point to the gloves is covered properly.
SuerFabric – World renowned for its higher abrasion and cut resistance. Tundra’s palm area is reinforced with double-stitched SuperFabric inserts with EVA padding offering high abrasion and impact protection.
Knuckle Protector – TPU Protectors are placed over the knuckles to ensure your hands are well protected by absorbing the impact better. An additional memory foam layer is placed under the TPU protector for comfort.They come in 2 sizes to offer better coverage across a wider range of knuckle widths.
Finger Protection – Tundra comes with foam paddings on the fingers for impact absorption in case of an unfortunate fall.
Touch Sensitive – An additional layer of leather with a special conductive coating on the index and thumb tips of both hands for easy operation of touchscreen devices.
Supergrip – Engineered SuperGrip silicone texturized panel at the purlicue (the area between fore finger and thumb) and on the fingertips of the index and middle fingers which offers superb grip on the bars as well as assists with smooth lever operation even in wet conditions.
Visor Wipe – Stategically placed soft wiper on the left hand of the tundra helps clean the helmet visor in rainy conditions.
Maximum Coverage – Tundra Offers wide coverage on the side of the hands with the help of an additional layer of leather on the palm and pinky finger, Superfabric on the palm region, and a longer gauntlet. The lower low-profile gauntlet allows you to even wear the jacket over the gloves.
Accordions – Accordion panels are added on all fingers
Dual Wrist Closure – A double closure system on the wrist ensures secure hold on the hands to prevent slippage of the gloves during crash.
Leather on the palm – We chose to use goatskin leather on the palms to offer abrasion resistance and natural water resistance. This works better as compared to textile due to the oils present in the leather.
Refliectives – The Tundra comes with 3M reflective piping on the finger accordians for enhanced visibility in low light conditions
Some parts of this gloves uses full-grain goat leather that is naturally water-resistant. This means that the gloves do not get ruined if they get wet in rains. However, when leather gets wet, the oils get stripped from the leather – this will stiffen the leather and eventually cause it to crack. Think of it as your skin after taking a bath – you need to moisturize to replace the natural oils in your skin removed by the water. So, what matters for your gloves is what you do after it gets wet. Here is a step by step process to keep your glove well cared for and last longer.
- If your gloves get wet, dry the gloves by pressing softly with an absorbent towel.
- If there are stains, clean the gloves by hand with a pH neutral leather cleaner using a damp cloth or a soft-bristled brush. DO NOT USE HOT WATER
- DO NOT allow your gloves to come in contact with solvents (do not use fabric softener!), fuel, or cleaning agents. DO NOT use any kind of CHEMICAL or ALCOHOL-BASED product.
- Do not use a washing machine or high-pressure devices to clean the gloves, as high temperatures and pressure will damage the leather.
- Do not place your gloves near, or let your gloves get into contact with a direct heat source – this will harden the leather and lead to damage. Also dry the gloves indoors away from direct sunlight where there is good ventilation.
- Just before the gloves are completely dry, put the gloves on and shape them to your hand while still damp. Remove the gloves gently, trying to retain this shape in the gloves and allow it to continue drying.
- After the gloves are completely dry, apply a good quality leather conditioner. This is very important. Properly treated and conditioned (oiled) leather will breathe and the internal microfibers will move freely in the leather. Use a good quality leather conditioner that will allow the leather to breathe. Apply conditioner generously and rub it into the leather. Allow the conditioner to soak into the gloves and reapply (you can do this in the sun). Wipe off any excess conditioner and make sure the gloves are not slick on the motorcycle controls.
- Make sure that your gloves are completely dry before you store them. When gloves are stored wet or in a non-ventilated area, this may cause deformations and ruin your gloves, not to mention this allows mildew to grow on the leather causing discoloration and damage.