Pearl Izumi Women's Cyclone Gel Gloves $39.95
Finding the right cold-weather riding glove can be tricky, as it must strike the right balance between warmth and a comfortable fit, without compromising the vibration dampening that you've come to rely on with your summer gloves. Pearl Izumi continues to improve on their best-selling Cyclone Gel Glove, with a number of additions to achieve that perfect balance for the falling temperatures that accompany the latter weeks of 'cross season.
Pearl Izumi designed the Cyclone Gel Glove around its ELITE softshell body -- a fabric that is inherently highly resistant to both wind and water. The palm utilizes a soft, yet durable synthetic leather to maximize grip and wear life. Beneath that leather is a series of subtly raised gel pads which create bridges over your ulnar and median nerves protecting your hands from numbness on long, bone-rattling parcours. Additionally, each index and middle finger on the glove has a tacky silicone coating to give you superior grip and dexterity even when your levers are slick from mud or rain. And lastly, the glove's gauntlet-style cuff layers neatly with your jacket or warmers, keeping your wrists protected from the elements.
The Cyclone Gel Glove is available in sizes Small, Medium, or Large. The cuffs are secured by means of a hook-and-loop closure on the underside of the glove. Choose between Screaming Yellow, Peacock, or Black colors.
- Measure around your hand at the widest point excluding the thumb.
What community has to say
These are my go-to commuting and cyclocross-racing gloves from September till April. While not quite warm enough for New England winter in its entirety, they do pretty darn well down to about the mid 30's or so as long as I'm not out for a leisurely ride. I swap in my lobster mitts for much colder commutes (sub-30).
The sides of the fingers on the glove are made of a breathable material, which is why these gloves do so well over such a large range of temperature.
My first pair is just now starting to show its age after 2 years of hard-use. I'll be picking up another set for next year without hesitation.
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
These are my first pair of full-fingered gloves and they did not disappoint. Comfortable, and they kept my digits warm. 'nuff said.
Good for cool but not cold weather.
These gloves are adequate in 45+ degree weather, completely useless below that. Rode today in ~35 to 45 degree weather (partly sunny with zero wind) with a 2000 foot climb between 5500-7500ft, on the way down (maybe 28-35 degrees with the windchill of the descent), I had to stop half way down to stick my hands in my armpits for 5 minutes because I couldn't feel my fingers at all. I like the grippy fingers and the design of the gloves, but I bought these gloves thinking they would be great for winter riding in CO, NOT SO!