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Ready for adverse weather.

A little water and a breeze can be welcome relief from heat. On the other hand, they bring discomfort when the mercury drops. The Pearl Izumi Cyclone Glove's wind- and water-resistant fabrics block that digit-chilling combination so your hands won't suffer on damp, cold rides.

One key fabric to the Cyclone is Pearl Izumi's Elite Softshell. It offers your hands technical moisture management and wind protection with a comfortable fit. This softshell has three elements; a stretchable knit face to avoid restriction of movement, a waterproof laminate to seal against precipitation, and an insulating, soft-against-the-skin inner to retain warmth and wick perspiration. The Elite is primarily located on the back of the hand, except along the thumb where a windproof fleece is strategically placed for wiping duty.

At the palm, Pearl opted for durable and tactile Clarion synthetic leather and combined it with gel padding to offer long-ride comfort. But, they use the padding sparingly, placing it to specifically help alleviate pressure against the wrist's nerves. Pearl calls this Comfort Bridge Gel, and it effectively helps to reduce the onslaught of numbness without hindering the rider/bicycle interface.

Also key to a seamless interface is a highly anatomic shape and fit. Pearl optimizes dexterity by placing extreme care in every panel that makes up the cyclone glove. This allows effortless shifting and braking, with the added benefit of silicon screened fingertips for lever grip. That same approach ensures the weather-blocking Gauntlet wrist with hook-and-loop closure will prevent exposed skin without cutting off circulation or pinching.

Optimized for weather conditions with limited visibility, Pearl Izumi ensured this warm, water- and wind-resistant glove has plenty of reflective elements. The Cyclone Glove comes in sizes Small through XX-Large, and either Red, Black, Blue, or yellow.

Tech Specs

[palm] Clarino synthetic, gel, [back of hand] Elite softshell, windproof fleece
Recommended Use:
cycling, training, group rides

Size chart

Pearl Izumi

Hand Circumference 7.25-8in
Hand Circumference 6.5-7.25in
Measure around your hand at the widest point excluding the thumb.

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5 5


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have big hands and Pearl Izumi is really the only brand that fits me well. These are great gloves when the weather gets a little colder here in So Cal, which isn't that often. But when it does, these are my go-to gloves. I have beat the heck out of a pair and they are still going strong.

Love the fit and feel, and appreciate the thin gel padding.

4 5

PI Cyclone glove

These have a great fit, not too cumbersome and perfect for a Southern California winter. We don't need a lot of insulation here.

5 5

Great cold weather gloves

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Anytime the temps drop below 40 F, I throw on these gloves, and I'm usually comfortable down to about 0 F. I use them for commuting and trail riding, and found the durability to far surpass most other gloves...I've had them for four years now. I usually ride gloveless unless the weather forces me, and I like how these aren't bulky or destroy your trail feel thru the bars, as you might think given their warmth.

5 5

My "second glove" all winter long

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are great in the shoulder season, which is not surprising to anyone.

For the winter, these are always my second gloves. I start the ride with something warmer on and then once I get going, I switch over to these. They are great and I've ridden with them down into the low 20s on MTB rides in this way. (In the shoulder season, these Cyclones are sometimes the "warmer" gloves I switch out of..)

Still, not warm enough for the start of winter rides, the end/after of winter rides, or for extended decents on the road bike at low temps.

I think that carrying two sets of gloves in the winter is a good practice: lets you get the right temp range and provides you a safety margin if you get your hands wet.

These have been very durable. A couple thousand miles with nary a loose thread.

5 5

Keeps my hands warm in the rain.

I haven't compared this to other gloves but this one is 'just the ticket'. It shields my hands from the rain, and does a nice job at keeping them warm too.

4 5

Narrow comfort range

I got these as a gift, so I didn't pick them out. The tag suggests their comfort range from 40F to 50F. My experience says this is dead on. Much below 40, you're gonna be cold and much above 50, you don't need them. Everyone's range will be a bit different based on personal factors, but these are not cold weather gloves. They have a good range of motion and seem to be made well. They may not have been my first pick, but I like them.

Narrow comfort range
3 5

Alright, not Great

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought these for colder temperature riding thinking they might do a decent job.

Frankly they don't do much when temperatures drop below mid-30's in Utah. However, as is expected, construction quality is top notch and the gloves are very comfortable from a fit standpoint.

I have kept them and expect to get good use out of them on chilly, but not frigid, riding days.

5 5

Great Early Winter Glove

This is my 2nd pair of PI Cyclone gloves. I had the2010 gloves and they were starting to wear down so I bought these to replace.

Sizing; I cant remember the sizing chart used, but measuring from the bottom of my palm to the tip of my middle finger is about 7 inches, and I chose a MD and them seem to fit really well.

Comfort; As far as warmth and comfort goes I believe it depends on one's tolerance of cold and anatomy, perhaps even the day. When I MTB, I prefer to use a five finger glove as mush as possible as, lobster gloves for example, seem to take away some control and comfort of handling and braking. Im a thin dude and it varies on the day whether I can man the cold or whimper at the lower digits. I think I can use these down to 30 degrees, give or take. If there is a strong wind then perhaps they would not be as warm!

Durability; the first or 2nd ride I took these on the seam on the index finger tore. I sent them back and received a new pair. I have since worn the often and w/o issue. If these are any thing like the last design, the glove will last. My old pair handled multiple washings!

Bottom Line; Great Late Fall early Winter Glove and/or temps 30-50!

3 5

Misleading description.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The way these gloves with advertised on Backcountry made it sound like they would be great in cold weather. I have used them commuting from work in about 36F weather and below and my finger tips were a bit frosty almost instantly. The description is just a little bit misleading.

That being said, these would be fantastic fall/spring gloves. The wind protection works really well, it's just not meant for riding much colder.

4 5

great glove with minor flaw...

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a great cycling glove, certain to keep your digits warm and cozy in almost any weather. Admittedly, they are not the best for heavy rain but they will keep you dry if you are only going to be on the bike for about 15-20 minutes. If rain is a serious issue where you live, look for a waterproof glove. However, if you only get the occasional fleeting shower, the Cyclone will do the trick.

I use these on my ride to work, every day, during the winter. I have been very satisfied with the comfort of the gel padded palm, the overall snug yet accommodating fit, the grip of the textured fingertips, and the visibility that the reflectors/vibrant coloring provide me. However, I do have one complaint that brings my rating of the Cyclone down to 4 stars: the hook and loop closure.

First, I do not see the necessity of a hook and loop closure for this glove. It fits... like a glove, very close and snug. The cuff is a tight fitting elastic material that, if anything, might be too tight for people with larger wrists. Point being, this glove is not going to slide off your hands, and there will never be a draft thanks to the well designed cuff. The hook and loop closure is superfluous.
Second, is the fact that the hook part of the closure has a tendency to scuff up the material of the index finger when removing the glove. It will also scuff up the inner lining of any jackets that you wear over the glove. It took me only a handful of removals to realize what was happening, so I cut off the hook and loop straps with scissors. Not a big deal, took about 5 minutes and now the problem is solved. The Cyclone is now a perfect winter glove.

I have average sized hands and a medium fits me very well. The material is a little stretchy, but nice and tight overall. If you prefer to wear a glove liner, I would recommend a size up.

5 5

Pearl Izumi Cyclone Gloves

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Bought these for a recent trip to cycle in England. Weather 40's-50's drizzle, fog, heavy rain. The gloves were great-comfortable, dry, warm. They don't seem like they are designed for weather in the 20's or below.