Item # AAS007V
Assos bonkaGloves_evo7 $129.00
The winter cyclist's vanguard.
In the war on winter, your hands are the far-flung outpost in the frozen north: under-manned, under-supplied, and under perpetual siege by cold, wet, and wind. Send in the cavalry to relieve your beleaguered digits with the Assos bonkaGlove_evo7.
To play that cavalry metaphor out a bit more, the fact that this is Assos means that the bonkaGlove_evo7 is to typical winter gloves as the M3 Bradley is to Napoleonic Hussars. The shell is airBlock material with a DWR treatment, so it repels wind and water like the Bradley repels small arms fire so the multi-density insulation can do its job.
The stretchy neoprene cuff performs an admirable rear guard action to keep the enemy from harassing your supply lines — er — wrists between glove and jacket cuff. The palm is abrasion-resistant and incorporates grippy detailing to provide constant and accurate field intelligence regarding the lay of your handlebars.
- Gloves to act as the first defense against chill
- Weather-blocking material keeps winter at bay
- Insulated interior maintains warmth behind that wall
- Neoprene cuffs finish the gloves in impenetrable style
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- How to Measure:
- Measure around the widest part of your hand, not including the thumb.
Reviews & Community
Best Winter gloves I own
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
(note that the Bonka glove is NOT the warmest glove you can get from Assos -- that's the Fugu glove. If you live in a place where the temperature drops below zero, get those, not these.) https://www.competitivecyclist.com/assos-fugu-glove-mens?s=a
I live in a fairly warm climate, but ride up Mt. Hamilton, which is at 4300 ft., and where temperatures can drop into the 20s. I have very nice gloves from Gore (lousy in the rain), Rapha (super expensive, and amazingly bad at keeping my hands warm), and Specialized (like a sweatbox as they are waterproof). Interestingly, these gloves are significantly warmer than the others, but without the clamminess that you get when you sweat into other fleece lined gloves. I am now using the Bonka gloves exclusively, and when the temperatures drop into the 30s or below, I add a wool liner from Ibex and hand warmers from Hot Hands.