Hold the middle ground.
Giordana's AV glove line covers every part of the spectrum of winter cycling, and the breathable, windproof, and water-resistant AV 200 Winter Glove is arguably the most versatile member of the line. The 100 is lightweight enough for late autumn but will wilt if it's your only option come January, and the 300's "in case of ice age break glass" insulation is far too extreme for all but the winter-iest of winters. The AV 200 holds the middle ground, warming cyclists' paws during all but the warmest fall/spring days and the coldest depths of winter, making it the ideal bridge between knit-glove temperatures and those days that are bordering on too-cold-to-ride.
Where the AV 300 and Extreme gloves feature a hook-and-loop enclosure, the AV 200 gloves feature a pull-on cuff made of Blizzard fabric that's been given an Acqua Zero Eco treatment. This pairing results in a high-stretch, water-resistant seal that helps eliminate pernicious gaps between gloves and sleeves. At the other end, the middle and index fingers terminate in TouchTech panels for touchscreen compatibility, and the space between cuff and fingertips is embossed with strategically arrayed silicone grip to help maintain a grip on wintery hoods. The palms are finished with foam gel padding, and the thumb features a soft wiping panel for, you know, stuff.
- Cycling gloves for all but the deepest cold of winter
- Midweight insulation protected by a windproof shell
- Water-resistant and breathable for protection from all moisture
- Silicone grip palms and touchscreen compatible fingertips
- Stretch, water-resistant cuff creates a seal around the wrist