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Gore Bike Wear Xenon 2.0 SO Gloves

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Warmth without bulk.

When the weather cools down, gloves become bulky and dexterity takes a back seat to warmth. Gore Bike Wear, however has the innovative materials and know-how to put an end to this inverse relationship. The Xenon 2.0 SO Gloves use a smart mix of WindStopper and polyester to offer winter cyclists an unobtrusive, snug fit for cold winter rides.

The Xenon 2.0 SO Gloves feature a WindStopper membrane along the back of the hand and fingers to keep cold air from penetrating and negativity affecting braking or shifting performance. At the palm, a low-profile gel pad offers vibration reduction for reduced fatigue, without taking away from the connection to the bicycle. Gore also added strengthening and reinforcement between the thumb and forefinger that not only enhances durability, but grip as well.

The Xenon's fingertips receive silicone grippers to ensure brake and shift levers are positively engaged even when wet. And the backside of the fingers get a reflective treatment for added low-light safety. The Xenon 2.0 SO Gloves come in Small through XXX-Large sizes and two colors; Black and Black/White.

Tech Specs

[body] polyester, [stretch panels] 92% polyester, 8% elastane, [thumb panels] 80% cotton, 20% polyester, [palm] 60% nylon, 40% elastane
elastic cuff
(inner forehand) foam, (heel) gel
Recommended Use:
cycling, training, group rides, racing

Size Chart

GORE Bike Wear

Hand Circumference

7.8 - 8.3in

(19.8 - 21.1cm)

8.3 - 8.7in

(21.1 - 22.1cm)

8.7 - 9.2in

(22.1 - 23.4cm)

9.2 - 9.7in

(23.4 - 24.6cm)

9.7 - 10.2in

(24.6 - 25.9cm)

10.2 - 10.6in

(25.9 - 26.9cm)

Hand Circumference


6.2 - 6.7in

(15.7 - 17cm)

6.7 - 7.2in

(17 - 18.3cm)

7.2 - 7.6in

(18.3 - 19.3cm)

7.6 - 8.1in

(19.3 - 20.6cm)

8.1 - 8.6in

(20.6 - 21.8cm)

How to Measure:
Measure around the widest part of your hand, not including the thumb.

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Perfect chilly day glove.

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

I got these for the hubs. Here's his review:

This is really an ideal pair of gloves for chilly days that don’t have much bite. I wear these when the temperature is between 40-50 degrees F, and definitely appreciate the windstopper tech on the windier Salt Lake City days. Additionally, with the thin material, early winter cross racing is great! I have more than enough control and feedback to be aggressive. I’m glad to have Gore in my drawer.

Adequate but nothing special

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

These are adequate gloves but nothing special. They are warmer than fingerless gloves obviously, but not impressively so. For example, on a 52-degree ride my hands were still a little cold. The padding is adequate. Like most long-finger gloves I've tried, the grip is adequate but not as good as fingerless gloves; and like with most winter gloves the grip would probably be worse when using liners to try and make them warm enough for a colder ride.

Depends on how one defines "winter"

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

Had hoped these would be sufficient on their own for moderately cold conditions (DC winter temps) - between 20 and 40 deg. f. As others have written, need to be sized to accommodate a liner below 35 degrees or so. OK, for sorta chilly - 36 to 50 deg - these gloves work & fit well.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: L

These are fine for about 0-10 °C. They are neither extremely hot, nor chilly. I like that. Windstopper works alright.
Notice: a thumb is not covered with WS, so it may get chilly a little when it's closer to 0°C.

Avg. ride time: 4h 4m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

perfect glove for 40-55F if not wet

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

They seemed true to size. I needed the same size as my gloves from Giro and Specialized. It might depend on your finger length.

I have cold hands and would probably only wear these down to 40F in sunny weather. An ideal glove for 40-55F with both low weight (71g in Large) and good finger dexterity.

Lightweight Warmth

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

These gloves are a great solution to cold hands without all the bulk. These gloves are as warm as some of my bulkier gloves. The wind stopper front is a huge bonus and definitely makes a difference on fast descent on cold days. I also liked the ability to use the thumb area to keep my suglasses clear of moisture. I would still need something warmer for below 30 F though. However, I am considering buying a second pair, one size larger so I can add a liner to solve this and use them for even more warmth in even colder tempuratures. The only reason for four stars instead of five is that I was hoping them to work in even colder temps. Other wise a great product.

These are great!

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: medium

Amazing how warm they keep your hands for how thin they are. I don't know if I'd wear them down to 35 degrees like others have said, but I'm always one colder anyway.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

High quality thin but warm glove for cool conditions. I use these until right around 30-35 degrees, then I bust out my serious winter gloves.

Avg. ride time: 16m per week
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Love these gloves

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are my go to winter gloves. Even in sub freezing temps, I use these but do need a liner in anything below 32 degrees. High quality, comfy. Get some.

Great for cold weather riding!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

When I'm out on my bike and the coldest winds come out of nowhere, I'm never unprepared as long as I have these gloves with me. My hands stay warm as long as I'm out, and I never worry about losing my grip because of cold or stiffness. They definitely go above and beyond what I would expect of a cold weather riding glove.
Wrist seams may be a little bit fragile, though that's easy to avoid as long as you treat them well.

Rock Solid

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have run these through the gauntlet. from 25F to Low 40s, you can't go wrong with these. XXL for large hands like mine are a great fit. Super durable, I have washed them 100 times and they are like new. The perfect balance of warmth, windstopper and flexibility. Easy to shift and padded for comfort, these are a dream. Just be careful to pinch the lining when removing, otherwise the inner fabric will twist up inside of the finger shells. Other than that, they are money. Get 'em before Jack-frost gets your fingertips.

Rock Solid

Nice Gloves

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Gore makes nice stuff. These are warm and shield the wind well. Fit is nice and they are good looking. Only complaint is the massive tags Gore puts on these and they are hard to remove.

Just what I needed in a winter glove

    I'm a fan of Gore products and this glove has not let me down. I wanted a glove that was not to big and bulky, yet keeps my hands warm and still allow fluid finger movement - this glove has been that and more. I've used the glove down to 32* with winds from 10-20 mph and riding near the river and they've kept my hands warm and dry. I have not experience any numbness either. Happy customer. I would recommend these gloves.

    What I like:

    1. not big and bulky
    2. allows fluid finger movement
    3. extended material that allows the glove to fit under a long sleeve jersey or jacket to keep air out
    4. plays nicely with the gel tape on my handle bar
    5. positive grip

    What I don't like: No dislikes

    Gore Bikewear Xenon

      I am a Gore Mountain Tech member and have had the prior version of the Gore Bikewear Xenon Gloves for 2 years now. I use several Gore products and do so when I need a product I can rely on to protect me from the elements. I live in the DC area and commute an hour each way through the winter. I was looking for a glove that wasn’t bulky but kept me warm. These gloves do exactly that. The Windstopper protection keeps me warm into temperatures reaching the teens. Keep in mind that I am on a road bike creating my own 20mph winds as well.
      Once in the teens you can begin to feel some of the cold so at this point it becomes necessary for further protection. These gloves don’t have any other insulation other than the Windstopper fabric. I would highly recommend trying the new Thermal version of these gloves. I think that would provide a step up in protection without adding much bulk. I plan to test them out ASAP. Another option to adding protecting is slipping a liner on underneath these gloves.
      I have also used these gloves in Adventure Races where we spend an entire night in the woods and on roads sometimes in very cold conditions. The gloves again provided protection to a certain point where more insulation was necessary.
      Highly recommended and worth the cost.

      So, have you tried the thermo version yet? If so, how did they perform? Are they available for women, too? I have the women's ALP-X, they're pretty nice...wanting something warmer, but not bulky, for the up coming winter rides.