Shoulders to fingertips.
Whether you're grinding out climbs in autumnal canyons or ticking off base miles with a backdrop of budding spring foliage, Pearl Izumi's Cyclone Gel Women's Gloves provide the ideal blend of comfort and restriction-free reach. They're made from Pearl's Elite Softshell fabric, which strikes notes of breathability with wind- and water-resistance to help keep you warm and dry while limiting the gradual accumulation of clammy moisture.
The material panels are cut and sewn to correspond with Pearl's 1:1 fit, which targets anatomical accuracy to eliminate the pain-in-the-ass fit issues we often associate with cold-weather gloves. No winter glove will ever be as accommodating as riding barehanded, but the 1:1 fit helps limit restrictions while reaching for shift levers from the hoods.
Spring and fall are the most beautiful times to ride, and synthetic, conductive tips on the index fingers and thumbs ensure touchscreen compatibility so you can document the adventure without exposing digits to dropping temperatures. The palm is also synthetic leather, and its plumped out with gel padding arrayed in a strategic pattern. Some people prefer an unhampered bar feel, but if you're on a 100-mile gravel tour through the autumnal orchards of New England, the added cush might be the difference between enjoying each cider stop and dreading getting back in the saddle.
The gloves are finished with long cuffs that secure with hook-and-loop straps, extending coverage to ensure there are no sleeve/glove gaps, even for the long-of-limb. Reflective elements help keep you visible in fall's early dusk and the slow dawns of spring, and a windproof fleece wiping patch protects frosty noses while attending to cold-induced effulgence.
- Cycling gloves for the cold of fall and spring
- Softshell body resists weather but still breathes
- Absorbs road noise with Gel padding on palm
- Gauntlet-style hook-and-loop cuff extends protection
- Finished with reflective detailing and soft fleece wiping service