When the thermometer's digits register in the 40s, the blend of materials in Pearl Izumi's Select Softshell Lite Gloves will keep your digits from registering the cold. Select Softshell Lite fabric on the back of the hand leads into the elements, blocking wind and water, while Select Thermal Lite on the palm takes advantage of that protection to insulate your hands' microclimate. Both materials are highly breathable, so they're warm but not stifling and won't trap clammy moisture against your skin.
The palms are strengthened with synthetic leather and supplemented with grip-enabling silicone details so you don't drop your bottles or slip off the hoods in the occasionally damp conditions of fall, spring, and early winter. Thermally conductive thumbs and forefingers keep your digits in touch with your digital devices, and a soft, wind-resistant wipe lets you clean your face without abrading your nose. Reflective elements help keep you visible in low-light conditions.