When it comes to wearing gloves or not in cold-weather conditions, there's really no option — riding any distance without them is virtually impossible. But when it comes to choosing what gloves you use, well, then there are options. The Women's Pearl Izumi Softshell Gloves lack many of the little extras of the more expensive offerings in the P.R.O. and Elite models; however, their simplified design in no way impedes their effective function.
The PI Softshell technology for which the Select Softshells are named insulates, blocks wind, and resists water so you can ride comfortably in all cold-weather conditions. This barrier is further buttressed with a fleecy interior to achieve a balance of bulk and warmth so you stay comfortable in temperatures from zero to 40 degrees Fahrenheit without completely losing touch with your handlebars.
The strategically reinforced palm and silicone details also help to facilitate bar grabbing, shifting, and braking, and the thermally conductive index gives you control over your touchscreen devices without exposing your hands to the cold. Reflective elements help keep you visible in low-light conditions.
The Pearl Izumi Pearl Izumi Select Softshell Gloves are available in four sizes ranging from Small to X-Large in the colors Black and Screaming Yellow.