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Galenwrote a review of on August 9, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These gloves are pretty great. I used them for riding all winter through cold rain and light snow, followed by a 2400 mile tour through British Columbia, Yukon, and Alaska with temps down to the 20s and 30s.

The gloves would get wet on the inside pretty reliably, probably moreso from sweat than rain. This is certainly not optimal but after trying many types of gloves I'm convinced this is inevitable with this amount of insulation and waterproofing. As long as you maintain light to moderate exertion you will keep the gloves warm despite being wet. I found the liners not to be all that great, but I don't really see the need for them. For warmer temps I wear the Pearl Izumi softshell lite gloves.

Dexterity is as good as you can get for a glove this warm. It was possible albeit clunky to operate my point and shoot camera with these gloves and while riding.

At the end of the day, if you're going to be riding in seriously nasty weather I would highly recommend these gloves for keeping your digits intact.





Galenwrote a review of on December 16, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had these gloves a just shy of a year and have used them dozens of times. Pretty much as described, they block wind and keep your hands warm while having essentially zero bulk. One issue I have with many gloves is large seams that feel awkward on your fingers. These gloves don't have that problem at all - they are incredibly comfortable.

I wear these gloves from the upper 40's to 60F. Last week I did a 40 mile ride in light rain in 45 degree weather with these gloves and my hands did get a little cold towards the end, so that's probably the lower limit for me. I haven't worn them in heavy rain for extended rides so I can't comment on their performance in that case.

Overall I have yet to be let down by these gloves, they're probably the one piece of cycling gear I am most happy with.

Update 8/9/2013:
Another half of a year of heavy use and these gloves are still great. I wore them every other day on a 2400 mile tour through British Columbia, Yukon, and Alaska and they were perfect. When I arrived in Alaska I climbed Denali and wore these as my main gloves low on the mountain for climbing, digging anchors, and making snow camp with ice axes and shovels. They're showing some wear but are still amazingly comfortable, warm, and breathable.