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COLD WEATHER GLOVE GROUP REVIEW

Cold weather riding gloves can make or break your day on the trail. There are few things worse than throbbing, painfully cold hands as you struggle to navigate challenging terrain or hold on during high speed descents. As a rider who suffers from poor hand circulation, finding winter riding gloves to keep my hands warm is a personal mission. I’ve tried lots of options from thick to thin over the years and have assembled this list of current offerings from a number of brands that range from pretty good to highly recommend.

When it comes to winter bike gloves, options range from thin wind protectors to full blown waterproof mittens. Finding the balance is key and we hope this video will give you some ideas on gloves to wear and pack for your cold days on the trail.

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SPECIALIZED NEOSHELL THERMAL GLOVE
Price: $45
Sizes: S – XXL

  • Wind-resistant Polartec® Neoshell® upper staves off wind and chilly weather.
  • Hydrophobic Ax Suede fit palm ensures a confident grip with the bars.
  • Wiretap™ touchscreen-compatible for easy use of smartphones.
  • Velcro cuff allows for micro-adjustments in fit.
  • Reflective details enhance your visibility in low-light conditions.

DIGS
Semi Snug Fit
Polartec Keeps hands warm
Great off the bike
Velcro Cuff
Long Cuff

DON’TS
Touchscreen compatibility is terrible
Don’t work well below 40*

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Leatt Sub-Zero 2.0

LEATT MTB 2.0 SUBZERO GLOVE
Price: $39.99
Sizes: S – XL

  • SubZero upper hand insulation for harsh weather conditions
  • FormFit finger stitching for superior fit and handlebar feel
  • MicronGrip palm Super slim with superior handlebar feel
  • Silicone grip print
  • Touch Screen compatible
  • Pre-curved seamless palm

DIGS
Micron Grip Palm
Snug Fit
Warmth
Soft outer material / Thumb Wipe
Work well with touchscreen

DON’TS
Loose Cuff
Tight around the Knuckles on the bars

7 IDP Chill Gloves

7IDP CHILL GLOVES
Price: $34.99
Sizes: S – XXL

  • Clarino palm
  • Silicone grip on index, middle finger and thumb
  • Reflective graphics on back of hand
  • Pre-curved for the perfect fit
  • Micro suede thumb wipe panel
  • Touch screen compatible fingertips
  • Adjustable closure cuff

DIGS
Warm
Good Bar Feel
Wind Protection
Velcro Cuff
Solid fit (True-to-Size)

DON’TS
Touchscreen Compatibility Doesn’t work
Stitching and Panel feel

100% Hydromatic Glove

100% HYDROMATIC GLOVE
Price:
$39.50
Sizes: S – XXL

  • Single-layer PU palm for weather protection
  • Laminated mock-mesh top of hand fabric
  • Waterproof-breathable insert secured to outer layer for optimal gripping
  • Silicone printed palm graphic
  • Extended waterproof neoprene pull-on cuff
  • Conductive index finger & thumb

DIGS
Warm
Comfortable
High Cuff
Dry
Touchscreen Compatibility works well

DON’TS
Not the best bar feel / inner liner slip
Run a little on the small side

FOX RACING DEFEND PRO FIRE GLOVE
Price: $69.95
Sizes: S – XXL

  • Axe Suede™ slim fleece waterproof palm to keep your hands dry and warm
  • DWR finish sheds moisture, dirt, and debris
  • Longer compression molded cuff for a secure fit that keeps the elements out
  • Conductive thread at index finger and thumb for touchscreen compatibility
  • 3-layer softshell fabric to protect against the toughest elements
  • Slip-on glove style

DIGS
DWR Treatment
Long Cuff
Thick without feeling thick

DON’TS
Bar Feel isnt great
Expensive
Loose Cuff
Touchscreen sensitivity is Meh

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FOX RACING RANGER WATER GLOVE
Price: $44.95
Sizes: S – XXL

  • Slim and toasty gloves for water-logged rides
  • Waterproof fabric is topped with DWR treatment to shed wet
  • Ax Suede waterproof palm provides tactile feel of bars, shifters
  • Slip-on design is fuss free and easy to get off and on
  • Conductive thread at index and thumb enable touchscreen use

DIGS
Snug, Slim Fit
Feel like a normal glove
Great Windblock & Light Moisture
Tightcuff
Soft Material

DON’TS
Not a super cold weather glove
Not touchscreen friendly
Lack of thumb wiper

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