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If you are looking for a winter glove, do yourself a favour and give these a very wide birth
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 October 2021
I was looking for a pair of winter cycling gloves, so when these popped up for under £6 I just had to buy a pair.
First of all the good points:
Fit: The fit is absolutely perfect and the cuffs are also long enough to put over/under my cycling jersey to stop any unwanted drafts.
Comfort: They haven’t got the padding you’ll find with cycling gloves, but other than that they are extremely comfortable and grip well to the bars.
Zip: Feels decent quality, but rattles on bumpy tracks/roads which can be quite irritating on longer rides.
Waterproof: Now they say that they are only slightly waterproof, but I've been in a few downpours over the last couple of weeks and they have kept my hands bone dry on the 11k cycle too and from work, which is both unexpected and impressive.
Now for the one bad point and the reason I purchased these gloves:
Thermal: As I discovered tonight with a temp of 7 degrees and travelling 20mph they are about as effective as wrapping your hands in single ply tissue paper!! They might be fine for walking/running, but they are of no use at all when cycling in cooler weather.
But you get what you pay for, I can here you scream.. but these are a generic glove being sold on Amazon by many different sellers ranging in price from £6 - £30 and the only difference is the branding.. If I’d paid the top end for these gloves they would have gone straight back, but for £6 I can’t really complain and they will be great next autumn. However if you are looking for a winter glove do yourself a favour and give these and other similar variants a wide birth!