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Gear Review

5 5

Great for cycling

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are the only lightweight, non-insulated, waterproof but breathable, non-bulky gloves I have been able to find for cycling. I live in Colorado where it doesn't rain much but rare fall rains and mountain thunderstorms in the summer left my hands so cold I could barely shift gears. Now I can put these in my back pocket when riding over a pass and know my hands will stay warm and dry. It seems all the other waterproof gloves on the market and all the cycling-specific waterproof gloves are insulated for winter use and too hot, heavy and bulky to carry them with you when you are cycling. Or they aren't breathable. I even tried sticking a pair of medical exam gloves in my pocket but my hands would get clammy from sweat and then cold so it was no better than going bare-handed. Now I can actually have dry hands! They also have other advantages: the curved fit works well holding the handlebars, they have excellent dexterity and the fingers aren't too stiff so you can shift and brake easily. I also like the long cuffs although I can see other people might like the gloves to be shorter to save weight and bulkiness. One word of advice though: if you want to get these for cycling buy a size smaller than you normally would. I would normally be a size medium or large in a man's glove but went with a small for a closer fit with more dexterity. Luckily the fingers were still long enough but the palm fits better than when I tried my regular size. My husband also has a pair and he also had to go down a size.