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Because losing feeling in your hands is never good.
There are few wardrobe items which are as essential to a cold weather ride as a pair of gloves. Sure, if you wear the wrong jacket, you may get cold during a ride. But if you neglect to protect your hands properly, you could end up face first into a guardrail and over an embankment since your hands got too cold to control the bike. The Giordana Sotto Zero Gloves are the warmest option in their very efficient fleet of hand gear.
Since 'sotto' means under or below in Italian, the name of these gloves indicates that they are meant for those very coldest rides of the year. Indeed, a fleece liner has been included to increase the level of insulation. Substantial without being bulky, the gloves will insulate your fingers while still making it possible to rummage through your back pockets. Velcro straps close at the gathered wrist so that you'll be able to seal out the elements.
Riding comfort will be increased by the gel padding which has been added to pressure points on the palm. And you'll never feel like your hands are slipping around on the bars since a flexible gripper has been included on each finger to assist you with keeping a solid hold on the proceedings. Reflective elements have been provided along the upper part of the gloves as well as on the underside of the wrist so that you'll be visible whether you are holding onto your hoods, or reaching in your back pocket. These gloves will work so well for you in the most demanding weather that you’ll definitely be doing more than praising them sotto voce by the end of the ride.
The Giordana Sotto Zero Gloves are available in Black and come in sizes Small through X-Large.
- Fleece liner boosts hand warmth while you ride
- Gel padding at the palm relieves pressure points
- Flexible palm gripper so the handlebars don't feel like slippery sausages
- Hook-and-loop tab at the wrist for a snug fit
- Reflective elements for low-light rides
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Sizing is off.
Can't speak much to the performance of these since I couldn't get them to fit. Giordana's sizing seems about a half size off on their circumference measurement. But the real problem is with their length. I'll admit I have longer then normal hands, but it would need to go up two sizes to get them to fit. They seem to be really quality gloves and live up to the Giordana name. I just recommend you get the sizing right.