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Join the hard-core crowd.
If you're serious about heading out for a ride in November, you need a glove that delivers some serious protection. The Gore Bike Wear Power SO Glove features the Windstopper Soft Shell technology, which combines total windproofness, water-resistance, and excellent breathability. A fleece lining backs up the membrane for extra warmth and wicking power.
- Absorbent thumb gives you a spot to wipe sweat off your brow
- Silicone print on the palm gives you extra grip
- Targeted foam padding on palm absorbs vibration
- Reflective hits enhance your visibility
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These are not it.
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
I bought two sizes, one of those sizes fit err... like a glove. Finger length was spot on, palm on, pre curved, padding where you need it....but the wrist cuff. Oh, the wrist cuff! The cuff is so damn tight that it feels like a turnicate. I didn't want to keep these and start snipping rubber threads... I tried the larger size, and still, the cuff was too damn tight. I don't arm wrestle, I don't do forearm curls, but these are just way too tight in the wrist. I really wanted to like these too, construction and fit were good.
Additionally, what someone else mentioned, the innner lining gets snagged on your fingers going out and almost inverts itself, you then have to push your hand back in to push it back in place...then pinch the tips and remove it again. A lot of work, and a problem if removing on the bike to pop a quick gel.
Check out my review of the Castelli Leggenda gloves.
Great Glove Until You Sweat
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is a warm, comfortable, highly visible glove - but when you sweat and take it off, the double-layer design become contorted and nearly impossible to put back on. My route of riding to a climb, taking gloves off to climb and putting them back on to descend proved annoying at best, impossible at worst. I'm returning and going back to my Craft gloves until I can find a high-vis solution that can be put on, removed and put back on with ease.
Great windproof glove
I've always hated riding when it gets below 40 because I'm either a bulky sweaty mess or freezing. Gloves are particularly hard. Either they are warm enough and too bulky for feeling the shifters or too thin and freeze you out. These feel thin, but block the wind. The silicon on the pads keep your hands from sliding around on the bars. I'll be getting in a lot more early and late season riding now.
I have to be to work at 6am and I've used these gloves twice now on my 8 mile commute to work. At 6am it's generally been in the mid-low 20's here in Reno and my hands got cold at first then about the 4 mile mark they warmed up and I arrived to work with toasty hands. Pretty impressive for the low bulk of these gloves.