When your hands get cold on the bike, it’s Tool time.

Gore's warmest four-fingered offering, the Tool Gloves rely on Windstopper Soft Shell to form the outermost layer of protection for your hands on really cold rides. You'll have the benefit of total windproofness and honestly, a good degree of water resistance as well. Splashing through puddles or intermittent drizzle will be no problem.

The Tool Gloves have a fleece lining that augments the windproof Soft Shell to create a microclimate around your digits, shielded from the icy blasts of winter. This thin layer of air captured inside the fleece gets warmed by the heat in your hands and acts as a barrier against heat exchange.

Silicon coated fingers act to maximize your dexterity since this is a winter glove after all. The palms have padding to cushion you from the handlebars, and the web between the thumb and forefinger has been reinforced to add durability. One detail that is often overlooked, but not here on the Tool Gloves is where to put the closure tab. Gore placed it so that it closes under the wrist. This is a benefit you'll appreciate when your nose starts running and there'll be nothing scratchy to maim your face as you use the gloves to wipe away the snotcicles.

The Gore Tool Gloves are available in Black/black and Red/black and come in six sizes from Small to XXX-Large.

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5 5

Gloves: Good-Looking and Work Great.

I had been riding with EMS Gore-Tex insulated gloves without a problem in as low as 9F temp, but they were pretty bulky. The Fox MTB gloves with plastic knuckle protectors were too thin, not waterproof, etc. These gloves, however, were just right in the coldest weather and not too warm at 40F. They kept both rain and wind off my fingers. Most important, they allowed me to use all levers easily. Although they looked decorative, the reflective logo and detail actually showed up in headlights. The rubber padding pieces on the palm helped the grip factor quite a bit. The nose-wiping material also came in useful. You can also stuff them in your pocket fairly easily. Normally, I wear an XL, but the XXL, the only size left, fit fine.

4 5

Great winter riding glove

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift

Gave these as a gift for winter moto riding. Although they are not designed for this purpose they have worked great to keep the wind and winter cold off his hands. They are warm enough for winter riding here in Utah and I am going to but a pair for winter commuting on my bike.

5 5

Chicago Commute!

  • Gender: Male

I work for Gore, however I can honestly say I have never had a better pair of winter riding gloves. I started to wear these things doing everything as they are a perfect fit and just warm as hell.

4 5

Great winter riding glove

  • Gender: Male

Gave these as a gift for winter moto riding. Although they are not designed for this purpose they have worked great to keep the wind and winter cold off his hands. They are warm enough for winter riding here in Utah and I am going to but a pair for winter commuting on my bike.

5 5

awsome gloves

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Gloves keep my hands warm no matter what conditions I ride in!

tough to find thickenss from a pic, is it...

tough to find thickenss from a pic, is it possible for to create a gauge or chart to rate thickness and weight of gloves? ive gotten gloves online ( from poor sellers, not real cyclist) which seem thick and nice and heavy but turn out to be a thin shell.

might be a easy way to avoid a million questions about use of the gloves in certain conditions

Best Answer Responded on

Postscript to below:
So some insulated gloves use proprietary fleece (Gore), others use loft (Thisulate, Primaloft) which is sometimes standardized so you can customize to your personal combustion. Followed up on a hunch...went to backbacking sites and found out that glove liners come in weights like socks (e.g.; but from another site found "•Weight: 1.5 oz / 43 g
•Fabric: 6.8-oz Polartec Power Stretch 88% polyester/12% spandex single-sided fleece". So buy liners first, then buy gloves accordingly; put liners in back pocket and tweak on-the-fly as needed.

4 5

Good, but could be better

These gloves do their job, and do it well to a certain extent. I was racing in a crit a few weeks ago where it was in the single digits and my index fingers got numb, but the other ones were fine.

Consider purchasing base layer gloves with these bad boys for those near-zero rides.

5 5

Great Cold/Cool Weather Gloves

I ride to work every day...and in Winter (now!), it gets down to ~-4 C, which is a little chilly to say the least. These gloves fight off both the cold and the wind...they are great. If you're looking for great Winter gloves to keep your hands toasty warm, you won't be disappointed with the Gore glove. Dexterity is excellent and the grip/padding on the palm is effective.

A good review wouldn't be good if I didn't say something about the things I don't like. The cuff could be a little longer to bridge that gap between sleeve and glove. Also, the cuff is a little tight, even though the glove size is perfect. The velcro system used to seal the cuff area could be better designed, but it does the job.

Overall, none of the negative detract from how good these gloves are at keeping your hands warm during a cold ride. Highly recommended.

Unanswered Question

What temperature would you say the gore...

What temperature would you say the gore tool glove would be good until? (How low?)

What's the difference between the Gore...

What's the difference between the Gore Tool cycling glove, the Gore Countdown cycling glove, and the Gore Xenon cycling glove? Which is best for long rides in 15-35 degree weather?

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The Tool and the Xenon gloves feature the WINDSTOPPER® membrane and the Countdown glove features the GORE-TEX® membrane. I would recommend the Countdown as being the warmest of the three and you could also always add a glove liner for additional warmth on the coldest of days.Dave - GORE BIKE WEAR™

4 5


They're better than my leather motorcycle'll feel no air...pretty cool...