Maximum warmth and full dexterity.
We all know that when it comes to fall/winter cycling gloves, lobster claw designs are the warmest because they retain more body heat. But some of us simply can't get used to the feel. If this sounds like you, the Louis Garneau LG Shield Gloves are a wise choice. Of Garneau's five-finger gloves, they're the warmest, and offer protection from wind, rain, sleet, and snow.
For a manufacturer, insulating cycling gloves properly requires maximizing warmth while minimizing bulk. The LG Shield Gloves accomplish this feat by combining a Drytex 3M lining with varying thicknesses of Thinsulate interlining. Naturally, there's thicker insulation around the fingers and less at the palm. Because that insulation isn't worth much when saturated, the exterior of the gloves is constructed of Garneau's Breathable Twillwave with a fully waterproof and breathable Hipora membrane.
Gloves can become saturated from the inside, too -- that's why Garneau incorporated their Ergo Air concept into these. Strategic ventilation at the palm ensures that sweat has an opportunity to evaporate. An Amara palm with strategically-placed foam padding gives you superior grip and relief from chatter-induced numbness. Reflective piping provides some added visibility. The Garneau LG Shield Gloves come in sizes Small through XX-Large and in Black.
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- Q & A
Good enough for this cracker!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Worn these into the teens without frostbite nor my fingers going numb. I find that my bigger problem with insulated gloves is my hands sweating. I'm sure paying 3x more for a set of winter gloves may remedy that issue, but for my money these are good to go.
like the craft siberian gloves better
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I ordered these as well as the craft gloves at the same time to see which I would like better. I think the craft gloves are better made and felt warmer. Plus they are $5 cheaper.If you are looking for a good winter riding glove go check those out.