The Ksyrium line is Mavic's warmest series of gear, so it stands to reason that the Ksyrium Pro Thermo+ Gloves are the warmest gloves that the company makes. Indeed, they not only resemble full-on ski gloves, but they also share many design features with them. They have a synthetic shell that's laminated to a waterproof, breathable membrane and treated with a water-repellent DWR coating. Mavic opts for the lightweight Primaloft Sport insulation because it's non-bulky and stays warm even when it gets wet.
The classic lobster-claw design keeps your fingers together for extra warmth, and a soft microfiber insert on the thumb provides added breathability and a surface for wiping glasses or skin. A tough Clarino palm adds durability without sacrificing bar feel, and touchscreen-compatible inserts at the fingertips let you snap a quick photo of the conditions to shame your riding buddies who sit bad weather out. The long cuff seals up with a hook-and-loop tab to keep heat in and moisture out, and reflective highlights on the fingers help you stand out even when the weather is less than ideal.
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- Q & A
Best Serious Winter Glove
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
I've been through lots of sub 35 degree winter gloves -- Assos, Castelli, Giordana, Gore, Giro, Pearl, etc. These are by far the best. They seem to have been designed by someone who actually rides in the winter. Semi-lobster configuration means you can actually shift and the cuff is wide enough to slide over your jacket cuff. Plus, they don't give up if you get them wet. I've used them down to 25 degrees and they kept me warm but not ski glove sweaty. Buy these if you can!