Sign of the times.
It's hard to overstate the importance of gloves like the Pearl Izumi Escape Thermal Gloves. Few accessories are as important for year-round cycling, and the day they come out of the drawer is usually the same day we start thinking about seasonal latte flavors and how to avoid raking leaves.
The gloves' Select Thermal fabric is built to maximize the material's effective surface area in order to pull moisture from your skin and then diffuse it across the material's surface for fast evaporation. This keeps your autumn paws drier, which means they stay warm. The insulation is also ideal in the late-fall temperatures where lightweight liners are inadequate but full-blown winter gloves leave your hands a clammy, sweaty mess.
Pearl finishes the gloves with a few functional details that help you adapt to the gloved life after a summer spent riding glove-free. The index finger and thumb terminate in synthetic, conductive leather, so you'll be able to document the farmer's market gourds or countryside fall foliage with your smart phone camera, and reflective elements help keep you visible to motorists as dusk begins falling earlier and earlier.
- A cool-weather cycling glove for shoulder season miles
- Material balances insulation and moisture management
- Conductive fingertips for touchscreen navigation
- Synthetic leather palms help maintain bar feel
- Fleece wiping panel is gentle on frigid noses
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- Q & A
returned this item
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These gloves ran quite large, and I preferred the Thermal Lite model that ordered at the same time, which seemed more true-to-size.
These gloves have been a real lifesaver on colder rides and windy descents. There's nothing worse than numb hands when you really need them for breaking.