The interior is made of merino wool which does a good job (combined with a glove liner) at keeping my hands warm providing they do not get soaked through… which brings me onto my next topic:
Running under a tap, in an attempt to simulate light to medium rain, these gloves performed well. With no signs of any water entering the interior or coming into contact with my hands.
In my next test I decided to fully submerge these gloves in a sink of water. This did not go quite as well as I had hoped. The water almost instantly poured in through the stitching between my knuckles. When going through absolute torrential or persistent rain these gloves do give in and let water in. Light showers and cold however these gloves perform well.
The fit- As you may be able to tell from these images the gloves fit well to the length of my fingers, however there seems to be a large gap around my wrists. I have been able to overcome this problem by using a pair of glove liners.
The grip dots let you regain some grip which you inevitably sacrifice when wearing gloves, useful for taking a drink from you water bottle and a better grip on the handlebars.
The best price I have found from a respectable online cycling store is wiggle.co.uk coming in at £27.99 including postage and packaging. These come in black and yellow and orange from sizes small to extra large. For reference I went with the large size gloves. In hindsight however I should have gone for a size medium.
I hesitate slightly to recommend these due to the false promise of being 100% waterproof however if you don’t picture yourself going out in the pouring rain these gloves will do well, combined with a pair of glove liners, to keep your hands warm through light showers and cold.
- Combined with glove liners they do a fair job at keeping hands warm
- Do keep water out in moderately wet weather
- Let in water during heavy rain or persistent rain
- Not a tight fit around the wrists. Lets in drafts of cold air
- Fairly expensive