The Warmest Gloves For Winter Cycling
So far, the winner is:
- Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Lobster Gloves
These gloves are amazing. In combination with the closed-cell foam wrap on my grips, I arrive at the end of my commute with warm (nearly too warm) hands, even when it is so cold that my feet are like blocks of ice. These gloves get five stars from me.
Goofy looking is how some respond to these unusual gloves. I do find that one has to be a bit methodical in how one moves their fingers from grip to shifter to brake and back, because the bulk at the fingertips tends to catch. For instance, to move two fingers from the brake lever back onto the grip, I have to be very deliberate. I don’t ride with my fingers on the brake levers – this exposes them to more wind, and has them gripping cold metal instead of closed-cell foam. No biggie. I ride with enough attention to what’s taking place around me that I have never needed to make panic stop. These gloves are going to be almost too warm much above -5C, that’s how toasty they are.