Gloves - full finger
SealSkinz Handlebar Mittens are really well made and they provide lots of warmth for winter riding.
Louis Garneau's Wind-Eco gloves are proof that winter designs needn't feel like the proverbial cardboard box getting in the way of slick shifts and smooth braking. These gloves are reckoned to have a very broad operating temperature range of between -10 and +14 degrees which pretty much makes them a three season glove for most British conditions, wind protection and moisture trafficking appear perfectly synched, retaining warmth while banishing clammy hands. I liked them a lot.
Louis Garneau's Lathi gloves are an extreme design for the worst that winter can hurl at us, the despite their slightly cumbersome appearance are surprising dextrous and, thanks to their two part design, give excellent climate control whatever direction the mercury is hurtling.
Craft's single-thickness Thermal Multi Grip gloves are made from a stretchy fleece fabric that provides a middling level of warmth and work well as a liner glove when it's really cold or on their own in autumn or spring.
These Roubaix liner gloves from dhb add extra warmth without much bulk and a silicone palm print provides grip if you want to wear them without another pair of gloves over the top.
The lightweight nylon/elastane fabric is very stretchy so you can get a good, close fit and it offers a surprising amount of warmth when worn underneath a windproof outer pair of gloves. The brushed inner face feels really soft and comfortable against your hands and it helps move moisture outwards to keep your hands feeling dry when you start to sweat.
Louis Garneau may sound like a haute couture brand, but this Canadian company manufactures a wide range of cycling kit, including these Sotchi Gloves, which are ideal for spring and autumn riding, when it's too chilly for track mitts, but not cold or wet enough for full-on winter gauntlets. Indeed they also work well (if it's dry) on the sort of mild winter days we've had so many of this year.
dhb's Extreme Winter Gloves are designed, as the name implies, to protect your hands in cold and wet weather. And they do just that.
I've used them on the bike when the temperature's been hovering between zero and five degrees and they've kept my hands very warm indeed, right down to the finger tips. I also gave the gloves the rigorous road.cc hosepipe test, and can confirm that the waterproof membrane keeps out the water.
Northwave's Arctic Evo winter gloves do a great job of blocking the wind and rain to keep your hands really warm in the coldest weather.
The Arctics are multi-layered with a soft, fleecy lining offering loads of warmth. Around the outside of that there's a polyurethane membrane that provides the waterproofing. Then the bulk of the insulation comes courtesy of 100g Thinsulate over the back section and the cuff while the outer is a hard-wearing synthetic fabric.
These Proviz Winter Cycling Gloves are an absolute steal and perfect for most types of road riding thanks to a combination of clever design, keen pricing and good quality materials. Like others at this end of the market, there's some trade-off in terms of water-repellency but they're genuinely wind-proof and remain toasty-even fully saturated or submerged.
Dromarti produce a rather exclusive and individual range of mitts, shoes and bicycle frames that appeal to a certain type of stylish rider, and to keep a dappers hands warm in the nippier months are these Corio long-finger gloves. Hand made right here in the UK from a soft and supple Nappa leather they have a thin cotton fleece lining to keep them cosy.