Gloves - full finger
Revolution’s three- season glove bridges the gap almost perfectly between winter glove and summer mitt. Featuring synthetic, machine washable Amara palms with strategic knobbly-type padding dotted on the heel designed to alleviate pressure on this sensitive area, which can otherwise lead to tingling and painful sensations.
Designed for high intensity racing, Specialized’s flagship mitt, the BG Pro glove, will also delight tourists, audax, sportive and other mile munchers. Thin, yet surprisingly robust mesh backs are married to synthetic Camino leather palms with patented BG padding guarding against pain and numbness around the Ulnar nerve.
Pro are a company best know for their components so gloves are something of a departure, the Pro Bikegear Ultimate winter glove is part of Pro's first range of gloves and at £25 is one of the most expensive.
First impressions are that this is quite a slender glove to be named 'ultimate' and aimed at wintry conditions. Pro say that it's designed for comfortable use down to around minus 5 degrees but I found that just below freezing point was my limit before reaching for a glove liner or my own trusty, but bulkier, winter gloves.
The Pro Expert WP is a comfortable and fairly warm winter glove that benefits from an internal membrane to keep the water (and wind) off your digits. It's not a bulky glove and doesn't restrict movement like some better insulated options, so it's a good choice if the weather isn't really Arctic. When the mercury really drops you'll probably wish you had something a bit warmer, but for most UK winter conditions (ie not the ones we've just had!) it's a good balance.
Gloves are an essential bit of cycling kit at any time, but when it's cold and dark outside they're even more… essential. That's when you need something like the Altura Night Vision to keep your hands warm, dry and, as the name suggests, visible. This is a well designed, well put together glove that brings together all the features a winter cyclist is going to need. The price is pretty good too.