BTwin make a vast selection of winter gloves. The Warm 7 (not to be confused with the Warm 5 or the Rain 7) is Decathlon's own brand offering for sub-6°C temperatures.
These gloves kept my hands warm at 0-5°C (it hasn't been sub zero for a while, thankfully). There is a zip across the back of each hand that's meant to add ventilation, but I didn't find it to be particularly effective; the curve of my hand over the handlebars effectively closed up the ventilation gap left by the open zip. It's a good idea, and a touch of velcro could have been useful to keep the vent open.
The BTwin Warm 7 is a very comfortable glove (apart from the preponderance of labels which needed cutting off). The upper side of the glove is waterproof and the lower is soft and grippy, with well placed gel inserts around the palm. The elasticated wrist was soft and the additional velcro fastening stopped any chills getting through.
The reflective detailing on top of the first and second fingers and along the edge of the little finger adds to the overall usefulness of the glove. Handily (ba dum) the 30 degree washing temperature was adequate to remove dirt and other detritus including from the terry-towling 'sweat' wiper on the thumb.
The glove I tested was a Large. The inner fleece fitted well to my fingertips. The outer shell, however, was sized up to a centimetre longer than the inner lining. This meant that my fingers did not reach the ends of the glove so there were flappy bits at the end of each finger unless I pulled the shell down. This was a pity as it stopped the integrated touchscreen-compatible stitching on the first finger and thumb from working as intended because my fingertips didn't reach that part of the glove. The touchscreen function worked well, though.
BTwin have made a comfy, warm glove and the extras such as reflectivity and ventilation raise it above the average. Check the fit before you buy, though.
Comfy warm glove for all but the worst winter conditions, best suited to riders with pianist's fingers.
road.cc test report
Make and model: BTwin Warm Gloves 7
Size tested: large
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
Designed for sport cycling in intense cold or rainy conditions.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
THERMAL INSULATION WHEN ACTIVE
Windproof, lined membrane for excellent protection from the cold
Thanks to its Novadry membrane
Thanks to its reflective inserts
Thanks to its zip on the top of the glove
"touch screen" function for using your smartphone without removing your gloves
Reasonably well finished for the price.
They kept my extremities warm.
Comfortable, but a little long in the finger for the overall size of glove.
Can be had in the Decathlon sale for £20.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
The reflective strips. The touchscreen operation.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
The fit of the fingers.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.
Would you consider buying the product? If they fitted me better.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.
About the tester
Age: 36 Height: 5'7 Weight: size 16
I usually ride: Trek 7.5 WSD My best bike is: Turquoise Cruiser
I've been riding for: Under 5 years I ride: A few times a week I would class myself as: Novice
I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, general fitness riding, Leisure