dhb Extreme Winter Gloves   £29.99

8/10

Gloves that keep your hands warm and dry in bad weather - ideal for winter riding

Weight 150g   Contact  www.wiggle.co.uk

by David Else   January 24, 2012  

dhb Extreme Winter glove

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.

Comfort is good. The gloves have an 'anatomic cut', like some other cycling garments, meaning the fingers are curved, to better fit your hands when holding the bars. This means less rucking of the fabric, so less chafing. In addition, the inside of the glove has a very soft lining, and the palm is padded for a bit of extra comfort. There are also strips of silicon across the palm meaning grip is good even in the wettest conditions.

A Velcro tab ensures the gloves is close fitting round the wrist and you don't get a draught , but the cuff isn't especially long, so you'd need to make sure your jersey or top has decent length sleeves, so as not to get a cold gap.

These gloves normally retail for a penny under £30, currently reduced to around £26 on the Wiggle website (dhb is Wiggle's inhouse brand). There are similar gloves at similar prices, but you can also pay double or triple that for winter gloves from the premium brands, so this price represents fair value.

Verdict

Gloves that keep your hands warm and dry in bad weather - ideal for winter riding.

road.cc test report

Make and model: dhb Extreme Winter Gloves

Size tested: Black - M

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?

The Wiggle website says: 'This is a thick glove for worst winter conditions. An integrated waterproof membrane makes sure you stay dry inside. Hollow fill insulation provides fantastic warmth. Articulated cut helps to reduce bulk."

All very reasonable claims.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

The Wiggle website goes on to say: "Soft brushed lining for comfort. Articulated fit with reflex knuckle box, to allow unrestricted movement. Slim cuff design so that glove can easily be worn under (or over) rain shell. Soft nose wipe. Reflective details on knuckle and small finger. Padded Micro PU palm will absorb the bumps of the road. All over Silicone grip decal on the palm provides best grip in wet conditions."

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
9/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10

Too early to comment on durability, but construction is very good, so these gloves will definitely last a winter season - more of you look after them.

Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
7/10

No especially featherweight, but that's not really a problem on winter gloves

Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
8/10

Palms and fingers are very comfortable, but one point docked for the slightly short cuffs.

Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

Not an absolute bargain, but a very fair price for what you get

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 50  Height: 5ft 10 / 178cm  Weight: 11 stone / 70kg

I usually ride: an old Marin Alp   My best bike is: an old Giant Cadex

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: A few times a week  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: touring, club rides, sportives, general fitness riding,

 

3 user comments

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Now showing as discontinued - only 2 pairs of small left! Presumably clearing the shelves for summer stock ...

posted by amazon22 [150 posts]
24th January 2012 - 23:58

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Sad

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [666 posts]
25th January 2012 - 8:55

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Thinking Black not ideal for winter gloves - give me some high-viz pls.

cheers m'dears

2011 Rose Pro-SL 3000 Road
2006 Lemond Alpe d'Huez Broken
1997 Marin Sausaulito Urban bimbling/shopper
1980 Orbea project

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posted by daviddb [120 posts]
26th January 2012 - 23:50

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