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.
The palms feature a small amount of silicon print to improve grip and there's plenty more on the fingers which comes in handy when you're changing gear, especially with wet levers. There's no padding here, though, because these are intended as general-purpose sports gloves, so you might want to wear these on top of some track mitts in autumn or spring.
These won't keep the cold winter air off your fingers as well as a windproof pair. I've preferred to use them as liner gloves when the temperature is really low. They provide about as much insulation as a pair of medium-thickness woollen gloves when worn underneath shell outers.
The Multi Grips are highly breathable, shifting sweat away from your palms so you don't end up getting cold. Obviously, if you wear outer gloves over the top, they need to be breathable too or your hands will start to get damp. sooner or later.
The fabric is stretchy enough to make getting these on and off easy enough, and a double-thickness cuff keeps the breeze off your wrists.
Those logos on the back are reflective which is useful if you do wear these without outer gloves over the top.
Mid-weight, mid-warmth fleecy gloves for autumn/spring or for use as liner gloves in the winter
road.cc test report
Make and model: Craft Thermal Multi Grip Glove
Size tested: Black - L
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?
Craft say, "A versatile running, cycling and skiing glove featuring silicon grippers. Made from our thermal Flex Fleece fabric, this glove provides the perfect balance of warmth and breathability."
Well, the perfect warmth depends on the temperature outside, doesn't it? They're a spring/autumn weight for cycling (winter weight for running) - or you can use them under something more windproof in winter.
not windproof so although you might get away with them for running in the winter,
They're about as warm as a medium-weight pair of wool gloves
You can feel the seams inside the fingers but they're not uncomfortable
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
They do the job well. They're not spectacular; they're not designed to be.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
A decent level of warmth
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Nothing. They put in a good performance
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes
Would you consider buying the product? Yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
About the tester
Age: 41 Height: 190cm Weight: 75kg
I usually ride: My best bike is:
I've been riding for: Over 20 years I ride: Most days I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, club rides, sportives, general fitness riding,
Mat has worked for more bike magazines than anyone else in the known universe, dating back to a time when this was all just fields. He's been road.cc technical editor for four years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. When he's not cycling around Wiltshire, he's running around it, or possibly swimming (sadly, he's one of those 'triathletes'). Mat is a youthful 42-year-old Cambridge graduate, GSOH etc.