A winter all rounder, Endura’s Strike are equally suited to winter road and cross duties thanks to their blend of high quality waterproof construction, breathable membrane and classic understated detailing.
There's plenty of good synthetic mitts out there but if you're looking for a pair of gloves made to high standards from good quality leather, you tend to end up paying through the nose. Giro's Lusso mitts aren't cheap either but they're cheaper than equivalent gloves form other makers, and they're well designed and should easily outlast inexpensive offerings.
I’ll start with a confession: I always thought cycling gloves were about padding for recreational cyclists, and not shredding your hands to bits in spills for racers. Testing these Giro zero mitts, I discovered a third function: grip on wet bars and controls. Not having used gloves for a long time — I don’t need the padding and I like to think I won’t come off — I found myself thinking, “there seems to be a bit of moisture in the air: better take the Giro Zeros”
Ulnar gel padding is all the rage at the moment and these have all the features you’d expect from a high end glove.Being full-fingered means they're versatile enough for three season of Audax, road and even a bit of mountain biking but with second skin fit and remarkably proficient ventilation there’s nothing jack of all trades about Sugoi’s Evolution.
If understated minimalist looks allied to great performance appeals to you, then these Seal Skinz mitts may be just what you are after.