Bontrager Circuit Windshell Cycling Gloves
Bontrager’s Circuit Windshell Cycling Gloves are effective and comfortable in typical spring or autumn conditions, for keeping out the worst of the weather while still offering impressive grip. The Circuits are windproof, practical and work well with touchscreens.
The Circuits are windproof, impressively so, and despite having minimal insulation these gloves keep cold air out very effectively. With just a thin pair of liner gloves underneath they are fine for rides that start at near-freezing, then these liners can be removed once the temperature begins to rise.
Starting at the cuffs, a relatively thin micro fleece with a bit of stretch allows a decent seal to be created at the wrist. Above this on the back is a less stretchy, thin but densely woven polyester that stretches to just below the knuckles. On the fingers there is a slightly more flexible polyester on the top, with the same polyester as the back of the hand on the sides. Then there's a microfibre material on the thumbs for wiping sweat (or noses) or clearing glasses, plus a very hardwearing faux-leather on the palm with silicone strips across its entirety.
Given the number of different panels there is a fair amount of stitching, but this all seems to be strong and tight; certainly no cold air gets through.
On the palm the silicone strips provide an impressive amount of grip, regardless of the weather. They are also comfortable thanks to the minimal but strategically placed pads on the outside of the palm and beneath the thumb.
Overall, these are very good gloves for typical spring and autumn conditions.