The six best winter gloves for commuting...
From smartphone touchscreen friendly fingers, soft leather palms, fleece lined insides and anti-skid material, we've got you covered for your tough winter commute!
[part title="Madison Avalanche women's gloves"]
Keep in touch with your smartphone without having to take your gloves off and catch a chill while on the go with these, the Madison Avalanche gloves. With silver fibres in the thumb and index finger, you can operate your smartphone’s touchscreen as normal, while your hands stay toasty in the windproof and showerproof breathable micro-fleece lining. Plenty of reflective details help you to be seen, and comfort gel padding will keep you on the bars for longer.
Price: £29.99, available from Madison
Best Price: £26.99, available from Tredz
[part title="Pearl Izumi Unisex Pro Barrier Wxb Glove"]
Fleece lined for maximum cosiness, Pearl Izumi’s Pro Barrier Wxb gloves take the barrier in their name very seriously. To keep out the elements, Pearl Izumi’s Outdry system works by bonding the waterproof, breathable membrane directly to the external layer of the gloves, creating a very favourable bulk to protection ratio (ie low to high). Leather in the palms provides softness and durability, a long Velcro-secured cuff seals in the warmth, and reflective elements throughout round things off nicely.
Price: £79.99, available from Pearlizumi.
Price: £71.99, available from Ribbles.
[part title="Endura Strike Womens Gloves"]
One of Endura’s best-selling gloves, the Strikes are a winter all-rounder. Made with a seam-sealed internal breathable waterproof membrane they’re finished with a stretchy wind-blocking fabric for dexterity and warmth. A fast-drying fleece liner and gel padding on the palms ramp up the comfort factors, and reflective prints and a full finger Terry sweat wipe complete this handy offering from Scotland’s premier cycling manufacturer.
Price: £29.99, available from Chain Reaction Cycles.
[part title="dhb Extreme Winter Gloves"]
The thickest gloves in dhb’s range, the Extremes have hollow fill insulation to provide warmth, a soft brushed lining for comfort and an integrated waterproof membrane to keep you dry. Running the gauntlet of extras, these have reflective details on the knuckle and small finger, and padded palms to provide some bump protection. The cuffs are long and slim, so can be worn under a rain shell and the palms are covered with Silicone grip decals to give good grip in the wet.
Price: £29.99, available from Wiggle
[part title=" BikeTouch Pro Cycling Gloves"] BikeTouch Pro Cycling Gloves
A relative newcomer to the market, the BikeTouch Pro gloves allow you to use your touchscreen phone without getting your hands cold, thanks to special material on the thumbs and first two fingers that means you can swipe, pinch and tap to your heart’s delight. Waterproof and windproof, they have gel padding on the palms, anti-skid material on the fingers and palms to keep you grip in wet weather, and reflective details on the back to help you be seen.
Price: £29.95, available from London Cyclist.
[part title="Sealskinz Ladies Winter Cycle Glove"]
Known for its excellent waterproof socks, Sealskinz also makes a mighty fine pair of gloves or two, and these, the Winter Cycle Gloves, rack up a rating of four out of five on Sealskinz’s thermal rating. Claimed to be totally waterproof, windproof and beathable, they have extra spots of insulation placed where you need them most, and are made from a durable Ripstop water resistant outer shell fabric. Gel pressure point padding, fleece wiper on the thumb, and long and stretchy cuffs complete the cosy picture.
Price: £40, available from Seal Skinz.
Best Price: £24.99, available from Evans Cycles.
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