Share

Commuting Accessories

Review: Madison Element Women’s Thermal Glove

A lightweight but effective winter glove that’s ideal for commuter riding on cooler days.

A lightweight but effective winter glove that’s ideal for commuter riding on cooler days.

The Madison Element Women’s Thermal Gloves are lightweight comfortable gloves, that are ergonomic, wind-proof and allow you to use a touch screen phone without taking them off.

‘Medium’ was a touch large for me, but would be ideal if you wanted to pair them with silk liners. They are ideal for everyday cycling and commuting, but might not offer enough padding for sportives or really long rides, as there is little or no in-built padding. That said, they give nice close contact on the bars and the silicone grippers are nice and sticky on the brake levers.

The stretchy, fleece-lined material is snug, as well as making the gloves easy to take on and off, and the fabric’s breathable too — so even on more energetic rides, my hands didn’t get sweaty. The elasticated wristband also keeps out drafts, without being tight or making the gloves difficult to remove. On really cold days, a bit more insulation wouldn’t go amiss. I liked the styling of the gloves — subtle and discrete — but with enough reflective trim to make them stand out on the roads. They seem to be well made — but only time will tell.

Verdict: a good-value, warm and comfortable general purpose glove for those who like close contact on the bars.

 

Pros:

Snug and comfortable

Compatible with your smart phone (no need to take gloves off)

Good value

 

Cons:

No padding

Could be warmer

 

Details:

RRP: £19.99

www.madison.cc/

 

Liked this? Why not also read:

10 of the Most Expensive Bikes in the World

Would you Wear a Cycling Skirt?

Trek Lexa SLX Women’s road bike 2014 review

 

Share

Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.

production