dhb Amberley II glove – £26.99
A decent winter glove will be at the top of most cyclists’ wishlists at this time of year, and at £26.99, dhb’s fleece-lined, deep-cuffed Amberley II could be a contender for those seeking a glove to keep out the cold without breaking the bank.
Close inspection of the palm reveals a sophisticated construction. Large sections, including the fingers, are covered with a synthetic leather, but there are two narrow channels, at the knuckle and the thumb joint, of a more stretchable fabric. The tips of the middle and index fingers, and the thumb, are coated in a thick silicone, presumably to offer greater grip on dual control levers and lever hoods. We’ll find out.
Most of the back of the glove is covered with a perforated fabric, including the thumb, whose lower portion has a heavy fleece, presumably to serve as a nose wipe (certainly the purpose we have earmarked for it). Elsewhere on the back, there’s a thin strip of reflective piping and the dhb logo, also in a reflective print.
dhb claims touch screen compatibility for the fabric and we can report eaerly success with our Garmin 510. Indeed, ease of use with GPS devices, phones, heart rate monitors and their ilk is claimed to be the guiding principal behind the Amberley II glove’s ‘compact’ design.
The feature we like best at this early stage is the cuff, which is deep at 70mm, but not bulky, a useful combination which we hope will allow us to enjoy decent coverage when worn outside a jersey sleeve on cold, dry days, and beneath the sleeve of a rain jacket when the weather’s wet. We’ll find out.
The dhb Amberley II glove is available in black and in six sizes from XS to Extra, Extra Large. It costs £26.99.