The Endura Equipe Thermo Windshield glove offers a close fit and impressive protection from the wind in dry conditions and temperatures above five degrees.
We’ve tested the gloves for five weeks, since taking a detailed ‘first look‘ at a series of garments from the Endura’s flagship Equipe collection, and have worn them in a range of conditions, from Baltic temperatures to rain-lashed rides.
It fared best somewhere in the middle of the two examples given above. It is not a glove for very low temperatures and it is not waterproof (Endura would doubtless edge you towards their Nemo or Exo offerings for such conditions), but on dry days, and in temperatures from five degrees to the low teens, it proved the equal of anything we’ve tested.
While in the depths of winter we’d choose something with greater insulation, the Windshield Glove has the potential to become a ‘go to’ item should spring ever arrive, and one we’d pull happily from the drawer in autumn. On the few test days in which temperatures crept towards double digits, they proved ideal. Such temperatures allowed us to enjoy their other features, the most significant of which is the fit.
The cut is excellent: close all over (wrist, fingers, palm), without being restrictive. The result was a glove that followed the contours of the hand with extreme fidelity and, as a consequence, offered the greatest dexterity of almost any we’ve tried.
Further praise for the feel offered by the Windshield Glove belongs to the fabric, particularly the slender, but effective sheet of suede-like material in the palm, reinforced at strategic locations with Pittards leather.
Nose wipes on the index finger proved effective and the reflective strip on the outer edge of the little finger was a nice touch for night rides. They’ve held up well during our month-long acquaintance and show no obvious signs of wear. We’ll report back should the situation change, but as of writing, it looks unlikely.
The Endura Equipe Thermo Windshield glove is a slim, well-fitting glove, likely to be worn to greatest effect in spring and autumn. It’s not one for wet weather and has no insulation, but when the wind is your only foe, you’re unlikely to find a more effective means of keeping your hands warm.
Colours: black, red
Sizes: S to XXL
Website: Endura Equipe