A decent pair of winter gloves to repel the elements are vital if you’re going to enjoy your winter riding. Santini’s Studio Win winter gloves utilise the Italian firm’s ‘Airtech Tunnel’ fabric technology to insulate your hands by maintaining a warm air barrier between you and the weather.
The problem with winter gloves has always been the trade-off between insulation and dexterity. Companies can throw ever-thicker insulating layers to keep the wind, rain and cold at bay, but as a result more often than not you lose the tactile response and dexterity at the fingertips than can inspire confidence on the road.
However, the ‘Airtech Tunnel’ works by combining two closely packed breathable elasticated layers. The result is theoretically a warm air pocket trapped between the two layers, acting as an extra form of insulation without adding undue thickness.