When the mercury drops and the rain is driving down, it can become difficult to muster the motivation to clip in and set off. Having the right kit goes a long way to helping, though, and the Sugoi Zap SubZero gloves offer impressive warmth, windproofing and waterproofing. They are pretty thick, which does have its drawbacks, but when needed they perform as some of the best gloves I have used for true winter conditions.
During winter I often find that kitting up for a ride feels less like putting on clothes and more like donning armour – protection to keep out the things you don’t want, namely wind and rain, and keep in what you do want, being warmth.
Gloves are a key line of defence against winter weather, with your hands one of the first parts of your body to feel the cold. Having cold, wet hands is never a good thing, and it’s something hard to recover from until you’re home with a hot cup of coffee. It’s also important to keep your hands warm from a safety perspective, in order to effectively control the bike.