An unseasonably warm winter has seen thick winter gloves traditionally tested at this time of year make way for a lightweight pair like these from Outeredge.
They’re simple enough; made from a lightweight and windproof fabric, they keep the wind off your fingers, which, rested on your handlebars, catch the brunt of the weather when the temperature drops. The material is breathable, ensuring the inside of the gloves stay relatively dry if you’re working up a sweat.
Outeredge say the gloves are waterproof, although water resistant is probably a more accurate claim as they can become damp in prolonged, heavy rain. Wet gloves will soon lead to cold hands. A soft Lycra cuff stops water running down your arm and trickling into the gloves.
There’s a generous amount of silicon grip on each of the four fingers, the thumb and the palm, ensuring a secure grip is maintained on the ‘bars, hoods, shifters and brakes.
All in all, these are a good pair of lightweight gloves – and decent value at £14.99 (RRP) – which will keep your hands warm on dry or drizzly rides, down to the upper reaches of single figure temperatures. Although you’ll want something thicker and more weatherproof once the inevitable cold snap reappears.