Gore Bike Wear Retro Gloves £29.99
Gore Bike Wear built their reputation on producing high tech products using state of the art fabrics. Function over style has always clearly been their driving force, so when these gloves turned up, to say we were surprised would be an understatement.
These gloves are clearly retro inspired, the knuckle holes harking back to a bygone era. But hiding underneath a thin veil of retro-chic is a lot of high technology which brings the retro design bang up-to-date.
I like a slim fitting glove so I can feel the controls better. And I always look for a large section of towelling to wipe my nose on (I seem to suffer from a runny nose). The Gore gloves ticked both these boxes, with thin foam padding just around the thumb and edges of the palm for comfort, and a substantial towelling material covering the entire thumb and fore finger.
They’re made from real leather and in white looked absolutely stunning, especially when complemented with a white jersey and some white oversocks – yes, you can never be too vain… [Oh yes you can Dave – ed.] don’t worry, they’re available in a more practical black offering.
Fit was excellent. Snug around the fingers but with two small loops getting them off again was easy (we have to admit to having an incident with one of these hoops getting caught around a bottle when reaching down for a drink however, so we quickly got the scissors on them). The fit is further improved with a small section of elastic in the cuff. Five sizes are available: S, M, L, XL and XXL.