e chose these for our Outdoor 100 product guide due to their versatility. They make for excellent gloves for all kinds of outdoor activity, from hiking and trail running to road cycling and mountain biking, but then they also have a casual look and day-to-day functionality that makes them the kind of things you can simply wear on your commute through winter.
The main draw here is the Gore-tex Infinium fabric. Unlike standard Gore-tex, this isn’t waterproof but it’s totally windproof and it offers excellent breathability. That therefore makes these gloves excellent for those kind of activities where you want the wind chill kept off when you’re going slow and then to have breathability when you’re picking up the pace.
The smartphone-friendly fingers and thumbs are a nice touch, as are the reflective details. There’s a handy silicone grip pattern on the palm too.
Pros: Excellent fabric, touch-screen friendly
When you’re going at high tempos in places like the UK, I don’t think there’s a waterproof glove on the planet that isn’t going to get a bit clammy inside. For that reason I never wear waterproof gloves when I’m running or cycling to work. What I do want, however, is a glove that can block out the wind when I’m hiking or flying downhill on my bike and that’ll let my perspiration filter out into the atmosphere. This glove is the answer there.