Win­ter gloves

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No more frozen fin­gers.

Some items are sim­ply es­sen­tial if you’re go­ing to sur­vive cy­cling through win­ter. Along with a de­cent jacket and cold-weather bib tights, a solid pair of win­ter gloves are must-have items. Your ex­trem­i­ties tend to feel the cold first and worst, so it fig­ures that any gloves you use will ideally need to be wind­proof, in­su­lat­ing, breath­able as well as good at keep­ing the wet out. They’ll need to be fit for pur­pose, too. Yes, good qual­ity ski gloves may have sim­i­lar prop­er­ties to the best cy­cling gloves, but they al­low for a dif­fer­ent de­gree of flex­i­bil­ity and there­fore a more lim­ited dex­ter­ity. Re­mem­ber, your hands are hardly re­dun­dant when you ride, help­ing you to do im­por­tant stuff like change gear, slow down, sig­nal and stay pointed in the right di­rec­tion. So look for gloves that can keep your hands warm and dry (or at least com­fort­able) with­out com­pro­mis­ing their abil­ity to move freely enough that they can do their bit in get­ting you safely home. Here we rate some of the best on the mar­ket…

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