Gore Supertecno Gloves
It's getting colder and I
needed some new gloves to get me through the winter so dived in to the
shop for a look-see. Russell passed me a pair of Gore Supertecno
Plus 2 Gloves, to give them their full title. Here's my thoughts.
First impressions often count, and mine where, you've got to
be joking! These gloves looked as thin as my summer mitts.
There's no way they can keep you warm. Russell insisted I take
them, try them and even gave me a money back offer. What had I got
On looking more closely, these gloves appear to be greater than the sum
of their parts. The ultra-thin material is actually fleece lined
with a membrane. Not only is it warm and wind proof, it's
breathable so, unlike cheaper products, your hands don't become sweaty
inside the glove.
Like Pamela Anderson,
there's silicon in all the right places. However, in the gloves
case, it's to aid grip on the bars in wet weather. Speaking of
which, the glove is also good for keeping out light rain and snow.
It's not waterproof but it is shower proof.
They're so light you don't
realise you're wearing them. Getting food out of pockets and
working zips is as easy as using an ungloved hand. The elasticated
cuff tucks under jacket sleeves and neatly seals against the wrist
without any itchy seams causing discomfort or distraction.
The foam padding is just the
right thickness to ensure adequate feel and reduce vibration from all
those winter miles on your old hack. And if you're spending four
or five hours on the road, luckily the gloves are anatomically cut.
Which means the finger material is cut in the shape of a hand gripping
the bars, so there's no bulking up of material causing pressure points
on long rides.
Finally, if your out at
night, why? But if you have to, there's reflective piping along
the length of the glove giving adequate notice to those who should be
All in all a top product and
well worth the £29.95. Buy cheap, buy twice is the motto.
These gloves will last you many years of winter training and will also
make an ideal early season racing glove. Get them near the top of
your Christmas list.
WINDSTOPPER Soft Shell laminate material
Silicone coated finger for better grip changing gear
Silicone coated palm for better grip
Absorbent thumb material for wiping off
Inner forehand with foam padding
Palm of hand with gel padding for maximum
Cuff with loop for easy putting on and removal
Fleece lined cuffs for comfortable fit
Long elasticated wrist cuff
Where can I get some?
Pedal Power £29.95 or you
can go on the internet where I found them at £34.99! Support your
local bike shop. And Russ, they're not coming back so you can keep