Under Armour ColdGear Gloves
Woollen gloves get wet and don’t assist with the issue of circulation, leather gloves are the same and stick mitts leave half your figures bare and frostbitten.
I was asked to try Under Armour ColdGear gloves to see how they stood the test of life on the road, cycling to work, walking up mountains and playing sport and if as they claim they ‘accomplish the impossible: it keeps you warm without weighing you down’
Performance wise I have found the Under Armour gloves to be just what I was looking for.
They are tight fitting and flexible allowing your fingers to bend easily and are made of a mix of nylon, poly and spandex. There is an inch skirt around the opening of the glove meaning you can tuck it under clothing and get a complete seal. They have grip covering the fingers and palm, have a fleecy strip along the index finger and thumb (which is incredibly handy when riding to work and tissues are not easily accessible).
From a practical point of view I have worn them in the rain and cold and whilst not thermal my hands have arrived at their destination dry the gloves wicking away the moisture from my skin, the gloves themselves then take no time at all to dry out.
Glove wearing for sport has previously been problematic with bulkier gloves – again the tight fit and the grip covering the surface of the glove has meant that in colder weather I have been able to both throw and catch effectively whilst wearing them.
I have worn them every day for the last 2 months and for hours on end at training – they have served me well. I probably wear gloves more than the average person and with throwing and catching and the holding of my handle bar some of the grip has started to come off – this said I wouldn’t let this stop me from buying another pair.
Overall a practical, lightweight, warm and versatile pair of gloves that definitely didn’t wear me down.
And at only £15 from Zalando.co.uk, they're good value for money too!