We love fall riding, but cold hands can sneak up on you at this time of year, and once your hands get cold, they'll be that way till you stop to warm them up. Castelli's Scudo Women's Gloves solve this conundrum. They're so lightweight that you can pack them in a pocket and forget about them until the ride ends or they're needed, and they're so surprisingly effective at keeping hands warm that they're often all you'll need for fall and spring riding.

The Scudo has a windproof back, so it's utility is similar to the classic knit glove with a few extra degrees tacked on to the bottom end of a knit glove's temperature range. The wind-blocking properties live up to the glove's namesake when it comes to stopping wind (scudo is "shield" in Italian), but the material isn't water-resistant water, so be wary of sudden spring showers. A low-profile synthetic palm keeps bar-feel impediment to a minimum, and silicone grip helps maintain a hold on the hoods.

  • A cycling glove for the shoulder seasons and beyond
  • Windproof back shields against wind but stretches for lever reach
  • Synthetic leather palm with silicone grip print
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