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Cycle with a happy medium.
Not cold enough for your insulated cycling gloves, but too cold for your standard roadies? Throw on the Castelli Unico Cycling Glove for a researched balance of warmth, breathability and grip. This one-size-fits-all knit cycling glove features a silicone dot pattern palm to enhance grip, and a Castelli logo across the knuckles.
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Great 'old school' gloves--so far.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
Boonen, et al. wore these type of knit gloves all the time, in the early spring classics. I own a couple of pairs (from another manufacturer); they're wool, however. These are acrylic--fake wool. I'm pretty sure they'll perform similarly. They're surprisingly warm. I've ridden in temps in the mid-40s wearing mine and they were all I needed. They're grippy too, and allow for plenty of dexterity. They are not padded, though, so may not be desirable for some. But if you prefer minimal padding like me, they're great. The wrist area isn't very long, so I'm hoping they will provide enough coverage. Luckily, Castelli's jersey/jacket sleeves are plenty long. Don't be concerned re: 'one size fits all'. I usually wear large/extra large full-finger gloves; no issues here.
Great gloves for the shoulder season
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Look... these are not your deep winter gloves. However, for the spring and fall, those days where the temps start in the low 40's and climb into the 50's and 60's, these are the best I have found. Surprisingly effective at blocking the wind (where I had assumed they would disappoint), layered over a pair of short finger gloves they provide plenty of warmth. And, when your body heats up and the sun has had a chance to warm the earth, they fold up nice and small and sit in your pocket like air. And all of this for <$13.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The fit was good, grippers work well on the handlebars. Now to the chase, do they work? Yes, for temps down to the high 30's and anything above. I went for a ride on morning the temp was 37 and breezy. They are not wind block gloves, but if you want and inexpensive alternative to a full winter glove without spending a fortune, this is your glove. NorCal doesn't get all that chilly, but this glove will work for the rest of the winter. Worth the $$$$
Less is more
These are amazingly versatile and effective for how simple (and affordable) they are. Highly recommended for about 50-65F if there is no rain and not too much wind. Given the relative thickness of the cotton (compared to cheaper cotton gloves), the absence of padding is not a big downside for me.
I have the fluorescent yellow and they're a great 45 - 65 degree glove. I usually wear a men's L in pearl izumi and craft gloves, and they stretch to fit just great. The only drawback is that the wrist is a bit high - not as much coverage as I prefer. The grip dots are fantastic, the yellow really stands out the way I want for non-summer riding, and they breathe quite well. Easy to roll and stash. No real wind resistance against a real raw chill, but surprisingly warm in most conditions for their weight.
Every time I read "one size fits all" I'm...
Every time I read "one size fits all" I'm skeptical. My hands are huge. Should I expect these gloves to fit?
Perhaps. These are stretchy so, they may be a little tight if you have monster hands. If you have smaller hands & they are to big, wash them in warm water, and hang to dry. (they should shrink a little - doing this)Bottom line, they are $12.95 & the defeat ones are $20. You do the math, if they don't fit, give'em as a gift to a person that needs them. "You have had 2 pairs of gloves the whole time?" "My hands are freezing?" Loyd: "Duh, it's winter time & we are in the rocky mountains" "...Shaa"
These gloves are great. Just recently tried them out during a December warm spell and I loved them. They are not as warm as a heavy wind proof glove, but in 45 degree sunny weather they do the job perfectly. As the day heated up I stashed them in my back pocket and forgot they were there. Unlike some cheap big box store knit glove, these have little rubber grippers on the inside to help keep your hands in place.
what's the word on these? i'm not looking...
what's the word on these? i'm not looking for a cold weather glove but i am looking for a decent cheap glove that i can stash and bring out if need be that can pack real small. Will these do the trick or are they just glorified cheap knit gloves that fall apart after 20 minutes?
If I were you I would get them. I didn't even notice them when I stashed them in my pocket. I had them on while it was early morning cool and then took them off and didn't think about them again. As a heads up they come as a free gift with some of the castelli jerseys
These gloves rule. i have about 5 pair. I have worn them in 40-42F, rainy weather and my hands were fine.
In dry cold temps, i have worn them down to 38F.