Gore Bike Wear Alp-X 2.0 Long Gloves are good news for folks who’d rather not put their bikes away this winter. Not only do the Alp-X 2.0s protect your hands from chilly weather, they shield your hands from vibration, trail debris and, in the case of the inevitable crash, impact.
The main body fabric of the Alp-X 2.0 glove is a stretchy nylon/elastane blend that moves comfortably with your hand and stands up to tons of abuse. The heel of the palm is padded with a low-profile gel, the res of the palm incorporates foam padding.
Silicone grippers add to the Alp-X 2.0’s already fantastic dexterity. The thumb features a soft wipe panel to wipe away chilly-weather blues. The elastic wrist cuff locks out the elements comfortably, and it can be adjusted on the fly with the hook-and-loop closure.
- Stretch nylon/elastane construction
- Gel heel pad
- Foam palm padding
- Silicone grippers
- Elastic wrist cuff
- Hook-and loop closure
- Q & A
Not really cold weather gloves...
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: Large
I am a roadie looking for some fall (i.e. early morning frosty followed by mid-day warm up) gloves that I could use for riding metric and full centuries before freezing temps set in for good. I ordered both these gloves and the "Pearl Izumi Thermal Conducter" gloves to see which ones would better fit my needs. I wound up keeping the IP's and returning the Gore gloves before ever taking them out for a test ride. Firstly, the Gore gloves seem fine, except they do not have much insulation to speak of to meet my definition of "cold weather," which are temps ranging from the low 50s to mid 30s F (and definitely above freezing). I also found the sizing to be a bit on the small size: their Large is smaller and tighter than the other PI gloves that I bought. However, if your definition of "cold weather" is the low 60s to mid 50s, then these gloves might work just fine for you.
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I'm a roadie and I was looking for a warm, full fingered glove for 50 degree days. These are a little thin for that temp but they are very well made and would be great for days where you want a little bit more than the short finger gloves. Gore makes nice stuff and these are no exception. Big ups to CC for letting me return them for a warmer glove!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Great gloves for those early autumn, spring nights or moderate dry days when you're on the single track and need the protection of full glove. They're not weather resistant but will keep your hands warm down to about 16 degrees C or 60F. I've been using these for a season and now and they are holding up really well. Quality gloves, not bulky, pleasure to wear.