Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Pearl Izumi Cyclone Gloves [Gear Wednesdays]

I recently picked up some cold weather gear, and included was a pair of Pearl Izumi Cyclone bicycle gloves.  I'd been out once before in 40 degree weather and my fingers were quite numb. 

So last Saturday I got a chance to test these out.  It was a beautiful day, but it was cold.  When I started the ride it was 42 degrees, 2 hours later it was down to 37.  These gloves kept my hands warm but not clammy.  The fingers have sufficient grip on them for the brakes and shifter.  The palms have excellent padding for long rides.  I was so pleased that I'm going to try some Pearl Izumi AmFib shoe covers as my feet were the only part of me that were uncomfortable.

I've heard that the gloves are great for riding in the rain.  I haven't had the chance to test the water resistance out, but now I've got one less excuse to get out and ride!

*** 1/25/09 UPDATE:  I took the bike out yesterday and when I started out it was 26 degrees.  It was a short ride into work (not 2 hours like the week before), but I didn't feel any cold at all.  Great gloves!

1 comment:

  1. Bike Daddy Bike! Glad your gloves work so well.