By John Burns
Hell hath no fury like cold fingers. Wait, what? Never mind. Keeping your fingers warm and touchy-feely isn’t just a comfort thing, it’s also a survival thing: You really do need to be able to apply fine control inputs to your, ah, controls. Especially if your old beater doesn’t have ABS and TC. Surely you already know about the value of heated grips, handguards, etc. – but the first line of defense against the cold, ever since our Eskimo ancestors’ first dogsled, is a nice, warm pair of gloves. Here’s a small sampling of some of the best winter gloves.
KLIM Glove Liner 1.0 $15.99
Glove liners could be an economical way to go, if you already have good gloves and you only need a little more warmth. These Klims are made from a hyper-wicking fabric to quickly move moisture away from your skin for increased comfort and decreased conductive heat loss. Not sure how the e-touch fingertip function is going to work if they’re inside other gloves, but okay. These are supposed to fit inside all standard-sized gloves and come in seven sizes from XS to 3X.
Answer Taiga Gloves $52
Answer says these are for winter off-roading, but they seem tough enough for pavement, too, with those impact resistant knuckle pads. With ultra thin palm pad, insulation and waterproofing layers, these are supposed to provide excellent control feel in cold riding conditions. A DryAR windproof backhand and micro fleece palm, embossed neoprene fingers and cuff panels are said to provide more flexibility than typical winter gloves.
FLY Racing Aurora Glove $64.95
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