Overall I like these gloves. Feel good while riding, not overly padded which I like. Decent at keeping moisture out, though with hard enough rain or enough time in the rain it'll get through, though I haven't found a pair of gloves where this wasn't the case. The bright color is nice, and the fabric on the thumbs is good for wiping the nose and not making it raw. There was a tag on the gloves when new that showed temp range as being 35-55 degrees Fahrenheit. I know some riders that don't wear any gloves down to the low 40's, so these might work for them in the mid-30's, but I found them to not keep my hands warm for long at anything below 45 or so. I have other gloves that work better for lower temps anyway, but these will serve well for those cool, but not cold, rides with a chance of showers.
For me, these Pearl Izumi cyclone gloves are the go to glove for temps between 40 and 55 degrees F and on raw/wet days. Below 40F and Iï¿½m inside. Not too hot or clammy they also work well on my Garmin head unit touch screen.
This is my second pair of these gloves. They are my absolute favorite because they keep your hands warm and dry for most rides. I prefer them because they're light, comfortable, wind proof and I call them waterproof. They aren't specifically waterproof so, yes, your hands can eventually get wet with these but that takes a while in the rain. I ride in the rain 9 months a year and used to be a daily cycle commuter. I've tried many and have waterproof version of these but they are too warm and bulkier.
This is the perfect set of gloves if, like me, you constantly run warm on the bike. I needed a thinner, waterproof full finger glove for winter riding in Portland OR, and this fit the bill perfectly. I also like that they're thin because it still gives you that "natural road feel" through your handlebars. So far they seem to be built tough and should hold up to a few winters' heavy use.
Fits, well, like a glove!
This is my third pair, the first pair wore out over 2 years of nearly daily use (mostly on the shifter fingers); the second pair was stolen from my handlebar bag while locked up outside of Kinkos.
No trouble using my index shifters, and keeps my hands warm without being sweaty in the 50deg cold mornings in Los Angeles. Probably good down to 40deg.
I was wanting a low profile, cold weather glove and these have fit the bill. I'd say on their own, they keep my hands comfy while on a decently strenuous ride down to about freezing, or low thirties with wind. Below that, I need to add some merino wool gloves underneath, and that keeps me warm down to about 20F. The gel is minimal, but better than no padding. I normally wear XL gloves, and was a little worried that XL in these might not allow me to fit a thin pair of gloves beneath, but that isn't the case. I also picked up a pair of the Giro merino wool gloves to pair with these, and they've been great mates for one another. From my experience, if you're peddling at a decent rate and getting the blood pumping, these gloves do well to insulate and protect from the elements down to around freezing. If colder, or you're doing a more casual jaunt, I'd expect needing a little extra insulation, or up the heart rate to get warmer. Otherwise, I see myself getting some good miles in with these in the shoulder seasons or in inclement weather. They're light weight as well, so no problem throwing them in a jersey pocket if the sun comes out.
Pearl Izumi does raingear very well. I have found these gloves to be pretty waterproof. Part of that is that they're a little loose around each finger, so that little bit of air keeps the wet glove off of your skin. The fit and padding at the heel of the palm is just great.
Once the temperature goes under 40 degrees farenheit, forget it, they're not warm enough. I like to carry them as a spare set when it's going to be a super wet day.
This glove has been used in 30-40 degree, dry weather. They keep my hand/fingers warm. The index finger material allows operation of my touchscreen Garmin 830, although it's slightly bulky. I'm not a fan of the zipper closure system: the gauntlet is long enough that it requires my jersey/jacket to be tucked into it. That tends to bulk up the fabric of the jacket/jersey such that fully closing the zipper with one hand is difficult at best. If the gauntlet was shorter, one could zip and tuck it into the sleeve opening, or if it was larger diameter, zipping wouldn't be an issue.
Needed some non-bulky gloves for chilly morning rides. They work well for me as long as the temp is above 40 Fahrenheit. I use them primarily for road riding and have had zero issues with shifting. Solid gloves with a little extra warmth.
I use these as my go to cold weather road and gravel riders. Generally in mid-20's to high 30's. Comfortable and flexible. I appreciate the small underneath Velcro tightener that limits wind access. Finally the extra visibility of the bright coloring on overcast days is nice.
I purchased these to replace a 4 year old pair that finally wore out. These are great for spring and fall riding, or colder if you layer them over a liner glove. Very satisfied with these.
This is a good glove that keeps my hands warm and dry in rain and cold weather. The glove also allows you to use the pointer finger with a touch screen as well - good feature.