First look: Latest winter gloves from Giro

Five new models for chillier temperatures

Winter is the name of the game for Giro's glove line with five new models – in both men's and women's fits – arriving in time for the season's chillier temperatures. 

The US$25 Westerly (UK price TBC) blends a fleece-lined backing and silicone-dotted palm and fingers for a bit of protection on cooler days plus enhanced grip, especially when wet. The £29.99 ($35) Blaze upgrades to a Clarino palm and adds a bit of padding.

The men's Ambient and women's Candela – both £39.99 ($45) – add more insulation for temperatures just above freezing plus wind and water resistance and X-Static fleece linings. As with the Blaze, the Clarino palms will also include silicone-dotted fingertips and mild EVA padding.

The new ambient and candela gloves from giro feature mild insulation, clarino palms and silicone fingertips: the new ambient and candela gloves from giro feature mild insulation, clarino palms and silicone fingertips

The Ambient and Candela feature mild insulation, Clarino palms and silicone fingertips

Truly nasty conditions will call for the new Proof glove with waterproof, breathable shells, Thinsulate XT-S insulation (with more placed on the back for warmth and less underneath the hands for dexterity and bar feel), X-Static interiors plus removable Westerly gloves to be used as supplemental liners. Suggested retail price is £49.99 ($60).

Giro say their new proof glove is good for sub-freezing temperatures: giro say their new proof glove is good for sub-freezing temperatures

Giro say their new Proof glove is suitable for sub-freezing temperatures

James Huang

Technical Editor, US
James started as a roadie in 1990 with his high school team but switched to dirt in 1994 and has enjoyed both ever since. Anything that comes through his hands is bound to be taken apart, and those hands still sometimes smell like fork oil even though he retired from shop life in 2007. He prefers manual over automatic, fizzy over still, and the right way over the easy way.
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