Gore Bike Wear Mistral II review£25.00

Gore gear is always cleverly cut to give a great fit and the Windstopper Mistra lIIs are no exception. They're also so light that you almost can't feel you're wearing them, and they give excellent grip and feedback.

BikeRadar score4.5/5

Gore gear is always cleverly cut to give a great fit and the Windstopper Mistra lIs are no exception. They're also so light that you almost can't feel you're wearing them, and they give excellent grip and feedback.

The wrists are a bit tight and make the gloves hard to remove but the thin, fleece-lined N2S material they're made from is surprisingly snug and great for keeping the edge off wet, nippy days. The thumbs get very chilly once it's frosty though so get a larger size than normal and use liner gloves for winter. There aren't any soft snot wipes either so you'll have to find other ways of wiping your schnozz.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK
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