Despite their bulk, the palms of the Gore Power SOs give plenty of feel, with bonded pads and a grippy silicone print below the fingers. A big fleece wipe on the thumb is a great addition too.
A close fitting cut and elasticated wrist keep out the elements, while the long cuff flares out so that it can be worn over a jersey sleeve but still fits under your jacket. Though not waterproof, the SOs offer good protection from rain, and the thermal lining keeps them warm even when wet.
This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine.