Milano Waterproof review£20.00

The Milanos are big, bulky gloves and the soft fleecy insides and thick insulation mean they're certainly cosy when dry. The much-touted waterproof liners are on the inside though for some reason.

BikeRadar score3.5/5

The Milanos are big, bulky gloves and the soft fleecy insides and thick insulation mean they're certainly cosy when dry. The much-touted waterproof liners are on the inside though for some reason, so once they're sodden you've lost a noticeable amount of the warmth and they dry very slowly.

The chubby-fingered insulation is also combined with loose but grippy palms to remove a lot of handlebar control. Fat fingers also make it hard to pull jacket zips and so on. You do get snot-wipe thumbs though, and the price is reasonably low if you're after basic hand lagging.

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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