Bontrager Race Windshell glove review

Comfortable windproof gloves

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £29.99 RRP | USD $39.99
Bontrager Race Windshell gloves

Our review

Hard-wearing gloves with reasonable insulation and wind protection
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The Race Windshell gloves use a low-bulk windproof softshell on the back of the hand and fingers, with a synthetic leather palm. 


Sizing is generous, with our mediums proving a good fit when we’d need XL in some European brands. A Velcro wrist closure makes the gloves easy to put on and keeps the thin cuff snug against the wrist, while reflective details on the back aid visibility. 

The tough synthetic palm includes an unobtrusive dense gel pad to protect the ulnar nerve from undue pressure, and there’s a pattern of silicone grip spots across the fingers and thumb. 

The palms were less grippy than expected on wet bar tape, but they’re resilient enough to take heavy use. On the bike, the sensitive area between thumb and forefinger felt comfortable without excess bulk or seams, and dexterity was very good. 

Although we got wet hands in the rain, the windproof material banished draughts, keeping all four fingers plenty warm enough, and we’d expect these gloves to be effective to around 4°C. The fleecy thumb wipe was welcome.


This article was originally published in Triathlon Plus magazine, available on Zinio.

Product Specifications


Name Race Windshell glove (12)
Brand Bontrager

Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL
Available Colours Black/Grey
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens
Reflective Piping/Accents Yes
Fastening Type Velcro
Mesh Inserts No
Anti-Microbial No
Adjustable Fit Yes
Water-Resistant No
Waterproof No
Windproof Yes
Palm Material Synthetic Leather
Glove Type Full Finger
Gel Inserts Yes