The Strike glove comes with a waterproof, breathable liner so your hands won’t end up wet and cold in our usual winter rain and sleet. It’s lined with fleece, while the outer is windproof. Fleece patches on the forefinger and back of the hand cope with sweat or snot, while reflective piping aids night-time visibility.
That said, this glove is better for medium-to-high intensity riding like road training or mountain biking rather than commuting, for which bulkier and warmer gloves are available. Fit is close and snug, thanks in part to the long, velcro-fastened cuff. Grip is good: both neoprene palm pads have a rubberised outer, as does the reinforced thumb, and there are PU dots at the base of the fingers and on two finger ends. Comfort is fine on flats or drops, with the neoprene pads protecting the ulnar nerve and the base of the thumb. If you want reasonable winter warmth without sacrificing dexterity, the Strike glove is an excellent compromise. Dan Joyce