Long-time favourites of the WMB crew, Fox’s Incline gloves are great for wintery XC riding as they offer just enough coverage to keep your digits warm, but still give you a great feeling of control on the bars which thicker gloves tend to deaden.
The Velcro wrist-fastener sticks even in the wet and the gloves sit neatly at the base of your wrist for easy hand movement, although things can get draughty if your jersey sleeves don’t hang long enough (in which case we recommend arm warmers).
The palm is fuss-free, with simple rubber stripes on the first two fingers that supposedly improve your grip but in reality rub off after just a few rides. The thumb features a sizeable towelling section to mop up dribbly noses though. Sizing seems to suit all manner of female hands, and Fox does a huge range of colours if Autumnal brown doesn’t do it for you.