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Reviews Gore Xenon

Gore Xenon

Gore’s Xenon gloves are serious stuff. There are more panels and technology here than most jackets and the fit is as snug as we’ve ever tried – even in lightweight summer gloves. The Windstopper fabric is as damn near waterproof as you’ll get, with rain only seeping through after a while.

Ribbed pads on the palm provide discreet comfort on longer rides and there are grippers on the fingers. There’s a Terry towelling snot wipe over the whole thumb and forefinger, and reflective detailing across the back. The Velcro tabbed cuffs are extra long to stop draughts getting up your sleeves.

There’s minimum sweat, though, so they’re ideal gloves for any slightly nippy or wet rides after summer. The only thing these gloves lack is insulation, which will leave your fingers chilly on colder rides.

Profile image of Matt Baird Matt Baird Editor of Cycling Plus magazine


Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.