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.