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Gore Bike Wear Men’s Cross Gore-Tex Cycling Gloves

10 Oct

Last fall I purchased nearly a dozen pairs of cycling gloves and without question the worst of the lot was the Gore Bike Wear Men’s Cross Gore-Tex Glove. This glove had such great potential, but one fatal flaw makes this glove a total waste of space.

Gore Bike Wear Men's Cross Gore-Tex Cycling Gloves

Gore Bike Wear Men's Cross Gore-Tex Cycling Gloves

These gloves are made with a Gore-Tex membrane which makes them both waterproof and breathable. The foam padding on the palm is acceptable for short rides, but on rides over two hours my hands got numb. The long wrist cuffs can be closed to keep the heat in or opened up to allow the heat to escape. There is a small patch of absorbent material on thumb for wiping away rain or perspiration. Like many winter cycling gloves, there is a snap link to connect the gloves together when not in use.

Providing it is not too windy outside, these gloves should keep your hands warm down to around 40 degrees. The main purpose of this glove is to keep your hands dry, not warm. They do a good job of keeping the rain off your hands when the temperature is in the 40’s (at least on short rides), but they do not keep the wind out.

Now for the bad news. Your hands are going to sweat when your ride in these gloves and once the fabric inside the glove gets wet it is nearly impossible to take the glove off and even harder to put back on. The problem is that the inside lining is not sewn in and when you pull your wet hand out of the glove the lining is going to come out as well. Last fall I took these gloves off at a convenience store and I had to borrow a pencil from the cashier so I could push the lining back into the glove with the eraser. Once these gloves get wet it seems like they take forever to dry! These gloves also run at least a size too small.

Gore Bike Wear Men’s Cross Gore-Tex Cycling Gloves retail for $70 and can be purchased in either solid black or a black and red combination. As much as I normally love Gore Bike Wear cycling products it pains me to say these are the worst full-finger gloves I have ever purchased. You would be better off buying a pair of Gore Bike Wear Men’s Alp X III Windstopper Gloves.

 

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One response to “Gore Bike Wear Men’s Cross Gore-Tex Cycling Gloves

  1. Jacco Woudenberg

    October 13, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    That has been an issue with the older model as well. I like the look of them, but if they feel like they are going to fall apart when I take them off then I’ll pass.

     

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