Primaloft is an ideal lining material for winter gloves; a
synthetic equivalent to down, it's a fantastic insulator with very
little bulk and superb water resistance.
The Louison Bobet Training gloves are ideal for temperatures
between around 0 and 15C (at the colder end of the spectrum, add
some thin liner gloves for ultimate 'layering' efficiency).
The outer layer is constructed from a lightweight, breathable
and water-repellent softshell fabric - this does a great job of
protecting your hands from wind and rain on lengthy winter
The Primaloft then looks after the all-important insulation,
whilst remaining thin enough to be comfortable and allow for
unrestricted movement and control, and provides a wonderfully soft
layer next to the skin.
Stretchy sections on the index and middle fingers are
particularly useful when braking and changing gears, and the
kangaroo leather palms are grippy and have been specially treated
for extra water resistance.
A welcome feature is touchscreen compatibility, something we're
always glad to see but can't always take for granted on a winter
glove. You do not want to be taking your gloves off to check your
phone or operate your GPS in freezing conditions.
Microfibre panels on the thumbs provide that essential winter
"mopping up" section, to absorb what the makers diplomatically
refer to as "facial perspiration", but is probably more commonly
known as "snot". Always handy on a chilly ride!