Posts Tagged ‘Gloves’
The Doppleganger gloves aren’t lightweight and in fact these probably weigh more than most cycling gloves. But these aren’t even gloves at all. The Doppleganger LED Turn Signal accessory actually attaches to your current gloves and provides a little light on the hands. These provide an indicator that can help cars see your arm movements at night when you signal you are stopping or turning.
The Japanese made glove accessories are powered by a watch batter that can provide up to 120 hours of light in the flashing mode. Light on!
Doppleganger LED Turn Signal Official Website
Brothers Fausto and Gino Gantoli founded their namesake company back in 1909 and since then it doesn’t seem if the Gantoli has changed the way it makes cycling gloves or the materials used. These leather gloves aren’t really retro because this is how Gantoli has always made them. If you have a problem with that there are plenty of other options, but for those who want a stylish glove on their hands – and don’t mind real leather – then these are gloves to simply love.
Gantoli Official Website
Everlast products tend to live up to the name, and the Protex 3 Professional Fight Boxing Gloves might be the last boxing gloves you’ll ever need. These are competition gloves that feature four layers of C4 foam to protect wrists against hyperflexion, while the ti-collar support panels further protect wrists. So whether you’re heading into the ring or just the gym these gloves have you covered.
Everlast Protex 3 Professional Fight Boxing Gloves Official Website
German glove maker ION has introduced its new bike gloves for spring. These include the Path, Ledge and Wisp and each model features “digital tips” that can work with touchscreen-enabled devices. ION has placed the tips on the actual tips of the fingers to make use with touchscreens a little easier.
The Path and Wisp are designed for off-road riding and for men and women respectively, while the Ledge model is for endure and gravity-oriented riders. All three models feature pre-curved fingers while the inner palm and inside panels of the gloves are made of “holy_cow” synthetic leather.
ION Products Official Website
Winter is in full swing, but Shower Pass is already thinking of next year with gloves that might have you covered. It recently introduced its line of cycling gloves, which include four different versions including three windproof outer gloves and one liner. The Softshell and Hardshell gloves are all fully waterproof and feature Outdry material, which reportedly fuses a waterproof membrane with an outer layer so moisture isn’t trapped instead; while the Wind Glove and Artex liner are designed to stop wind and water alike.
The outer gloves feature reflective treatment and are designed to accommodate the hand placement for bicycle riding, whilst the liner is designed for use on its own or with any of the other three. So next fall if these gloves fit… Glove specs after the jump
While it is doubtful that Robin Hood – if such a character really existed – would have worn green tights, he might still have appreciated the Sherwood Camouflage cycling gloves from Giro. According to the company:
Nothing matches the superb fit and feel of a tailored leather cycling glove. While the rich leather used in the LX LF glove is timeless in classic black and white tones, we wanted to see what we could do with color.
We decided to bring a timeless “Sherwood Camouflage” pattern to the LX LF by using a process that enables a design to be permanently applied to leathers. Sherwood Camouflage is a subtle variation of Woodland Camo, which was designed at the end of World War II by the US Army Engineer Research and Development Lab.
In addition to the LX LF’s durable tanned leather and Merino wool Flex Zones, this Sherwood Camo edition features our Super Fit Engineered 3-panel palm and Technogel padding in the heel for cushioning. With 6 sizes to choose from, the LX LF fits like a second skin, so no matter where the ride takes you from road to mountain, this glove has you covered.
But these are limited edition so act fast, or else you’ll have to make with Robin Hood to get a pair – just without the robbing from the rich and giving to the poor thing.
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Zanier has long made gloves that include electronics to keep the wearer’s hands warm, and now for 2013 the company is bringing out its latest designs that utilize the Heat Technology, which is powered by Lithium Ion batteries and weigh in at just 60 grams.
The Aviator.GTX line of gloves feature three heat settings and can provide up to 10 hours of warmth to the digits. This gauntlet style glove is made of goat leather with four-way stretch fabric and Goretex. It also features touch screen lether on the pointer finger and thumb so you can punch in the digits on a smartphone without exposing your digits to the cold.
Zanier Official Website
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From BikeRadar: Best winter gloves for mountain biking and commuting
Once the temperature drops, riding-specific winter gloves are essential for keeping warm and in control on your bike. A decent pair will offer windproofing and, in some cases, waterproofing, although it’s important that any fleeciness doesn’t get too in the way of dexterity. Read the rest of this entry »
While out this holiday season you may notice that it is hard to use that touchscreen phone with gloves, but the Leather Touchscreen Gloves, which are made of Ethiopian lambskin and have been treated for wind and water resistance, feature nanotechnology that has been integrated into the leather. The result is that you can keep the digits warm and still operate a touchscreen device. Plus, you can keep some style as well.
Leather Touchscreen Gloves
One downside to touchscreen technology is that it isn’t exactly easy to use with gloves – but then again most handsets are tough to use with gloves. So maybe those with touchscreens have an advantage thanks to winter products such as the Outdoor Research Stormsensor Gloves, which utilize TouchTec water-resistant leather on the fingers and palm. This allows the digits on your hand to active the digits or other items on the touchscreen. This way your hands can stay warm and you can still text and type away. Of course it does mean more people will be using handsets on the slopes, but that’s simply called progress.
Outdoor Research Stormsensor Gloves Official Website
For those who didn’t grow up in the 1970s and (fortunately) missed the recent movie reboot of Land of the Lost, the pseudo-villains were the Sleestaks, a lizard race that communicated through hissing and had just two fingers and a thumb.
While Answer’s Sleestak cycling gloves won’t require the wearer to hiss to talk, it should keep the hands warm as these are designed to handle temperatures to 20º F. We imagine even a cold-blooded creature like a Sleestak would find that reassuring. Just don’t get lost out there in the snow.
Answer Products Official Website
[Via BikeRumor: Found: Answer’s Sleestak Winter Cycling Gloves]
Gloves are meant to keep hands warm, but the “heat” is actually the result of body heat reflected by the insulating material. This means that it can take a while to get your hands warmed up, even with gloves. But the Chaval Response XRT heated gloves will get those digits warm in no time.
And the Response XRTs are rated to last four to seven hours – depending on who severe the chill in the air might be – so not only will these get the hands warm, but will keep them feeling warm as well. These work via an alphaHEAT technology that actually reacts to automatically to conditions and the warmth of the wearer’s hands. Read the rest of this entry »
Answering nature’s call when in the woods is one thing, but a more urgent need can be answering the phone call before it goes to voicemail. Many riders might want to leave the phone behind during their ride, but if you absolutely can’t miss a call and like to wear full-finger gloves to protect the digits there is the added problem that today’s touchscreen smartphones don’t respond well to said gloves.
However the Answer Won gloves are the answer. The gloves feature the “answer-it” technology that provides a special material in the index fingers on each hand that allows for operation of a touchscreen. While it won’t make texting much easier, it will allow for basic operations, which is really the point. Read the rest of this entry »