Pearl Izumi

The Best Winter Glove Ever!

4.2 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars, 4 reviews
$129.95
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Pearl Izumi

The Best Winter Glove Ever!

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$129.95
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Waterproof! Primaloft insulation! Thermal liner included! Quite simply the warmest, dryest, go anywhere, do anything winter glove ever!

FIT NOTE: These gloves are available only in Men's sizing.  Please measure your knuckle circumference and check the Men's glove sizing chart for a proper fit.

size chart See product details & size chart.

warmth rating: warmest
wind rating: windproof 360
water rating: waterproof
wrist closure: velcro tab
finger length: full finger
country of origin: China
gender: men's

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details
warmth rating: warmest
wind rating: windproof 360
water rating: waterproof
wrist closure: velcro tab
finger length: full finger
country of origin: China
gender: men's

Susan says: "I test-rode a pair of these gloves before we placed an order for them to be carried here on the website. I was so thoroughly impressed that despite the gloves being available only in men's sizes, I decided we needed to stock them. All winter I suffer from terribly cold hands. These gloves are one of the few that have kept me warm and dry. The Primaloft insulation is warm, but lightweight and non-bulky. And the waterproof membrane held up to even the worst Pacific Northwest rain. Best of all, on the coldest days I could even add a super thin wool liner glove (like the one from Ibex that we carry) and get some additional degrees of protection. If you suffer from cold hands like I do, you definitely should give these gloves a try!"

  • P.R.O. Softshell WxB with Outdry® fabric provides water protection by bonding the waterproof, breathable membrane directly to the external layer of the glove
  • Primaloft insulation provides optimal warmth without bulk
  • liner glove is included, and features P.R.O.Thermal Lite fabric
  • fleece lined for next-to-skin comfort
  • Pittards WR100X Natural Carbon Leather palm provides superior softness and durability
  • strategically placed Clarino® synthetic leather in high-wear areas
  • anatomic fit maximizes finger dexterity for shifting and braking
  • soft fleece wiping surface on thumb
  • hook and loop closure
  • reflective elements for low-light visibility
  • shell, back of hand: 73% nylon/14% spandex/13% polyester, palm: 52% leather/29% nylon/19% polyurethane
  • liner, back of hand: 77% polyester/16% spandex/7% nylon, palm: 72% polyester/16% spandex/7% nylon/5% polyurethane
size chart
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Pearl Izumi Men's Glove Sizing Chart Notes
[1] width refers to palm circumference measurement taken around the widest part of the palm just below the knuckles with hand flat.

Men's Gloves
Size XS S M L XL XXL
knuckle circumference (inches) 6.5-7.25 7.25-8 8-8.75 8.75-9.5 9.5-10.25 10.25-11

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reviews

4.2 stars 4.2 for The Best Winter Glove Ever! by Pearl Izumi (4 reviews)

5.0 stars 5.0

Update to earlier review

(Comfort-oriented, Practical) April 29, 2014

I wrote earlier that I had problems with these for use in weather below 25 degrees. As the winter wore on, I was able to ride comfortably into temps in the teens. I wore the liners and made sure the gloves were not pulled on all the way (if they were, they were too tight and didn't retain heat--see my earlier note about sizing). The problem I originally had with freezing fingers was happening if I took the gloves off and they got cold. In that case, they'd take forever/until I was sweating to warm up to the point at which my hands weren't painfully cold. If I was able to leave a warm house/public place with them on and not take them off, I was fine. Moral of the story: make sure they're good and toasty before you put them on. If it's below freezing, your hands are cold, and you allow the gloves to get cold, expect to have painfully frozen fingers for about 15 to 20 minutes. Maybe this is true for all gloves and that's why lobster claws are more common for subzero temps? And I agree that these are good in rain. Wearing these in 33 degrees and rain, I had no problems.

Pros
  • Dry
  • Good Grip
  • Lightweight
  • Warm
Cons
Uses
  • Cold Weather
  • Commuting
  • Rainy Weather
  • Gear Usage: Cold Weather Living
4.0 stars 4.0

Super warm!

(Practical, Stylish) February 25, 2014

I have Raynaud's and was miserable cycling during winter in the low 30ºs. These gloves are the warmest ones I have.

The downside to these gloves is:
a) They are designed for men, and even the recommended small is a little large;
b) They don't have any padding (can easily be resolved with a padded glove underneath. Depending on the glove you choose underneath it'll be as warm or colder than with the liner supplied with your purchase)
c) Expect them to get a bit dirty, as they do have white material in between the fingers.

They seem designed for mountain bike use, but work well on the road.

Pros
  • Warm
Cons
  • No Pads
Uses
  • Cold Weather
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
  • Gear Usage: Cold weather cycling
4.0 stars 4.0

Be sure to buy up a size

(Comfort-oriented, Practical) January 23, 2014

I love these gloves above 25 degrees without the liners. Light and warm.

However, be careful when you select your size! I bought an XS and a S and returned the S. But once I rode (road bike with forward, low position), I found out the gloves are too tight with the liners in while riding on the hoods. That position pulls the fingers in too much, which means that you lose the warm air cushion at the fingertips. So I can wear the gloves without the liners, but then it has to be above 25 degrees. I just went for a 1.5 mile ride in 15 degree weather without the liners, and my fingers were painfully frozen.

So I like the gloves' weight and reflectivity. Shifting in them is OK. But breaking can be somewhat awkward--not enough reach to hold handlebar and reach fingers forward to break (integrated shifters) without glove pulling against thumb. And just not as warm as I thought they'd be, though sizing up and wearing the liner would probably help some.

Pros
  • Dry
  • Good Grip
  • Lightweight
Cons
  • Not Good Below Freezing
Uses
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
  • Gear Usage: Cold Weather Living/ Winter Sports
4.0 stars 4.0

Perfect for cold weather but big sizing

August 13, 2013

Although these were listed as an XS male glove and the measurements were correct. They were much too large for me and they have been gratefully received by someone with slightly larger hands.

Pros
  • Dry
  • Warm
  • Good Grip
Cons
Uses
  • Cold Weather
  • Rainy Weather
  • Sizing: Feels too large
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