The Gore Bike Wear Alp-X 2.0 Long Glove protects your hand from cold weather at the same time that it's protecting it from shock, vibration, and impact. This is great news for those of you who don't plan to put the bike away this year. Sure, it's a little more painful to ride in the winter, but you'll have the trails all to yourself.
Gore started with a stretchy blend of nylon and elastane that can handle huge amounts of abuse and won't limit your range of motion. This breathable outer fabric allows water vapor to escape so your hand stays dry and comfortable, even during intense climbs. The palm is durable nylon and polyurethane that provides excellent grip so you won't slip off the bars or lose touch with your brake levers at a crucial moment. Gore even supplied a cotton/poly sweat wipe so you could stem the sweat attack before it gets to your glasses.
With the weather taken care of, Gore turned its attention to fatigue-inducing vibration and the inevitable unplanned impact. Along the heel of the palm is a low-profile gel pad to add comfort without negatively affecting grip. The rest of the palm is padded with a low-profile foam padding that reduces fatigue without affecting the Long Glove's phenomenal level of dexterity.
Adding to that dexterity are silicone gripers on the index and forefingers. A soft wipe is placed along the thumb panel to keep things tidy as you push through inclement weather. The elastic wrist cuff is nice and wide to lock out the elements without cutting off circulation, and it's adjustable via a hook-and-loop closure.
The Gore Bike Wear ALP-X SO Glove has reflective logos for added low-light safety. It's available in sizes Small through XXX-Large and in Black, Red/black, and White/black.