Riding in the mountains requires gear specifically designed for the rugged demands that high-elevation riding places on gear. They need to be warm without hindering dexterity or grip, while also being highly durable. Gore Bike Wear uses a combination of its Windstopper soft shell fabric with reinforcement to offer the strength, protection, and grip keep your ride under control.
The Windstopper soft shell is a three-layer membrane that, along with thwarting cold breezes, allows perspiration to escape. This prevents the gloves from becoming clammy during a climb, and worse -- an ice box during the descent. Along the thumb, Gore places an absorbent, soft wiping cloth to help keep thing tidy.
Speaking of absorbing things, the palm gets a specially placed gel pad to quell vibration to help slow fatigue. The index and forefingers have silicone grippers for positive shifting and braking, and there's reinforcement between the thumb and forefinger for durability. Finishing the ALP-X 2.0 Glove is a wide elastic cuff to seal out the elements. It comes in sizes XX-Small through Large.
Great fit...vibration absorbition...wind blocking...warm to about mid forties (or so). They provide great dextariety & grip (as is described). I was between a M & L, but the M fit me perfectly, they are fairly stretchy (my fingers are on the short side (makes playing guitar a "stretch", too!). If you can't get these this season, try them next year. Oh, they look pretty cool, too.