If you're not looking for anything fancy, but just a simple, straightforward glove that gets the job done, then you're looking for the Gore Bike Wear Universal Glove. A stretchy nylon-elastane blend glove offers warmth and protection, while silicone pads on the fingers and palm give you a better grip. What more do you need? Oh yeah, how about a reflective logo for better visibility? Done.
I use these as liners for mountaineering, and they are the best so far. They are not the warmest, but they are thin enough to fit inside the inner liner mittens of my OR Alti-Mits. Because the Gore Bike Wear Universal Gloves also have silicone pads on all the fingers, I can grip my water bottles without worries of dropping while pouring in the melted snow when I snow camp. I can't recommend these pair if your hands get cold easily, but they work for me very well. They also dry quickly even in freezing temperatures, so if I get them a little wet from the snow melting process they don't turn into popsicles. I also bought a pair of Giordana's over and under liner gloves to compare, and I will use them for their intended purpose, which is cycling only, because those pair do not have silicone pads on the thumbs.
I really like these gloves. I finally have a lightweight glove that works great for the skin track up when I am backcountry snowboarding. These are also so packable that you can fit them everywhere. The sticky pads on the gloves are great.
These gloves are perfect for those days when you don't want to wear much protection but short finger glvoes might not be enough at some point during the ride. They fit nicely under your gloves and pack easily into pockets without any bulk.