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Road Tested: Winter Cycling Gloves

  • By Geoff Nenninger
  • Published Dec 21, 2012


Louis Garneau LG Supershield
$55, Louisgarneau.com

The LG Supershield stands out among lobster-style gloves in this review. Garneau has managed, through the use of an innovative, vented palm dubbed the Ergo Air, to create a glove that breathes while still providing some of the best warmth our tester had come across. While the Supershield was excelled at protection from cold weather on even the chilliest winter days, it will also protect hands from rain and melting snow on wet, slushy rides.

Dexterity was surprisingly good. Since the Supershield relies on good moisture management coupled with a paired-finger design to provide warmth rather than bulking the glove up with excess insulation. Strategically placed silicon provided excellent feel and control, while a neoprene cuff with a durable Velcro closure provided a sure fit and good seal between the glove and clothing. Small touches such as reflective piping and a generously sized patch of fleece on each thumb to wipe away sweat are welcome additions that increase the utility of the Supershield glove.

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