First up is the $80 Hybrid WSP, a mid-cuff soft-shell with discrete knuckle protector, a tri-fleece lining and Gore Windstopper for keeping winter from biting your fingertips. A goatskin palm provides extra control and abrasion resistance, and while we don’t officially condone texting while riding, a Connect fingertip feature is smartphone friendly. Gore is best known for its waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex technology, but whenever you see the company’s big red stop-sign logo you can rest assured you’re looking at a primo winter product that will cut wind and maintain warmth.
We’ve also got a full complement of the REV’IT! Carver H20 gloves, another mid-cuff option, this one with a waterproof membrane built in, instead of the Windstopper soft-shell. While the Hybrid WSP is a better ultimate cold weather glove this $90 model is a more versatile option. It’s insulated for warmth but still has a dexterous goatskin palm for good handlebar feel, and more importantly will keep you dry if you get caught in a spring shower. Like the Hybrid the Carver iPhone-friendly fingertips with a sturdy knuckle guard.