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Descente Wombat Glove - 2010 BCS
Descente designed the Wombat Cycling Glove for complete four-season versatility. Use the water-resistant three-season gloves for everyday fair-weather cycling. When the clouds roll in, the wind picks up, or the mercury dips, pull out the hidden stretch mitt section to keep your digits extra toasty.
- Tri-Comp fabric is windproof, water-resistant, and fleece-lined for warmth
- Grippy silicone areas keep your fingers from slipping off your bars or brake levers
- Extra-long cuffs tuck under your jersey to keep drafts at bay
- Articulated fingers for natural feel
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My go-to for cool (not cold) weather
May 20, 2010
These gloves are my go-to for temperatures in the 40-55 range. They are fairly nimble for their warmth-- you're probably not going to be dialing your phone in 'em but you'll have no problems shifting, and may even be able to get a gel packet open. All the details you want are there, from grippers to sweat wipers, and the rubbery-vinyl fold-out "pouch" actually adds a good bit of warmth. This is a really smart design, it's great to be able to flip it out for descents or for the first few hours of an early-morning ride and then stow it later. The caveat here is that the reason the vinyl thing adds so much warmth is that the gloves do a much poorer job of keeping the wind out than the marketing copy would lead you to believe. I find these gloves inadequate once it gets much below 40, so "four season" is a claim that definitely depends on where you live. That said they do cover a respectable temperature range and are a nice design, so I would definitely recommend them, especially if you live somewhere more temperate or already own gloves that do well in especially cold winter air.
How's the grip on these? Any slippage when changing gears?
How's the grip on these? Any slippage when changing gears? What about the all-important nose wipe? Does this have a designated snot spot?
November 30, 2010
March 16, 2011
This is my first year riding in cold weather,but i've skied many times before and never had my fingers ache as bad.I would not recommend these gloves/mitts for below 40.I also found them cumbersome,the mitts got caught on the brake levers.Not for me.
Crazy Super Warm Great Biking Gloves!
February 23, 2011
I was looking for the perfect gloves for biking year round in Philly! My hands get cold way too easily and I had Serius shell gloves and they didn't do the job so I gave them to the girlfriend and bought a pair of these. As far as I'm concerned they are the best winter biking gloves you can get! I put on Serius Silk liners for the cold days and I have been good so far with weather into the single digits! I can't stress enough how weak my fingers are and granted I only commute about 2 miles they do the job for me!
Did you know it does not sell a product to call a wombat, a rodent?
It implies that you have no idea what you are talking about since a wombat is not a rodent. It implies that if you don't know about the animal you named the product for, that you don't understand your product either. And here I was thinking that to convert a glove into a mitten was a pretty neat idea. EJLMotiveForce@bikerider.com.
By the way, a wombat and many other animals from Australia is a marsupial.
By: EJ Levy
October 13, 2010
... what? I think they used the wombat name because it is a marsupial and these gloves have a hidden pouch.
By: Michael Genovese
October 11, 2011
FAN F'ing TASTIC
January 25, 2011
I wear them for biking in cold weather, for walking the dog and even for playing soccer. Most comfortable, functional winter gloves I have ever had. Usually my digits eventually get cold, but not in these. The waterproof "mitten hood" is really useful.
December 29, 2010
First let me say I got these free for ordering another Descente product. There is some nice thick material on the gloves. Where it can get a bit chilly is the side of the fingers. I guess to make the gloves more breathable there's a thinner more lightweight material on the sides of the fingers. If you spread your fingers apart you can really feel the breeze. But if you are able to keep your fingers together it's not too bad. Then of course there's the mitten pullover as well. For me these are a good mid-weight glove. I've got some heavier Descente Element gloves that I like quite a bit. I've also got some lighter gloves as well. So for me I plan to use these when the temps in the 40's. I think you could use them in upper 30's as well. But I've got the Element gloves for that. I mentioned this in my Descente Element glove review as well. I'm not a huge fan of the clip to hold the gloves together. It's nothing horrible but I've seen much better clips on other brands of gloves. If there's one thing that bothered me a bit it was that on one of the gloves some of the small silicone grips have already come off. There's still plenty of silicone grips left and I knew eventually some of them would come off. I was just a bit disappointed that some started coming off just after a few weeks of use. I was tempted to drop the star rating because of this. But I haven't had that many come off and I haven't had any actual grip issues because of it either. I suppose it's also hard to complain too much because as I said earlier I got these free. But I still think it's something that should be mentioned.
Great Cold** Weather Gloves (**California Cold)
December 16, 2010
I use these for commuting and they work just great for the winters here in the SF Bay Area. That being said I am not sure how they are in colder climates but they do just fine for me.
My fingers are nice & toasty without any wind getting through... and that is without the mitts pulled over.
I wouldn't use these in any other times except late fall, winter & early spring or your hands will get too hot.
December 3, 2010
I wore these when it was 37 degrees and started out with the "mittens" on. After about 15 minutes my fingers were so warm I took off the mitten part and was just perfect. Wore them in 24 degrees and the fingers stayed nice and warm. The thumb was a bit cold...I have fairly small women's hands and have a size medium. They feel rather roomy until I ride and then they are perfect.
April 18, 2010
I've had them for about a year, and wear them often. I have BIG hands, and the XL fits well, and looks good. The hidden rubbery mittens are easy to pull out for extra warmth, and quick to stow. They also clean well. I've run them through the washer maybe a dozen times (dryer five or six), and they still look new.
It's just not 4 season, unless you live in Southern California or Florida. In the regular configuration, it's great for temps in the 45-55 F range. The rubber mitten thing gives me an extra 5-10 degrees of warmth, down to about 35, at best. Any colder? I reach for my PI Lobster Gloves.