Gore Bike Wear Tool SO Glove
Gore's warmest four-fingered offering, the Tool Gloves rely on Windstopper Soft Shell to form the outermost layer of protection for your hands on really cold rides. You'll have the benefit of total windproofness and honestly, a good degree of water resistance as well. Splashing through puddles or intermittent drizzle will be no problem.
The Tool Gloves have a fleece lining that augments the windproof Soft Shell to create a microclimate around your digits, shielded from the icy blasts of winter. This thin layer of air captured inside the fleece gets warmed by the heat in your hands and acts as a barrier against heat exchange.
Silicon coated fingers act to maximize your dexterity since this is a winter glove after all. The palms have padding to cushion you from the handlebars, and the web between the thumb and forefinger has been reinforced to add durability. One detail that is often overlooked, but not here on the Tool Gloves is where to put the closure tab. Gore placed it so that it closes under the wrist. This is a benefit you'll appreciate when your nose starts running and there'll be nothing scratchy to maim your face as you use the gloves to wipe away the snotcicles.
The Gore Tool Gloves are available in Black/black and Red/black and come in six sizes from Small to XXX-Large.
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Pierre Gaut. from Montre, Canada
December 29, 2011
Got these for Cross-Country ski. Excellent fit & conception. Nice color and excellent grip.
tough to find thickenss from a pic, is it possible for realcyclist.com
tough to find thickenss from a pic, is it possible for realcyclist.com to create a gauge or chart to rate thickness and weight of gloves? ive gotten gloves online ( from poor sellers, not real cyclist) which seem thick and nice and heavy but turn out to be a thin shell.
might be a easy way to avoid a million questions about use of the gloves in certain conditions
By: Aidan M.
November 16, 2009
Postscript to below:
So some insulated gloves use proprietary fleece (Gore), others use loft (Thisulate, Primaloft) which is sometimes standardized so you can customize to your personal combustion. Followed up on a hunch...went to backbacking sites and found out that glove liners come in weights like socks (e.g. http://www.backcountry.com/patagonia-heavyweight-glove-liner
Fabric: 6.8-oz Polartec Power Stretch 88% polyester/12% spandex single-sided fleece". So buy liners first, then buy gloves accordingly; put liners in back pocket and tweak on-the-fly as needed.
December 2, 2011
Great Cold/Cool Weather Gloves
February 2, 2009
I ride to work every day...and in Winter (now!), it gets down to ~-4 C, which is a little chilly to say the least. These gloves fight off both the cold and the wind...they are great. If you're looking for great Winter gloves to keep your hands toasty warm, you won't be disappointed with the Gore glove. Dexterity is excellent and the grip/padding on the palm is effective.
A good review wouldn't be good if I didn't say something about the things I don't like. The cuff could be a little longer to bridge that gap between sleeve and glove. Also, the cuff is a little tight, even though the glove size is perfect. The velcro system used to seal the cuff area could be better designed, but it does the job.
Overall, none of the negative detract from how good these gloves are at keeping your hands warm during a cold ride. Highly recommended.
What temperature would you say the gore tool glove would be good
What temperature would you say the gore tool glove would be good until? (How low?)
December 11, 2008
Good, but could be better
March 10, 2009
These gloves do their job, and do it well to a certain extent. I was racing in a crit a few weeks ago where it was in the single digits and my index fingers got numb, but the other ones were fine.
Consider purchasing base layer gloves with these bad boys for those near-zero rides.
What's the difference between the Gore Tool cycling glove,
What's the difference between the Gore Tool cycling glove, the Gore Countdown cycling glove, and the Gore Xenon cycling glove? Which is best for long rides in 15-35 degree weather?
December 7, 2008
The Tool and the Xenon gloves feature the WINDSTOPPER® membrane and the Countdown glove features the GORE-TEX® membrane. I would recommend the Countdown as being the warmest of the three and you could also always add a glove liner for additional warmth on the coldest of days.Dave - GORE BIKE WEAR™
By: Dave Kolosek
December 8, 2008
November 29, 2008
They're better than my leather motorcycle gloves...you'll feel no air...pretty cool...