Glove review: Hein Gericke Storm
Best thing about it: They’re the most comfortable bike gloves I’ve owned and still waterproof after a decade.
I’ve tried other all-season gloves with more conspicuous protection but have always reverted to these. Fleece lining and supple leather make them as comfy as a pair of old house slippers.
The soft-ish leather shows only slight signs of wear, there are no split seams and I still use them most times I ride. I’ve had them so long I’d forgotten their price and was astonished by the value for money when I checked.
Worst thing about it: They’re not warm enough for the worst weather Britain has to offer – but they are ‘all-season’ rather than ‘winter’ gloves, so can be forgiven.
The absence of hard armour and wrist straps leaves me wondering how they’d fare in a crash. Luckily I’ve not had call to find out and must give them the benefit of the doubt.
Stars (out of five): *****
Product: Hein Gericke Storm all season gloves
Still available? No. Superseded by Limit gloves, £24.99: www.hein-gericke.co.uk
Miles covered: 10,000+
Time owned: 10 years