What’s good? They are waterproof and breathable. In really hot temperatures they can get a bit uncomfortable but for British weather they are perfect.
My favourite thing about these gloves is that they co-ordinate with the XT jacket and trousers.
The colours are great too, black bike gear is as dated as Stovepipe hats and steam engines.
What’s not? They have an almost complete lack of armour, apart from a bit of light padding on the back of the hand.
I’m not sure of the logic of this, perhaps Frank Thomas believe that with gloves this stylish it’s just impossible to get hurt.
Product: Frank Thomas X Terrain gloves (£29.99)
Miles covered/time: 3000 / two weeks