Held 2570 Freezer Gore-Tex gloves
Held 2570 Freezer Gore-Tex gloves, £89.99
Miles covered/time: 4000 miles/nine months
What’s good? They’re extremely soft and comfortable, so much so that you won’t believe they could keep you so warm. From 0° to 10°C they’re absolutely ideal and keep your hands toasty warm. The Gore-Tex seems to work flawlessly and so far no rain has managed to work its way through to the skin. They’re very easy to slip on and off and quick to secure. For £90 they’re a real bargain, as they’re absolutely ideal for their purpose.
What’s not? Once there’s snow or ice about, or the air temperature drops below freezing you’ll need to wear a cheap pair of thermal inner gloves to stay cosy. They’re also quite thick, making your new sausage fingers slightly less agile on the throttle and controls. They’re still more practical than fingerless mittens though, and just as warm.