Giro Ambient Cold-Weather Cycling Gloves
|Price:||$44.99 - $99.26|
- 1 pair gloves
- Highly absorbent microfiber wiping surface
- Injected rubber pull tab
- Reflective detailing
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I checked the Giro size chart and measured my hands accordingly.
25.5 cm around the largest part of my palm / Giro chart XL 24.8 - 26.7
22 from the heal to the tip of my middle finger / Giro XL 20 - 21
I ordered the XL because I couldn't be sure of the heal to tip of finger measurement... Where does the heal start?
So, I ordered the XL based on circumference measurement of my palm. I tried using the PDF printout but the hand width was way out of proportion to my hand and was useless.
The XL was skin tight and I could not close my hand. I thought I would tear open the seams if I really tried. I returned these and got the XXL. These fit better, so I would say that the measurement of the hand length is more important in my case. It cost an additional $5.58 so return these and in the end cost me more than if I went to my LBS and tried them on or just waited for the clearance sale when the weather got warmer.
I bought these for cold days and of course by the time they were returned and replaced the weather is now warmer... :(
Which is not a bad thing... ;)
Anyway, I tried the gloves out riding my motorcycle and found that the web between the thumb and index finger is to tight. By this I mean that when grasping the handlebar it forces my thumb against the inside tip of the glove, and the seam is very pronounced and uncomfortable. There is very little padding in the palm so if you think that these are bicycle style gloves with padding except with full fingers, think again.
All in all not the greatest experience and no I would not recommend these to a friend.
I tell you if you want the best fit - up-size.
As for the gloves they are very very good and cozy. Great fit and comfortable grip on my MTB handlebars.
That is all you need to know. Thanks Giro.
Shifting with my thumb and pointer finger is easily accomplished, and braking is transparent - except for when my hands have gone numb from the cold, which does occur at a higher than rated temperature.
Someone complained that they're isn't a good spot to wipe your runny nose on them! For me, I just use my sweatshirt sleeve if it gets that bad! Overall the sizing, construction and quality are great, but they just don't keep my hands warm at 40 degrees or below. Maybe It's just the windchill factor because I'm riding too fast! I ride for exercise over 100 miles per week - currently living in Michigan.
Pro's: Durable construction. Comfortable. Great fit (for me). Reflective areas (for safety).
Con's: Warm fingers to about 40 degrees F. But that's how the description reads...so do yourself a favor and READ those descriptions.
I wear a medium in these gloves. I wear a size 6 1/2 sterile gloves at work, for those of you in healthcare you know what I mean. I would NOT say I have a big hand at all. So I think all the reviewers that say to upsize, that's a great idea.
I am about to order my third pair. Not because my other two pairs aren't still beneficial. But in my older years (late 40's) I start to realize if I find a favorite 'something' it's gone the next season. Since these fit well and do the job, I want to have an extra pair available once the others fail.
I have washed my oldest pair a few times and one of the gloves lost some stitching (1" length) in the palm area. But honestly, it was easy to sew it back together.
I hope this helps you.Get out and ride!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These gloves have done a good job keeping my hands from freezing during some late fall rides with temperatures as low as the upper 30's. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Ross C. Pieper
Bad joke? Too soon?? Oh well. I bought these hoping for a lightweight warm glove to keep the cold wind and temps off my back scratchers. These did the trick. Read morePublished on April 8, 2014 by d0ekun
Rode with these gloves in 45 degree weather. Didn't really keep my hands warm as I had hoped. Just kept them from getting painfully numb from the cold. Read morePublished on March 24, 2014 by Dano
They've held up for 2 years of nearly daily wear on my daily commute, which impresses me. Comfortable, warm and secure until the temp gets to the low 40's (after which they get... Read morePublished on November 30, 2013 by Matthew Fox
I purchased this for winter night rides where regular long finger gloves offered not quite enough warmth (40-45 F). Read morePublished on April 21, 2013 by David St. John-Smythe
One of the two gloves wore out from ~150 days of use in New England weather. The seams split at the fingers - though not in an irreparable way. Read morePublished on March 31, 2013 by Careful Consideration
Not great for temps in the low 30s or below, but otherwise a pretty solid set of gloves.
Buy with confidence.
These are mislabeled. I opened the box and the package said. "down to 40 degrees" since
When is 40 degree weather cold?!?!? Do NOT buy if you need winter bike gloves.