Fall & Winter Glove Guide Pt. 1 // The Ibex Knitty GrittyPosted: October 30, 2013 | Author: Aaron Smith | Filed under: Ibex, Long Term Review, News, Photos | Comments Off on Fall & Winter Glove Guide Pt. 1 // The Ibex Knitty Gritty
Gloves can make or break a ride. A lot of cyclists focus extensively on jackets, base-layers, shoes, shoe covers, etc… but fail to consider their fingers when it comes to bad weather riding. And if you can’t feel your fingers (or worse, when you can’t move them) riding a bike is going to put you in some hairy situations. That said – here’s our handy Bad Weather Glove Guide to keep you on your bike even in the cold and wet conditions that are fast approaching. Part 1 is all about the Ibex Knitty Gritty.
Enjoy the full review (and another photo!) after the break –
As modeled above by our friendly Mr. Jacob; Ibex’s Knitty Gritty gloves are handy to just roll up and tuck into your jersey on any cooler day. They provide plenty of warmth, but since wool is such a great wicking material, you’ll never feel sweaty or gross in these. In addition, they’ve got plenty of grip and since they’re full-fingered gloves, you’ll have all the control you’d even want in the drops, tops or hoods.
TEMP RATING : 32* – 55* – Great for Fall and the first part of Winter
WATER RESISTANT/PROOF? : Resistant in a way, but will easily get soaked in anything more than a light drizzle. Fun fact : Wool keeps you warm even when wet!
COMFORT RATING : Like a nice warm blanket that also lets you shred down the steepest of descents. This is to say, yes, very comfortable.
COST : $24.99
That’s it for the Knitty Gritty’s – We’ll have another glove reviewed next week. See you then!