Monday, January 10, 2011

Review: Planet Bike Borealis Gloves

This is my second winter using the Planet Bike Borealis gloves.    I ride in the winters of Western Colorado, so during the winter I almost use them daily.   I tried a few other options for winter gloves but by far the Borealis gloves are the warmest that I have tried.   Even riding in the teens and single digits, the gloves keep the hands warm.  In fact, they often make my hands sweat.

The only issue that I have had is when removing the gloves from the hands.  The inner sleeve tends to pull out of place.   This is especially true if my hands a really sweaty.  It is a little difficult pushing the liner back into place. But I have found, if  I am careful removing the gloves and pinch the fingers of the gloves as I pull my hands out, the inner sleeve stays put.  

I often use a ski boot dryer/warmer in the gloves after a long ride to dry the inside of the gloves out .  It works well if the gloves are damp from sweaty hands, and what I nice problem to have in a glove!      Only having three finger slots and a thumb is not cumbersome and adds to the warmth of the gloves.   They are lightweight and it is easy to ride, shift, and break with them.      


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