Time Tested (and dirt cheap): DeFeet Wool Gloves
I’ve been wearing these DeFeet Wool Duragloves for nearly 5 years now. Because they’re very affordable and very popular in this house (and because gloves have a way of disappearing) I bought three pairs in the first year. The collection has dwindled back down to a single, lonely pair and Sal and I continue to hide and steal them from one another.
Despite a glove drawer overflowing with high-tech options, I reach for these about 80% of the time.
What makes them so awesome?
- Range. They keep me comfortable from mid-30′s up to mid-60′s.
- Breathability. They’re wool – I find my hands are less prone to overheating and getting prune-y from sweat.
- Warm when wet. Unless it’s pouring, these gloves do just fine in the rain. Because they’re wool, they stay surprisingly warm even when they get wet.
- Easy access. I put my gloves off and on a lot, mostly because I am annoying the people around me by taking too many photos. Nothing pisses me off more than gloves that are hard to get in and out of.
- Low profile. They don’t take up much pocket space when you do need to stuff them.
- Secure. The grippy surface on the palm works great. I’ve never had a problem with slipping.
- Affordable. Retail is $22.95. I’ve often seen them on sale for as low as $16.00.
- Versatile. I’ve used these for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, city riding, road riding, and even a few cross races. When I travel, it’s a great all-arounder glove to have along.
Lovely Bicycle also reviewed these gloves about a year ago.