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Don't let poor weather stop your riding—get out in cold and rainy conditions with Bontrager's RXL Waterproof Softshell Gloves. They take a seam-sealed, waterproof shell and add high-loft insulation for warmth. Then they add light padding for your palms, extended cuffs to seal out the weather and silicone grips for a solid connection to your bars in all conditions. Plus, reflective accents help keep you visible.
I am a mountain bike and road racer. Wore these for the first time on a 3hr road ride in 35-45deg weather with a light wind. I have chronic problems with cold hands, but I have found Primaloft to be reliably warm insulation for me so I was hopeful about these gloves. The digits of these gloves are great - well insulated and roomy enough to avoid cold-inducing constriction of fingers. My fingers were toasty warm the whole time even when damp from sweat. The palms of these gloves, however, were wholly inadequate - both in their lack of padding (especially over the base of the thumb) and insulation throughout. This lead to cold and tender palms the whole ride.
Bottom LineNo, I would not recommend this to a friend