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Assos Rain Gloves

cemaloktencemalokten Posts: 8
edited February 2013 in Road buying advice
Wondering how well these gloves function when its not raining are they any good for all round winter use, any one with experiences of these?



  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    There are better and cheaper winter gloves out there. Neoprene is good for rain but less so for cold.
  • There's a chap called Meanredspider over in commuting chat who created a thread speaking incredibly favourably of them.
  • jordan_217jordan_217 Posts: 2,580
    They are excellent wet weather gloves - The best I've had. I would look elsewhere though for a dedicated Winter glove. I've been using the £5 Planet X winter gloves and they're pretty good and not just for £5 either, better than a Craft pair that cost 7 times more.

    EDIT: Thinking about it, I'm sure there's some watersports neoprene gloves that will probs perform as good as the Assos gloves and cost a third of the price. Mine were an Xmas pressie from my Wife so I'll obviously 'have to' keep them :D
    “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”
  • buccalbuccal Posts: 53
    I have to be honest and say I don't like mine.

    I can only wear them when it's less than 5 degrees otherwise my hands become so sweaty I'd rather have just got them wet.
  • Thanks for all of your help,

    Think I might go with a pair of Prendas air tunnels, have heard some good things about them and they seem to be made of similar things to the planet x offerings, : )

    Unsure of sizing, as i would like to wear a liner underneath, would it be better to get the right size and just stretch them over a liner,..? or get one size up and have baggy gloves.. : S ?
  • If you wear neoprene you get sweaty - that's how the fabric works. TBH I wouldn’t wear a liner under neoprene gloves as it'll just result in a soggy liner.

    Just picked up a pair of new Assos Rain Gloves from a seller on here for £30. Great fit.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Just bought some Campag STEAM winter gloves and I think these are going to be a winner for anything sub 5.
    Anything more and the Planet-x ones are absolutely sublime. Perhaps not if it's tipping it down, but I probably wont ride if its THAT wet.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    (they were 25 down from 60 from CRC)
  • Quick bump of this thread.

    Rain was forecast for my ride yesterday and it was already bitterly cold, so I thought I’d get the new Assos rain gloves out. A few miles in the sleet started and a third of the way in it was pi$$ing it down. By the halfway point my hat, legs and feet were soaked, but my torso was bone dry (thanks to my trusty Rapha rain jacket) and my hands were fantastically warm! The home leg was into a constant 18mph wind with soul destroying gusts – during one particularly strong battering the Garmin was showing 9.9mph! – but the gloves kept me warm all the way.

    A few points:

    These are NOT waterproof gloves – they’re not meant to be. You sweat on the inside, they get wet on the outside and the neoprene keeps you warm.

    I dropped the chain two miles from home so had to take them off then put them back on again. Due to the water retained in the glove that was a bit tough, but once back on they warmed up again within minutes.
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