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If you’re looking for any waterproof gloves or socks, Sealskinz is likely a brand that will quickly present itself to you.
Sealskinz even say they invented the first-ever waterproof sock over 20 years ago. So it’s safe to say they know a thing or two about how to keep your feet and hands dry.
And that’s why, in the pursuit of finding the best waterproof cycling gloves, Sealskinz was a brand that I simply had to test out.
In this guide, I’m going to be discussing my experience with the Sealskinz All-Weather Cycle Glove and weather it is a truly waterproof glove for cycling (preview: pool test involved!) and indeed if it should be a contender for the best winter cycling gloves overall.
Sealskinz All-Weather Cycle Gloves
Winter cycling gloves that tick pretty much every box. They’re extremely comfortable and they’ll keep your hands cosy while also allowing a good level of movement without restriction. 100% waterproof and windproof – no messing.
- 100% waterproof
- 100% windproof
- Look good
- Good wrist coverage
- Padding on palm
- Very comfortable
- Adjustable wrist cuffs
- Not particularly reflective
Sealskinz Cycling Gloves Review
Along with the PROVIZ Waterproof Cycling Gloves, these are premium waterproof gloves and cost accordingly (£50 /€60 /$70). Such a pricetag for a pair of gloves means you expect high standards, and the Sealskinz doesn’t disappoint.
These gloves are 100% waterproof. No messing about. I popped these gloves on and dipped them in a swimming pool for over a minute and I didn’t even feel the coolness of the water, let alone a drop of moisture.
Nor will you feel the wind when riding in these gloves. It’s a tough membrane protecting your hands and they’ll keep you warm even in sub-zero temperatures.
But as I say, these are premium waterproof cycling gloves, so staying warm and dry are expected.
The question is: are these gloves worth the high price tag?
Sealskinz All-Weather Cycle Gloves [PROS + CONS]
Considering how much protection they provide your hands from the elements, the Sealskinz Waterproof Cycling Gloves are impressively dextrous. You can close your hand in a fist (or simply hold your handlebars) without the glove resisting you in any significant way.
There is also padding on the palm to provide with you extra comfort during long rides and the gloves provide reasonable wrist coverage (this is where it beats the PROVIZ alternative) and an easy cuff adjuster that doesn’t bunch the material.
There is a reflective strip running across the top of the glove, but this isn’t hugely visible and certainly doesn’t offer the kind of visibility are PROVIZ – if you even care, of course.
Sealskinz have, though, done a great job in creating a really good-looking glove. These certainly wouldn’t strike you as “functional sportswear”, although that is effectively what they are. But that’s great – I love stylish functionality.
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Are Sealskinz Gloves Worth It? [REVIEW SUMMARY]
There’s no question: the Sealskinz All-Weather Cycle Gloves are excellent. They look great and function exactly as you want.
If you’re happy to pay the premium price tag (£50/€60$/$70), the Sealskinz gloves simply will not disappoint you.
These Sealskinz Waterproof Gloves are our top pick for waterproof cycling gloves and winter cycling gloves for commuters.