Black ice is bad — especially on a road bike (yeowch). But, Hincapie’s Black Ice gloves are actually really good, for the most part. When it’s cold, your digits will thank you.
Hincapie Black Ice Gloves Features
- Insulated, windproof/water-resistant laminate fabric
- Dry Hand lining helps move internal moisture away from skin
- Chamude palm with silicone logo gripper for improved feel
- Silicone gripper wraps around side panel for shifting and braking
- Reflective piping across glove top for low light visibility
- Anti-pill fleece nose wipe area on thumb
- Glove clip helps keep gloves together for easy storage
- Price: $70
Thick and warm above all
When the temperatures get into the mid 30’s, I have to switch to extra strength gloves or split finger gloves so my digits don’t turn into frozen hot dogs. If you’re in the same boat, the Hincapie Black Ice Gloves should be worth a look. Built with a wind and waterproof laminated fabric, these gloves are well-suited for inclement and cold weather riding.
I will say that these are the most insulated and, bulky, gloves I’ve tested. No doubt, warmth is their most admirable feature as they have kept my fingers very warm on early morning rides. It is nice having use of each finger (as opposed to the split finger Craft Siberian Gloves), but by doing so, the Black Ice Gloves do sacrifice a bit of tactility and feel.
While most gloves feature Velcro closures to cinch the cuffs, Hincapie has dispatched them in favor of simplicity and longevity. I personally think that’s a great choice because I have some winter gloves with not-so-functional Velcro tabs. Sizing is right on mark as well.
- Warmth above all else
- No Velcro tab to go bad
- Weather resistance in spades
- Disconnected bar/lever feel
The Bottom Line: Hincapie Black Ice Gloves
When warmth is desired above all, the Black Ice gloves are a great choice. Yes, they do sacrifice some bar and lever feel, but your digits will thank you.
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