Gore Wear C5 Gore-Tex Thermo winter cycling gloves review

The warmest five-finger glove that Gore has in its lineup, but is it warm enough for your riding?

Gore Wear C5 Gore-Tex Thermo Bike Gloves
(Image: © Josh Ross)

Cyclingnews Verdict

The Gore Wear Gore-Tex C5 Thermo gloves feel really good to wear. The fit is great, you've got lots of dexterity, and the hard-wearing materials should see them last a long time. Use them in mild winter weather and you'll sing their praises.


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    Excellent nose wipe area

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    True to size with an excellent fit

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    Retains a lot of dexterity

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    High visibility option available


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    Lacks touchscreen compatibility

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    No pull-tab

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The Gore Wear glove lineup is a little bit confusing. We included the Windstopper Thermo Gloves in our list of the best winter cycling gloves, and we included the C5 Gore-Tex gloves in our coverage of the Gore cycling clothing range. Neither of those is the warmest option the brand offers though. 

If you are looking for the warmest option from the brand, you'll want to look at the Gore-Tex Infinium Thermo Split Gloves. One problem though, Infinium is the non-waterproof version of the famous Gore-Tex membrane. That means the warmest gloves Gore Wear offers with a waterproof membrane is the C5 Gore-Tex Thermo glove. 

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Josh Ross

Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutiae of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes. Height: 5'9" Weight: 140 lb. Rides: Salsa Warbird, Cannondale CAAD9, Enve Melee, Look 795 Blade RS, Priority Continuum Onyx