Sportful Fiandre winter gloves review

Warm and comfortable with a fantastic feel on the bars

Sportful Fiandre winter cycling gloves from the top down
(Image: © Josh Ross)

Cyclingnews Verdict

The Sportful Fiandre gloves feel comfortable to wear and warm without extra bulk. The real trick though is just how good they feel on the bars. They have only very minimal padding and all the silicone in the palm makes for an excellent grip.


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    Light rain protection

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    Excellent bar feel and grip

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    Index finger smart phone compatibility

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    Pre-curved design helps with bar feel


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    Zipper is difficult to undo

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The right gloves can be the difference between finishing an epic ride and heading home early. Your hands are a leading-edge when riding your bike, they're the first part of your body that hits the wind, they take the worst of whatever you ride through and if you want to finish, you have to keep your fingers warm and feeling good. You also have to maintain a secure bar feel and dexterity. 

The best winter cycling gloves do a great job of balancing those competing intentions. They handle the elements without interfering with your connection to the bike. These are the kinds of features that helped the Sportful Fiandre gloves land on our list of favourites, and now that we've spent some time testing them thoroughly, we are ready to discuss all the details about what makes them great. Keep reading if you are looking for the kind of winter glove that works for the vast majority of winter riding. 

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