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Review: Spada Enforcer WP leather gloves

Spada gloves

RRP: £64.95

Reviewer: Mau

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The Enforcer WP (waterproof) is a full winter ‘race-style’ glove with moulded black carbon knuckle sections; it features ‘digital’ leather reinforcements on the palms with keprotec inserts. The gloves are fitted with a waterproof and breathable Hipora® membrane and Thinsulate® thermal linings. A visor wipe on the left thumb helps riders to keep their vision clear whilst riding in rainy weather. There’s also a Velcro wrist strap adaptor which helps to ensure that the gloves fit correctly to your hands.

Having gotten used to riding using summer weight gloves, these were the first winter weight offerings I’ve tried in a while, so I wasn’t surprised when they didn’t offer the same amount of ‘feel’ as a pair of summer gloves. Wearing gloves like this are a sign that winter is only just around the corner; the extra thickness of the material and layers, although a bit more restrictive, is there for a reason – to keep out the wintery elements.

Being new, the gloves took a little time them to become a little more supple, but after a few miles of use that stiffness in the fingers soon disappeared, giving me the flexibility it’d expect and the ability to maintain control of the bike’s switches and levers. The 35 mile ride home on one cold dark night also confirmed the gloves ability to provide a decent amount of weather protection and at no time did the occasion arise where hand or fingers suffered any noticeable coldness. I haven’t ridden anywhere during the rain whilst using them, but I’ve no reason to doubt their waterproof abilities.

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Size availability is XS to 3XL; two style options are available – either plain black, or black/flouro.

Info: www.spadaclothing.co.uk

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