REVIEW: Prendas Air Tunnel winter gloves

Thank you to Wheelsuckers member James Piggot for submitting this review for his pair of Prendas Ciclismo Air Tunnel winter gloves.   If you would like to submit a review of  any road cycling product your rate (or don't!) then please email editor@wheelsuckers.co.uk directly

I have been using these gloves for a few weeks now and can say they are my glove of choice, they perform well in the cold and wet and they also look good. I have to confess to having a soft spot for Prendas Ciclismo having used their over-socks and then lately their Air-Tunnel winter overshoes which have a similar design to these gloves and work really well (and have previously been reviewed on Wheelsuckers as part of the winter overshoe round-up).

 

 

These gloves are warm, I have been riding them in temperatures of around 5 Centigrade and they are plenty warm enough. If the temperature drops below zero then you would need to match them up with inner liner gloves. They are also quite light and they still manage to be wind-proof which must be down to the air-tunnel material. The length is right and the cuff is tight enough to stop cold air from getting into the gloves or up you arm. They have a reinforced area on the palms that is quite sticky and makes sure your hands do not slip on the bars or when operating gear/brake levers.

They are quite pricey at £29.95 but they are well built and should last for quite a few winters. The overshoes are made of the same material and in spite of being lightweight have lasted through two winters and plenty of abuse yet show no signs of wear and tear so far. 

 

Italian style, Italian made. A subtle detail is a reminder of where these gloves are from.

 

The Air Tunnel Winter Gloves are available exclusively from Prendas Ciclismo. Made in Italy, the gloves are priced at £29.95 and come in sizes ranging from XS (18cm) to XXL (26cm). 

Based in Poole in Dorset, Prendas have a reputation for providing high quality retro inspired cycling clothes, often working closely in tandem with the original manufacturers, but they also have a good selection of accessories too. The Air-tunnel winter gloves, made from the same material as their winter overshoes we featured in our Winter Overshoes guide, are one of their biggest sellers.

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