Some cyclists prefer to ski through the winter, while others bundle up and brave the cold on two wheels. For the latter group, the Giordana Nordic Winter Gloves provide ample warmth and protection from the elements to safely see your digits through to the spring. The gloves are made from a 100% windproof material, which will keep out the howling gusts from the Scandes to the Sierra Nevada. Though they lack the insulating firepower of Giordana's SottoZero gloves, the Nordic Gloves' wind stopping power means they're sufficient for all but the winteriest of winter days. The long cuffs extend that protection several inches up your wrist, so you won't have any gaps of coverage even if the short arms and small cuts of Euro style cycling jackets typically leave you with a stretch of bare wrist when you're stretched out in the saddle. The palm has ample padding and also incorporates a silicone gripper. Combined with the gloves' low bulk, this means you'll have a confident grip on bottles and bars even in damp conditions. Reflective elements have been included to help keep you visible in the low light conditions of winter's early twilights and overcast afternoons.