DexShell ThermFit NEO Gloves review

A non-cycling specific glove that performs solidly in cold, wet weather.

DexShell Thermfit NEO gloves
(Image credit: Emma Silversides)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A great pair of gloves suited to temperatures above freezing. Their general-purpose appearance belies their ability to hold off the rain; they are genuinely waterproof without compromising on breathability. If you can handle the absence of padding, they are a bargain for £35.

Reasons to buy
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    Touchscreen compatible

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    Long cuff

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Reasons to avoid
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    Fall short as the temperature nears zero

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    No padding for cycling

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Cold, numb hands are no fun on a winter ride. The stages of cold, numb, loss of dexterity and sheer pain might not all be familiar to everyone. My quest to avoid the latter two has seen me experiment with a variety of gloves and mittens, including non-cycling specific ones.

DexShell claim that their ThermFit NEO Gloves are ‘perfect for hiking, cycling and everyday use’. ’Perfect’ might not be how every cyclist would describe them, but they certainly impress on the bike when other, supposedly cycling-specific gloves fall short in terms of performance.

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Emma’s first encounters with a bike were in between swimming and running. Soon after competing for GB in the World Age Group Triathlon Championships in Edmonton in 2001 she saw the light and decided to focus on cycling. 

With a couple of half decent UK road seasons under her belt, she went out to Belgium to sample the racing there, spending two years with Lotto-Belisol Ladies team, racing alongside the likes of Sara Carrigan, Grace Verbeke, Rochelle Gilmore and Lizzie Deignan. Emma moved from Lotto-Belisol to Dutch team Redsun, working primarily as a domestique for Emma Johansson. When Redsun folded, Emma was offered the opportunity to ride with a newly formed Belgian team and home to the first year senior and budding rider Anna Van Der Breggen.

After retiring, Emma returned to teaching, setting up her own tutoring business. When not coercing kids to do maths, she is invariably out on two wheels. While the road bike remains her true passion, she has also developed an addiction to touring, with destinations including Iceland, Georgia and Albania, to mention just a few. There have also been sightings of Emma off-road, on mountain and gravel bikes… As if all of this isn't enough, she's been working as a freelancer since 2005, testing and reviewing the latest kit and sharing her insight into the sport.