Giro Proof winter gloves review

Technical fabrics combined with a sturdy construction equals a winter glove that's fit for purpose

Giro Proof winter gloves
(Image credit: Luke Friend)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Giro’s Proof gloves are designed to thrive during the coldest winter months and for the most part they do this in style. They boast an impressive blend of high-tech fabrics, creating a glove that can deal with cold, wet and windy conditions. They may appear a little bulky for some tastes but offered far better dexterity than you might imagine for a glove that looks built for the Winter Olympics. An improved nose wipe would help elevate the gloves further still.

Reasons to buy
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    Impressive blend of technical fabrics

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    High build quality

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    Good level of reflective details

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    Uses some recycled materials

Reasons to avoid
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    Narrow nose wipe

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    Tips of my fingers did get cold in sub-zero temps

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Giro makes a wide range of cycling gloves for a variety of conditions. It positions the Proof as its “warmest five-finger winter glove” and it certainly appears built to handle the elements. With a robust construction, it has the appearance of a ski glove, using a blend of fabrics designed – like all of the best winter cycling gloves – to offer full protection against the cold and the wet.

Giro Proof winter gloves - the construction

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Freelance writer

Luke Friend has worked as a writer, editor and copywriter for twenty five years. Across books, magazines and websites, he's covered a broad range of topics for a range of clients including Major League Baseball, the National Trust and the NHS. He has an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University and is a qualified bicycle mechanic. He has been a cycling enthusiast from an early age, partly due to watching the Tour de France on TV. He's a keen follower of bike racing to this day as well as a regular road and gravel rider.