Giro Xnetic H20 gloves review

Solid protection against the elements in a lightweight, minimal package

Giro Xnetic H20 gloves
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Giro Xnetic H20 gloves are a great wet-weather option and more. They’ll keep your hands warm and dry without the bulk of a more traditional winter glove or the clamminess of neoprene. Lightweight at just over 60 grams for the pair with plenty of stretch, they’re really comfortable. So much so I’ve opted to wear them in dry, cool conditions too; testament to this glove’s impressive versatility.

Reasons to buy
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    Good level of breathability without sacrificing waterproof protection

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    Lightweight and packable - just 62g

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    Comfortable, form-fitting cut

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    Stretchy cuff creates a good seal against wrist

Reasons to avoid
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    Reflective detailing is pretty minimal

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Giro has forged quite the name over the years, becoming one of the most established cycling brands when it comes to helmets, shoes and other kit. It offers a wide range of gloves for different conditions, including the Xentic H2O waterproof gloves, which looks to compete with the best winter cycling gloves out there.

The Xnetic H2O gloves are designed to offer full protection against the rain while still offering flexibility and warmth, all in a lightweight package. In fact Giro makes the bold claim that they are “your new cold weather riding essential”.

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