- Close-fitting gloves with lots of stretch
- Grippy silicone palm print
- Touchscreen friendly
- Bright colour
- No padding
- Not super-insulating or windproof
- Tend to bunch
- No reflectives
Price as reviewed:
Cadence Collection’s Digits gloves are made of mid-weight Cordura fabric. They’re designed to add some warmth in cooler conditions while not impeding use of controls. The palm and fingers are printed all over with a black silicone pattern so they’re very grippy and I didn’t find my hands slipping around, even on wet rides.
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Cadence also includes ‘screen touch’ pads on the tips of the index and middle fingers and thumb so that you can operate touch screens and bike computers while wearing them.
There’s plenty of stretch as there’s 20 per cent Lycra included in the weave, so the body of the gloves and especially the cuffs fit really closely, although I did get some bunching across the palms.
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Being woven, the Digits are not windproof although they will keep out a draught, making them good for mild days rather than really frosty conditions. The synthetic fabric stays pretty warm even when wet. You don’t get any padding in the palms, but the silicone print does add a modicum of cushioning.
The fluoro yellow colour adds a bit of visibility, but there are no reflective components to help when riding in low light and at night.
The Cadence Digits gloves are reasonably priced, pocketable and a good addition to a spring cycling wardrobe.
A nice mid-weight pair of full-fingered gloves for spring conditions, although you do not get any padding or windproofing.