DeFeet E-Touch Dura Gloves review
DeFeet has a reputation for matching style and performance - are the DeFeet E-Touch Dura gloves up to the task?
The DeFeet E-Touch Dura Gloves are a comfortable and stylish pair of long finger cycling gloves that come in a wide range of colours - perfect for brightening up those chilly, gloomy mornings.
Wide range of colours
Vulnerable to cold winds
Of all the long finger gloves on the market that are aimed at chilly but not freezing days, the DeFeet E-Touch Dura gloves are probably the simplest, and also the most comfortable.
The first thing to say is that they come in a wide range of colours. For those who like to stand out then there are three neon options: green (as tested), yellow or orange, although if you want to be slightly more understated then black ones are also available.
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Although the DeFeet E-Touch Dura gloves look and feel like cotton gloves, the combination of polyester, nylon, and lycra makes these gloves both comfortable and warm. Ok, say they’re not quite as other long finger gloves which offer more in the way of insulation and windproofing (a really cold wind will make its way through) but they’re still good enough for most autumn days.
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What’s more, although they do take on some water, the DeFeet gloves still kept me warm down into single figures, and because they're so thin they can also be used as inner gloves in the middle of winter.
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The E-Touch in the name refers to the fact that these gloves are designed to work with touchscreens. DeFeet has used a different yarn on the ends of the index and middle fingers, and thumb to keep you taking selfies through all seasons, and it works very well - a really neat touch for all the Instagrammers out there.
For more details visit the i-Ride website.
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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
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