Etxeondo Esku gloves review

We've tested the Etxeondo Esku gloves. With no padding but plenty of grip, did they keep us comfortable in the cold?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A fairly straightforward pair of gloves: they keep out the cold but are not adjustable or padded

Reasons to buy
  • +


  • +

    Good grip

  • +

    Well finished

  • +

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Not waterproof

  • -


  • -

You can trust Cycling Weekly. Our team of experts put in hard miles testing cycling tech and will always share honest, unbiased advice to help you choose. Find out more about how we test.

Etxeondo is based in the hills of Spain’s Basque Country, so cold climbs and descents are a staple of its winter riding, with the Etxeondo Esku gloves being designed for riding in cold, dry conditions. They’re made from windstopper fabric front and back and I found that they kept my hands comfortably warm when out this winter, without adding a lot of bulk or inhibiting grip or bar feel.

Watch our buyer's guide to winter clothing

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.