Sportful Sottozero winter gloves review

Very warm for their low bulk

Sportful Sottozero
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Sportful’s Sottozero gloves offer exceptional warmth in an impressively low bulk package. The palms are grippy and not too padded, while the back of the hands feature a large reflective logo for better visibility when signalling at night. With a generous nose-wipe and a well proportioned cuff, the only things holding these gloves back from a full five stars is the lack of full waterproofing (they are only water resistant) and the touchscreen finger being a little cumbersome in use.

Reasons to buy
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    Very warm without being too bulky

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    Grippy palms

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    Reflective detailing

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    Well proportioned cuff

Reasons to avoid
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    Not waterproof

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    Hard to operate a touchscreen

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With Sottozero translating as ‘below zero’ in English, Sportful is leaving no ambiguity about the application of these gloves. As with the very best cycling gloves, these are designed to take on the very worst conditions.

As Sportful’s flagship deep-winter glove, these do come with a price tag to match. But with that, they are very well thought out and do live up to expectations – although you might find them too hot in milder conditions.

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