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Pro Team Neoprene Glove

£40.00

Pro Team Neoprene Glove is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 4.
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An innovative glove for hours spent in the rain, with a neoprene and merino membrane to maintain dexterity and warmth even when very wet.

Pro Team Neoprene Glove£40.00

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Developed for Team Sky’s Classics specialists

If the thought of freezing wet hands on a long day in the rain is enough to put you off getting out the door, consider the Pro Team Neoprene Gloves, Rapha’s latest innovation in hand protection.

Racers know that trying to keep hands dry when riding in the rain is a losing battle – even the bulkiest gloves only stay dry for a couple of hours, and the extra layers of insulation and water-proofing can compromise handling skills and make it nearly impossible to eat. The Pro Team Neoprene Gloves solve this problem.

Inspired by wetsuits, the neoprene and merino construct traps a small amount of water close to the skin while blocking out the cold and wind. This makes for a thin, comfortable glove with great dexterity and warmth, perfect for racing – they are used by Team Sky during the Belgian Classics – and training in the rain.

Neoprene used against the skin tends to lead to an uncomfortable and clammy feeling, so these gloves are lined with fine merino wool. Merino can absorb up to 30% of its own weight in moisture without feeling wet to the touch – synthetic fabrics typically feel wet after absorbing only 2-3% of their weight – meaning that the lining feels dry for longer. As well as adding comfort, the lining is naturally anti-bacterial.

The palms of the gloves are cut from 2mm-thick neoprene, allowing for better control of the bars and shifters, with a 3mm-thick back panel for extra protection against the wind and cold weather. To prevent water ingress, the seams are constructed with a ‘blind stitch’ that doesn’t fully penetrate the material, and are then filled with insoluble glue.

Due to their low-profile compared to other foul-weather gloves, the Pro Team Neoprene Gloves can easily be stored in a jersey pocket, making them a great just-in-case option on changeable days.

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FEATURES

  • Anti-bacterial merino lining
  • 2mm palm for dexterity
  • 3mm back panel for protection
  • Printed silicone grip
  • Robust stitched and glued seams
  • Stowable in jersey pocket
  • Originally developed with Team Sky

FABRIC

  • Main – 90% neoprene / 10% nylon
  • Lining – 95% merino wool / 5% elastane

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Machine wash cool
  • Wash with like colours
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron
  • Do not dry clean

Gloves sizing

Knuckles: measure around the widest part of your dominant hand, between thumb and index finger. Please note if purchasing with Overmitts and/or Winter Gloves match sizes.

    CM IN

  • XXS XS S M L XL
    Knuckles <17 17-19 19-21 21-23 23-25 25+
    Hand Length <17 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21 21+
  • XXS XS S M L XL
    Knuckles 6.5 6.5-7.5 7.5-8 8-9 9-10 10+
    Hand Length 6.5 6.5-7 7-7.5 7.5-8 8-8.5 8.5+
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Impressively Disappointing. Great looking gloves that have a snug, flexible, and sleek fit. Unfortunately, the appearance far exceeds the performance of the Pro Team Neoprene Glove. Not particularly wind-blocking. Not particularly water-resistant. Not particularly breathable. Not particularly warm. Not particular useful. Since they arrived, I've worn the Pro Team Neoprene Glove on 5 occasions -- 50 degrees (Fahrenheit) and sunny; 45 degrees (Fahrenheit) and sunny, but windy; 43 degrees (Fahrenheit) and light rain; 39 degrees (Fahrenheit) and damp; 37 degrees (Fahrenheit) and damp -- during each ride my hands were either (a) damp from inside perspiration (non-breathable); (b) damp and cold from rain seeping in from outside (non-water-resistant); (c) damp and frozen from a ride-ruining combination of inside perspiration (non-breathable) + cold creeping in from outside (non-warming). Undoubtedly the most disappointing product I've purchased from Rapha.
Date published: 2016-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Neoprene Glove I bought these gloves after a bitterly cold and wet CX ride a couple weeks back where my gloves soaked through and my hands turned blue. I've had these out in the rain a couple times now and am very happy. Couple things to note, I find these gloves quite warm when it's not raining. They don't breathe well (nor are they supposed to). However, once it is raining hard enough that any glove is going to be soaked through this is where they shine. They are quite dextrous for a neoprene glove and while your hands stay damp, they stay warm, and that's the most important part. The fit is great and I have to say they look slick with the chain pattern on the inside of the palm. Long story short, great WET weather glove. Use it in the pouring rain, but leave it at home in exchange for something else in either a drizzle or a cold/windy dry day.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Neither warm or water proof These are bizarre as they are neither warm or waterproof! In fact your hands sweat so much in them, they seem to work on the principle that your body heat will warm the damp (or soaking in my case!) layer of the linings. This does work sort of, but leaves your hands looking like prunes akin to spending far to much time in the bath and very very wet! Post coffee stop they are just plan cold and wet inside and quite horrid and take a time to re-warm-up such as it is. Please note I'm usually a large, so ordered large here but found these come up quite tight on, so you can't wear a liners which may have offered some benefits?. All up, disappointing. I'm just looking at the Rapha returns policy now I've used them a couple of times and they are now visibly not in pristine condition.. fingers crossed..
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great gloves! i had the softshells gloves but for rainy days they took days to dry - these were more appropriate
Date published: 2016-11-13
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Are these gloves an improved version of last years? The stitching in last year's only last a couple of months

Asked by: Yam Yam
Hi, these gloves have been improved since last season, including the grip and stitching, with the aim of improving durability.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-16

Should these gloves be a snug or loose fit?

Asked by: Lenski
Hi, these gloves should fit snugly. In wet conditions they will trap a layer of water close to your skin to keep you warm.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-10-20

Is this too thick to use as an inner-layer for your overmitt? I'm wearing large size overmitt and usually same size for inner-layer. 

Asked by: Ikko
Hi, these gloves would fit under the Overmitt, although this would be a snug fit.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-10-03

Hi, can you use a touch screen while wearing these gloves?

Asked by: unvert
Hi, these gloves are not designed to be used with a touch screen. In conditions you would wear these gloves, you would most likely not want to use your phone.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-09-28
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