For more extreme conditions, Seirus has the Xtreme All-Weather glove , which is the only truly waterproof glove in this lineup. It has the same 3-layer fabric as the Original All-Weather glove – but in this case the seams are sealed, preventing any water from seeping in. It has a Soft Grip palm, and the same snug form-fitting comfort as the Original. The Xtreme is a little bit thicker than the Original, so dexterity isn’t quite as good, but this has quickly become my best severe weather glove. I’ve used it comfortably for temps in the high 20s (as cold as it gets around here, really) as well as in the rain, and they work equally well as a cold-weather MTB glove.
Seirus Hyperlite All-Weather glove
When the weather isn’t quite so nasty, Seirus has a Hyperlite version of the All-Weather glove, which provides the same weather resistance as the original with a bit less warmth - or as the website describes it, “half the weight, all the awesome.” They can be used as a single layer, but are thin enough to wear as a liner for a bigger, thicker glove if you happen to find yourself in Alaska or some other place I never hope to encounter. Dexterity with these thin gloves is pretty impressive, as I can even use my compact camera while wearing them. Right now I wear these for temps in the 40s, and they’ll probably become my go-to glove as winter turns into spring shortly.
Seirus Softshell Lite glove
The misfit, so to speak, of this review is the Softshell Lite glove, which uses a lighter Polartec stretch shell on the outer layer instead of the more rugged exterior of the All-Weather gloves. Wind and water-resistant barriers are only on the palm and side walls instead of on the entire hand surface, which decreases its utility in harsh weather. Finally, they’re not quite as form-fitting as the others, so finger dexterity is compromised just a bit.
Hearing all that, you might conclude that I don’t like them … but actually, I’ve used these more than any of the others. The softshell construction still provides good insulation, and breathability is noticeably better than the All-Weather models. They have great versatility for a wider range of conditions; I’ve worn them for multi-hour runs that started in the low 30s and finished in the high 40s, and my hands generally stayed at a nice consistent comfort level throughout. If I’ve got an early morning 20-miler to knock out and I know that it’s not going to rain, these are the gloves I’m taking with me.
On the whole, I've really been impressed with my Seirus gloves, and I honestly can't recall any mornings where I've felt like my fingers weren't warm enough. I suspect that the Xtreme gloves would be suitable for temps into the teens or even lower, but fortunately for me, I haven't had to put them to such a severe test. Regardless, there’s certainly something for everybody in this assortment, and a few pairs in rotation would probably be enough to get you through an entire winter. Most Seirus gloves are available at Amazon.com with slightly variable prices based on size and color; the links for each are right here
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