Usually some of the early winter rides come when the weather is somewhat moderate. However, our first ride came with temperatures close to zero degrees. We wanted to test the VO Glove and knew that the early ride would be a great time to see if they could keep our hands warm even before we were acclimated to winter temperatures.
We deliberately took a snowmobile that had a low windshield and no hand shields in order to get the full affect of wind chill as we traveled down an icy cold trail at speeds around 70 mph.
The leather outer shell worked perfectly to break the wind and allow the Thinsulate thermal insulation do its job keeping the hand warm. And even as the day warmed up, the Hipora breathable inner layer kept the hands dry and comfortable.
One advantage of the VO Glove is in the design that allows you to access your fingers without removing the gloves. A zipper is designed above your knuckles to allow you to put your gloves on once, establish that seal between your coat and your gloves and then use the zippers throughout the day to gain access to your hands.
Other benefits of the open zipper design include no more dropped gloves, saved time, hand temperature regulation and at the end of the day you leave them open to dry out in a fraction of the time.
VO Gloves are constructed with quality treated leather in all the high-wear areas, a 4-way stretch fabric, YKK water-resistant zippers and a waterproof/breathable insert to keep moisture from getting in. There are three styles of gloves.
Price: $80. Website: www.vogloves.com.