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First thoughts are that they are a two layer glove like a goretex ski glove (although much much thinner) so they are a bit of a pain putting on and off, but once on feel much less bulky than a 2 or 3 layer system although more bulky than a 1 layer glove eg. assos 851. I would guess from the feel of the material and 2 layer system that they are pretty damn waterproof/resistant (all these terms have technical definitions these days which some how makes it more difficult to define) but they don't feel fully waterproof (and sweat inducing) the way the lobster shells do.
I don't see them replacing my assos 851 gloves for mild/dry winter conditions they are bulkier and probably too warm, but I see myself using them a lot when I think it might rain and when it is colder rather than the assos with the inner glove or with the lobster shell as they are just far less bulky (you might have realised that I hate bulk). To be honest the assos gloves aren't going to get out much now as my favourite rapha pro team gloves go down to reasonably cold conditions.
As with all the rapha gloves I have tried they are well put together and materials feel strong, I seem to break seams on my assos gloves all the time where my rapha ones stand up to more punishment.
One other note they seem to come up a bit smaller than rapha's other gloves for the same size (I guess to keep bulk down), but I wouldn't expect the need to go up a size unless your existing gloves are already tight.
Anyway I'll report back when I've ridden them but its been milder here recently.
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tandemracer wrote:prendrefeu wrote:Bling clothes does not a faster (nor better) rider make.
But at least with nice clothes you will be comfortable. And you will look damn good at the coffee shop.
prefer to look like a rapha bling, before looking something like a colourful publicity cycling clown.
kac, rapha has an extraordinary return service, they pay for the transport, they fix or change you stuff in a very fair way. i am talking from own experience.
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