Cold, wet weather is no match for the RXL Waterproof Softshell gloves. The Profila softshell outer lining provides windproof and waterproof protection, while toasty 100g Thinsulate insulation and fleece lining provide superior warmth in your battle against cold and wet hands. An added touch is the absorbent material on the thumb to softly clean your nose.
I am a mountain bike and road racer. Wore these for the first time on a 3hr road ride in 35-45deg weather with a light wind. I have chronic problems with cold hands, but I have found Primaloft to be reliably warm insulation for me so I was hopeful about these gloves. The digits of these gloves are great - well insulated and roomy enough to avoid cold-inducing constriction of fingers. My fingers were toasty warm the whole time even when damp from sweat. The palms of these gloves, however, were wholly inadequate - both in their lack of padding (especially over the base of the thumb) and insulation throughout. This lead to cold and tender palms the whole ride.
Bottom LineNo, I would not recommend this to a friend