OUR BEST-SELLING GLOVE FOR COLD, WINDY WEATHER THAT DEMANDS A LITTLE MORE FROM YOU AND YOUR EQUIPMENT
The Ambient™combines a water- and wind-resistant, breathable soft shell upper with X-Static® AGrid™ thermal fleece lining and an AX Suede™ palm for warmth, water resistance and amazing dexterity. It’s light enough to wear for long rides, and warm enough to fight off temperatures that hover above freezing.
- Breathable soft shell upper are water- and wind-resistant
- X-Static fleece lining retains warmth and wicks moisture
- Clarino palm for durability and dexterity
Good for moderately cold conditions with great fit, bar feel and dexterity Giro's new Ambient 2 gloves are an outstanding choice for moderately cold conditions, with a snug fit, great bar feel and impressive flexibility for an insulated set of mitts. They're not suited for wet rides, though, and when Giro say they're good down to 5°C (40°F), they mean it. Patterning on the Ambient 2 is just about perfect, with a skin-hugging fit and strategically cut palm and finger panels that lend easy flexibility while on the bike. We regularly wore the Ambient 2s on both chilly road rides and at 'cross races and workouts without the hand cramping that can sometimes come with bulkier or poorer fitting gloves. The thin Clarino synthetic leather palm and minimal padding – just 3mm of EVA foam on the outer edge of your hand – mean you retain very good bar feel and the multi-piece construction impressively doesn't bunch up. Meanwhile, silicone rubber patches on the thumb, forefinger and middle finger tips add extra grip for slippery controls. Reflective stripes on the back of the hand and fingers provide some nighttime visibility, and don't worry, Giro haven't forgotten the most basic of winter cycling glove features – there's a generously sized snot wipe on the back of the thumbs. A full X-Static fleece lining lends an impressive amount of warmth considering the bulk and admirably battles odor but when Giro say these gloves are good down to 5°C (40°F), they aren't kidding. They're just about perfect right up to the knife's edge of that temperature rating but instantly insufficient just a few degrees below. Unfortunately, you'll also want to pass on the Ambient 2s if it's wet out. Giro's website describes the Ambient 2 as having a DWR coating to help shed water but as it turns out, that's old information that's yet to be %%update%%d. Giro say a late production change forced them to leave off the DWR coating in order to keep the reflective detailing. Not surprisingly then, our testers readily sucked up moisture, quickly soaking our hands to the bone when run under a cold faucet so the Ambient 2s definitely aren't well suited for those rainy winter days. If you stay away from the wet and are mindful of the temperature, though, these are some of the best cycling-specific, cool-weather gloves we've used.
|Palm:||Super Fit™ design with three-panel palm for a tailored fit Clarino™ synthetic leather for enhanced durability Silicone detailing for enhanced grip|
|Upper:||3-layer soft shell with water- and wind-resistant membrane to resist cold, stormy weather X-Static® anti-microbial fleece lining Insulated, moisture-wicking cuff with adjustable closure X-Static® anti-microbial fleece lining|
|Padding:||Optimized EVA padding in the palm enhances comfort without sacrificing control|
|Features:||Highly absorbent microfiber wiping surface %%update%%d box construction finger fourchettes Injected rubber pull tab Reflective detailing|
|Fit Guide: (PDFs)||Mens Glove Sizing Guide|
SUPER FIT™ ENGINEERING FOR GLOVES Super Fit Engineering is a proprietary process that guides the fit, design and patterning of every Giro glove for maximum comfort and performance. By carefully tailoring the palm, fingers and padding zones to match the shape and size of the hand, Super Fit Engineering reduces bunching and discomfort while enhancing grip, bar feel and the effectiveness of the padding. And with as many as six sizes available per model, almost any rider can great pair of gloves to match their needs.
Giro is an American company based in Scotts Valley, CA and is one of the leaders in high-performance protective gear and accessories for action sports. Giro’s mission is “to create products on the leading edge of inspired design that look, fit and feel like a part of you, and allow you to be at your best.” Helmets are Giro’s most manufactured and distributed item however Giro does have a more extensive product range which includes goggles, snow sport helmets, cycling gloves, cycling shoes and sunglasses.