Road Tested: Endura Deluge Gloves

  • By Triathlete Europe
  • Published January 3, 2013

Endura’s Deluge gloves are completely waterproof thanks to an internal membrane that sits between the hardwearing Cordura outer and the soft cosy interior fabric. While many say they’re waterproof we can vouch for Endura’s claim having put them in a sink full of water without any leaks. The waterproof membrane also takes care of wind issues and the light insulation means they’re incredibly warm for their weight.

At just 128g they’re positively lightweight for a winter glove and pack a big punch when it comes to keeping your digits warm. What’s instantly nice feeling about these winter gloves is that they’re not overly bulky like some where you lose all feeling on the handlebars. Rather than go for overly bulky palm padding Endura have used three small gels pads to take the sting out of the contact areas. These palm areas and the braking fingers also feature a silicon print to help grip the bars and levers in the wet. Velcro wrist straps seal your hands in and all the elements are excluded with their high neoprene cuffs. While this isn’t 100 per cent waterproof it does a good job of keeping drafts and rain out. These are thin and flexible which means they sit easily under jacket cuffs.

We found the large snot pad that extends the full length of the index finger and up to the top of the hand extremely useful this time of year. The Deluge gloves are well-built and even feature a reinforced section between the thumb and forefinger, so they won’t wear out after a few months use. Endura have finished the Deluge off with reflective logos to help keep you seen. This a great glove for the price and will see you through all but the most extreme conditions without a problem.

Performance: 8
Value: 9
RRP: £34.99

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