Gore's warmest four-fingered offering, the Tool Gloves rely on Windstopper Soft Shell to form the outermost layer of protection for your hands on really cold rides. You'll have the benefit of total windproofness and honestly, a good degree of water resistance as well. Splashing through puddles or intermittent drizzle will be no problem. The Tool Gloves have a fleece lining that augments the windproof Soft Shell to create a microclimate around your digits, shielded from the icy blasts of winter. This thin layer of air captured inside the fleece gets warmed by the heat in your hands and acts as a barrier against heat exchange. Silicon coated fingers act to maximize your dexterity since this is a winter glove after all. The palms have padding to cushion you from the handlebars, and the web between the thumb and forefinger has been reinforced to add durability. One detail that is often overlooked, but not here on the Tool Gloves is where to put the closure tab. Gore placed it so that it closes under the wrist. This is a benefit you'll appreciate when your nose starts running and there'll be nothing scratchy to maim your face as you use the gloves to wipe away the snotcicles. The Gore Tool Gloves are available in Black/black and Red/black and come in six sizes from Small to XXX-Large.
Strengths: Too warm for current weather (40-50 degree rides), great in the rain, seem well made (most of the Gore products I have are excellent)
Weaknesses: none yet
Gloves are too warm for 40 degree riding most of the time, but they are great in rain. Seem to be pretty good gloves for cool weather riding - but we have not had anything colder than 30's yet this year in Minnesota - I am guessing they will be good until late December when the temp drops below 0 and I go to Lobsters.