I've been a fan of these guys since we first stumbled onto them. It was a few weeks out from Iceman last fall, with colder temperatures becoming the norm, and those November gales bringing rain all too often as everyone tried to prepare for the big slew of races that punctuate the end of the fall calendar. I ordered up a pair, and really didn't take them off until the snow was three feet deep and the need for lobster gloves and Bar Mitts demanded it.
Einstein Cycles: What makes this product special?
Cody Sovis: They just work so well. I've broken a lot of bones in my wrists and fingers, so my hands are always cold, whether it's 50 degrees or 20. Riding around numb is just dangerous, and I rely on being able to feel the trail to go quick.
Ec: What makes them most handy?
CS: TC is grey and wet. The Monsoon glove is amazingly warm, even in colder conditions and in a complete deluge. Even when the temperatures are down around 35, 40 degrees, your hands stay warm, even if you're completely soaked.
Ec: What other gloves would you compare it to?
CS: They're really unlike most of the gloves I've used before. They're actually neoprene, which means they retain heat extremely well, repel water, but they don't breath a lick. It's a glove that you're going to use when it's wet, when it's pretty cold, but you'll use a regular fabric glove the rest of the time.
Ec: Does is come in hi-vis?
CS: I wish they did. I really do.