Winters are now in full swing. If you’re out on the road, you need a good quality pair of gloves for undertaking a long journeys.
Cold air saps moisture and warmth away from your fingers in set in a chill which is not just painful but also creates numbness that reduces reaction times on roads.
For winters, avoid plain jane textile gloves and basic leathers which can become as cold as the weather when worn over a longer time.
For retaining warmth, dedicated winter gloves such as Alpinestars Apex Drystar Gloves make excellent choice. These gloves come with an integrated waterproof Drystar membrane and a Thinsulate lining. Hence they not just protect your hands in rains and accidents but also provide warmth in chilly rides in winter weather.
Apex Drystar are a good fit, provide warm feel on wearing, have knuckle protection and are waterproof. Leather outers healp for breaking the wind too. These tend to get a bit hot in Autumn/Spring city rides when the sun is at zenith but are just perfect on highways.
For boots, opt for something like Roam 2 Waterproof Boots. The tall length provides for warmth especially when combined with long warm socks. Ideally for winter touring, opt for tall style boots to cover as much of lower legs as possible since the boots provide for warmth, a decent amount of protection and are waterproof.