GripGrab has winter riding gloves sorted
GripGrab says their new autumn/winter range includes the brand’s “best ever gloves.” They also have new lines to bolster their range of all-weather cycling essentials: now you can ride all year.
Scandinavian brand GripGrab have been around for over twenty years and if you want clothing that works in the cold and wet who better to ask than a couple of brothers who know what cold weather is? GripGrab say their products are at their best best when the weather is at its worst. Continuing their work to get more people cycling and keep them riding all year round,
GripGrab has launched a new range of products for Autumn-Winter 2022. Their five key glove models have been designed to cover every weather type and eventuality, so us cyclists can get out and ride in all conditions. All of GripGrab’s new premium gloves are based on their first-generation predecessors. For these new models they listened to customer feedback, as well as using the latest fabrics to take glove construction “to the next level.” And an added bonus is that the range is made of 70% recycled materials.
First up in the range is the Insulator 2, designed to keep off the first chill of autumn. These versatile lightweight gloves are designed to keep the chill off your hands on spring and autumn days. They are made from a stretchy, breathable fabric and have a silicone gripper pattern on the palm. Sounds just right for chilly races as well as cooler rides.
Next is the Hurricane 2 – GripGrab say it’s their most versatile pair of gloves – shrugging off wind and light rain. The Hurricane 2 are an evolution of a classic GripGrab product – improving on a high quality, longstanding product from the GripGrab range. These windproof gloves are best suited to spring and autumn conditions but are also suitable for milder winter days. The windproof stretch fabric on the back of the gloves is highly breathable and has a 15K (15,000 g/m²/24h) rating. The fabric is also treated with a PFC-free durable water repellent treatment. The palm has a gel pad for comfort and silicone gripper prints to aid grip. And they are made from 45% recycled material.
As the wind chill increases and the temperature drops, the Windster 2 takes over to keep your hands warm on long days on the bike. This new version has windproof, stretchy back, combined with a soft fleece lining. They have a breathability rating of 15K (15,000 g/m²/24h) so helping keeping your hands dry. They also have a PFC-free DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coating on the outside, that will shrug off light rain and spray. In total, these gloves are made from 80% recycled material.
And when the weather turns wet, the Polaris 2 will keep your hands warm and dry. With a fully waterproof and breathable membrane, GripGrab say these gloves are not just water resistant – they are 100% waterproof: with a 15K (15,000mm) waterproof rating and a 15K (15,000 g/m²/24h) breathability rating. As they are designed for the wettest and coldest days, PrimaLoft® Gold is used on the palm to offer exceptional breathability and warmth, even under compression. GripGrab have then added Primaloft® Gold Active+ to the back of the glove. So you can keep riding through the weather, if you really must! 75% of the material used in these gloves comes from recycled material.
For the coldest conditions there’s the Nordic 2 Lobster; gloves that shrug off the worst of winter. The mittens are split into three, so you can still use your controls, while conserving warmth. The fleecy lining – made from 100% recycled material – has an anti-odour treatment, so less washing needed. And less washing mean they last longer and is better for the environment.
Finally in addition to their top end gloves, GripGrab offer the Ride Windproof Deep Winter Lobster Gloves – these use a similar design as the Nordic 2 – but with different material choices to allow for a lower price point.
All of GripGrab’s new premium gloves are based on their first-generation predecessors. For these new models they listened to customer feedback from the first-generation products, as well as using the latest fabrics to take glove construction “to the next level.” Also GripGrab say the range is made using recycled materials.
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And it’s not just gloves. GripGrab also have the AquaShield Waterproof Cycling Cap and the Alpine Merino High Cut Winter Socks. The cap is made from a 15K water and windproof fabric, with taped seams for maximum wet weather protection. It is also extremely breathable – with a rating of 40K, allowing perspiration to escape from within.
The Alpine Merino High Cut Winter Socks are made from 54% merino wool, combined with synthetic fibres. These offer the beautifully soft and naturally insulating properties of merino wool, but with enhanced wicking performance. Better sock durability comes thanks to the interwoven synthetic fibres.
As well as using recycled materials in their products, GripGrab have updated their product packaging. They’ve reduced the amount of cardboard used as much of the information has been moved online. Most of the information can be easily accessed using the QR code on each product’s tag.
Check out the full GripGrab range.
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