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These Roubaix liner gloves from dhb add extra warmth without much bulk and a silicone palm print provides grip if you want to wear them without another pair of gloves over the top.
The lightweight nylon/elastane fabric is very stretchy so you can get a good, close fit and it offers a surprising amount of warmth when worn underneath a windproof outer pair of gloves. The brushed inner face feels really soft and comfortable against your hands and it helps move moisture outwards to keep your hands feeling dry when you start to sweat.
The cuff is high, reaching well above your wrist to avoid any unwanted gaps, and it's held in place with a flat-lock seam for extra comfort. The seams elsewhere are a bit more noticeable, the ones on the ends of the fingers in particular, but they're not uncomfortable – you're just aware of them at times.
The silicone print – lines and the dhb logo – adds a reasonable amount of grip, covering the whole of the palm and the underside of the fingers, and the upper-side of the index finger as well, which comes in handy for braking and shifting.
Cold air blows through the fabric quite easily without a windproof layer on top but you get enough warmth for a lot of autumn/spring conditions here. I'd never head out with these as my only gloves because they're not padded, but on a long winter ride you might want to take off your outer gloves for a bit – say the sun comes out, you hit a hilly section or whatever – and these will do just fine on their own then.
Lightweight, breathable liner gloves that add plenty of warmth at a very good price
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Make and model: dhb Roubaix Liner Glove
Size tested: Medium
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Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.