Cold hands? Rich(a) solutions

If you suffer from cold hands this is the time of year the commute can really start to hurt. Infact if you have cold hands touring anywhere that isn’t tropical can have a real impact on your journey, so good gloves really matter for comfort and machine control.

Following the success of their aptly named Arctic WP gloves, Richa introduced a Gore-Tex® version to its glove lineup in February a year ago, for riders looking for a pair of warm and waterproof winter gloves; the Richa Arctic GTX gloves.

Available in sizes S-3XL, they have a leather and textile construction with a Gore-Tex® membrane inside, ensuring hands stay dry from the outer elements while any moisture from inside the gloves is wicked away. They feature a thermal liner for warmth, D3O knuckle protection and an integrated finger visor wiper made from suede. A hook and loop fastener and a Velcro strap ensure a snug and secure fit.

If however, that’s not enough, Richa also have the Nordic GTX gloves, which are more mitten-like, but have space for two fingers at a time. Sometimes called ‘lobster claw’ rather than mitten, the main benefit of this configuration is that fingers are able to share heat but you still have dexterity, especially if, like me you like to use two fingers on the levers.

Designed to combat the extreme cold, the Nordic GTX gloves feature a fleece lining, a breathable wind- and waterproof Gore-Tex® membrane and the backs of the fingers are leather-wrapped. They fasten with an adjustable hook and loop wrist closure as well as a larger Velcro strap for a secure, comfortable and weatherproof fit.

Please note, we haven’t tested either of these gloves yet.
The Richa Arctic GTX gloves retail for £119.99.
The Richa Nordic GTX gloves are available in sizes S-3XL and sell for £109.99.