Even with a proper cold weather kit, it can be tricky to keep your hands warm and dry in winter conditions. Cold temperatures try to get the best of your fingers, while tire spray from wet roads threatens to soak them. With a pair of weatherproof cycling gloves like the C5 Gore-Tex Thermo Glove from Gore Wear, early winter rides are certainly more pleasant. The Gore-Tex membrane is waterproof, windproof and breathable, shielding your hands from the cold and rain while ensuring they don't get clammy if you start to heat up. The membrane combines with synthetic insulation to keep your hands warm down to about 40-degree temperatures, per Gore's recommendation. The glove's interior has a brushed liner that is soft on your skin to enhance comfort. The exterior of the glove has a synthetic leather palm to improve your grip on the bars, along with foam padding on the palm to dampen road vibration--making them suitable for longer rides.