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Toko Profi gloves

by Richard Masoner
Toko Profi XC gloves

Positives: Cool Euro styling, comfortable, fits like a glove, breathable, lightweight, reflective stripe on back.

Negatives: Dorky Euro styling, expensive, no snot-wiper, not waterproof.

Toko is a Swiss brand for competitive Nordic/cross-country skiing clothing, waxes, tools, and textile care products. I like winter sports almost as much as cycling, and a lot of my ski gear serves double duty as winter cycling gear.

These Toko Profi gloves are among the most popular gloves used by competitive Nordic skiers. The thin, breathable back makes these gloves good down to moderately sub-freezing temperatures. For cycling, these gloves fit well and are among the most comfortable gloves I’ve ever worn.

The “Clarino” synthetic leather palms provide adequate padding and friction for a good grip on the handlebars. Because these are ski gloves, only the “crotch” between the index finger and thumb is reinforced.

These gloves are intended for use in cool, dry conditions, and for those conditions these gloves are the most perfect I’ve ever tried. The reflective stripes may be helpful for signalling drivers behind you. The lack of snot-wiping rag is an annoyance. These gloves are not right when there’s rain or slush coming down. $40 from outdoor retailers and ski shops.

 
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4 Responses to “Toko Profi gloves”

  1. Don says:

    Just curious, what is the headlight you are sporting in this picture?

  2. Fritz says:

    Princeton Tek Switchback bicycle lights. 2 x 3W LEDs. Review coming Real Soon Now to CBB.

  3. Noah says:

    Not bad, I had a pair of Ryno gloves shown at the below link (with my cheapo camera phone and it’s white LED “flash”) – They’re cold-weather work gloves with reflective strips and a wipe strip on the back of each thumb. I had pretty good luck with them. After about 4 months, the part at the very web of a few of the fingers started wearing through, making for some drafty commuting at high speeds.

    http://www.focushacks.com/photo/11-18-06_2220.jpg

    I recently upgraded to a pair of 180s Enduro gloves:
    http://www.180s.com/sub_category.aspx?prodtypeid=3&lineid=2&productid=17&psku=75872

    They only have a little reflective logo, but they feature the Exhale warming system (breathe into a check valve, and it sends hot air to your finger tips) as well as a wipe strip and had no problem keeping my hands warm when riding in -1F temperatures earlier this week. Yes, I did have to “exhale” to keep my hands warm, but they worked as advertised.

    I seem to prefer thinner gloves with leather palms, similar to mechanic work gloves. Normal work gloves get cold quickly, though, so these are winners.

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