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Scott Neoprene gloves review

We’ve been testing Scott’s semi-neoprene gloves over the past few months, so how have they coped with winter weather off-road and on?

Scott Neoprene gloves
(Image: © Guy Kesteven)

Bike Perfect Verdict

Decent protection and warmth where you need it, and tactile feedback that makes these gloves great for comfortable winter control, but not if you’re a snotty touchscreen addict

Pros

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    Impressive warmth wet or dry

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    Grippy, tactile palm

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    Generous cuff

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    Color choices

Cons

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    Not touchscreen compatible

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    No snot wipe

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    Palm can get soggy

Scott Sports specializes in kit for bike, snow and moto, and these gloves transcend all categories. We've been putting them to the test over the past few months, using them for cycling on- and off-road, and exposed them to whatever winter chose to throw our way.

We found the mix of control and weather protection works particularly well for mountain biking, so long as you don’t need to wipe your nose or swipe your phone regularly. But we'll come back to that. Here's how the Scott Neoprene gloves fared through our rigorous testing.

Performance

A light neoprene/softshell back panel is an increasingly popular direction to take for preserving hand warmth impressively well in all weathers, right down to snow and ice if you’re working hard. While they're not totally neoprene as the name suggests, the Scott gloves also have a neoprene thumb so your lonely digit doesn’t suffer a solo freeze. That does mean no dedicated soft snot/lens wipe panel though. The fingertips aren't touchscreen compatible either, so it’s gloves off if you want to ‘gram or answer your phone.

Silicon ‘snail trails’ add mid-hand, finger and thumb tip grip to the Clarino synthetic leather palm, while the unpadded Second Skin design gives undiluted control feedback. They can get cold and soggy if you palm down accidentally but the grip is relatively unaffected. The cuff is usefully long and you get a Velcro wrap for snug sealing, plus a small tab on the palm helps you pull the gloves on. They come in orange and blue as well as black, with a vast size range available. They’re properly sized too, so you don’t need to get an XL if you’re a large.

Verdict

Surprisingly warm yet high control winter weather gloves that work great for MTB, gravel or road, as long as you don’t need to wipe or swipe too often. They’re a reasonable price too.

Tech Specs: Scott Neoprene gloves

  • Price: $34.99 / £29.99
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
  • Colors: Orange, blue, black

Guy Kesteven is Bike Perfect and Cyclingnews’ contributing tech editor. Hatched in Yorkshire he's been hardened by riding round it in all weathers since he was a kid. He spent a few years working in bike shops and warehouses before starting writing and testing for bike mags in 1996. Since then he’s written several million words about several thousand test bikes and a ridiculous amount of riding gear. To make sure he rarely sleeps and to fund his custom tandem habit, he’s also penned a handful of bike-related books and talks to a GoPro for YouTube, too.


Rides: Pace RC295, Cotic FlareMax, Specialized Chisel, Vielo V+1 gravel bike, Nicolai FS Enduro, Landescape custom gravel tandem

Height: 180cm

Weight: 69kg