Review: Showers Pass Crosspoint Hardshell Gloves

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Showers Pass hails from Portland, Oregon, where cold and wet go hand-in-glove.

The Crosspoint Hardshell gloves have an OutDry inner waterproof membrane heat bonded to the outer shell. This bonding eliminates seams and any dead space between the layers. For added warmth there’s a thin Merino wool lining. The resulting glove is waterproof, windproof, and breathable, and kept my hands dry and comfortable between 30-50 degrees during a variety of precipitations. Check out the video below for a quick explanation of how the OutDry membrane works.

I like that the gloves had a snug fit without too much bulk, making it easy to feel headlight buttons and pack zippers. The synthetic palm and fingers are perforated for breathability and the anti-slip palm was effective when wet. I usually prefer non-padded palms, but the light padding of the Crosspoint felt comfortable and non-invasive against grips and bar tape.

Because the tall cuff is slender and non-bulky it can be worn over or under sleeves (depending on the jacket) by adjusting the wrist strap. Reflective piping across the dorsal side of the glove helps with visibility during turn signals.

I think $95 is a good price for a high quality, waterproof winter glove. This glove is a good choice for average winter temperatures, but I did find they were not quite adequate at lower temperatures (in the 20s and below). On the whole, the gloves were extremely comfortable and performed well in cold and wet conditions.

Learn more at www.showerspass.com.

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