February 3, 2014
If you missed out on the Craft Hybrid glove this season for winter and early spring, fear not. Adventure Cycling’s Cyclosource online store still has a few of the Canari Static Jammer gloves left in stock. Canari came out with this glove a few years ago and they are still quite popular for that cool/cold-weather riding. The Canari Static Jammer glove is designed mainly as a wind and water block — the two outdoor elements that pull the most heat away from our bodies.
The Canari Static gloves themselves are not super bulky, but they have enough loft to maintain warm air around your hands and fingers. If or when the temperatures drop below your liking, there is enough room to wear a light wool or wicking liner glove underneath.
Canari includes a few features that work really well for this glove. The Aero-Tex material on the palm and back of the hand is what makes this glove effective. Aero-Tex is a waterproof and windproof material that’s breathable, allowing moist air to exit. This ensures that your hands stay warm and dry. Another piece of helpful fabric is the fleece along the outside of the thumb and fore finger. As well as adding another warming layer, the fleece works as a great nose and brow wipe. Canari also adds a great gripping material in all the right spots. Along the padded palm and in between the fore finger and thumb, you’ll find a rubberized mesh designed to keep your hands on the grips even in wet weather.
Being able to try these gloves for myself, I’ve found that Canari has really filled a niche for a cool weather glove. I really like the fit and found that the sizing was right on. I typically wear a size large in gloves and the Static’s size large is very comfortable with no binding around the palm and thumb. I like that these gloves are very light at 3.5 oz. and easy to pack away when not needed. Best of all, they block the cold wind that we get here in Montana. Whether you’re on a long ride or just commuting every day, the Canari Static is definitely a great option.
Top photo by Patrick Finley | Bottom photo courtesy of Canari Cyclewear
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