Now that I have had over a month of cold weather under my belt, I feel comfortable talking about the Sealskinz Winter Halo Glove.

A mid term review of this amazing Sealskinz Halo Winter Glove

by John Brown, HaveFunBiking

Now that I have had over a month of cold weather under my belt, I feel comfortable talking about the Sealskinz Halo Winter Glove. The onset of Minnesota’s winter is probably colder than most peoples harsh winter months, so I feel that this mid term review is probably a great indicator for 90 percent of America’s  riding needs.

The pros of the Sealskinz winter glove so far

i think we all agree, the major selling feature for any winter glove is warmth and this glove has that in spades. I have ridden well into the mid-teens and never once wanted for more insulation. Considering these gloves are a full five finger glove and lightweight, the fact that they are warm is unparalleled. Overall the gloves breath well, fit well and have a great amount of flexibility. I like the large Velcro flap that acts as the wrist closure and the palm material’s tacky grip on the bar.

The cons to date

The lighting system is one of the selling features for these gloves, but sadly it didn’t preform as stated. While the lights are bright their position on the glove doesn’t lend to amazing visibility. However, they do offer a really cool look when signaling your turns. Sadly, for me, one of the blinkers didn’t start well and didn’t last long. The bracket that holds the battery was loose from the factory and led to intermittent function. I was able to readjust the bracket (read bent) and the light functioned well. Unfortunately, maybe due to my work the wires broke free from the switch.

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The wiring broke free on my Halo light (red circle). Luckily the part is replaceable

More Sealskinz  info coming

With the lighting system aside, these gloves have been amazing. Considering that the Sealskinz Glove is known for warmth and not electronics, this makes sense. I’m planning on riding these gloves right up until they can’t insulate anymore. So far they have done a better job than any of the dozen or so gloves I have sitting at home. I also hope to see how long the palm material stays grippy. That palm is starting to show some signs of wear, but overall, they are well intact.

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Light wear on the Halo’s palm

5 thoughts on “A mid term review of this amazing Sealskinz Halo Winter Glove

  1. Dave Hoglund

    Hi John, Awesome to see my picture (but wish I was wearing a pair of those SealSkinz gloves) I am actually wearing a pair of Yoko Windstopper gloves in the pic. Need a product tester? Will take them on our Wed night Fatbike ride @ Elm Creek and let you know how they compare.

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    1. John Brown Post author

      Hey Dave, you’re famous!
      Currently, i’m doing the testing for these gloves but that fatbike ride sounds like fun, what time do you guys leave?.
      I, am really impressed with these gloves, I have owned gloves from nearly everybody, and these have been the warmest to date. It’s funny, I have a pair of their Highland Claw “lobster style” glove that I figured I would be wearing already, but the Halo glove just won’t quit.

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  2. Julian Ward

    Any idea whether Sealskinz offer the same glove without the electronics? I’m looking for a new pair of warm winter gloves, but would prefer something reflective to the electronics.

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    1. John Brown Post author

      hi Julian,
      SealSkinz makes a glove called the “All Weather Cycle” glove which is rated to be as warm as the Halo without the electronics.

      You can also look to their “Highland” glove for something a bit warmer!

      Thanks for reading

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