The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Softshell Lite Glove is superlative in its minimalism. Pearl’s P.R.O. Softshell material provides a windproof and water resistant barrier, but is sleek and flexible. The insulation provided is remarkable considering how thin these gloves are. I’ve worn them in temperatures down in the mid 40s, but they are ideally suited for use between 50 and 60 degrees.
The padding-free palm is made of supple Pittards Carbon leather. I love how grippy these gloves are, especially in wet conditions. The slip-on wrist cuff adds to the overall sleekness. Additional features like reflective accents, silicone print on the finger tips, a soft wiping surface and an anatomic fit are greatly appreciated. If you prefer a glove free of padding but high on grip, the P.R.O. Softshell Lite Glove is the ideal cold-weather option.