gore mistral II gloves a _let down_
I recently bought a pair of Gore Mistral II gloves that promised to be weather-proof and have excellent wind-blocking properties. Once I received them, I discovered that they were very thin (to save weight... naturally
), but since Gore is supposedly the warmest fabric available, I didn't think twice about it. However, I later discovered that simply walking around in temperatures only a few degrees below freezing with light winds made my hands a bit cold. They seem to block the wind alright, but the Windstopper N2S fabric itself gets cold. However, if I stick my hand out the car window (roads are too snowy for bicycling), it almost seems as if they are better able to fight off the cold than while walking.
I also bought a Gore Phantom Plus II jacket, which seems to have much better thermal properties. It's possible the Mistral gloves require a liner glove to achieve their full potential, but it doesn't seem like I should have to shell out even more money given the already high price of the gloves. Maybe I'm just sensitive to the cold...
Do any of you have a pair of these gloves? If so, what has been your experience?
I appreciate any input.