In UTAH the bike comes off the trainer in late spring for me. With the CRAFT thermal split gloves it comes off the trainer sooner. Living in the Rocky Mountains winter can really last especially with a few late spring snow storms.
One of the biggest challenges of cycling in the spring is having very cold temperatures. I have always struggled with what gloves to use in cold weather biking. I really like the CRAFT split thermal because I can still brake and shift and not be completely freezing in my hands and fingertips. The split basically seperates 4 fingers into 2.
The split finger shell features a Clarino palm with Thinsulate insulation. The Clarino palm has some dots to give comfortable no slip grip. The Thinsulate allows for perfect thin insulation that is not overly bulky. Inside there is a fleece liner glove for added warmth, this is good for the extreme cold temps. I like the option of pulling out the inner fleece glove and putting my normal biking gloves in there so if the sun pops out or things warm up I can take the split thermal gloves off and I am ready to go. The glove provides a velcro closure and pull tab to create a comfortable and secure fit.
I used the thermal split glove for running in single digit temperatures. I was very impressed with the warmth in high winds and liked having the option to remove the inner fleece lining. Having more ability to zip grab and adjust without removing these gloves is a huge advantage. An excellent feature is the fleece strip along the thumb or what I refer to as the snot pad.
If you want a very warm glove while still being able to stop and shift check out www.craft-usa.com