Every year at this time, it’s always the same story. Is it really time to be talking about winter gear? Sadly, yes, it’s time. Especially this year since current affairs may have you cooped up more than usual, so having the right gear to keep you comfortable and allow you to get out of the house may be critical to maintaining your sanity.

To that end, Sealskinz has an all new technology for their waterproof gloves that claims to keep you dry and warm – while in full control.

Fusion Control waterproof glove

Waterproof winter cycling gloves are always a challenge. You want something thin enough to still provide the needed dexterity to control your bike, but you also want to stay warm and dry.

Their new Fusion Control technology uses a three layer bonded construction with a merio wool liner and outer shell bonded directly to the hydrophilic membrane. The bonding process is said to be unique and uses an ‘open mesh’ process that is said to improve moisture transfer away from your hands. The result is a waterproof and windproof glove with high breathability, and a liner that cannot be separated from the rest of the glove. Anyone who’s ever struggled with getting a winter glove back onto your hand after the liner has bunched up in the fingers knows this is a good thing.

Initially, Fusion Control will be offered in five different models in both ‘all weather’ and ‘cold weather’ options.

Waterproof All Weather Lightweight Glove with Fusion Control

Fusion Control lightweight glove

The All Weather Lightweight glove is a low profile option that is still waterproof. Sealskinz says these are ideal for cycling, but also running, dog walking, commuting, fishing, and hiking.

Features:
• Outer Lining – Fleece Backed Stretch Lycra®
• Palm – PU Suede
• Middle Layer – 100% Hydrophilic Membrane
• Inner Layer – COOLMAX®
• MSRP $75.00

WATERPROOF ALL WEATHER GLOVE WITH FUSION CONTROL

Fusion Control all weather glove

A bit more rugged but still considered ‘all weather’, these gloves are meant for cycling, skiing, photography(touchscreen compatible), and commuting.

Features:
• Fleece-backed softshell outer AX Suede palm, merino wool interior
• Touchscreen friendly
• Thumb wiper
• Velcro closure
• MSRP $80.00

WATERPROOF ALL WEATHER MULTI-ACTIVITY GLOVE WITH FUSION CONTROL

Fusion Control multi activity glove

Sealskinz calls this model multi-activity, which is a bit confusing since all of their gloves seem to be multi-activity. However, this pair is supposedly excellent for mountain biking, climbing, ice climbing, cycling, commuting, and skiing.

Features:
• Stepped stretch Lycra outer
• PU Suede palm
• Merino wool interior
• Silicone grippers on the index and middle fingers
• Touchscreen friendly
• Thumb wiper
• Velcro closure
• MSRP $85.00

WATERPROOF COLD WEATHER GLOVE WITH FUSION CONTROL

Fusion Control cold weather gloveNow we get into the colder weather gloves, which are better for lower temperatures and snow sports like fat biking, mountaineering, and skiing.

Features:
• Goatskin leather and softshell outer
• Goatskin leather palm
• Merino wool interior
• Touchscreen friendly
• Velcro closure
• MSRP $95.00

WATERPROOF COLD WEATHER WORK GLOVE WITH FUSION CONTROL

Fusion Control cold weather work glove

And if you are looking for something extremely durable for working outside in the cold (trail work?), the Cold Weather Work Glove could be the answer.

Features:
• Goatskin leather outer
• Reinforced goatskin leather palm
• Merino wool interior
• Soft localized padding over the knuckles
• Touchscreen friendly
• Pull-on tab.
• MSRP $95.00

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3 COMMENTS

  1. “…outer shell bonded directly to the hydrophilic membrane”

    ^ Surely that ought to read “hydrophobic membrane,” unless that would mean the membrane had rabies.

    • Hydrophilic just means the material is attracted to water, whereas hydrophobic materials repel water. I believe in this case, the hydrophilic properties of the membrane attract moisture from your skin and transfer it through the waterproof membrane so it can evaporate outside the membrane, keeping you cool and dry.

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