10 Great Value SkiBike Essentials - # 4 Tesco Winter Gloves

Posted: Tuesday, 8 May 2012 by Mark Kinnon in Labels: , ,

I want to pay tribute to 10 excellent items that I have used whilst skibiking, they didn't cost much and have all delivered fantastic value for money.
All of them cost under £60, to stay in budget, some had to be bought from secondhand from eBay, usually in nearly new condition having seen a weeks use or less. SkiBike related bargains are out there to be had, providing you buy at the end of the winter season right through to late September.

Item: Tesco F&F Thinsulate Winter Gloves

Price Paid: £6

What was so good about this item then?

I got these as an impulse purchase whilst doing my weekly grocery shop, at the price I expected them to last a week at most. Gloves take a lot of punishment whilst skibiking, the area between the base of the thumb and the forefinger is especially prone. Over 3 weeks later and after some very vigorous activity they hardly look broken in.
They have a tough waterproof outerlayer and a cosy Thinsulate inner layer. I didn't appreciate how efficient they were till I took them off for 5 minutes on an especially cold morning when it was -10 degrees. As a result, there was one finger that didn't regain sensation in the tip for nearly a month.

Any gripes or whinges about this item?

At this price, certainly not, a bottle of beer in Switzerland was more expensive.

Tesco Winter Gloves - fantastic value