This year, I had the opportunity to try a brand-new CKX product, the Alaska Glove.
Every year, CKX tries to improve its products; with this glove, the company keeps its mission unchanged. CKX has focused on quality, and you can easily see that.
First, it is made of 100% leather, which allows good durability, especially on the inside of the hand, which can wear out prematurely on the handlebars, and it also makes an excellent barrier against the wind.
Underneath the leather, there is a waterproofing membrane that keeps hands dry throughout the day. Even though leather is durable, we know that it can get wet sometimes, and it can be very annoying, but with the membrane, it helps to prevent this inconvenience.
Regarding insulation, the Alaska glove has 140 g of insulation on the top of the hand and 40 g in the palm. It makes it ideal for cold off-trail days as well as warm trails days.
For the trail enthusiast who would like to have only one pair of gloves, I don't recommend it if you don't have proper protection for your hands in the wind like a high windshield or handlebar deflector.
For a relatively warm glove, I thought the dexterity was good with the pre-curved fingers to help the grip on the handlebars, in addition to being flexible for a leather glove. One thing I liked is the wrist attachment, rather than being on top of the glove, like most, it's underneath. I think it provides easier access and hand support is even better.
One small point to improve, the wrist part of the glove was badly proportioned, it's too small to put it over our suit and too big to put our sleeve over it, which was very unpleasant.
Overall, I appreciate the CKX glove experience.
Not only because it's a quality glove that will perform for many years, but also because the hand support is excellent and keep your hands dry with its waterproof membrane.
Once again, a big thank you to CKX for this test. For more information, you can go to CKX's website!