While a minimalist glove design won't do us much good at 7000' of elevation come wintertime, for more temperate climates, less is more. Case in point are the Castelli Super Nano Donna Women's Gloves. Providing just the right amount of protection for chilly weather, the Super Nano Donna gloves are the ideal choice when mercury dips below your skin's comfort level.
To stave off the chills, Castelli constructed the Super Nano Donna gloves from two materials. The body of the gloves uses the highly wind-resistant Stratolight fabric. Lightweight and highly breathable, the selection of Stratolight reflects Castelli's knowledge of what you actually need in the winter -- protection from icy winds. Taking into account your hand position at the front the bike, your hands are the first point of contact with windchill. So, by simply deflecting the wind, the Super Nano Donnas dramatically increase your hand warmth. And going even a step further, the breathability and moisture-wicking properties of the fabric keep your hands dry, and thus warmer throughout aerobic exercise.
For the palms of the gloves, Castelli used the ultra-durable and malleable Pittards leather. The patterned leather absorbs a great deal of road vibration, while providing ample grip on the cockpit. To make the Super Nano Donnas easy to get on and off when it warms up, or for the random phone call, Castelli used a stretch cuff system with a puller-tab.