FLUX SUBs were developed for when environmental temperatures get really chilly. We developed these at the request of some of our North American friends who regularly run in temps close to 0C (crazy fools!). With a heavier weight yarn the Sub's offer a third more insulation and bulk than the Zero's.
Tested using FLIR thermal imaging technology, the gloves are an elegant and simple design that allows smart runners to better control the temperature of their hands on chilly runs.
With the hand held straight, a ruler placed at the base of the middle finger, measure down the base of the palm. What's your FLUX size? On the borderline...we'd recommend to go up a size.Sizes
Too many times have we, as runners, been fed up with hot, clammy and sweaty hands when running in our standard gloves. The only options are, to take them off, grin and bear it, or throw the gloves away! All of this breaks our stride & we just want to enjoy the run!
So, we designed our own! FLUX gloves use a novel mesh pattern incorporated in the palm and fingers of the glove. This allows the runner to control the temperature of the hand and release the build up of sweat. Simply open the hand to cool & close the hand to warm. The clever design uses a unique robotic knitting technology to deliver true functionality and comfort. Smart hey!
During rigorous field testing the temperature of the hand was measured using a thermal camera; the gloves allowed a 5C range of control in the FLUX gloves. Not only do the gloves provide climate control you can feel, they are also only a 10th of the weight of some standard running gloves, being super small they are easy to fit in your pocket or running belt.
So, your not sure which to go for...Zeros or Subs? Well we hope the names give it away, but it's worth looking over the two FLUX gloves in the range we have today.
FLUX Zeros are made from super lightweight bi-component polyester/nylon fabric, weighing in at only 7grams each. The compression fit of the gloves will be a little lighter than the Subs in the same size as there is slightly less elastane (10% by weight). Most importantly the thermoregulating mesh has 50% more area than the Subs, allowing sweat to evaporate straight off the skin. This attribute gives the most efficient cooling effect possible and allows the hand to work like an active radiator...'open the hand to cool, close the hand to warm'. The lightweight and breathable nature of the Zeros means that you'll want to start wearing these at around 8 degrees Celsius (46F).
If your looking for a little more insulation then the FLUX Subs are still light and compact using microfiber nylon fabric and a little more elastane (18%), but weighing only 16grams each. The mesh area is reduced by 50% to balance the heat build up of the body and the heat release from the hands, in what are likely to be quite cold conditions (you brave fool !).
Both these FLUX gloves are about comfort and performance in cold conditions, but 8 degrees C is a lot different to 3 degrees C, so these gloves are developed differently to maintain that unique balance between being too cold and being comfortable during sweaty winter pursuits across a wider temperature range.
Patent 1416642.5 GB
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