I did a lot of research on bike gloves before settling on the Louis Garneau Air Gel ones. Since I really like gel padding, I was eventually swayed towards giving these a try.
The padding in these gloves provides a decent amount of cushion, but my hands never seem to overheat when I am using them which is fantastic.
I also like the mesh on the back; I feel it adds to the air circulation which prevents my hands from sweating and getting a little clammy during winter.
The coolest feature is on the thumb. They included a microfiber patch designed specifically for wiping sweat from your brow.
I read a lot of bike glove reviews, and I agree that these run a bit small. I ordered a size bigger than I thought I would need and have been very happy with how they fit.
When I go for an intense ride, I do find the amount of padding to be a bit lacking.
Absorbing the impact on trail rides was my main reason for buying a pair of bike gloves.
Ultimately, I think they’ve compromised a bit on the level padding in order to make them more breathable. In deciding if these are the gloves for you or not, I guess it depends on what is most important to you. Many, like myself, prefer a glove with thin padding for the mobility it provides.
The overall comfort of these gloves is very good indeed. They don’t pull or pinch like some of the other bicycle gloves I have had in the past, and they don’t feel stiff at all.
Putting them on and taking them off can be a bit of a challenge, but I have found that to be true of almost all bike gloves. The finger pulls just don’t seem to work for me when I try to remove them.
The best part of these gloves is the amount of grip they provide. I have not had any issues with my hands slipping since I started using them.
I think that is partly due to the material of the gloves and partly due to my hands not getting as sweaty. Since my hand slipping has caused some major issues for me in the past, I really do like that about these gloves.
These are a pretty good glove for riding on hot days. There are a few things I would change, but so far nothing has changed my mind in thinking they’re a good buy.
They’re definitely a step up from your usual budget bike gloves.
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