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Great Road Gloves

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After a nice crash really marred my hand a few years back despite wearing gloves, I don't wear half-finger gloves anymore, I only wear full-finger with decent protection even on road.

That said, these are perfect for it! They breath well and are grippy, but they've still got the back of my hand covered (and I've been in a couple crashes and tested it; much better than the thin spandex of road gloves).

What I like about these better than my other MTBing gloves is the gel palm; it's much more comfortable for road riding than the minimal XC gloves I use for MTBing. The gel is placed nicely and softens up riding on both the hoods and in the drops.

Unfortunately Fox has started going with glue for all their rubber attachment which prevents this from getting 5 stars, as it inevitably starts coming off. A couple minutes with a hot glue gun fixes it when it does, but it's an annoyance that wasn't there back when they stitched it.

They last a long time, I've had one pair go for nearly a year of almost-daily commuting (35 miles) and the detailing peeling up was the only issue. Palms are still bomber.

I wear XL in Fox and these fit. I wear L in most other brands though so you might want to size down.