Gore Bike Wear Alp-X 2.0 Long Glove $55.95
Total protection for your digits.
The Gore Bike Wear Alp-X 2.0 Long Glove protects your hand from cold weather at the same time that it's protecting it from shock, vibration, and impact. This is great news for those of you who don't plan to put the bike away this year. Sure, it's a little more painful to ride in the winter, but you'll have the trails all to yourself.
Gore started with a stretchy blend of nylon and elastane that can handle huge amounts of abuse and won't limit your range of motion. This breathable outer fabric allows water vapor to escape so your hand stays dry and comfortable, even during intense climbs. The palm is durable nylon and polyurethane that provides excellent grip so you won't slip off the bars or lose touch with your brake levers at a crucial moment. Gore even supplied a cotton/poly sweat wipe so you could stem the sweat attack before it gets to your glasses.
With the weather taken care of, Gore turned its attention to fatigue-inducing vibration and the inevitable unplanned impact. Along the heel of the
palm is a low-profile gel pad to add comfort without negatively
affecting grip. The rest of the palm is padded with a low-profile foam padding that reduces fatigue without affecting the Long Glove's phenomenal level of dexterity.
Adding to that dexterity are
silicone gripers on the index and forefingers. A soft wipe is placed along the thumb panel to keep
things tidy as you push through inclement weather. The elastic
wrist cuff is nice and wide to lock out the elements without cutting off
circulation, and it's adjustable via a hook-and-loop closure.
The Gore Bike Wear ALP-X SO Glove has reflective logos for added low-light safety. It's available in sizes Small through XXX-Large and in Black, Red/black, and White/black.
GORE Bike Wear
|Hand Circumference||7.8 - 8.3in
(19.8 - 21.1cm)
|8.3 - 8.7in
(21.1 - 22.1cm)
|8.7 - 9.2in
(22.1 - 23.4cm)
|9.2 - 9.7in
(23.4 - 24.6cm)
|9.7 - 10.2in
(24.6 - 25.9cm)
|10.2 - 10.6in
(25.9 - 26.9cm)
|Hand Circumference||6.2 - 6.7in
(15.7 - 17cm)
|6.7 - 7.2in
(17 - 18.3cm)
|7.2 - 7.6in
(18.3 - 19.3cm)
|7.6 - 8.1in
(19.3 - 20.6cm)
|8.1 - 8.6in
(20.6 - 21.8cm)
- How to Measure:
- For best results, use a tape measure.
- Hand Circumference:
- Measure around the widest part of your hand, not including the thumb.
What community has to say
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Great gloves for those early autumn, spring nights or moderate dry days when you're on the single track and need the protection of full glove. They're not weather resistant but will keep your hands warm down to about 16 degrees C or 60F. I've been using these for a season and now and they are holding up really well. Quality gloves, not bulky, pleasure to wear.