Pearl Izumi Elite Gel Vent Full-Finger Glove - Men's $44.95
Not many apparel companies can claim to be involved with cycling as long as Pearl Izumi has, and when you slip your hands into the Elite Gel Vent Full-Finger Glove you'll instantly know why this company has been in business for so long. From the palm to your fingertips, every stich, panel, and material is designed to offer the perfect mix of comfort, performance, and durability for cycling.
One contributing factor to this is the Comfort Bridge Gel-Vent technology. The soft gel padding relieves pressure on the Ulnar and Median nerves to keep blood flowing, and numbness at bay. It also helps with ventilation to keep the paws cool.
The palm features an anatomic cut and is constructed out of synthetic leather for a soft and durable interface. Along the top of the hand, Pearl's In-R-Cool mesh lining provides a skin-cooling effect by pulling perspiration and moisture from the skin. The thumb gets a traditional wiping surface, and a hook-and-loop closure with pull tab makes removal and donning the gloves a struggle-free affair.
The Pearl Izumi Elite Gel Vent Full-Finger Glove comes in Black and sizes Small through XX-Large.
- Measure around your hand at the widest point excluding the thumb.
What community has to say
All-time favorite gloves
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have big hands and Pearl Izumi is really the only brand that fits me well. In other brands the XL is too small and the XXL fits across my palm, but the fingers are too long. I wear these in an XL. They are my all-time favorite gloves.
These are great gloves for all but the coldest weather here in So Cal, which isn't that bad and isn't that often. So for most of the year, these are my go-to gloves. I've beaten the heck out of a pair and they are still going strong.
I actually lost that pair after leaving them on my bike rack a couple months ago, and went out and bought a new pair. I found the old ones, miles apart, on the roadside on the way back from the trailhead the next day. So now I have two pairs; I'm all set.
Love the fit and feel, and appreciate the thin gel padding. It provides a little insulation when the going gets rough, or on the long, sustained downhills, but doesn't numb my trail feel. And I prefer a full-fingered glove for MTB. These vent heat enough to allow me to wear a full-fingered glove even in the hot So Cal summers.
All told, highly recommended.