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Item # POC0079

Description

Hang on.

For those that have wanted for simple, perfect gloves, the POC Index Air Gloves are the ticket. What they are not, are gloves covered in patches, plastic, stripes, or scratchy velcro anything. That's exactly why we love them. And when you pull on the Index Air, you'll wonder why gloves ever come with velcro closures at the wrist cuffs. For these, POC creates a soft cuff with a lycra covered hem and an elastic gusset panel to keep it fitted at your wrist. They're light enough for XC use if you just prefer the added safety of long fingers, yet they feel sturdy enough for dirt jumping, street riding, and multi-day adventures in the high mountains.

The Index Air gloves cover the back of your hand with a durable yet light and breathable nylon mesh, while the palm is made of supple Pittards leather. It's textured to offer a supreme grip on your bars. It's also quite sensitive, so you'll be able to snap off exact shifts just when you need them. And if you fumble with maps often or you're a magnet for trouble and have a bad trailside repair habit, silicone grippers on the fingertips will give you a positive touch. Honestly, the best part of these gloves is what POC wisely chose to leave off. The lack of a closure means that these lightweight but sturdy gloves will never gouge your face when you wipe your brow or nose. In fact, the Index Air Gloves are the only gloves from POC that have a soft thumb wipe for just that purpose.

The POC Index Air Gloves are available in Black and White and come in Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large sizes.

Tech Specs

Material:
nylon, synthetic leather, silicone
Recommended Use:
mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

POC

Men's Apparel & Gloves
Jerseys
 XSSMLXL XXL
Chest 35in
(89cm)
37in
(94cm)
39in
(99cm)
41in
(104cm)
43in
(110cm)
46in
(116cm)
Waist 30.7in
(78cm)
32.7in
(83cm)
34.6in
(88cm)
36.6in
(93cm)
39in
(99cm)
41.3in
(105cm)
Seat 36.2in
(92cm)
38.2in
(97cm)
40.2in
(102cm)
42.1in
(107cm)
44.5in
(113cm)
46.9in
(119cm)
Jersey Length 28.3in
(71.9cm)
29.5in
(74.9cm)
30.7in
(78cm)
31.9in
(81cm)
33.1in
(84.1cm)
34.3in
(87cm)
Shorts
 XSSMLXLXXL
Waist 28in
(71.1cm)
30in
(76.2cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
34in
(86.4cm)
36in
(91.4cm)
38in
(96.5cm)
Gloves
 XSSMLXL
Knuckle Circumference 6.3 - 6.7in
(16 - 17cm)
6.7 - 7.5in
(17 - 19cm)
6.7 - 8.3in
(17 - 21cm)
6.7 - 9in
(17 - 23cm)
8.7 - 9.5in
(22 - 24cm)
Hand Length 5.5 - 6in
(14 - 15cm)
6 - 6.7in
(15 - 17cm)
6.7 - 7.5in
(17 - 19cm)
7.5 - 8.3in
(19 - 21cm)
8.3 - 8.7in
(21 - 22cm)
Note:
This size table should be considered as a guide when choosing the right size of your POC gear.
Chest:
Measure underneath your arms around the fullest part of your chest.
Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Seat:
Standing with your feet together, measure around the widest part of your thighs.
Knuckle Circumference:
Measure around your knuckles not including the thumb.

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Here's what others have to say...

5 5

Love them

Fit true to size, and nice to avoid the fuss of a velcro closure. I found these suitable comfortable. They are quite thin on the palm, which works well with my Ergon grips, but your mileage may vary.

4 5

Go bigger

I have huge hands, but XL in almost every other glove fits me. These guys were too tight. If you're on the fence, go a size larger.

3 5

Size matters

It's hot and humid here in Singapore. And it also rains down like a waterfall during the current monsoon season. Needed an XC glove that's light and full of ventilation for the dry season, and not thick and bulky and that retains water during the wet season. The POC Index Air fulfills all the above requirements adequately if you want a full-fingered XC glove. And it looks good to top off a functional glove, providing sufficient grip without impeding the feel for the handlebar. Only downside is that if you're choosing a size, don't rely on HucknRoll's sizing chart for POC. Go to the POC website to get their actual measurements. They claim that their sizes are slightly on the smaller size so if you're exactly a medium like me, go for the large. That's because the inseam between the thumb and index finger gets worn if it's exactly fitting and tears easily. Disappointing initially even before I hit the trails. But POC has wonderful customer service that understood my predicament and sent me new gloves in large (which they recommended).So far on two trails, one dry and one in the monsoon, the gloves have held up well, are hand-washed easily with mild soap and still look great. Will return to these gloves whenever I need a new pair, which shouldn't be soon. Fragile they may seem, but with the right size, they get the job done.

Size matters