Nurse your hands.
While most of Giro's cycling kit is designed to downsize the overwrought design elements that plague the industry, the Giro Strate Dure Supergel Gloves actually downsizes the bulk of its respective competitors. It's the cure for anyone who enjoys palm padding that eats up road vibrations but doesn't completely eliminate tactile feel between hands and bars. With their medical-grade padding, the Strate Dure Gloves let you feel the hoods without feeling the road.
The Strate Dure Gloves feature Giro's Supergel inserts in the palms. Supergel was actually designed for medical applications, so it’s definitely up to the task of nursing your hands through sections of rough road or trail. It's able to deform on three axes instead of the usual one, so it doesn't create pressure points. In fact, Giro claims that Supergel distributes pressure 300% better than standard gel padding. It also offers a 30% gain in impact resistance and no hardening over time. All of this, and it doesn't recreate the unwieldy bulk of typical padded gloves.
The AX Suede palms mimic leather's suppleness but with added durability, so they won't grind to pieces over the course of your next century or on a rough enduro course. They're mated to four-way stretch, breathable mesh uppers, for a firm fit that doesn't restrict shifting and braking or stifle your hands on hot summer days. The gloves are finished with a hook-and-loop strap at the cuff and a soft, microfiber panel for wiping your brow during hot ascents.
- Super Fit three-panel design
- Four-way stretch, breathable mesh upper
- AX Suede (synthetic leather) palm
- Supergel palm inserts
- Absorbent microfiber wiping surface along thumb
- Hook-and-loop closure with sonic-welded pull tab