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.
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.
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.