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ELITE Gel Glove - Men's

2.5 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews
$24.70 - $40.00
Up to 35% off
Color:Vesper Blue


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ELITE Gel Glove

We're a bit nostalgic for the classic era of cycling, but that doesn't mean we don't want modern technology in the mix. Fortunately for us Pearl blends modern and classic together in the ELITE Gel Gloves. They pack in gel padding that's 3D contoured to cushion your hand without bulk, and a timeless look to keep your kit cohesive and clean.


  • Classics and modern blend in Pearl's most popular gel glove
  • Gel padding reduces pressure and vibration on rough roads
  • New padding is 3D shaped to reduce bulk and improve grip
  • Synthetic leather palm is durable for long-term reliability
  • Reduced seams on inner palm limits chafing for improved comfort
  • Wiping surface on thumb keeps sweat at bay on long climbs
  • Item #PLZO8CU
[palm] AxSuede Uno (60% nylon, 40% polyurethane), [back of hand] 100% polyester
Claimed Weight
[medium] 2oz
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

2.5 based on 8 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 4 reviews
3 Stars - 2 reviews
4 Stars - 0 reviews
5 Stars - 1 reviews

Fits Small

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2 out of 5 stars

November 1, 2022

Low quality

I've put it through the wringer

I keep buying these because they fit well (although they run small and I need an XXL) and they are pretty comfortable. But the durability is nil. They last me a. Few.onyjs,amd that's even with rotating the colors. The colors fad badly, and the material breaks down. You can do better, Pearl Izumi.

Anthony F

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

2 out of 5 stars

February 28, 2022


I've used it several times

This version of the ELITE Glove is a downgrade from the previous model. First off, sizing has definitely changed. I comfortably wear a Small in my multiple pairs of the old ELITE Glove- while the Small of these is much more tight. Also the wrist opening is much more narrow- even after sizing up to a Medium- so much so you can't even fully close the velcro. Padding wise, they're ok- but I think my previous ones are more comfortable. Honestly not sure what Pearl Izumi was thinking here.

Eric H

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

3 out of 5 stars

September 6, 2021

Not built to last

I've put it through the wringer

Initially, I liked these gloves. The padding is OK. However, the color fades rapidly, and the velcro loses its stick. These weren't meant to last more than a few months.

Matthew A
5 out of 5 stars

August 1, 2021

Fits like cycling gloves should.

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 8"

These gloves have just the right amount of gel padding to mute the vibration from the bars. They fit snugly but are comfortable. 2 pull rings make removal easier.

Shelly B
1 out of 5 stars

July 26, 2021

Velcro doesn't work; color fades

I've put it through the wringer
6' 2"

Really poor quality. First, this is the smallest and most non-operational velcro closure I've ever used. It barely reaches across the wrist. After little use the velcro starts pulling away from the flap that it is sewn onto. My gloves were red for maybe 5 washes. Now they look pink - major color fade. I'm a lifelong PI fan. It's like these were made by a completely different company, that doesn't understand how cycling gloves need to work and also doesn't understand style. Total betrayal of previous PI standards. I wonder where they were made - I have some guesses.

3 out of 5 stars

June 30, 2021

Not Bad

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 10"

I ride rode bike and use the hoods on brakes a lot for my hand position and there is no padding there. quality is good . Good buy on sale

Joe B
2 out of 5 stars

April 23, 2021

Odd fit

Size Bought:
5' 6"

I regularly use PI gloves, but this pair has a strange fit. The hand portion is about right, but the wrist opening is very small. The velcro strap barely reaches the mating portion, and I do not have large wrists. These are not usable and will be returned.

Douglas S
2 out of 5 stars

September 3, 2020

Low quality

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I've had PI gloves for years. These are the worst quality I've ever had. The padding is very thin. The wrist straps are very flimsy. If it wasn't backcountry, I would think they were counterfeits. Very disappointed.

Patrick S

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com