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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Nicely made gloves, but they don't prevent numb hands.
on April 18, 2011
The main reason I bought the Pearl Isumi Select Gel gloves was based on reviews that said that gel-padded gloves would eliminate or reduce hand numbness. I'm a recreational rider, my bike is a straight bar hybrid and my typcal ride is 15 - 25 miles. After about 30 minutes into a ride, my hands begin to get numb, and I move them to alternative positions (my bike has bar ends) to restore the feeling. This works, but I was hoping that the gloves would reduce the problem, but they do not. I've used them on 3 rides of about 20 miles each, and it doesn't seem that they helped with the numbness at all. There are other reasons to wear gloves (sun block, palm protection in a crash, better grip on the bars), but I can't say that they helped with numbness.
The gloves themselves are well made. I particularly appreciate the EasyOff removal tab on the ring finger; it does make the glove removal process easier.