Pearl Izumi Men's Select Glove
|Price:||$13.00 - $24.95|
- Comfort Bridge padding delivers benchmark cycling glove performance and comfort.
- Read the care content label on the inside of your garment for specific instructions; use simple detergents with no additives.
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Comfort Bridge Gel–Foam padding relieves pressure on Ulnar and Median nerves for riding comfortClarino™ synthetic leather palm is soft and durableSoft, low–profile wiping surface on thumbHook and loop closureBack: 62% Polyamide 22% polyester 16% spandex Palm: 40% polyester 36% Polyamide 24% Polyurethane
Top customer reviews
These are durable summer-weight gloves. There's enough padding to reduce road buzz and make leaning on you brake hoods painless, but not so much that you feel you're wearing mittens. They're well-sewn, too. My non-Pearl gloves used to fail when the palm came apart. My Pearls last until the back of the glove gets thin with use. That's a lot of miles.
SIZE UP. I always buy the XXLs, and I don't have a particularly broad hand.
Don't be afraid of the screaming yellow color. Yeah, they show dirt a bit. But they're very visible on the road, and you want drivers to notice your directional signals.
When I first put them on, I was surprised to find that the gel padding is not on the bottom-center of the palm as I expected, but off to the sides. Still, I have used them for some 40 mile plus rides and experienced no hand numbness, so I guess the designers knew what they were doing.
Hopefully, this is just a fluke in the otherwise great quality and performance of Pearl Izumi equipment and apparel. I've been a fan of their products for going on twenty years and this is the first glitch of any kind I've ever come across - so there's that.
They were returned for prompt and hassle-free refund from Amazon.
However after about 1 year and maybe 18 washings, the color (high-viz yellow) faded-out. Now, at the two year mark, the trim on the lower top of the glove has parted from the ventilated mesh. Also have had some seams coming loose on the palm.
This is unfortunate, as I have non-PI gloves from 10 years ago that have worn better with perhaps 5x the number of wear and wash cycles. I also have some of PI's other gloves, specifically the Cyclone Gel Glove, which seem to be more durable.
So I'll be switching brands for my summer gloves. I like the Giro Zero when I don't need padding, thinking of looking at their line of padded summer gloves.
And now I know what to look for: mesh that doesn't go all the way to the edge of the glove; the glove must have more solid material around any mesh sections where there may be stress (from things like taking the glove on and off).