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Up North 03-15-14 04:53 PM

What brand glove do you like best
 
Looking for some new gloves wondering if there is a Go to Glove that most prefer.

BikeAnon 03-15-14 04:59 PM

Pearl Izumi.

and some Trek-branded terry gloves that I have from 10 years ago. I wish I could find another pair like them.

longbeachgary 03-15-14 05:01 PM

For me it's the older Pearl Izumi. The new ones have the Velcro on the palm (instead of on the back of the glove) which digs into my hands in certain positions.

doctor j 03-15-14 05:02 PM

I've had good luck with Specialized BG gloves for Spring, Summer, and Fall.

jmX 03-15-14 05:02 PM

I don't think there's a go-to glove like there is a go-to tire. PI, Giro, and Specialized gloves all seem fine to me. I use unpadded PI Pro Pittards which are $21 on amazon right now.

BoSoxYacht 03-15-14 07:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmX (Post 16580794)
I don't think there's a go-to glove like there is a go-to tire. PI, Giro, and Specialized gloves all seem fine to me. I use unpadded PI Pro Pittards which are $21 on amazon right now.

I use PI Pro Pittards, or Giro Zero gloves. Both are unpadded leather palmed gloves without Velcro wristbands.

MRT2 03-15-14 08:41 PM

Giro has always worked well for me. Just the right amount of padding for my taste. I rotate between 2 pair and they are holding up nicely, though I just might buy another set when things warm up.

Zero7 03-15-14 08:41 PM

Pearl Elite Gel Lite. Think I have about six pairs.

Cheers

UmneyDurak 03-15-14 08:45 PM

Whatever bike shop has in stock. They are all about the same and fall apart in a season.

Slackerprince 03-15-14 09:53 PM

Spesh BG Gel.
Pretty thick padding on the palm and I like it.
Their newer material on the tops resist sticking to the velcro straps, so there's no wear and tear, like older models that I also have.
I think Spesh R & D is some of the best.
FWIW, I always use their Rib Cages and I use Dirt Rodz bar ends for my hybrid.

S

Adrianinkc 03-15-14 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by UmneyDurak (Post 16581271)
Whatever bike shop has in stock. They are all about the same and fall apart in a season.

Lucky you to get a season out of some gloves.

Samfujiabq 03-15-14 10:10 PM

I agree with jmX,they're all pretty much the same,except for winter gloves.

UmneyDurak 03-15-14 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Adrianinkc (Post 16581418)
Lucky you to get a season out of some gloves.

Well the season where it is warm enough to ride with short finger gloves before switching to long finger gloves.

Dannihilator 03-15-14 10:32 PM

I like the Giro Zero gloves.

Long Tom 03-15-14 11:07 PM

My winter Giro's have showed me that my summer Pearl's are causing some numbness issues IF I am not diligent about mixing up hand positions. The Pearls have a bunch of gel pads, and one in particular- a thick one on the lower corner of the palm opposite the thumb- seems to be a problem for me. My next summer glove will have a more generalized padding scheme, rather than thick, discrete gel pads.

CommuteCommando 03-15-14 11:11 PM

Brand schmrand. Try on every pair in the store and go with the ones that feel best. Fingerless-Corso. Full fingered Garneau.

YMMV

aubiecat 03-15-14 11:13 PM

Pearl Izumi.

BoSoxYacht 03-16-14 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Dannihilator (Post 16581462)
I like the Giro Zero gloves.

Giro Zeros are my favorite too. The only problem I have with them is that the black dye from the leather tends to stain my hands.

Rowan 03-16-14 12:34 AM

Fox.

531Aussie 03-16-14 02:59 AM

I dunno about favourites, but I've got some Gos gloves with suede palms that have lasted for years.

JoeB14 03-16-14 04:37 AM

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Originally Posted by doctor j (Post 16580789)
I've had good luck with Specialized BG gloves for Spring, Summer, and Fall.

I also like the Specialized BG gloves. Been using them for many years.

Fox Farm 03-16-14 04:58 AM

I have had terrible luck with Pearl gloves. Maybe the newer ones have improved but the pitard leather falls apart on me. Sure, Pearl gives you are free replacement but honestly... For summer, I have generally found the Specialized BG to be pretty good. I wear XXL and theirs seem to fit. For full finger, I like Gore gloves but I must say that a pair of Bontrager full finger gloves have been amazingly good!

Cookiemonsta 03-16-14 05:47 AM

To be honest, the problem with brand recommendations is that, while there are certain differences between overall quality of products between brands, not all brands are consistent in their quality. I find it more usefull to find out more information about a specific product.

That said, I have had several Giro gloves, all full finger gloves (for winter) and I have been very satisfied with them. Particularly, I like their general durability, and how they have products in their line up that enables you to deal with very cold weather yet they still look sleek and do not impair movement in any way.

Gloves for good weather are a different thing altogether. It is not about insulation and that sort of thing, but just about what is comfortable and durable. This is highly dependent on personal preferences. In summer I just look for three things: They need to be light (I do not want to feel them), they need to have a large integrated "snot rag", and they need to be durable (which includes not deteriorating when I throw them in the washing machine every week).

Up North 03-16-14 06:23 AM

Thanks for input, I should have clarified it was summer gloves I was wondering about. It is too cold up here to take winter cycling very seriously. I have always just bought whatever felt/fit well from LBS and had not seen any posts on this topic. Just wanted to see if there was a much preferred glove out there that I was missing out on. I have at least 3 pairs at the moment, the go to ones are Bontraggers and they have held up well. Figured I would try something new for a change.

FLvector 03-16-14 06:24 AM

I used to like the Giro Zero's, but between the black dye on the hands and the Pittards leather palms getting hard and rigid after several washings it was time to move on. The leather palms are great at first, but after several washings, the leather begins to shrink and its difficult to get it back in form. I tried a pair of Volers gloves which has minimal padding, very comfortable, less expensive and seem to last forever. I've been using these a few years and don't plan to change.


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