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Gloves with no padding / unpadded glove

Old 07-22-20, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
Are these well ventilated? IOW, are they Holey Grails?
The top of the glove has this breathable mesh material which really helps keep your hands cool.
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Old 07-22-20, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by jimmyodonnell View Post
Specialized GRAIL gloves have very little padding, almost none . . . and they're not expensive, I think I paid about $30.
I've had them over 3 years and they're in great shape. I don't wear them for every ride, but really happy with them.
I was thinking of trying pair of these out but in checking the Specialized website it seems they have changed the construction method for the pad from sewn to glued leading the a LOT of unhappy customers. Looks like if you could find the old version they are great but current version is terrible.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/me...loves/p/156948
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Old 07-22-20, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by August West View Post
I was thinking of trying pair of these out but in checking the Specialized website it seems they have changed the construction method for the pad from sewn to glued leading the a LOT of unhappy customers. Looks like if you could find the old version they are great but current version is terrible.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/me...loves/p/156948
That was my experience. It sucks because they were great gloves other than the fact that their key feature (the palm padding) fails after a single ride.

Im noticing a trend with cycling cloves. They all seem to be cheap **** that costs an arm and a leg. I was looking for winter gloves. Wanted no padding (of course) and etip I finally found a pair I liked from Bontrager. Bought from the LBS. Their website and the packaging said etip. Except there was no etip. Confirmed with Bontrager that the packing was wrong. 🙄
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Old 07-22-20, 07:05 PM
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I'm going to give one ( or two lol ) of these a try.

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Old 07-22-20, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by shaun3000 View Post
I’m noticing a trend with cycling cloves. They all seem to be cheap **** that costs an arm and a leg.
I'm nursing along a old pair of Performance gloves that just won't wear out. They are perfect for me and I don't think they cost more than $15 several years ago. What little padding was there is long since gone, synthetic leather so it wears forever and doesn't get stiff, terry cloth on the back to wipe away sweat from my eyes and even the Velcro still works good enough to hold the gloves closed. Wish I would have purchased several pairs.
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Old 07-22-20, 07:19 PM
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Scattante! I had a pair, too. I loved them. White, thin, no padding, no Velcro. It was their house brand. Unfortunately the local stores closed and I dont think they make those gloves, any more. I cant find any of their house brand items, any more.
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Old 07-22-20, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
Are these well ventilated? IOW, are they Holey Grails?
I say yeah they are well ventilated. the backs are mesh and they're very stretchy, the palms are thin and very flexible. they don't have Velcro or a tight band on the wrist, I can pull them off with my teeth (not that you should do this). they're overall very comfortable, but I don't wear them around the house or when typing on bike forums
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Old 07-23-20, 08:03 AM
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I have 2 pairs of Specialized Pro SL gloves, no padding, venting is good even in 90 degree weather and theyve held up really well to washing
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/me...loves/p/156946
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Old 07-26-20, 09:18 PM
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Tried a pair of Giro Zero CS and they worked great. I should wear a medium according to the sizing chart, but read that they come smaller than that so I got large and they work great.
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Old 07-27-20, 08:40 AM
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Tried a pair of Giro Zero CS and they worked great. I should wear a medium according to the sizing chart, but read that they come smaller than that so I got large and they work great.
Yeah, the large is really tight on me, especially when new. Hard to get on, but comfy once in place. They don't slide around on the hands.
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Old 07-27-20, 12:41 PM
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I've been using my Giro LTZ II gloves for the last 3 years and they still don't show any wear. I've done about 50000kms with them. I don't know what kind of sorcery is this.

I like them so much I have 3 more spares.
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Old 07-27-20, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by shaun3000 View Post
That was my experience. It sucks because they were great gloves other than the fact that their key feature (the palm padding) fails after a single ride.
Pearl Izumi makes a similar glove, and their padding seems to be sewn in: https://www.pearlizumi.com/US/en/sho...ove/p/14141901

Slightly different shape to the padding so comfort and feel may be different, but still might be worth a shot if you liked the Specialized version of the idea.
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Old 07-27-20, 02:44 PM
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A number of years ago I bought a pair of Danier Leather driving gloves. I really like them. Mine fit a lot better than the one in this image.



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Old 07-29-20, 12:12 PM
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Shimano/Pearl Izumi FTW. Three pair gets you free (albeit slow) shipping. I wear them both below 60 and above 100. Rulebreaker!!

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Old 07-29-20, 12:25 PM
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Shimano/Pearl Izumi FTW. Three pair gets you free (albeit slow) shipping.
Where is this deal?
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Directly from Pearl Izumi, whatever they have left in stock, I imagine. Shipped out of the SC warehouse for me.
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
Directly from Pearl Izumi, whatever they have left in stock, I imagine. Shipped out of the SC warehouse for me.
$17.50 is a good price too.

Your direct link works, but they don't show up when I go to the PI website first, and look at gloves..

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Old 07-29-20, 03:50 PM
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Shimano/Pearl Izumi FTW. Three pair gets you free (albeit slow) shipping. I wear them both below 60 and above 100. Rulebreaker!!
Wait - there's a rule about that? No wonder The Cool Kidz all look at me funny! I thought it was because I'm way too heavy for this sport.
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I grabbed two more pair of Zero CS's, including a white pair so they don't stain my newly wrapped white bar tape.
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100% makes some nice ones

https://www.100percent.com/collectio...g-short-finger
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Old 06-15-21, 06:29 AM
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Yeah, the large is really tight on me, especially when new. Hard to get on, but comfy once in place. They don't slide around on the hands.
The Giro Zero CS is my new favorite glove. I wear Medium based on their size chart and it fits perfectly. Tight to get on, but perfect when riding and like you say don't slide around.

Also...they are super easy to get off after the ride. The finger pulls work really well.
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Old 06-23-21, 07:09 PM
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Giro Monaco II. Very comfy.
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Giro Monaco II. Very comfy.
Except that they have a pretty thick pad which is not what the OP wants. I have a few pairs of the Monaco II and prefer the non padded Zero CS.
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For fix gear riding, especially with climbing, I like MTB long fingered gloves. Used Danskin and Giant so far. I like the Danskin a little better but the fingers are just a touch short for my skinny but long hands so I wear out the index tips prematurely. Not and issue with the Giants. Both these gloves have zero padding and also don't wear out at the base of my palms where nearly every padded glove I've ever owned does. The Giants cost me $25 at Portland's best shop, so not expensive for gloves that have outlasted a lot of my padded ones.
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Originally Posted by August West View Post
I'm nursing along a old pair of Performance gloves that just won't wear out. They are perfect for me and I don't think they cost more than $15 several years ago. What little padding was there is long since gone, synthetic leather so it wears forever and doesn't get stiff, terry cloth on the back to wipe away sweat from my eyes and even the Velcro still works good enough to hold the gloves closed. Wish I would have purchased several pairs.
I've had a lot of cheap Performance gloves. Most have been up there for riding comfort, all have lived good useful rides and I've had very few quality issues. (On that last part, I've struck out with every PI pair I've owned so I no longer consider them.)
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