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Reviews from a regular, every-other-day rider.

Review: Pearl Izumi Select Gel Gloves

Gloves can make or break a ride.  They’re such a small component of your overall kit, but the wrong set of gloves will leave your hands or fingers feeling more numb than if you’d gone without.

Pearl Izumi Select Gel Gloves

Price:  $20-35

Usage Time/Distance:  approx. 3 months, 1,200 miles (per pair, I own two pairs)

Purchased From:  Amazon

Pros

  • Mesh backing allows for excellent ventilation in hot weather
  • Pull-tab on ring finger allows for easy removal
  • Palm surface breathes decently
  • Very light-weight
Cons
  • Mesh backing allows the back of your hands to get a little sunburned – use a bit of sunblock (specs say 40+ SPF – yeah, right)
  • Sizing runs small, and can bind if you get a size that’s too small
  • Not a super-padded glove, so might not be for your ultra-distance rides (unless you like less padding)