on 25 June 2013
I have just purchased my second pair of these gloves. The first pair, after about 18 months are starting to show their age a bit. I'm not suprised, as I have cycled about six thousand miles in that time and have worn them throughout, with the exception of a few months during the cold spell, when only ski gloves will do.
Giro Xen are perfect warm-weather gloves. They are snug fitting and breathable. The suede-like palms have superb grip on the handlebars. They would suit any type of cycling though they have the look of mountain bike /BMX gloves in their styling. They fit the hand almost like a second skin and allow you to still do fiddly things whilst wearing them.
I tend not to wear them if it is bucketing down with rain or if it extremely cold as they offer little protection in conditions like these but when it is mild/warm and dry they are an absolute joy and worth their fairly dear price tag