Top positive review
Great cycling mitts that last for ages...
on 28 August 2016
When I began cycling, I began to suffer from pains in the backs of my hands which I reasoned were a form of RSI (repetitive strain injury) created by the almost continual high-frequency vibration of the handlebars as the tyres on the road ran over the tarmac surfaces. Thinking that cushioning my palms might fix the problem, I bought some of these. The rest is history.
Now my rides are strain free, my hands are somewhat protected in other ways too, my grip on the handlebars is solid and sure, and most days my hands keep a nice temperature. On hot days they are fine, although on cold days you will certainly end up wishing for full gloves, unless you enjoy numb fingers and thumbs!
The small loops that help you pull off the gloves at the end of a ride will eventually give way, although this just makes the gloves a little less easy to remove; apart from that problem they will serve you well. I have had my original pair for four years so far and they are still going strong. I'd bought others to make sure I always have a decent usable pair and so far they are still unused.
I completely recommend them - they fit nice and tightly, they are quite visible especially in yellow, they don't affect freedom of movement in any way, and the bit that saved my bacon, the padded palms as well as the extra cushioning where the pads of your hand (bases of fingers and thumb) are vibrated by the handlebars is extremely comfortable and feels secure.