Great Gloves Runs a Bit Small
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: L
I used the fit guide and I was in the middle between a medium and a large. Knowing they run small, I went with the large. They fit, they are a little tight and can be hard to take on and off. I have to pull a bit to get my hand in. I'm concerned about how this stress may impact the stitching in the long run. I think I might have gone with an XL if I had to do it again.
I've taken these on two rides so far, a metric century group ride in the mid 50's and a solo ride where the temps started off at 35 degrees in the morning and warmed into the 60's by the end of the ride. On the century, they were almost a bit too warm, my hands got a little sweaty but never cold.
On the solo ride, with a cold start, the gloves were great, blocking out all the wind and keeping my fingers warm. 30 minutes in I did feel a little bit of a chill on the fingertips, but it wasn't uncomfortable. They felt perfect for the remainder of the ride.
The padding and the grip on the palm are perfect.
While they are supposed to be phone touch screen compatible, for some reason I can only use my thumb to operate the screen on my Samsung phone. Half the time it's just too frustrating and I have to stop and pull them off if I need to operate the cycling apps or scroll the map on my phone while on the ride.
-Windproof and warm
-Great feel, padding and grip on the bars
-Ran smaller than expected even when sizing up
-Doesn't seem touchscreen compatibility with my Samsung phone