April 6, 2015
The Fingerless Summer Cycle Glove by Sealskinz is designed for the commuter or long distance rider. The glove itself is constructed of a stretch fabric that keeps the glove in place and maintains a secure fit. The palm material is made of a textured synthetic fabric designed to grip all types of handlebars. The glove closure is like many others with a Velcro over strap. Sealskinz uses a micro hook and loop for this which keeps the glove from getting too bulky.
One of my favorite features of the Sealskinz glove is the placement of the padding on the palm regions. Even though padding can feel good on the hands, too much padding can cause uncomfortable pressures and hot spots. I understand that fit and comfort is all personal preference but I like that fact that Sealskinz didn’t go overboard and keeps the padding at a strategic minimum. Another great feature, are the finger pull loops. These loops prevent the dreaded inside out syndrome of pulling your sweaty gloves off. Seems minor, but we’ve all been there, trying the get those little fingers turned right side out.
Sizing is a little questionable. Myself, as well as others here at Adventure Cycling Cyclosource, feel that the gloves fit a bit on the smaller size. So, if you typically wear a large in gloves, you may want to opt for the extra large.
Overall, this is a great cycling glove, functional and comfortable.
photo and video by Geoff McMillion
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