Specialized BG Gel Glove

Iíve had these gloves about a year now, and they are easily the most comfortable gloves I have every cycled in.

The Specialized BG Gel Glove is available in short and long fingered versions, with a variety of colours and sizes

The padding is so soft (far better than any other gel pad Iíve felt) and it is in all the right places. For me it completely removed any of the pain or stiffness that you get in your hands on longer rides. The padding lasts as well, just as good now as when I got them, after a year of tough riding and a few times through the washing machine.

The gloves fit really nicely around my hand, the seams are in comfortable places, the clasp is secure without digging in, and as ever with Specialized, they are well made. The plush wipe for optics on the back of each thumb a very nice touch too, especially useful when descending, you can quickly wipe your lens to keep your vision clear.

The gloves are very breathable due to the top section having lots of tiny air holes, this regulates temperature very well. At no point in the summer did I feel like taking them off or switching to a short-finger glove. Strangely they also felt sufficiently warm quite late into autumn and in early spring, possible due to the string-vest effect. You will however require a bit more warmth should you go out in the winter, I simply wore a pair of £1 woollen gloves over to top to keep the comfort of the gel pads.

I have since invested in a pair of harsh weather gloves: Review coming soon

Posted in Reviews by Michael Strutt on 2011-01-29 16:00:23



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