I've used these gloves primarily for road biking I got the Super Gel version because I have rheumatoid arthritis and I needed extra padding for my hands. When I first starting using them, my hands became numb pretty quickly. It took awhile to find the sweet zone for placing my hands on the dropped handlebars, but I eventually did find it. To be fair to the gloves, I'm just a large tad out of shape and lean on the handlebars way too much. But I am liking them more and more every ride. You may find them to your liking if your core muscles are stronger than mine and you don't lean too hard on the handlebars. I recommend them.
I've owned the road version of Giro's spherical MIPS helmet, the Aether for the last two years and I love it. So as soon as this version for Mountain Biking came out I really wanted it!
It's very comfortable not having any of the MIPS plastic against your scalp but still having the safety benefits of MIPS. It's also very light weight, and the fit is perfect. I have a more oval head, most helmets sit a bit high above my ears, but this one comes down perfectly, a quarter inch above my ear, and just above my eye brows. It also covers the back of my head nicely.
The vents are quite generous, I'll be happy to have that ventilation on the warm days! It's worth mentioning too that the colors are way better in person. The matte gray has a slight bit of blue to it and the lower portion is kind of marble like. Very nice looking!
This is my road bike helmet. I have owned it about 3 months and love it. My head is big (ask my wife about that), but it fits well, even with a cap on my head. The adjusting knob moving easily, click, click, click. The helmet is well ventilated, and keeps me cool (I bought the white version), which I appreciate as temperatures rise here in SE Washington The helmet is light and feels like it not there. I use a glasses-mounted mirror and the rear view is unobstructed. Last thing, I bought it to replace my 3-year old Giro Synthe because BTD had a killer discount - so I pulled the pulled the trigger (in a figurative sense of course) and bought the Aether - worked out well so far!
Giro has many styles of one size fits all helmets. This one is size specific and fits very comfortably. It has great webbing around the top and snugs for a comfortable fit. The back comes down to the base of the skull and around the ears. MIPS is always a benefit. There is plenty of ventilation and is an overall great helmet.