These giro half finger Strade dure supergel gloves are def. the best cycling gloves I have ever owned. Best protection from shocks and actually the cold weather, as well. The material is durable too. I would not go on a single ride w/o there gloves on!
I wear these gloves twice a day every day and so far they are holding up well. I've had issues with velcro in the past with this brand but these are well made. I would give it 5 stars if the gel and foam pads were a bit thicker.
I now have 5 pairs of these, each a different color. I ride 50 to 80 miles on each ride 4 days a week. I find these gloves to be comfortable on long hot summer rides. I would recommend these gloves to everyone who is looking for an excellent riding glove.
The first came with defects but Bike Tires Direct was quick to fix the issue by sending me a second pair!!!
Gloves are awesome
Pros: Fits perfect and padding is generous and protects my hand!
Con's: could be a little be cheaper but that is more of an opinion I really don't see actual cons in my case
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I really needed a good replacement pair of gloves and these have worked out great. The fit is excellent. I find them comfortable and after ~10 long rides the gel/padding has stayed in place.
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.
These gloves are very comfortable and provide enough padding to keep me fresh after a 2-3 hour ride. The fit is true to size, I am a large and the large gloves fit perfectly.
I now own 4 pairs of these gloves and am just waiting for more stock so that I can order another pair. I ride 5 days a week and these gloves are comfortable. I ride in Florida and have no problems with them being too hot.
I find that the padding in these gloves work very well for me. I tried a few other gloves and returned them until I found these. They continue to provide a nice cushion after over 30 rides. So far I am very happy with my purchase and will definitely buy another pair when needed.
Very comfortable, padding seems well placed. These gloves are WITH loops on back of middle and ring fingers for easier removal. I ride 150+ miles a week on paved roads, usually 50 mile rides, and am pretty hard on gloves. With other gloves I do get tingly fingers by end of my ride, but so far not with these. Fit is maybe a little snug, I always go with XL. Quite happy with them so far.
As all the other reviews indicate, there is a lot of padding. Not sure I fined them anymore comfortable than other gloves I own with less padding. Like bike saddles, more padding does not necessarily mean better. Only other thing I will add that has not been mentioned in other reviews, they feel a little warm for hot weather cycling. Maybe its the black fabric on top of the glove (I have two pair) or the fabric is slightly heavier. On days when the temps are going to get close to 85 or 90 degrees, I tend to pick a cooler pair of gloves. Again, not a criticisms, just an observations.
My hands get numb so I thought I'd get some gel gloves with more padding, but now I'm wondering if the extra padding actually is causing my problem. The gloves themselves are nice, they are well padded and the size is correct. If you think extra padding is what you need then these are a good choice.