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 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.
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.
I have a pair in yellow, purchased about 2 yrs ago. After a few uses road riding the stitches on one of the pads came out, about one inch long. Contacted Giro and they gave me the runaround. I still have them and have put off mending them myself since my PI gloves serve me well. The gloves were comfortable, however Giro could have done better in design, material behind the pads is cut away leaving a thin edge to sew the pads to, which led to stitching failure.
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.
These are great gloves, BUT the stitching came out of the thumb on the first ride. BTD quickly sent me a new pair, no questions asked, just a picture of the damage. Awesome customer service and with a little sewing I have 2 pairs.