I've worn a few different versions of the Pearl Izumi Gel gloves and these are the nicest ones yet. The fabric on the palm is soft, the velco on the wrist closure is very thin and small, and there are two little pockets at the front of the palm area that let you grab the glove with two fingers of your other hand and pull it off without having to turn it completely inside out. I liked the first set enough that I immediately bought a second pair.
These gloves fit well, no seems that bother my hands. I like the gel pads and fabric of the palm, very comfortable. This is my second pair. The first pair were the brighter yellow/green ones, but that color washed out after a couple months. Now using this black pair...quality just as good. All products I've ever ordered from BTD have been delivered quickly, and as advertised.
Have always had an issue of finger numbness. These gloves do help some but it just means that I go longer on my ride before the numbness sets in. The gloves could have had a bit more cushioning and after 2 months it feels as if the gel has compressed a bit.
Actually better than expected. The seem a bit long in the wrist and at first glance you would think they would be hard to get off. But...the little grabs on the fingers work perfectly. Easy on...easy off.
Padding is dense and effective without being bulky, back material breathes well, solid construction.
Screaming yellow is really more of a neon green. The color doesn't much last if washed in the machine. I don't much care about that, but they end up looking an uninspired gray after a few washes. Everything else remains first rate.
When i first got these i was a bit apprehensive on the size as they seemed a bit tight. However, after using them, i have been very pleased with fit and look. The light color is good for the look but shows dirt, which is the only downfall, but may be good for forcing washes! Overall a great, comfortable pair of gloves!
I ordered a couple of pairs of these gloves size Large. I have used Pearl Izumi Select gloves, size Large for a number of years, They always fit just right. But for some reason, the Large ones of their year's model were so tight on me that the seams left indents in my hands. Really uncomfortably tight. The quality is very good, but the sizing is WAY off. I sent them back but I was charged for shipping, even though I think the problem was with the product sizing. Still, I'M a big fan of Bike Tires Direct.
He uses the gloves bicycling around city parks and along the beach. He will take them with him on vacation trips when COVID travel restrictions are over.