I bought these to replace some cheap ones that wore out prematurely. They worked well on a recent week-long trek. My hand is really a medium, but the mediums were far too tight. I returned them and got large which are still a bit tight.
Long rides can be hard on the hands when you lean on the handlebars. The Giro Monaco II Gel Glove provides superior padding in the right places to prevent wear and tear while relieving pressure.
Bought these Monaco II gloves in vermillion to replace a pair of older version Monaco gloves in red & white that I wore out after a couple of thousand miles. The vermillion is a bit glaring, sort of safety-cone red rather than simple red but the color has faded a bit (unevenly...) over months of use & many hand washings. These gloves in size large are definitely smaller than the older version in large and I wish I had bought next size up. These may have shrunk a tiny amount, but it is hard to tell...just much tighter fit than old version.
Giro Monaco glove was improved with this version. I've used the original Monaco gloves for several years and love the fit and the performance on the bike. The look great as well!
3rd or 4th time purchasing Giro Monaco gloves, after 1st using Giro Bravo gloves, which I liked, and which lasted long time. Did not like 1st pair of Monaco gloves. Though leather and well gel padded, leather did not last long after repeated handwashes. Tried to minimize washes with 2nd pair, but eventually leather hardens & begins to crack. This pair appears a bit more flexible in design. Limiting washes to remove sweat and avoiding getting leather wet, only washing top mesh surface. This model II may last longer. Time will tell.