I ordered both the Giro Bravo and Monaco II gloves. They both fit well with the Monaco being a little tighter initially. There's a seam on the inside of the Bravo's thumb that was a little irritating until it was broken in a bit. The Monaco's fit was a little snug but with use it has broken in and is by far my favorite glove. I've used Pearl Izumi and Castelli in the past but these are certainly a step above those.
When, new, this glove is very comfortable. Then the glove's stitching fell apart at about 1500 miles. The glove does show dirt, since the palm is white (never buy a white palm!). I'm going to try out the pearl izumi elite glove instead.
This is my 3rd or 4th pair of Giro half finger gloves over the years. They last me about two years, and sometimes 3. The thickness of the gel padding is very comfortable, I don't like gloves with thick padding as the pressure irritates my thumb area. I've tried other brands but always come back to these. They just fit and are comfortable to wear.
I've worn a number of different glove brands over the years, but the Giro Monaco gel gloves are easily the most comfortable, breathable, and well-made mitts I've ever worn. I'm getting a few more pairs before they run out!
I am probably a medium level road biker so I am not putting in heavy miles but I love having the padded Monaco II Gel Gloves which takes the pressure off my hands so that is one less thing to worry about while out for longer rides.
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.
I always get a large. These fit well and better than my Pearl Gloves which were a large as well. I prefer the cushion and fit of these Giro gloves much better. My hands do not get as tired (numb) as they do with the Pearl gloves. Have used them on three longer rides (over 25 miles) and performed well.
I have used many different gloves in the last 40+ years of riding and these gloves seem to meet the three things I look for. 1. Comfort with padding in the right places. 2. Breathable and 3. easy to get on and off.
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.
I have several pairs of Giro gloves and expected these to fit the same and be of similar quality. They are tiny (I am a perfect Large in all other Giro gloves but the Large in these are way too small). They are also much more lightly constructed on everything but the leather palm, which is nicely padded and the only reason i gave these 2 stars instead of one. I fully expect these to be worn out in five rides and am very disappointed. Should have trusted my gut when i received them and just sent them back.
I bought a pair of each color to match up with some of my colorful jerseys. As described,they are indeed a tight fit. I have small hands and ordered the large. They fit like a second skin. Genuine leather palms. The palm padding could cover a bit more but there's enough to be alright. I'd buy them again.
The sale price was hard to pass up. I don't have particularly big hands so I ordered size medium. They fit snuggly. I can't say that a large size would have been to big. Haven't washed them yet, so shrinkage may be a problem. I'm happy with the gloves, but suggest ordering next size up if in doubt.
Use the gloves for road cycling. They are comfortable to wear and the padding protects hands on rough roads. They are easy to take off with the loops on the back of the fingers. The bright colors are easy to see. I will continue to buy the Giro gloves.
Maybe the nicest half-finger glove that I have ever used. Total comfort. What I don't like is that the hook side of the fastener always folds over and snags the fabric above it, creating barely visible pulls that are already starting to be unsightly, and I am afraid, will eventually eat through the fabric.
My favorite gloves as late have been those made by Giro. 1. The Monaco II has lots of padding, which I find I need/want. 2. Once they're on my hands, I hardly notice them. 3. The tab design makes these gloves easy to remove without tearing seams. 4. The leather palms hold up better than the faux suede. The Monaco II replaced my last favorite pair of gloves, also Giro. I've tried others, but keep going back to the Giro gloves.