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.
These are the best short finger cycling gloves I've owned. They fit well, true to size and they last a long time. My last pair survived over 2 years and I ride about 9000 miles a year on average. The gel on the palms placed perfectly and has just enough cushion for me. The loops on the back of the middle 2 fingers make it easier to take them off at the end of a ride. I ordered 2 pair this time just in case they quit making them or change the design before I need another pair!
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.
I'm very picky about my gloves, and I like the Giro Strade Dure because they have good padding, well ventilated, and they dry quickly after a hot and sweaty day of riding. I also like the small finger cuffs that help you pull the gloves off at the end of your ride. That's a nice design feature.
When I see these gloves on sale, I always tried to pick up a pair. I now have them on all colors, and wear them all the times now. My other gloves sat in a drawer, unused. These provide good grips ( I crashed once due to sweaty hands) so I wear them regardless of hot or cold weather. The gel bases give good cushion too, do a great job absorbing vibration.
These gloves are not fancy looking, but last a long time. I still have my first pair, purchased about 3 years ago and still works fine. I put on 100-150 miles a week and wear these gloves on all the rides.
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.