After 10+ years of exemplary service, my Louis Garneau gloves are finally wearing out. I never expected any glove to last that long, but those mitts just wouldn't quit. I have a pair of Giro Strade Dure Supergel Gloves that I used at gravel events for the past couple seasons. They are very good gloves, but the padding is pretty thick, too thick for road use maybe. So I thought I'd try some of the other Giro offerings. First up was the Giro Supernatural - the fit was much tighter than other Giro gloves and the fingers were really short, like only half way up to your first knuckle short. Next attempt was the Giro Monaco Two - first use resulted in black dye stains on my palms. Washed and tried again (twice) resulting in stained palms both times. Fortunately I washed them separately so nothing else got ruined. Next try was at the opposite end of the price spectrum - the Giro Jag. They are cheap, and poorly made. Seams started to fail after the second ride. Finally ordered another pair of Giro Strade Dure Supergel Gloves and I have been using them for road riding. They are well made, fit (me) well, they're washable and I am getting used to the extra comfort the Supergel padding provides. If you don't mind a little extra cushioning, these gloves are a good option.
I do lots of century rides, a couple ultra endurance events on gravel each year and spend many hours on the trainer in the Winter when the weather doesn't permit safe outdoor riding. These gloves are very comfortable in all cases, they fit well and have very effective gel to absorb road / gravel vibration. The key for glove comfort for me is having a snug fit, which also unfortunately makes them a bit more difficult to take off. My only pick on these is the stitching / seams break away more quickly than other gloves I've used, but that's probably a bit due to the snug fit. Regardless, I would rather be comfortable on long rides and replace them more frequently than have blisters and sore hands. If they lasted longer I would give them 5 stars instead of 4.
Sizing small. i'm 8.5 wrist circumference and have always been a M. Sizing chart says M. M was too tight. swapped for M/L. Still tight but better. Quite a bit of work to get on and off. "Gel" padding didn't feel that way at all. Padding is thin and doesn't seem to be in the right places. Hands were completely numb or tingling all the time. I can't seem to find gel padding even close to what companies used to put out. This does not have a terry cloth thumb for those who use it--something like a thin faux leather. There is a leather seam that runs along the index finger so if you have to wipe your nose, you scratch your nose. Materials good quality otherwise. Velcro strip at wrist is small but strong. I got 2 pair at good sale price, so will just keep them.
I wear unpadded gloves for most rides, but wanted a padded pair for long rides. These gloves are typical Giro quality (excellent), but the padding seems excessive and significantly reduce bar feel. But for riders looking for extra padding, they would be great.
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!
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.
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'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 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 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.
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.