road bike or cross bike; 3 season. I don't find these or any other synthetic gloves to my liking. The last good gloves I had were Pearl Izumi with acara leather. Lasted forever and felt great. These gloves are Ok. Don't look like they last very long. Comfort is Ok. I only bought these gloves because you don't sell leather gloves anymore! What is up with that?
Have used these gloves for multiple 2 - 3 hour rides. The gloves have well positioned padding that is not too bulky. An excellent glove for smooth and packed gravel surfaces, but may not prove sufficient to absorb more unforgiving cobbles or a similar challenging surface. The fingers are sufficiently tight to keep the gloves in place, but not so restrictive as to be difficult to take off. They are holding up well with use. I gave a not quite ideal rating on value due to the overall price of gloves. However, these were a great deal on sale.
I bought these gloves for their padding because sometimes my hands go a bit numb on long rides. I never considered the "anatomy" of my handlebars as a factor. It was! I commute on a standard commuting bike with straight handlebars, and on that bike the padding is properly located to absorb shocks. On my road/racing bike, the padding is incorrectly located to provide absorption of road generated shock with my hands at rest on the flat portion of the handlebar. Something to consider for my next set of gloves! I can't downgrade my score: they are nice gloves and work great on a straight handlebar. They just don't work with a curved road handlebar.
I have enjoyed wearing these Giro gloves when riding my recumbent trike. Good looking glove with plenty of padding that's quite comfortable for my arthritic hands. They're very well made as I would expect from Giro. It's nice to see that the velcro fasteners are solidly stitched on, rather than glued as some I've seen in the past. I bought the medium size and I like the snug fit. 5'8", 160#
Got mine in all black. No frill glove with good padding. I ride the hoods alot but have been known to do miles at a stretch in the drops and super comfy all the time.
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.
Make sure you're a gold member to get best price. I replace cheaper Giro gloves with these as I needed more padding. Placement of padding is perfect, wrist strap Velcro works well. Amongst best gloves I've used.
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'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.