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Best Gloves - non gel(13 posts)

Best Gloves - non gelPatM
Jun 25, 2003 11:43 AM
Looking for recommendations for gloves. I have been using Performance gloves for years but the last pair are a bit small and don't close. My hands measure 10" around so gloves that run larger would be great, I don't think I want to go to a gel type glove pittards are fine with me
I did a search back through the board and have looked at the reviews and am leaning toward the Pearl Izumi ones just looking for some more feedback.
Thanks, Pat
Pearl Izumi Pittards Leathermbologna
Jun 25, 2003 12:02 PM
I use Pearl Izumi Pittards Leather gloves, and really like them.
second theseColnagoFE
Jun 25, 2003 12:14 PM
have tried a number of gloves...gel and non-gel and these are by far the best.
Third them . . .Look381i
Jun 25, 2003 6:07 PM
They last a long time. I wash them by hand about once every three months and use them in a three-pair rotation.

I think the newer design is inferior to the older, very black leather and different lycra cut, though.
Tried the PittardsTower
Jun 25, 2003 12:48 PM
But they seem hot to me since there are no vent holes in the palm.

Other than that, they seem to be pretty comfortabe.
The Pittards Fall apart after washing.....cdhbrad
Jun 25, 2003 5:30 PM
I tried 2 pairs, they were great while they lasted, but both literally fell apart after I washed them a couple of times following the mfgr. instructions. Now I wear Specialized gloves, the wash well and are almost as comfortable.
The Pittards Fall apart after washing.....Fred the Cross Poser
Jun 26, 2003 9:12 AM
2nd the falling apart. Nice glove - poor quality. After wearing them for a season as the nylon slowly ripped, the leather palms just came completely apart at a seam.
Agree, but wish they were cheaper....nmMR_GRUMPY
Jun 25, 2003 12:30 PM
Whar about Louis Garneau Ergo-Air? (NM)HAL9010
Jun 25, 2003 2:07 PM
did not like theseColnagoFE
Jun 25, 2003 2:12 PM
they are itchy and my hands get numb after a while wearing them. my hands like the pittards much better.
If you like minimilist glovesgrandemamou
Jun 25, 2003 3:32 PM
Try Castelli Simple gloves. Not much padding but thats the way I like it. Just enough padding to take care of the road rash if I go down.
Ronstan sailing glovesfracisco
Jun 25, 2003 6:00 PM
Full finger or all short finger. Durable leather. Closed back with a velcro closure.

I use the full finger (actually the last three fingers), and use them for cycling when they are showing enough wear to make me not want to use them anymore for sailing.
Ronstan sailing glovesSadlebred
Jun 26, 2003 6:13 AM
Try horseback riding gloves available at any horse tack shop. They are all leather, have stretchy material in between the fingers, and are vented on the back. They are very comfortable! They only come in full finger variety. Some of the best gloves are under $25. They will last a season or two. Beware the the gloves can become stiff with washing, and hand washing and following the manufacturer recommended cleaning is best. Also, there is not a terry wipe for nasal drippings.