Reviewed by Laurel-Lea Shannon
Pearl Izumi’s Women’s Elite Glove has become my go-to cycling glove this season. It’s super-comfortable, wicks well, and looks great. The gel padding is thick enough to protect the ulnar and median nerves but still provides superior handlebar grip. There’s an easy-off tab that makes the glove easy to remove, even after a long, sweaty ride. A feature I especially like is the loop closure. Rather than being on the top of the glove it’s on the palm side. Most gloves have the Velcro loop closure on the top of the glove where it can easily come loose and stick to other garments or fabric surfaces it comes in contact with. Placing the loop closure on the palm side is another example of Pearl Izumi’s slightly different approach that makes a better product.
Price: $32 US
Bottom line: Great fit. Great value.