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Hands-down a great glove.

Those of us don't wear gloves when we ride aren't necessarily asking for raw-meat road rash on our palms; we just have yet to find a pair of gloves that fit properly and cause less discomfort than bare hands already suffer. If you are in the same boat, take a look at the Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Pittards Gloves. Their simple comfort factor will keep you all gloved up even on the shortest, calmest rides.

Pearl Izumi has turned to expert advice from an orthopedic surgeon to make sure that the padding in the P.R.O. Pittards Gloves will protect the nerves in your hands by carrying the pressure away from those sensitive spots. This innovative 1:1 Glove Padding technology, which re-directs pressure to the hand's bony structures instead, eliminates numbness and tingling that can be so uncomfortable.

In addition to smart padding, Pearl Izumi has lavished its most advanced fabrics and materials on the glove. The Pittards WR 100X Natural Carbon Leather gives you luxurious softness along with durability and a great feel for the bars. For the palm mesh lining, Pearl Izumi has employed its In-R-Cool mesh to keep the hands cooler and manage moisture levels as you perspire. On the back of your hand, stretchy mesh with Minerale technology wicks, dries quickly, and prevents sunburn.

The P.R.O. Pittards gloves have been anatomically shaped to optimize the fit when you are grasping the handlebars, methodically fitting around every curve, knuckle and crease of your hand. You won't have to worry about fabric and padding bunching up under your hand on the bars, or sloppily sliding around as you change hand positions in a hurry.

The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Pittards Gloves come with a low profile wiping surface on the thumb and an easy-off removal tab so you won’t have to wait for your hands to cool down after a ride before taking these babies off. They are available in Black and White, and come in sizes Small through XX-Large.

  • Minerale polyester on the stretchy back enhances evaporation and sun protection
  • Low-profile wiping surface on thumb lets you clear your face of foreign or human-generated debris
  • Pittards WR 100X Carbon leather palm enhances longevity
  • In-R-Cool mesh palm lining provides optimal skin-cooling effect and moisture management
  • Easy-Off glove removal tab helps you peel the gloves off without a struggle

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5 5

Great bar feel

Pearl Izumi's P.R.O. gear is always fantastic, but these gloves are special.

PROS: High quality, real leather plus no gel pads provide amazing fit -and- provide awesome bar feel. If you have your bar wrapped in Cinelli cork tape (or similar), you don't need gel in your gloves.

Also quality. Pearl quality is uniformly superb in my experience. Hence their (very very rare) lifetime warranty.

CONS: none.

A reference cycling glove for use in warm-weather (above 65-70*).

5 5

A rarity: a NO PADDING glove

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I abhor padding in gloves. To me all these gel inserts are only there to remedy a poor bike fit. If I put too much weight on my hands, I want to know it. Ergo no padding.

Those gloves are well made and PI stands behind their products FOR LIFE. I had one pair where the stitching came undone (after more than 1 year) and PI replaced them.

5 5

Deliriously comfortable

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

There are few things in this world as wonderful as a proper fitting glove. The P.R.O Pittards Glove fits my hand incredibly well. Feels as though it was made custom for my hand.

I have been very happy with these gloves, from short rides to the store to full centuries, these gloves have kept me comfortable and cool.

I understand that no glove is going to suit every persons needs, so here are some things to keep in mind:
There is no padding on the palm, so gel tape will be a necessity if your hands tend to get numb on long rides. Additionally, there is no wrist closure system (which is a good thing, in my experience) so the glove is tight and can be difficult to remove. Lastly, the material can stretch a little, but follow the size chart.