Instead of a scratchy or pinching hook-and-loop strap, POC's Index Air Gloves use a soft spandex-covered hem and elastic gusset to keep them in place. They're plenty light for XC use, yet they feel sturdy enough for dirt jumping, street riding, and multi-day adventures in the high mountains.
The Index Air gloves cover the back of your hand with a durable yet light and breathable nylon mesh, while the palm is made of perforated synthetic suede. It's textured to offer a supreme grip on your bars. It's also quite sensitive, so you'll be able to snap off exact shifts just when you need them. POC also added silicone grippers on your braking fingers so you don't slip off the levers while you're braking hard.
The POC Index Air Gloves are available in sizes X-Small to X-Large and in the colors Bohrium Red, Uranium Black, Tihalium Green, and Aluminum Grey.
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Loved these at first.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I love everything about these gloves with the exception of the workmanship. I've worn them on four rides, and already blew out the stitching as pictured.
Pros: comfortable, lightweight and cool, touchscreen compatible. Grippy. The articulated fingers are nice. No fingertip seam rub that drives me crazy.
Cons: you need to be a seamstress to make them last.
Overall, for the price, I'm pretty disappointed.