Hate Gloves? Get these.
The 100% Celium II Gloves are for riders who really don't want to be wearing gloves, but who recognize the benefits of optimal grip, tactile control, and sweat-wicking comfort. It's designed to keep your hands comfortable in hot weather with its perforated Clarino palm for high levels of breathability, plus slip-free grip with silicone overlays along the palm and trigger fingers.
Redesigned for 2018 with a low-profile cuff, the Celium II remains secure without inhibiting movement when you're laying your bike into a sweeping turn and popping off natural hits littered alongside the trail. It prevents blisters with a padded thumb overlay, which comes in handy on fast descents when you're holding on tight. As a bonus, it's equipped with tech-thread fingertips, so you can snap pictures, change tracks, and swipe through map tiles on your smartphone.
- Minimalist trail gloves for riders who'd normally go without
- Clarino synthetic leather palm with breathable perforations
- Silicone overlays along palm and trigger fingers for grip
- Tech-threaded fingertips allow you to use your smartphone
- Padded thumb overlay prevents blisters on long descents
- Redesigned low-profile cuff with hook-and-loop closure
- Item #OHP006X
- Q & A
Celium 2 gloves review
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I have the original Celium gloves and I liked everything about them except for two things: the stitching pulled out in the web between the thumb and forefinger and the elastic wrists ended up stretching out. This new version has reinforcement in the palm web and a hook-and-loop tab closure at the wrist, so 100% seems to have recognized and tried to fix the issues—we'll see if they hold up. They're definitely not the most hardcore or durable gloves, but they're also not too expensive and the fully ventilated palm is critical in the middle of summer. I'd recommend them for XC and AM in cool-to-hot weather, but maybe not for DH unless you're one of those cool kids who doesn't wear any gloves at all. Then you could just leave them at home.
Awesome, but don't last long
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I was drawn to these gloves because I wanted something a little lighter weight for the summer. These definitely fit the bill-they are pretty minimal on the back of the hands. The palms a pretty thin and perforated for breathability.
My initial impression of these gloves was that they are super comfortable, except for the Velcro strap. The strap is right in the inside of your wrist. The strap is a bit stiff so it can make bending your hands downwards a bit uncomfortable. However, in practice you don't really ever do that on a bike, so it's pretty much a non issue.
My first real concern came up after a crash. I went down and landed on one of my hands. I tore a dime sized hole right in the palm. I think that it probably wouldn't have happened if it weren't for the perforations. I've kept wearing the gloves, but the hole just keeps getting bigger and I'm giving them up now.
In addition to the hole, I've noticed some other wear that I'm not super happy with. There are a couple spots of fraying on finger seams from branches, bushes, etc. For comparison, my other gloves, a pair of TLD Air, have seen almost no wear in two years of use.
In conclusion, if lightweight is a big priority for you, these gloves hit the mark, but that comes at the cost of durability.
Good multi use glove
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 5'9"
- Weight: 155lbs
I have two pairs of these gloves and have had enjoyed using them on the road, gravel, and dirt. They are lightweight and breathe well in the heat with perforations to help ventilate. The grip is great when the gloves are dry or soaked with my ESI Chunky mtb grips. As you can see from the pictures, the pointer finger has silicon grippers that add much needed grip when grabbing the brakes and shifting on a road bike. The glove is pretty stretchy and is easy to slide on and off when needed and is touch screen compatible for a phone or computer. The Velcro strap is well constructed and high quality. I have about a dozen rides on one pair and they have not shown any signs of wear and tear yet. This is a great minimalist glove that can be used for all kinds of riding that looks great. I am a true medium in most gloves and this glove is no different in fit.