The road is smooth, choppy, rough, and not really a road at all. This is the typical experience of most cyclists and the reason Giordana made their Men's Strada Gel Glove.
The back is designed to be soft and form-fitting, the kind of thing you're happy to pull on and keep on all day. It's made of Lycra and moves with you. The thumb is covered in a soft, synthetic terry material, because all of us, even those who claim otherwise, have a nose that needs wiping in the cold and a brow that needs wiping in the heat.
The palm starts with a durable microfiber base. Three separate regions of gel padding are then added: one under the thumb, one under the heel, and one across the ball. The thumb and heel are covered with material that breathes, while the ball is covered with microfiber that grips. And an extra grip treatment has been added to the thumb pad as well.
The Giordana Men's Strada Gel Glove has reflective elements on the back. It is secured to the hand with a hook-and-loop closure. Sizes run from Small to X-Large.
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- Q & A
For the long ones!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: large
Lots of miles (80+) sure feel better with lots of padding on the hands. These gloves fit that bill. They're exactly what I was looking for. And the manufacturer (Giordana) is my current favorite. For races, however, I return back to gloves with little padding in order to maximize the feel of the bike.
Lots of Padding
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
If you like a glove with a lot of padding, this may be the glove for you. With a sensitive Ulna nerve, I have battled with numbness in my hands throughout 40 years of riding. These gloves have the most padding I've ever experienced and so far there has been no numbness. I plan to order more pairs in order to make sure I'm always prepared.