Refined padding for long-distance jaunts.
From touring across Napa's vineyards to cranking up Colorado's Loveland Pass, the Giro Monaco II Gel Glove maintains comfort for the long haul with its cushy gel padding, well-ventilated design, and superior fit. Technogel padding dissipates jarring vibration coming through the handlebars. This is especially useful on longer rides where wrist and hand fatigue are common.
Maintaining grip and dexterity, the Pittards ventilated leather palm maintains tactile control between your hands and bars. Breathable mesh along the backside maintains a cool, comfortable feel, especially when temperatures climb into oppressive realms. For rides when you're sweating profusely, the microfiber thumb lends a soft, absorbent wiping surface.
- Dexterity and shock absorption for longer rides
- Technogel padding dissipates jarring road vibration
- Pittards ventilated leather palm for grip and dexterity
- Breathable mesh increases ventilation on warmer rides
- Double-stitched for durability and tear-resistance
- Soft microfiber wiping surface along thumb
- Low-profile strap for a secure fit
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
Comparing to: Giro Bravo, comfortable and durable. Assos gloves I've owned seemed nothing special, and were not colorfast.
The negative MII reviews here and elsewhere mostly address the sizing; it's off, but I don't see that as a negative; once you read the reviews, just order up and you should be very happy with these.
Same fit as the Bravo, but 1-1.5 times smaller, so order 1 up if you like more-snug and 2 up if you like less-snug. (If you have really big hands, you're probably out of luck; sorry) The Bravos fit me fine at Medium, and these fit fine at Large.
The Bravos are great, but these are a step up. The first thing I noticed was the comfort of the pads; not squishy, but extremely well-positioned. Very comfortable.
The lycra cuff feels very good. The wrist strap locks better and lies flatter. The mesh backs ventilate very well. The pull loops are fine, but for my hands, the glove's snugness negates the use of the loops.
I got the white, and the black in the thumb backside is good for wiping.
When I slip these on, they immediately seem good looking and especially comfortable and functional.
The worst fitting glove ever
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: LG & XL
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 175lbs
The LG was too small and then I ordered an XL which was also too small. I couldn't even get my hand in the XL. The Monaco II Gel FAILS.
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
- Fit: True to size
I bought a pair of these for my dad. He really likes the fit and breathable fabric. His hands have stayed cool and dry!