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In an age where the simple jersey has morphed into a dimpled body suit and our heads are made to suffer under ventless carapaces in the name of aerodynamics, it's easy to forget that our hands are actually the body part leading into the wind. Fortunately, the folks at Louis Garneau think about this stuff a lot more than we do, and the Vorttice Gloves, with their aerodynamic SpeedTech fabric and elongated, seamless cuffs, return for 2015 with the same recipe for a light-handed touch in aerodynamics.

At the heart of the Vorttice Glove is Biogel Perforated Padding. Biogel absorbs impacts and vibration to reduce shock-induced injury and fatigue. It also virtually eliminates the numbness associated with hours on the bars, and perforations allow air to flow through the glove to keep your hand cool and dry. The Vorttice also employs Garneau's patented Ergo Air Concept, which channels air through the glove to keep your hand cool, dry, and comfortable.

The Vorttice's palm is made from a multi-panel synthetic fabric that feels natural due to its built-in curved finger design. Silicone pullers at the ends of the fingers make it easier to pull the gloves off.

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Recommended Use
road, triathlon
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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Very Comfortable Glove

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XXL
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Weight: 185lbs

I have ridden several long rides (80-102 miles, long for me) with these gloves and I find them to be extremely comfortable, which is surprising as there is not much padding. I was a little concerned when I got my new Enve Aero bars where I didn't wrap the flat part of the bar and was pleasantly surprised with the comfort and the grip. These are my go to gloves now. As with my aero bar, I don't know if it offers that much wind advantage......just a very comfortable glove. Highly recommended. FYI, I am 6'2.5 and wear a XXL in this glove.

Minimalist well made sleek aero gloves

  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Large
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Weight: 182lbs

These are pretty nice gloves, especially at this price point. They slide on easy enough, look fast, feel like wearing no gloves except for the added grip. Spinning along making good time, they round out whatever other aero kit you might be wearing, and make you feel just a bit nattier; perhaps a hair faster too.

But there's a price to be paid. Minimal padding and thin layers of material offer limited hand comfort on the bars. No big deal and might never be if your bike is properly adjusted and you have cushy endurance bar tape. But what happens when you fall? Will the glove retain the hand protection properties we've come to expect from beefier gloves worn years before?

No. These shred almost immediately if your hands hit pavement; then the road tears into your palms. The wispy ventilated palm is little more protective than a thin sheet of lycra.

These are terrific. But don't crash. Ever. Or expect the gloves and your palms will shred upon contact with pavement. So, not good for hand protection in a crash. If you are happy to assume that risk, you should buy these and enjoy them. For hand protection when things go south, this is the wrong glove.

Four stars because they are glorious on all the many days when you don't crash.

If you have wide hands or thick fingers. Size up. These fit very precisely. Race feel and fit.

Minimalist well made sleek aero gloves

Anonymous -- Crashing is a reality of cycling--whether crashes are spread by days, weeks, months, years. If you ride long enough, you will crash a few times and it will have zero to do with color of nail polish. Like a helmet, and eye wear, gloves are protective equipment. If they don't protect when you need them most, it's a shortcoming. In this case these are aero gloves so some allowances can be made. Crashing is not in mind when I ride, but I know how to crash and that has saved me some serious injuries.

Appreciate the extensive review, bought the gloves in part because of it. These are my favorite gloves, love how they feel and they may even make you "marginal gains" faster. Fit tight but that's what you want in an aero glove.

Richard S -- Thank you for complimenting my review. I wrote this about a year ago and it's nice to see somebody appreciated it :-) . Someone else recently compared them to opera gloves w the fingers left open which is a great way to describe them. They feel and look great. Enjoy them.

Great gloves

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Weight: 200lbs

I agree with Dan. If you like minimal padding in your gloves, these are a great find. You almost forget that you have gloves on when wearing them, save for the fact that they keep your palms from slipping on your bars and also allow you to wipe sweat or snot off of your face. They are pretty easy to get on and off as well, as the little tabs on two of the fingers make pulling them off a breeze. They may take a ride or two for your hands to get used to if you are used to using more padded gloves, but honestly I prefer these now to any other gloves that I own.

You gotta love the glove

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 140lbs

If you like little to no padding in your gloves, then these gloves are for you. They are very comfortable, easy to get on and off and have a minimal amount of padding...just the right amount. I've used them on several 100 mile rides and my hands have been very happy. They are by far the best gloves I've had. Give them a try.

Excellent gloves. Well-made, good fit.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

As good as anything I've worn from the popular brands - Assos, Capo, Giro, Hincapie, Craft. Reasonably priced to boot.

Loved Them

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are really nice gloves. Very minimal padding that is just enough. I crashed and ripped out the palms of both of them. Rode them for another 300 miles or so, that's how much i liked them. Picked up some Capos to replace them. Only one ride so far, but I'm thinking I should of gotten another set of these.

Best Gloves!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These gloves are super minimal and super comfortable. The Biogel perforated padding feels like a fully padded glove but with zero bulkiness. I'm pretty picky about gloves and I've owned quite a few. When my first pair were destroyed is an accident, I went on a hunt to replace them at a highend LBS that gives me a team discount. They did not have these. They had Castelli Presa, Capo Crono, Giro LTZ II, and an Assos glove. None were as comfortable, light, and minimal as the Vorttice.

This is simply the best glove I have ever worn.