Short fingers, big cushion.
Except for some color play and tweaks to accommodate the gloves' bodies to smaller hands, the women's version of Pearl Izumi's ELITE Gel Gloves are the same as the men's. Their aim of providing lightweight coverage that protects your palms from road noise without impeding bar feel is the same as previous generations, but the inner palms are now smoother and the overall construction has fewer seams. That makes for fewer catch points to irritate hands, aiding the ELITE Gel padding in its efforts to keep your grabbers comfy on chip seal, gravel, and the like.
- Item #PLZ00DQ
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
I've had pearl gloves in the past that I really liked, but these are very uncomfortable. The seams between the thumb and first finger are placed right where I rest my hand on the hoods or in the drops. The padding is hard and ineffective. I frequently found my hands falling asleep during a short 30 mile ride. The search for a better glove continues!