ELITE Gel Glove
Pearl Izumi's ELITE Gel Gloves provide lightweight coverage that protects your palms from road noise without impeding bar feel—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.
- Half-finger gloves for comfort on your bars
- ELITE Gel absorbs vibrations and road noise
- Synthetic leather palm withstands friction on your grips
- Reduced seams minimize catch points
- Hook-and-loop closure adjusts for a secure fit
- Item #PLZ00DQ
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
I bought these in store so I tried a few sizes. I would have guessed I wear a small but the fingers were too tight so I sized up to a medium. That might be why people don't like the fit of these. Looking at their glove sizing chart I should have bought a small, so I recommend sizing up one size. (They recommend small under 7.25" in hand diameter). My hand circumference is about 7 inches around the palm. The velcro at the wrist can be adjusted to make for a more secure fit if you want. Love the padding for the bottom and would not buy a pair without it. I have been using them about a year and they are even more comfortable than when I first bought them.
Uncomfortable, weird fit
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
The other reviews complaining about the fit are right. The fingers are too tight and the palms are too loose. Didn't want to wear them for 2 minutes, let alone a 2 hour ride. Don't ignore the reviews like I did -- now I'm paying the shipping price to return these.
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I gave these to my aunt as a birthday present. She needed some new gloves for cycling and these were a great pick! They do run a little odd on sizing. The small is a little tight, but a medium would be too big. She ended up keeping the small because they did fit just fine and didn't bother her. She has pretty small hands, but the small ones were fine. She liked these ones because they have the 2 loops on the middle fingers to pull them off easily when your hands are sweaty. She also loved the gel on them. Overall they are good cycling gloves and are recommended!
I bought these for myself for my spinning class and they work pretty great. They work for my hands that are pretty small. I like them
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: m
- Height: 5'6"
- Weight: 125lbs
These gloves are very uncomfortable and constricting. My fingers were numb after using these gloves. In addition, they are very difficult to take off. I have small hands and ordered a M for a sure fit. They run very small. If you are a small, I would order a large and then it is risky. Would not recommend. Very disappointed!
- 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!