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
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!