HANDSKE GLOVES

WO R D S : MIKE BLEWITT IM­AGES : PHIL GALE

Australian Mountain Bike - - Tested -

Moun­tain bike gloves are not just an es­sen­tial piece of pro­tec­tive cloth­ing (glove­less is ’cool’ but shred­ded palms are not) they also let you ex­press some per­son­al­ity and style. Handske gloves take that a lit­tle bit fur­ther with their lim­ited run gloves, giv­ing artists and de­sign­ers the op­por­tu­nity to have their de­sign made into a short run of gloves, worn by cy­clists around the world!

As a pre­mium glove, Handske have the ba­sics like fit and func­tion nailed. A min­i­mal­ist glove us­ing ma­te­rial that is still strong enough for more than a short sea­son of rid­ing, the gloves have an ex­cep­tional fit. They’re on the thicker side, more suited to trail rid­ing than sum­mer XC rac­ing. The cuff is easy to pull on and the fit is snug – but once on it’s easy to for­get they are there, es­pe­cially with the smart phone friendly fin­ger – although like many gloves it doesn’t work quite as well as skin.

Gloves will al­ways be a per­sonal choice, but there’s not much to not like with this pre­mium of­fer­ing. HITS Com­fort and fit Short run de­signs MISSES Touch­screen fin­ger can be hit and miss You pay for ex­clu­siv­ity

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