The Good: Lightweight; Cool and breathable; Good fit; Good feel; Great value for money; Color choice and nice styling
The Bad: Not much protection on offer, but they are minimalist, summer gloves.
Anyone who has ever ridden gloveless knows the great, "in control" feel you get from having your hands directly in contact with the grips, and one of the hardest things I've come across in my years of riding is to find a pair that can replicate just that. Sadly, I've yet to find such a thing, but the Nema Digi aren't that long a way from it.Right out of the box, they feel light as anything and look the beez knees. Once put on, provided that you get the right size, they fit like a glove, if you pardon the pun. The cuffless design works great, since they stay in place ever since I got them, quite a few months ago.
Out on the trail, the thin palm material, although not being the thinnest I've worn, gives you a good feel on the bars whilst still being comfy on longer rides and not tearing apart on the first off. Quite the contrary, since mine are yet to rip anywhere and even the seams haven't broken where many other brands seem to fall apart (the one place that pops up in my mind is the space between the thumb and index finger).The upper body is made from a thin mesh, which keeps the weight down and the coolness up on hot days. Of course this means the protection factor is quite low, but being a hardcore bang-on-the-rocks sort of the thing isn't their purpose anyway.
To sum up, the Digi are a great pair of gloves if you're looking for something with a good fit, feel and value for money, whilst not worrying too much about protecting your hands in a crash. I've put them through their paces in everything from road riding to trail riding and downhill/freeride and they've passed every test. Seeing as the very low price is the icing on top of the cake, I'd definitely buy another pair.