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SixSixOne Recon Gloves

Vital Rating: (Excellent)
SixSixOne Recon Gloves Black
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    Vital Review

    “Tested: SixSixOne Recon Gloves”

    The Good: Breathability // Comfort // Thin palm

    The Bad: Short wrist closure // Lack of protection

    Overall Review:

    Product Highlights

    • Dimple mesh upper for precise fit

    • Micro fiber sweat wipe

    • Silicon printed finger tips

    • $29.95 MSRP

    Riding Impressions

    Breathability and comfort - this all-mountain glove was designed with these two things in mind. Featuring full-mesh-backed fingers and backhand, these gloves stay cool while riding. The thin but durable palm leather offers good grip, precise lever feel, and doesn't bunch. Both the index and middle fingers feature silicon gripper coating for increased control and grip on levers. While not offering much tree-punching protection, the Recon Gloves offer much more than a bare hand in the grip and protection department.

    The one real shortcoming of these gloves is the rubber wrist closure. As seen above, it is far too short to adequately secure the glove around an average-sized wrist, which means that it sometimes comes undone while riding.

    What's The Bottom Line?

    A comfortable, well breathing glove without all the bulkiness and thick padding so many other gloves are guilty of. The SixSixOne Recon Gloves are simple, thin and perfect for the medium to light duty rides. Save a minor issue with the rubber wrist closure, I'm a big fan of these.

    Specifications

    Riding Type Cross Country, Trail, Freeride, Downhill, Dirt Jump / Urban
    Material Dimple mesh upper // Durable dual layer palm // Micro fiber sweat wipe
    Size XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
    Color White, Black, Black/Red, Black/Cyan
    Miscellaneous Direct inject knuckle armor // Silicone printed finger tips // TPR wrist tab closure
    Price $29.95
    More Info SixSixOne website