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Troy Lee Designs Air Gloves

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    Featured Review

    “My go-to gloves”

    The Good: no bulky padding or seams in the wrong place, has the motto "pop wheelies" on it

    The Bad: tight wrist enclosure, grippers came off too soon

    Overall Review:

    I've been through a bunch of gloves over the years and so far theserise to the top as my favorites.  I am now on my second set of these gloves, after recently picking up a new pair when looking to bump up my online shopping cart to free shipping status.

    Many gloves have rubber grippers on the fingers but the TLD air gloves have expanded that concept and have added some to the palm area as well.  This makes your hands feel like they are glued to the bar, especially if you have a fresh set of grips.  A downside is that the rubber grippers on fingers started to come off sooner than I had hoped (after about 6 rides they began peeling off slowly).

    I have found the minimalist style of glove fits my preference and the shape of these gloves fits my hands.  The fabric itself is thin, yet the weave on it make it tough enough to handle the occasional dab with the earth.  There is one thing about the fit that I'd prefer to be changed and that is the velcro wrist enclosure which is tight in my opinion.  A longer strap would be better as currently only a small section of the end of the strap is able to "catch" and keep it together, but I haven't had it come apart when riding so no major issue here.

    Despite a couple of minor complaints, these remain my go-to gloves.

    “Solid, simple glove”

    The Good: Great feeling palm, strap on top of wrist, color choices

    The Bad: Seems a little bigger than other gloves, but not an issue yet

    Overall Review:

    Picked these up because I saw them in a video I believe and thought they looked cool. My current gloves were starting to fall apart after almost 2 years. I wanted a basic glove this time around, and something about the look of these gloves stuck out to me. I really like the palm, and it seems thick and durable, but not so thick that you lose feel. I also like that the strap is on top of the glove, because my last gloves had issues with the straps getting messed up in crashes and when pulling on the glove. These gloves even have a slightly extended palm and rubber grips on the bottom of the wrist to make it easier to pull on. Lots of colors like TLD always has. They feel nice and light while riding, living up to the "Air" name. The only thing noticed is that the size large seemed a bit bigger than other gloves, to the point where I was tightening it a bit more than expected and it seemed looser on my hand. No issues while riding though, and I'm wondering if it might shrink a bit during washing. Haven't had these long enough to comment on durability or crashing, but so far the palm seems like it's not wearing at all. I switched over to ESI Chunky grips when I got these, and love the combo. I'll give them 5 stars, since the sizing difference is not noticeable while riding.

    “Awesome Gloves!”

    The Good: Durable, Great Fit, Velcro Lastssss

    The Bad: Not sure I've found one

    Overall Review:

    These gloves are awesome. I've had many pairs of gloves blow thru in the thumbs, index fingers, or palm area...Mostly due to crashing or extended use.  But I've had this same pair for 2 years now....The velcro still works fine, no holes are apparent anywhere, and the white lettering on the inside of the index and middle finger is still sticky!  That sticky index finger + middle finger grab brake levers primo.

    Like I said, I've blown thru a ton of gloves. After going bike shop one time and explaining how I've had many gloves tear the thumb and finger areas when I crash, the shop recommended these.  He even claimed I could keep my receipt and if they torn thru on me I could bring them back to get new ones.  I left thinking I would be back in 6 months or so, but not the case at all.  They last forever!

    “Excellent minimalist glove”

    The Good: Thin without being flimsy, breathable, comfortable. Great for cross-country or trail riding if you don't like thick, bulky gloves.

    The Bad: Wrist closure is a bit large

    Overall Review:

    I've always preferred thinner gloves because they provide a better feel for the bar. My favorite pair of Fox Digits wore out after three seasons and I picked up these TLDs as a replacement. I've been stoked on them ever since. They're thin enough to give me a good grip on the bar, but tough enough to keep my hands from getting torn up when I hit the ground. I've crashed in them, and they've saved me from any major scrapes or cuts. They allow enough air in to keep my hands relatively cool even on hot climbs. After months of racing, riding, and crashing, I have yet to see a loose stitch. The wrist closure is larger than I'd like, but that's probably only an issue for me. These are solid gloves, and I'll get another pair if I manage to wear these out.

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    Riding Type Cross Country, Trail, Freeride, Downhill, Dirt Jump / Urban, Other
    Size SM-2XL
    Color Black, Blue, Pink, Red, White, Yellow
    Miscellaneous Silicone screen-printed graphic on palm for added traction on hand grip. Light and breathable lycra mesh material on back of hand for a cool comfortable fit. Vented .08 Clarino® palm panel for comfort, fit, and durability. Breathable airprene cuff. 3D sonic welded rubber (TPR) graphics add protection. 3D modified rubber (TPR) wrist closure for an adjustable and secure fit. Cool air-mesh lycra in fourchettes.
    Price $29.00
    More Info Troy Lee Designs website
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry