Minimalist mountain bike mittens
The 7iDP Transition is a minimal glove that suits riders who don’t have very large hands and who like thin palm feel.
The Transition is as minimal as you can get whilst still covering the whole of your hand. The perforated palm is pre-curved to improve the fit and with no extra pads it’s is nice and thin for maximum feel.
Rubberised logos on the thumb and forefinger increase purchase on shifters and brake levers and the palm material wraps around the side of the hand for a little extra abrasion resistance.
To allow you to get your hand in without the need for any kind of cuff fastening the Transition features a stretchy back panel. While this was fine for me, some testers found the wrist aperture a little too small for their big spade-hands, so my advice is to try before you buy.
Otherwise fit is good and feel, through the thin palm, is excellent. Ventilation is top notch and the bold colourways look great but what stops this glove getting top marks is that on the first few sweaty rides the bright yellow colour stained my hands(!) and the wrist does get a little baggy – I’d like to see a Velcro tab or similar to nip it up a tad.
Review by Ben Smith