Sizes: S-XXL/Colours: black, red, blue/Size tested: L
Contact: Gore Bike Wear 0800 833357
Palm and back of the Gore Glove could not be more different. A single piece of stretch-fabric makes up the back, mated to Lycra finger-sides, that do not end at fingertips with a bunch of seams but continue right around. Seams are offset at the base of the fingers; cuff adjustment is purely from the Velcro, there is no stretch here.
Rather than a one-piece palm, Gore has a separate thumb, but manages to avoid uncomfortable seams with a clever flat, overlapped panel design, allowing them to reduce the overall amount of material required (and therefore bunching). A palm pad is small enough to be reasonably unobtrusive, and silicon grips adorn the fingers. Easily the best ‘padded’ glove on test; if you want some isolation from the bar then check these out.
MBR RATING: 9/10