Reviewed by KingsX from van, down by the river SLC, UT on Saturday, February 28, 2009
These were too padded for my taste but I wanted to comment on the removal complaints at least. ANY glove without full fingers will not come off as easily as the full fingered variety, nor would you want them to. As with most cycling clothing, (read: lots of potential for friction) you want fabric as streamlined and minimalist as possible. Velcro or finger loops are totally unnecessary and add weight, complexity and bulk, not to mention a potential weak link when you're tugging on sweaty, wet gloves. All that's needed to remove these is to place your thumb inside the opposite palm and peel them off inside out while pulling your other thumb out first. Not having full fingers, you can easily reverse this once removed, and they'll be ready to don for your next ride.I did like mine but didn't realize until after a ride that I prefer less padding. (men's XL though) At full retail, I just couldn't justify the discomfort. Thankfully the manufacturer was happy to exchange for the non-gel variety. PI has some very innovative designs and this item is no exception. Just know that the "gel", while truly vented, is about 8mm thick. It is strange to have so much padding AND welcome ventilation in the same glove.