Can you recommend any unpadded summer gloves?

I don’t like padding on gloves. It hurts my wrists and causes numbness. Can anyone recommend a good unpadded short finger summer glove? Bonus points if it includes a thumb wipe. I had been using the PI PRO Aero for a few years now, but they seem to no longer make them.

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I’m not a fan of padding either, Rapha pro gloves have minimal padding (but are pricey) but I also I get on well with specialized “grail” gloves, they have some small padding, but in the center of the palm.

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My favorite are the Troy Lee Ace gloves - no padding and extremely breathable. The PI Divide gloves are pretty similar to the old Pro Aero ones if you’re loyal to them.

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I have some long finger Hand Up gloves, but they have some short finger options as well. I really like how they fit. They’re kind of unique too.

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Pearl Izumi Aero Team gloves have no padding and are a favor for me.

Also bought some Specialized aero gloves a few years ago that weren’t padded, but they were on close out so I don’t think they make them anymore.

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Also not a fan of padding. HandUp short finger are great for me too! Not very expensive either. Comfortable and have a good thumb wipe. Check em out.

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Thanks. Unfortunately neither of those appear to have short finger models.

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I can’t find those PI gloves. Looks like they may have stopped making your favorites too. :cry:

I have 2 pairs of these Specialized gloves, no paddding and full vent on the back
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/mens-sl-pro-gloves/p/156946

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maybe take a look at the velotoze gloves. There is no padding but it does have a patch of double leather on the heel of the hand.

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Oops! First forum post and I didn’t even read the question correctly 🤦

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I use these on the TT bike Aero Gloves - Rule 28
No thumb wipe though.

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Giro Zero gloves. I love them!

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Haha! Thanks for the reply and welcome to the forums!

I have a pair of the grail gloves and would not recommend it… After 5-10 washes the gel padding on one side detached internally while still contained in its sewn pouch. It also has a tendency to curl, so now not only is the padding in a different spot now between the left and right side but oftentimes it curls and lumps up, pressing into the median nerve. A quick google turns up accounts of this happening to others too, which suggests it’s a design issue and not a one-off…

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Thanks for that feedback!

I have 3 pairs of varying age (up to several years) none are treated kindly and all are fine (stitching has started to pop on one but I size down to get a closer fit and stop things going baggy). They’re all the older design so maybe that’s a factor?

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are you drying them? I’ve been using grails for years and have a couple pairs that have not done this. Mine tend to fail at the stitching by the fingers but I’m also not very gentle with ripping them off, but I get dozens of washes out of them.

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I don’t like gloves in general, but on super hot days I sweat so much that I’ve been having to wear them. I’ve been using a short finger pair from La Passione and like them so far. Pretty minimal.

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Thanks. Those are super padded though.