Does anyone have recommendations for MTB gloves that don’t come apart like this? I always seem to go through the thumbs! Not sure if there’s any such thing as a one piece thumb with no seam. A shame because I really like these gloves and the rest of them is still in good shape.
I’ve had surprisingly good luck with a pair of Hand Up gloves, very minimal design but they’ve held up with no holes after two seasons. About the best you can expect. Or throw down for the Kitsbow gloves. All gloves do seem to blow out on me often too.
X2 on Hands Up. Great gloves
Thank you both, minimal is good. I need to investigate this brand! Seem a bit harder to get hold of in UK but I’ll keep looking.
I have a pair of Fox Ranger gloves that I really like.
I’ve got a pair of 100% that I’ve worn for 4 years now, still going strong.
Da Kine gloves have treated me well…I only ride once or twice a week though.
I’ve been rocking Novik Tec gloves that I originally purchased for moto and I love them for mountain biking too. They fit great, breathe well and have lasted 2 years and are still going strong at this point.
Another vote for 100% here. iTrack I think. I went through POC very quickly as the stitching was poor so my advice would be to stay away from them.
I don’t ride any Specialized and had never owned a pair of padded gloves until this bad boy: https://www.specialized.com/us/en/mens-body-geometry-grail-long-finger-gloves/p/156922?color=262141-156922&searchText=67119-1242
They are amazing-balls on your hands. For an XC race you definitely don’t need padding at all, but it never gets in the way and they are great for all day riding, marathon races, stage races, etc…
Currently using some Specialized BG ones (similar time the current LoDown) - been food for several seasons of XC racing and normal riding (easy to find in the UK).
Also previously used a pair of Fly gloves - very minimal with no padding. They were comfy and lasted well. I did have to repair the thumb after a couple of years - just sewed up the seam though and been all good since.
DHB gloves from Wiggle are surprisingly durable, comfortable and cheap enough not to be too annoying when you leave one on the roof of your car and drive home.
I had completely overlooked dhb. Their Aeron XC gloves actually look pretty close to what I’m looking for, so I think I’ll give those a shot. Strangely happened to be chatting to their head designer on Zwift the other day and he kind of sold me on their Aeron XC range so I have good hopes for these.
I had my Troy Lee gloves for years and they really stood the test of time.
I’ll second the 100% and Fox Ranger recommendations. The Fox gloves are very durable, but I prefer the 100% otherwise. Would buy both again