Altura Asymetrix mitts review£19.99

Summer gloves

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We found these mitts really comfortable, even on all-day rides. You get a medium amount of gel foam padding – a healthy proportion of it protecting the nerves under the centre and heel of your hand – and we didn’t suffer from any numbness as we racked up the miles.

Mesh knuckles and fingers let cool air in, while the microfleece wipe section on the back of the thumb works well and finger loops help you get them off.

Our only gripe is that the Velcro hooks have a tendency to snag the Lycra panel on the back unless you’re careful. The mitts are available in red, blue and graphite.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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