RaceFace Flow II gloves £29.99

The Flow IIs are lightweight gloves designed for aggressive cross-country use. They might flip the switch of some freeriders too. These minimalist gloves only feature a small section of foam padding on each palm where it's needed -

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The Flow IIs are lightweight gloves designed for aggressive cross-country use. They might flip the switch of some freeriders too.

These minimalist gloves only feature a small section of foam padding on each palm where it's needed - there's no unnecessary padding or armour, which makes them very comfortable. The palms are constructed from synthetic leather and perforated to keep the air flowing, which reduces moisture build up and provides better grip. It also stops the gloves getting whiffy!

The high comfort is also partly down to the lack of seams across the main body of each glove and the stretchy fabric with a raised pattern that helps to get a bit more airflow among your digits. A lot of XC type gloves offer minimal protection but these have synthetic leather sides to protect you from scrapes or brushing against thorn bushes.

The neoprene wrist closures fit snugly and they're slightly cut away to provide more space for a watch. We've been wearing these gloves throughout winter and they're still in good nick after many rides and washes.

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