Dainese Berm gloves£34.95

Not our favourite choice

BikeRadar score2/5

The plastic knuckle protection on Dainese’s Berm gloves may help with tackling knocks and scrapes, but it certainly doesn’t help comfort. The flat moulding meant that when gripping the bar – especially with thin grips – the plastic protection squeezed against our knuckles uncomfortably, making the gloves feel restrictive. 

They heated up quickly too, so they’re not ideal for summer. The thin palm is nice but does bunch a little and requires readjusting to minimise discomfort. The length of the cuff, although relatively comfortable, will interfere with watches and again, it causes the gloves to get overly warm.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, Tech Hub, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though quickly moved to downhill. He raced World Cups. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Age: 33
  • Height: 172cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness

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