Thursday, April 18, 2013 11.00am
By Andrew Dodd
With a palm crafted from incredibly tough yet thin and supple Pittards leather, the Single Track glove from Mavic feels safe and secure the second you slip into it.
The tough backing to the glove fits closely to your fingers, and while it’s thick enough to ward off thorns and scuffs it’s still thin enough to ensure movement is unrestricted.
The knuckle has vented padding, and the same type of padding is visible on the heel of the hand, helping absorb vibration from the bar and protect your hands in accidental hand/ground interfaces.
The glove sits high on the wrist and has a wide, secure strap with heavy-duty hook and loop style closure completing the secure fit. Despite being a thicker and heavier duty glove than most of us would normally choose, its amazing protection puts it top of our list for more serious rides.
Our only slight gripe is that the white finish is easily tainted, and the black looks a bit S&M…
This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.
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