While Dakine’s women’s Cross-X gloves have an armoured look, they’re not too over the top. In a full finger style with neoprene knuckle pads and hard rubber moulded sections, nothing’s left exposed to stray branches and rocky encounters.
They’re lightweight, with dense mesh sections on the back of the hand for breathability. Finger articulation is good for an unrestricted handlebar grip and there’s minimal padding on the palm – a bit more would be welcome for longer rides. Generous terry cloth thumb panels take care of snot dribbles and dirt splatters.
The best feature however is the silicon fingertips on the first two digits that give a secure grasp of brake levers and shifters, in all conditions. In fact, the gloves feel thin enough for plenty of trail feedback and control, with that extra bit of armour for when things get burly. Comfortable stretchy neoprene cuffs with Velcro closures finish it off. We like.
|Name||Name, 0, 10, Name, Women's Cross-X gloves|
|Brand||Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Dakine|
|Mesh Inserts||Mesh Inserts, 2, 0, Mesh Inserts, Yes|
|SIlicon Finger Panels||SIlicon Finger Panels, 2, 0, SIlicon Finger Panels, Yes|
|Terry Thumb||Terry Thumb, 2, 0, Terry Thumb, Yes|
|Available Colours||Available Colours, 2, 0, Available Colours, Black Grey|
|Available In (Mens/Womens)||Available In (Mens/Womens), 2, 0, Available In (Mens/Womens), Womens|
|Fastening Type||Fastening Type, 2, 0, Fastening Type, Velcro|
|Palm Material||Palm Material, 2, 0, Palm Material, Padded|
|Knuckle Protection||Knuckle Protection, 2, 0, Knuckle Protection, Padded|
|Glove Finger Length||Glove Finger Length, 2, 0, Glove Finger Length, Long Fingers|