The Deus XC uses a standard thickness synthetic leather palm with 2mm foam padding, meaning it has good durability and gravel rash protection. The extremely thin stretch mesh is very comfortable and offers great ventilation.
The mesh back is susceptible to bramble attack, though and they’re not the best looking gloves.
However, we like that the rubber wrist closure is on the underside, which is the most comfortable placement. There’s a good sized sweat and snot wipe on the thumb too.