100% SLING MOUNTAIN BIKE GLOVE REVIEW – PERFECT SUMMER HAND PROTECTION?

These mountain bike gloves are light and airy but long term durability is questionable

100% SLING GLOVE REVIEW

Tech features:

Built for minimalists who value feel over protection, the Sling is in the ultra-lightweight glove category with a laser-perforated, four-way-stretch back and mesh finger panels. Its palm is made of a Clarino-style material that is perforated throughout the entire area.

A thick neoprene panel at the bottom of the elastic cuff features raised rubber nubs to ease entry. Sewn-in touchscreen zones at the index finger and thumb tips add phone compatibility. The gloves come in black, grey (shown) and navy colors.

Field test results:

Even our test riders who typically ride without gloves loved the feel of these light and airy models. A second-skin-like fit offers superb dexterity and amazing feel for the controls. The airy construction made these gloves a hot-weather favorite for test riders, too. Touchscreen performance is excellent overall. The snug cuff made these gloves harder to get on and off than gloves with a Velcro closure, but once they were on, the gloves practically disappeared.

Because of this snug entry and light build, one of our glove’s seams started coming apart at the lower neoprene panel and palm. These are not our first picks for riding overgrown trails, crashing, or long-term durability, but if you seek unhindered control and dexterity, these gloves are hard to beat.

HITS:

• Incredible ventilation

• Superb control feel

MISSES:

• Seam failure

STAR RATING: ★★★★

Price: $40

Contact: www.100percent.com

 

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