FOX FLEXAIR PRO GLOVE REVIEW – DURABLE AND PROTECTIVE RIGHT WHERE YOU NEED IT

Mountain bike gloves with all the right features.

FOX FLEXAIR PRO GLOVE REVIEW

Tech features:

Fox’s Flexair Pro gloves are made with a tough, Dyneema, rip-stop-style material across the back and fingers for durability. A D30 pad is strategically placed on the rider’s outer knuckles for extra impact protection right where he or she needs it most. The palms are constructed with a single-layer, perforated, Clarino-style material with silicone grippers on the thumb, index and middle fingers.

 

 

Field test results:

We tested these gloves primarily in Southern California’s dense and often wicked chaparral that tends to ravage a rider’s hands. Between the durable back material and smart D30 pad placement on the outermost two knuckles (the ones that take the brunt of the punishment) the Flexair Pro quickly became a wrecking crew favorite. Clipping a manzanita branch hurt far less with these gloves thanks to the padding. Even riders who hate gloves liked these thanks to the fit and thin palm.

 

Breathability is decent but not as good as with lighter-weight gloves because of the robust back material that doesn’t breathe quite as well as some. The cuff is tight, making it harder to take these gloves off and put them on than gloves with Velcro closures, but they stay on well. Touchscreen performance is excellent and above average, too.

HITS:

• D30 padding where you need it

• Tough back material

• Great touchscreen performance

• Superb control feel

MISSES:

• Tight cuff

STAR RATING: ★★★★

Price: $55

Contact: www.foxracing.com

 

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