ALE Air Gloves
ALÉ's Air Glove are the choice for those looking for minimalist race glove that offer some essential padding and wiping zone. This lightweight, slip-on glove places a premium on grip and a sleek clean fit. Are these going to be your go-to everyday glove for training, probably not, and you really shouldn't think of them in that way. For hard rides on a hot day, or a on race day, yes.
The Air carries a diverse material list for such a minimal glove, but that is really the point. You get the proper material in the proper places to ensure grip, feel, fit, and comfort. Essentially it comes down a tacky palm surface that offers some abrasion protection- just in case- but also grip and essential low volume, high density foam padding under the metacarpal zone and standard nerve zones. The back of the hand gets lightweight, high stretch fabric that quick eases off and releases moisture to help keep you cool. The fingers get the same treatment with stretch blend and super clean edge transitions.
Having a soft terry wiping zone on the thumb is always appreciated- and required. Despite all the tech, perhaps the most advanced aspect is the cuff, which is made with a thermogripper, TT-style material. It has some stretch and a great feel, but is designed to partially seal around your wrist to keep the glove in place as well as provide a super clean transition.
- Light weight Summer short finger race gloves with a sweat wipe and palm padding
- Slip-on design with close fit, subtle strategic padding
- Excellent microfiber palm grip surface, also offers some abrasion protection
- Hight stretch lightweight fabric on back of hand improves fit, breathes well to release heat & moisture
- Thermogripper wrist design offers clean transition, and proper hold for best fit
- Back of the hand: 80% polyester, 20% elastane
- Palm: 100% polyamide, with impregnated polyurethane for grip
- Thumb wiping zone: 100% polyester (Terry)
- Fingers: 80% polyamide, 20% elastane
- Sizes: Medium, Large, XL, XXL (sizing runs a little small)
- Colors: Red (on Black), White (on Black), Fluo Yellow (on Black)