The second generation, popular Arenberg Gel Glove has been updated with Castelli's CDS (Castelli Damping System), befitting a glove made for the rigors of the Forest of Arenberg, the toughest stretch of cobbles in Paris-Roubaix, and you can add gravel riding in there as well. The advanced padding system features generous, but strategically placed gel to protect your hands and increase control and comfort.
The palm and base finger material of the Arenberg Gel is super durable synthetic suede, which can not only withstand the rigors of abrasion, sweat, mud and a tumble off the bike, but provides good wet and dry grip and delivers a stout stitching platform for the CDS dense gel padding. These gel padded zones have been scaled back from the original Arenberg glove, mostly to provide a better palm-bar interaction while still providing the kind of protection that endurance or gravel riders will embrace, as will many weekend high mileage cyclists. The major nerve zones and base of the metacarpals get refined coverage and protection, with recessed areas in between to ensure comfortable hand-bar interaction and keep controls in reach.
The back of the glove features a stretch Micromesh on the fingers, while the upper part of the back gets a softer stretch fabric that terminates at a short wrist with a minimal external Velcro closure. The back of the thumb features a soft microfiber wiping zone and in between the middle and ring fingers of each glove a subtle but effective pull tab eases removal after a tough day in the saddle. Silicone print on the gel pads provide optimal grip.