For those riders seeking incredible comfort, protection and functionality, the short finger Garneau Womens Nimbus Gel Glove delivers. The fit is a bit slimmer and smaller than the unisex version, and the padding is sorted out a bit differently, but is designed for the same usage. It will definitely be a great option for cyclists who struggle with hand, elbow, and shoulder issues but still want to tackle the roughest gravel, mountain bike trails, and broken urban roads. Designed and built for durability, breathability, and vibration and impact protection, the sheer number of design details and features in the Nimbus Gel is startling.
On the upper hand, there is a combination of AirFit Mesh and spandex, which offers heat release and air flow while ensuring close, comfortable fit. On the palm, a synthetic leather base is durable and offers abrasion protection. It carries Garneau's patented Ergo Air X-Vent system to allow air flow under padding and into the palm. The Biogel progressive padding system protects the nerves and bony protrusions. Silicone print on fingers, under the metarcarpal zone, and on the heel of the palm/thumb area accentuate grip. If that sounds, busy, it is, but the design is incredibly smart and well executed with excellent finish detail.
Beyond all that, the features continue, with easily used and effective proprietary finger pulls, Soft and lightweight microfiber thumb for fast and pain-free nose wipes, and a slick under wrist hook and loop closure with a great gripping shape and silicone print to ensure control even when wet. Given that fit and features are the most important factors in glove selection, only you can decide if the Womens Nimbus Gel Glove is right for you, but we can assure you this is a well conceived and constructed glove from a company that was built by a cyclist who has ridden on some rough roads and surfaces less traveled.