Castelli Arenberg Gel Glove
Castelli has favored a more minimalist approach to pro-level cycling gloves, with excellent, but strategically limited padded zones. The Arenberg Gel Glove is a departure from that philosophy, and the name alone indicates why. This is a performance glove with superior padding and excellent fit as is required for cobbles of the Arenberg Forest in Paris-Roubaix. Surely such a glove is appreciated by pro riders throughout the 200+ kilometer "Hell of the North".
The palm and base finger material of the Arenberg Gel is super durable synthetic AX 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 gel padding. These gel padded zones are larger and less specific than most these days, which endurance or gravel riders will embrace, as will many weekend cyclists. The major nerve zones and base of the metacarpals get excellent 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. The essentials are all here, and while the comfort, breathability and moisture transfer are all excellent, the fit and gel protection make the Arenberg Gel Glove an early favorite for best selling glove of the year.
- Well padded spring-summer cycling glove with excellent fit and comfort properties for rough surfaces, long days
- Ample Gel padding zones on major nerve zones and under metacarpals
- AX Suede palm is durable, supple, and offers protection if you take a tumble/li>
- Highly breathable back featuring stretch Micromesh and fabric
- Adjustable Velcro closure on back of wrist won't irritate, maintains fit
- Soft microfiber wiping zone on back of thumb
- Silicone print on gel pads for excellent wet or dry grip
- Subtle pull tab between middle and ring finger for easy removal
- Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL
- Colors: White/Black, Black/White, Red/White
- Weight: 42 grams (Medium)