Pearl Izumi Select Softshell Lite Glove
Riding in the Fall and Spring means protecting your hands. But you don’t always need a truly thermal glove to be comfortable. If you block the wind and elements, your body heat will generally keep your hands warm and comfortable. Hence the Select Softshell Lite Glove. Start with the Select Softshell Lite build on the outer side of the glove. This 3 layer fabric sets new benchmarks for wind and water protection in this price range, yet transfers moisture effectively. This is the calling card of softshell materials. The carefully designed anatomic panels of the softshell are mated to a Select Thermal Lite fabric that covers the palm region. This thin, effective thermal layer keeps cold from transferring from your bar and controls, and wicks moisture while moving softly against the skin. Synthetic leather screened with silicone cover the high wearing areas of the palm and provides amazing grip in wet or dry conditions.
With firm understanding of the needs of today’s cyclists, the thumb and index finger have conductive synthetic leather zone for touch screen compatibility without glove removal (we know you are doing this when the bike is stopped in a safe place…). The standard soft fleece wiping zone is on the back of the thumb, and silicone screened palm will keep you from sniffling and losing control of the bars at all times. A truly nice design feature in a glove of this weight is the slip-on design. The cuff is long enough for full wrist protection, and you don’t have to battle with a closure when all you want to do is get out of your gear. As always, you have strategically placed reflective elements for low–light visibility. If you need a great lightweight glove with serious protection, you have found it- for under $35!