Due to a recent operation on my foot, I was not been able to get my foot into my more traditional thinner and firmer shoes. This shoe is slightly wider, has a soft upper and has a little more room in the toe box, as well as the midfoot. While the laces may be a drawback to some people, it offered me the flexibility that my post operation foot needed. The Rumble offered me flexibility and comfort when more traditional shoes restricted my riding. The reasonable cost of the Rumble was also a major selling point. Although "walking" comfort has never been a priority to me, this shoe is comfortable when off the bike and has changed my perspective on this point. While the restrictions due to the operation caused me to purchase this shoe, I found that the comfort, flexibility and reasonable cost justify that this shoe will remain as my primary cycling foot wear for some time.
Because my fingers are ever susceptible to rather severe chapping, no matter the season, I require a full finger glove for riding. This can be a nuisance in warm weather, but the Trixter offerings from Giro come near to perfect for my needs. At first they seem small and a bit difficult to get on, but the snug fit obviates the need for closures, velcro and the like. Like most cycling gear, gloves are very much a personal preference. The Trixters from Giro get my vote for a well thought out summer glove.
This is a really good, simple solution for anyone with a Giro helmet using Roc Loc 5 retention. I use this on my Vanquish and it works perfectly. Button is easy to find, it doesn't inhibit access to the retention adjustment and it doesn't add a lot of weight or jostle around like a velcro'ed on clip light would. I honestly don't even realize it's there after I turn it on. It's bright, it mounts securely, and the USB port is easily accessible without removing it from the helmet.
If I had to come up with a negative... and I'd be really grasping to do so... be nice if it had a 3rd light mode with maybe a little more irregular pattern. But again, that's really a stretch to come up with something negative.
The Aether MIPS is a great helmet if it fits you well. Helmets are somewhat like saddles. You have to find the right shape/size for your head and various brands are different. For me Giro has always fit well and I have had several. I worked my way up to the Aether and currently own two. I'm back buying another with the current sale. For me the Aether is lightweight and comfortable. I put it on and forget about it. Like saddles, if you are thinking about it during a ride it probably isn't right. If you ride without ever thinking about it and forget it's there then it's working for you. It also holds my glasses - either Oakley or Rudy Project very securely when not on my face.
I did have the pads wear out in mine over time but I found replacements available for order. A second set of pads should get me to the "expiration date" of helmet when retirement is due.