I do lots of century rides, a couple ultra endurance events on gravel each year and spend many hours on the trainer in the Winter when the weather doesn't permit safe outdoor riding. These gloves are very comfortable in all cases, they fit well and have very effective gel to absorb road / gravel vibration. The key for glove comfort for me is having a snug fit, which also unfortunately makes them a bit more difficult to take off. My only pick on these is the stitching / seams break away more quickly than other gloves I've used, but that's probably a bit due to the snug fit. Regardless, I would rather be comfortable on long rides and replace them more frequently than have blisters and sore hands. If they lasted longer I would give them 5 stars instead of 4.
These are the best short finger cycling gloves I've owned. They fit well, true to size and they last a long time. My last pair survived over 2 years and I ride about 9000 miles a year on average. The gel on the palms placed perfectly and has just enough cushion for me. The loops on the back of the middle 2 fingers make it easier to take them off at the end of a ride. I ordered 2 pair this time just in case they quit making them or change the design before I need another pair!
I'm very picky about my gloves, and I like the Giro Strade Dure because they have good padding, well ventilated, and they dry quickly after a hot and sweaty day of riding. I also like the small finger cuffs that help you pull the gloves off at the end of your ride. That's a nice design feature.
When I see these gloves on sale, I always tried to pick up a pair. I now have them on all colors, and wear them all the times now. My other gloves sat in a drawer, unused. These provide good grips ( I crashed once due to sweaty hands) so I wear them regardless of hot or cold weather. The gel bases give good cushion too, do a great job absorbing vibration.
These gloves are not fancy looking, but last a long time. I still have my first pair, purchased about 3 years ago and still works fine. I put on 100-150 miles a week and wear these gloves on all the rides.
I wear these gloves for rides in the 30ish mileage range. on paved roads in cool to hot weather. I just don't think about them or my hands on a ride. That's a good thing.I don't have large hands but I always get the XL size as they seem to fit best.
Best gel gloves on the market in my opinion. After 35 years of riding on not so great roads, these gloves provide great comfort and cushion...many can identify with numbness and these gloves help as well as any I've tried.
I have noticed a difference from when I used to ride without gloves. There used to be a tingling sensation when I rode without the gloves. Now I get to enjoy the ride without that tingling, numbing sensation in my hands. Great purchase!!
I've tried many gloves over the years, but the Giro Strade Dure Supergel are the best bang for the buck. The only thing I would improve is more durable palm leather on the gel pads so they last longer if you use the gloves to wipe your tires while you ride. Otherwise their excellent gloves.
The name says it all Super Gel! It works! I'm a road cyclist averaging over 100 miles a week and used to experience hand numbness on longer rides with other Giro gloves. That has pretty much become a thing of the past. I'm on my second pair of Supergels and very satisfied.
After 10+ years of exemplary service, my Louis Garneau gloves are finally wearing out. I never expected any glove to last that long, but those mitts just wouldn't quit. I have a pair of Giro Strade Dure Supergel Gloves that I used at gravel events for the past couple seasons. They are very good gloves, but the padding is pretty thick, too thick for road use maybe. So I thought I'd try some of the other Giro offerings. First up was the Giro Supernatural - the fit was much tighter than other Giro gloves and the fingers were really short, like only half way up to your first knuckle short. Next attempt was the Giro Monaco Two - first use resulted in black dye stains on my palms. Washed and tried again (twice) resulting in stained palms both times. Fortunately I washed them separately so nothing else got ruined. Next try was at the opposite end of the price spectrum - the Giro Jag. They are cheap, and poorly made. Seams started to fail after the second ride. Finally ordered another pair of Giro Strade Dure Supergel Gloves and I have been using them for road riding. They are well made, fit (me) well, they're washable and I am getting used to the extra comfort the Supergel padding provides. If you don't mind a little extra cushioning, these gloves are a good option.
Sizing small. i'm 8.5 wrist circumference and have always been a M. Sizing chart says M. M was too tight. swapped for M/L. Still tight but better. Quite a bit of work to get on and off. "Gel" padding didn't feel that way at all. Padding is thin and doesn't seem to be in the right places. Hands were completely numb or tingling all the time. I can't seem to find gel padding even close to what companies used to put out. This does not have a terry cloth thumb for those who use it--something like a thin faux leather. There is a leather seam that runs along the index finger so if you have to wipe your nose, you scratch your nose. Materials good quality otherwise. Velcro strip at wrist is small but strong. I got 2 pair at good sale price, so will just keep them.