Women’s Summer Mountain Bike Glove Review Roundup
TrailManos is more than just a glove company. Based in Arizona, they are deeply rooted in the mountain biking community and dedicated to giving back to local trail organizations and partnering with local artists to create designs (which there are a-plenty). The OXDX pattern (pictured up top), for instance, is a collaboration with OXDX clothing, a Tempe AZ-based Native American designer. Ten percent of each pair purchased goes back to Silver Stallion Bicycle and Coffee, a nonprofit in Gallup, NM whose mission is to get kids and young adults on bikes and to empower vocational skills through bike repair. In fact, a portion of the proceeds of each specific design goes back to a specific Non-Profit, including but not limited to, NICA and local trail building organizations. This point alone makes it much easier to purchase these moderately priced, beautifully designed gloves.
TrailManos gloves are the perfect riding glove for most conditions. They are constructed with mid-weight upper stretch fabric and a seamless perforated palm that provides the comfort and breathability you’d expect in a do-everything glove. I primarily tested these in HOT Arizona and never found my grip to slip, despite the fact that I was literally dripping in moisture. The construction and fit of the TrailManos gloves are similar to HandUp. Based on the adult (unisex) sizing, I ordered an XS and they fit great. They were a little snug at first, but the 4-way stretch molds to your fingers quickly as you start riding. The velcro-free wrist allows you to slip the gloves on and off easily and they sit low and neat on the wrists. Bonus: when you flip your palm, you will also notice a fun yeti riding a bicycle on the other side. It’s the little things.
Aside from the plethora of eye-catching designs, my favorite feature is the terrycloth sweat wipe on the thumb. I may be biased here, but the terrycloth sweat wipe is an absolute must for trail riding gloves and TrailManos nailed it.
If you’re looking for a quality, inexpensive, everyday riding glove that gives back to youth organizations and underserved communities you can’t go wrong with TrailManos. At the low price of $27, your wallet and all of the charities involved will thank you.
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