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Troy Lee Designs Air gloves – review

These have held up pretty well from a fair amount of abuse over the past month.

They are a medium and I’ve a fairly large hand. Initially they were pretty tight but I broke them in gently on a couple of sun sprinkled summer rides around the Surrey hills and the material stretched just enough to give the perfect fit. A second skin feel.

The upside of the glove is made from stretchy spandex and the palm is made from synthetic leather clarino. As you can see from the photo the palm is covered with a silicone rubber print, all over. Whereas most manufacturers use the rubber sparingly Troy Lee have tried to make sure the grip is leech-like, and I assure you, it is.

These have recently seen me through a short trip to the alps and the first two rounds of the French Enduro cup. They have endured the worst of conditions and taken a few mud baths and spills in their stride. It’s usually only a couple of weeks before gloves start to split along the seam of the thumb or tip of the forefinger for me but these have stayed intact.


Overall this is a good lightweight glove with some subtle detailing by Troy Lee standards.  A very worthy choice that will suit a wide range of riding styles and conditions and even though they are a little bit on the pricey side I think they are worth the cash. Now – time to get them in the wash and back to their sparkling best.



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