None of us wants to end up with raw paws during riding season, and luckily, Giro's gone the extra mile with its full-finger Xen Gloves. When these puppies are wrapped around your grips, you'll enjoy not only protection, but also effective ventilation and unrestricted movement.
In terms of protection, Giro made use of sonic-welded armor to cover the knuckles, upper fingers, and the top outside portion of the hand. But, instead of feeling like you're wearing hand braces, Giro has interspersed these protective elements with moisture-wicking, breathable mesh. Even on hot days, the Xen gloves will leave your hands feeling airy and dry.
The knuckles have articulated flex zones, while silicone grip has been added at the fingertips. This results in both unrestricted movement and a positive engagement with the levers for instant shifts and braking. However, the biggest contributor to the Xen's comfort and dexterity is its three-piece, Super Fit Clarino palm. This ensures that the Xen will expertly follow your palm's natural contour. So, there's no bunching at the grips, where blood flow and trail feedback are essential. The 2mm Technogel pad enhances comfort, without sacrificing the handlebar feel that Giro has worked so hard to preserve.
Poron XRD padding is built into the heel of the hand. You may have heard of the material before. Basically, its soft and pliable, but in the event of an impact, it stiffens momentarily, acting as a protective shell and warding off the ever-painful bruised palm.
The Giro Xen Gloves are available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors White/black/red, Lead/gum, Glowing Red, and Black.