Spenco Ironman T.2 Elite Cycling Gloves Review
The first thing I look at in a body wear product is how well it is constructed. The Spenco Ironman T.2 Elite cycling glove appears flawless. I would be shocked if it ever came unraveled. The intricate seam design makes this glove form fitting. I found them to be comfortable as well as supportive to my joints and muscles while riding a bike.
The palm is made of the flexible Pittards leather fabric that has a smooth leather-like finish which is great for gripping the handlebar. An area of the inside of the palm has a suede-like finish that is very soft and comfortable. A tricot fabric lines the spaces between the fingers which form perfectly around the curves between fingers. A mesh fabric covers the top of the hand. The gloves feature a built-in fine-weave terry wipe. The top of the glove is made of an attractive lavender waffle weave fabric that allows a close fit combined with ample flexibility. I can’t believe the detail and precision required to put these gloves together - multiple seams and fabrics yet no bulkiness!
The Rip-It easy on/off triangle-shaped closure allows the glove to open widely just above the knuckles. This makes it much easier to remove the glove quickly than closures placed at the wrist. I enjoyed the 5 gel pads for the palm. They are thick and protect the carpal tunnel nerve as stated in the specs. But I was particularly impressed with the heft and shock absorbency of the padding.
At the time of testing the Spenco Ironman T.2 Elite gloves, my palm had a relatively serious cut that required stitches. I was obviously tentative but surprisingly had no discomfort during my ride! That alone sold me. The substantial padding and placement of them didn’t even irritate my injury. However I don’t think any glove can completely absorb the shocks that go up your arms when you bang into the big cracks, bumps, and pot-holes in the road.
The Spenco Ironman T.2 Elite glove provides comfort and superb construction. It is a quality glove with all the features you wish for. Next time you have stitches in your hand, ask for Spenco gloves!
Visit Spenco Cycling Gloves online at www.spencocycling.com.