The Northwave Air is a lightweight long-fingered glove designed for mountain bike use but is perfectly at home on the road too. The gloves have several features of which Iâ€™m a fan; lightweight and close fitting, gel padded palm, Velcro wrist strap, nose wiper (towelling material on the thumb) and silicon grips.
The palm of the glove is a faux-chamois material and the rear a thick mesh.Â Feature, design and warmth-wise these are very similar to my trusty Specialized Body Geometry Gel gloves.Â At an RRP of Â£30 theyâ€™re similarly priced too.
Iâ€™ve been impressed with Northwaveâ€™s offering.Â The gel pads on the palm are larger than in many gloves Iâ€™ve worn which made me concerned that they would be too bulky but theyâ€™ve been incredibly comfortable.Â The silicon grips on the finger ends and palms have stood up well after a month of use and several washes and there are no signs of them peeling away.
I tested the large size which was on the too big for my size 7 hand which makes them a bit larger than other womenâ€™s specific gloves Iâ€™ve tried. Â Overall I really like this glove.Â So much so, Iâ€™m off to buy a pair in the right size.
– Good padding, grip and feel.
– Versatility â€“ mtb specific but perfect for the road.
–Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Generous sizing â€“ double check what you need.
Price: 27.99 (RRp Â£29.99), available from Westbrook Cycles.