One year later and my Fox Unabomber bicycle gloves are still holding up after hundreds of downhill rides, and a few nasty crashes along the way. For $50 bucks I rate these high end MTB racing gloves with top scores in Safety, Style, Fit, Comfort, and Ventilation.
Whenever I wear these gloves my hands remain comfortable and cool. No blisters, sores, or cuts even after a few crashes where I landed on my hands on pavement, gravel, and thorn bushes.
I now stock these gloves at my bike shop, Glendale Cycles, and recommend them all the time to my mountain biking customers.
When I originally purchased them last October I was impressed with Fox’s level of detail to address downhill rider’s biggest complaints about bicycle gloves, like not having enough air flow and gripping action, or materials that easily split, unstitch, or soak.
- Poron XRD® knuckle and finger protection for evenly distributed impact energy
- Ionmask® molecular protection for water repellency
- Clarino® palm for unparalleled comfort and grip
- Integrated TPR crash guard at the heel of the hand for added protection
- Absorbent, micro-suede thumb wiping surface
- Silicone fingertip print for added grip
- Low profile wrist tab closure
I really don’t have any misgivings about these gloves, aside from Fox naming them “Unabomber” for obvious reasons.
The gloves come in 5 sizes: S (8); M (9); L (10); XL (11); and XXL (12).
Here’s a handy chart (no pun intended) that explains how to measure your hand to determine what glove size will best fit you.