I picked up the Tredstep Ireland Summer Cool Gloves for $24.95. This is a bit more than I'd typically spend on a pair of summer gloves because I'm pretty tough on them but since I'm really enjoying my Tredstep boots, why not explore their other lines?
|Tredstep Ireland Summer Cool Gloves|
The cuffs have a ventilated padding that keeps them from twisting and sliding without feeling too restrictive and the closure at the wrist has hook and loop material that won me over the instant I discovered that it doesn't catch on the mesh sleeve of my EIS shirt.
My absolute favorite feature on these gloves is the terrycloth like material on the back of the thumbs. I know that some other manufactures do this too but having a piece of washcloth to blot the sweat from your face with is such a great little bonus.
I've ridden in these gloves three times so far and while I don't expect them to be the toughest farm glove on the market I don't think they will disintegrate on me either. My gloves have already been throughly drenched in sweat from after lesson "good boy" pats and multiple trips to the wash rack. The black dye hasn't bled onto my skin, and they've remained soft, avoiding that crunchy, dried out leather feel. They're virtually weightless and offer great grip and ventilation. I'd have no problem recommending these if you're looking for a sleek, simple glove that will keep you comfortable during your summer rides.
I'll be going cross country schooling for the first time in 2015 on Friday of this week so I thought it would be fitting for my next review to be about my Charles Owen Kontakt 5 Body Protector. Until then, happy riding!