Revolution’s three- season glove bridges the gap almost perfectly between winter glove and summer mitt. Featuring synthetic, machine washable Amara palms with strategic knobbly-type padding dotted on the heel designed to alleviate pressure on this sensitive area, which can otherwise lead to tingling and painful sensations.
Fit and sizing is spot-on- the proverbial glove if you’ll pardon the pun, although with the snug Velcro cuffs closed I was sceptical about their ability to disperse heat-even with low-density padding I feared I might succumb to clammy hands in warmer conditions.
However, even without space age materials, clever design ensures continual airflow through the mesh without feeling chill at higher speeds in blustery conditions. Comfort, feel and dexterity are better than most full-finger designs-there’s just the right blend of insulation and control meaning you can repair tubes, fettle transmission, scoff energy bars and even take photographs without taking them off.
While not advertised as such, the Revolution logos sewn into the cuffs appear mildly reflective, offering subtle defence in dusky low-light conditions. Too thin for serious trail duties; they’re more than up to forest forays- the synthetic leather palms giving plenty of defence against shock and spills alike while substantial fleece thumb does an excellent job of absorbing sweat and tackling runny noses.
The only obvious limitation is in very wet conditions. It takes about twenty minutes persistent rain to become sodden, although this doesn’t detract from control and by the same token, they’ll dry in about the same time. Pop ‘em on a low temperature machine- wash when they become dirty or too fragrant and they’ll emerge looking like new and titanium/black livery should complement most bikes and wardrobes just fine.
Excellent three seasons gloves offering fantastic fit and value for money
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Make and model: Revolution Three Season glove
Size tested: L
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
As the name suggests, they're a three season's glove designed for pretty much everything bar serious mountain biking and winter riding.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Chinese made, they feature hard wearing, yet tactile Amara palms with and poyester mesh backing. Knobby type padding is designed to prevent pressure on the Ulnar nerve while the fleece thumb takes care of runny noses and sweaty brows.
Surprisingly well made
Does everything a good glove should
More than capable for road use and poss light off-roading too
Probably the most comfortable full finger gloves I've used to date.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
The three seasons perform faultlessly and despite some initial scepticism-there's no space age materials at play here, airflow is better than most, comfort and dexterity mean they offer superb feel whether gripping the bars or removing tyres by the roadside.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Climate control, comfort and exacting fit.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Did you enjoy using the product? Immensely
Would you consider buying the product? Yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
Age: 35 Height: 1m 81 Weight: 70 kilos
I usually ride: Rough Stuff Tourer Based around 4130 Univega mtb Frameset My best bike is: 1955 Holdsworth Road Path and several others including cross & traditional road
I've been riding for: Over 20 years I ride: Most days I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: cyclo cross, commuting, touring, fixed/singlespeed, mtb,
Shaun Audane is a freelance writer/product tester with over twenty-eight years riding experience, the last twelve (120,000 miles) spent putting bikes and kit through their paces for a variety of publications. Previous generations of his family worked at manufacturing's sharp end, thus Shaun can weld, has a sound understanding of frame building practice and a preference for steel or titanium framesets.
Citing Richard Ballantine and an Au pair as his earliest cycling influences, he is presently writing a cycling book with particular focus upon women, families and disabled audiences (Having been a registered care manager and coached children at Herne Hill Velodrome in earlier careers)