There's much contributing to the quality of your ride, and gloves are one of the more important factors. A poorly placed seam, too much padding, or a closure that pinches the wrist might not be a big deal 15 miles in, but when distance really starts stacking up, those small annoyances can lead to irritation and fatigue. Luckily Giro has given the Rivet Glove extensive engineering, so you won't be left suffering from reduced blood flow, chafing, or numbness.
As an all-purpose, lightweight full-finger glove, the Rivet is designed to provide a layer of protection and comfort while enhancing grip and bar feel. That starts with a highly tailored fit -- what Giro calls Super Fit -- to eliminate excess material and bulk. This strategy is a proprietary process that guides the fit and design of every Giro glove for maximum comfort and performance.
Smartly cut panels including the palm, fingers and back hand reduce bunching and discomfort while boosting grip and bar feel. In fact, the palm features Giro's unique 3-piece construction that allows your hands to move naturally for enhanced control, articulation, and protection. The palm is constructed out of durable, supple clarino synthetic leather, while the back of the hand features a four-way stretch fabric for added mobility that also wicks perspiration to keep your hands cool and dry.
The upper thumb panel is a soft microfiber for wiping, while elastic cuffs are wide to prevent pinching, and use pull tabs instead of hook-and-loop straps for a low-profile, irritation free interface. The Giro Rivet Glove comes in sizes Small through X-Large.
The Giro Rivet gloves are light and simple. The Rivet is an all purpose glove designed to provide a layer of protection and comfort while enhancing grip and bar feel. The tailored fit is snug, which eliminates excess materials that gather up and cause pressure points. The breathable and stretchy material keeps your hands cool and dry so you can stay on your bike longer.
To determine your size, print out this PDF from Giro and hold your hand up to it: Size Chart (155 KB).
Width: Measure around the fullest part of the hand, around the knuckle area.
Length: Measure from the tip of the longest finger to the base of the palm at the wrist.
|Features:||Highly absorbent microfiber wiping surface, sonic welded pull tab, silicone fingertip print enhances grip|
|Palm:||Super Fit™ design with three panel palm for a tailored fit, vented clarion™ synthetic leather palm enhances durability|
|Upper:||Moisture wicking, 4 way stretch breathable upper|
I picked up a pair of these gloves for XC riding, with plans to perhaps use them in Criteriums for a little extra protection. The padding is great, and the glove breathes really well. The XL was a bit snug to get into, and while I do have incredibly muscular, sexy, masculine man-hands, the XL fit comfortably once riding. If you are a crab fisherman the Bering Sea, or have similarly large hands and are used to wearing an XL, it may be worth going to the XXL. Also, if you are doing more aggressive all mountain or down-hill riding, you might opt for some gloves with more padding. For my purposes, they work great!